Bargaining Kick Off Rally is Dec 13 at Solidarity Headquarters

Posted Dec. 11, 2023 by


Did you know that OCSEA's Bargaining Solidarity Headquarters is open? What's that, you might ask? Your union is working hard to be visible to OCSEA members and the public and to bring awareness to the upcoming state contract bargaining process and the good work of state employees. And one way to do that is through our OCSEA Solidarity Headquarters located in downtown Columbus.

OCSEA's Solidarity Headquarters is officially open to all members who have questions about state contract negotiations and who want to get more involved in the bargaining process. The 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 to take part in events that build solidarity for bargaining!

Official solidarity events will begin next week, but members are more than welcome to visit the office starting now through the end of bargaining, Monday-Friday to get involved.

Downtown chapters are highly encouraged to bring members from the downtown offices to all events. Chapters around the state are also being asked to hold solidarity events at their worksites in conjunction with the solidarity events.

Upcoming Solidarity Events:


65 East State Street, Columbus 43215
11 A.M.-1 P.M.

The OCSEA Bargaining and State management teams will present their bargaining proposals on Wed. Dec. 13. To show support for the OCSEA Bargaining Team, OCSEA members are urged to stop by the Solidarity Headquarters starting at 11 a.m. to show support. Members can grab a sandwich and then participate in a small solidarity rally outside the office to build support for a strong union contract. Again, there will be t-shirts, signs, stickers and raffle tickets and other items to show solidarity on-the-job. RSVP here.

Come anytime between 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. as your schedule allows.

  • 10 A.M. Hand-made sign making event (sign-making supplies will be available)
  • 11 A.M. Boxed lunches available
  • 11:30 A.M- 1 P.M. Bargaining Kick Off Rally outside Solidarity Headquarters. Wear warm and comfortable clothing.