Local Government Member Benefits

The following union benefits are available to all OCSEA members that fall under a local government (city or county) union contract. 


Free College OCSEAEducation.org
Ready to go back to school? OCSEA members and their families can get their online associate degree at no out-of-pocket costs in a variety of focus areas through Eastern Gateway Community College. This union benefit is absolutely FREE and is open to all active, dues-paying members, their spouses, children and grandchildren.

Scholarships ocsea.org/lesbest
OCSEA members and their families are eligible for several college scholarships, including the OCSEA Les Best Scholarship with a total of $12,000 awarded each academic year.

Tuition Discounts Sign in required
OCSEA members and their immediate family are eligible for tuition discounts at select online universities through the OCSEA Extras member-only discount program.


OCSEA Extras Sign in required
OCSEA Extras are exclusive consumer discounts for members and their families. Sign in with your member-only MyOCSEA account to see what's new.

Family Fun Discounts Sign in required
Every summer, get member-only discounts to Ohio theme parks, water parks, zoos and so much more.

AFSCME Advantage afscme.org/advantage
Being an AFSCME member doesn’t only get you an advantage at the bargaining table – it also gets you access to discounts and benefits that can help make life a little easier.

Union Plus unionplus.org
Union Plus is a non-profit consumer benefits organization created and endorsed by the AFL-CIO. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for union members and their families by providing valuable benefits and services.

Health Care

Learn about the union-negotiated health care plans offered to local government employees under their individually-bargained city or county union contract agreements.


Take a look at retirement and deferred compensation options for Ohio's public employees.