"Thank you" billboards launch, solidarity headquarters open

Posted Dec. 11, 2023 by

"Thank you state workers" billboards launch, solidarity headquarters open

Your union is working hard to bring awareness to the upcoming state contract bargaining fight and the good work of state employees. Last week, OCSEA launched a multi-month #FightingToWin billboard campaign in downtown Columbus that will be updated throughout the bargaining process with the State of Ohio.

This week's billboard campaign focuses on saying "Thank You" to Ohio's state employees and reminding the public that Ohio's public union workers make our communities safer, stronger, healthier and just plain BETTER!

There are currently two #FightingToWin billboards, one located at the corner of Broad and High streets and one at the corner of State and High streets. Both are located across from the Ohio Statehouse, a very intentional strategy aimed at reminding State Legislators about the essential work of Ohio's public workers and putting them on notice that State workers more than deserve a strong union contract!

There will be additional #FightingTinWin billboards at these location with various messages around promoting State workers and raising awareness about state contract bargaining. Look for Holiday billboard messages coming soon!

There are two #FightingToWin billboards at the corners of Broad and High streets and State and High streets in downtown Columbus.billboard-1billboard-2

Solidarity Headquarters upcoming events

Another way OCSEA is raising visibility about bargaining is through our OCSEA Solidarity Headquarters located in downtown Columbus. The Solidarity Headquarters is located at 65 East State Street, Columbus 43215 (located on the first floor office, at the front of the breezeway, in the building east of the Ohio Theater). OCSEA members are highly encouraged to stop by Monday through Friday to talk, get information and take part in events that build solidarity for bargaining!

We kicked things off today with a Member Appreciation Solidarity Breakfast. Before their work day, members were able to eat a donut or bagel and drink a cup of coffee, chat about upcoming bargaining, grab some union swag and get entered into this week's solidarity raffle. We were so excited to see so many members and kick bargaining off right.

We hope to see even more members next Wednesday as we hold a Solidarity Lunch and Mini-Rally starting at 11 a.m. See the event below:



The OCSEA and State bargaining teams will present their bargaining proposals on Wed. Dec. 13. To show support, OCSEA members are urged to stop by the OCSEA Solidarity Headquarters starting on Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. There will be lunch and a small rally outside. RSVP here.

A hand-made sign making event will be held starting at 10 a.m. at Solidarity Headquarters.