OCSEA Contract distribution is underway

Posted Sep. 26, 2018 by

The 2018-2021 OCSEA state contracts are in, and contract distribution is officially underway. Local chapter representatives have begun picking up contracts at OCSEA Headquarters for delivery to chapter members. Each chapter has their own unique method for distribution but EVERY active member is entitled one contract booklet. Contact your local chapter leadership about how you can obtain your contract book. Need it now? Download the OCSEA contract online.

The OCSEA contract with the State of Ohio, also known as the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), is the guiding principle for state bargaining unit members in regard to wages, health benefits, safety on the job, leaves, schedules and so much more. The contract guides all rights at work as well as the employee grievance procedure.

This round, the OCSEA Bargaining Team kept focused on members’ biggest priorities: getting money into employees’ pockets that wouldn’t be eaten up by major increases in health care. At a time when Ohio public sector wage increases are averaging 2.3 percent per year, the OCSEA Bargaining Team secured above average increases of 2.75 percent in 2018, 2.75 percent in 2019 and 3 percent in 2020…8.5 increase over the life of the contract.

Pictured: Karl Hildebrand, ODNR Chapter 2515 VP, picks up contract books to deliver to members.

Nine out of 10 members voted to ratify the 3-year OCSEA contract. Additionally wins included:

  • Maintenance of a 15/85 premium health care split
  • First-time vacation cash-out for eligible employees beginning Dec. 2019
  • Increase in shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift employees from $.35 to $.60 per hour
  • Substantial $450 ODOT tool allowance over the life of contract
  • Protection of DR&C pick-a-post
  • Pilot structure to explore alternative classifications and compensation for IT employees and more.
  • Download the Union Wins flier HERE.