Latest news! OCSEA member E-news June 1, 2022

Posted Jun. 1, 2022 by


RSVP: Rally for Respect

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Are you ready to rally? All OCSEA members and their supporters are being called to gather on the Ohio Statehouse West Lawn on Friday, June 17 for a Rally for Respect. Rally goers can begin arriving around 9 a.m., with the main program kicking off at 11 a.m.

As the pandemic and priorities of the nation shift, OCSEA members have growing anxiety that the ultimate sacrifices of Ohio's public employees are being quickly forgotten. This rally will kick off a public demand by OCSEA members that the administration and their public employers finally give Ohio's public employees the respect they deserve and repay them for the sacrifices they and our families have endured! With the State coffers overflowing and American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds available for frontline workers, it’s PAST time for recognition (and compensation) of Ohio’s State and public employees.

Learn more about the rally and get updates on the agenda, shuttles, speakers and other logistical information at Contact your local union team if you need additional information. Or, you can always call the Member Resource Center at or 1-888-OCSEA11.

Chapters are also encouraged to hold sign-making events prior to the rally that allow attendees to make personalized signs. T-shirts, signs and buttons will be handed out at the event and petitions will be available to sign.

Click below to RSVP for the Rally for Respect. If you need transportation, you will also be able to indicate that on the electronic RSVP form.

Yes, I'm Coming!
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Don't miss out on Summer fun discounts and events

It's June 1, and for many that means, the end of the school year and the beginning of summer fun. That also means more OCSEA Family Fun and EXTRAS member discounts and events, just for being union! Don't miss out on the summer fun!

Theme parks and more

Family Fun offers include discounts to Ohio theme parks, zoos and aquariums, water parks and more. Venues include Kings Island, Cedar Point, Zoombezi Bay, the Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo zoos, the Newport and Cleveland aquariums, and COSI.

Get quick access to a few of those deals right now!

1/2 price Zoombezi Bay:
Purchase tickets thru June 3 (THIS FRIDAY)
Tickets valid for park entrance June 1-30
Username: CIVIL
Password: OCSEA11

King's Island's 50th Anniversary Celebration:
Purchase tickets
Username: KIAFSCME

Marvel® Universe of Super Heroes event at COSI:
Reserve discount tickets

Get the full details and access to ALL summer discounts at (Member login required).

Sporting Events

OCSEA members get access to sporting event discounts and special deals to the Columbus Crew, Columbus Clippers and Cincinnati Reds.

Columbus Crew:
30% off for AFSCME members for the following games this season:

  • Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union | Sat., July 3, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Crew vs. CF Montreal | Wed., August 3, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers | Sun., Sept. 18, 2022 • 1 p.m.

Columbus Clippers:
Wednesday Dollar Day Deals: Every Wednesday between now and September 14, 2022, OCSEA members have access to discount tickets to the Columbus Clippers games. Tickets available for $8! Additional Public Service Wednesday Promotions: Dollar Days (4-5 concession items priced at $1 a piece) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Cincinnati Reds:
Get exclusive discounts for select Cincinnati Reds games throughout the 2022 season! Tickets start as low $12.91. To access ticket deals, enter Promo Code: afscme22 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Check out the year-round member discounts and deals at (Member login also required).

Workers recognize pride month

As we recognize Pride Month, it is important that we take a moment to recommit to the fight for LGBTQ equality. Our LGBTQ union siblings deserve to be free from discrimination in all forms, including in the workplace. Not surprisingly, one of the best ways to protect LGBTQ workers is to expand collective bargaining rights. Workers with a union contract are more likely to have many protections that other workers don’t have access to, including protections against discrimination.

We stand at an historic crossroads, where the hard work we put in to organize has paid off with opportunities to protect and expand the rights of all working people. During Pride Month, it’s important to celebrate the victories that LGBTQ Americans have won and to recommit to the fight long after the parades are over. And it is just as important to keep fighting to pass the PRO Act to ensure every worker has a fair opportunity to form their union without the bosses engaging in illegal union-busting tactics.

Interested in doing more? We encourage you to learn more about and become a member of the AFL-CIO Pride At Work program.

Pride At Work