OCSEA activists from around the state gathered this past weekend at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron for the annual OCSEA Women and Minority Committees Conference. The enthusiasm was contagious as union activists took on the current issues facing public employees in the workplace. There was particular emphasis on unifying around national attacks against
workers’ unions and the impact that the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court
decision on the case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, could have on public employees, particularly women and minorities.
Attendees participated in dialogues about keeping the union dream alive and heard from speakers who support public workers and their rights to the American Dream through a union voice. This included Toledo NAACP Vice President Anita Madison, former Toledo mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Ohio gubernatorial running mates Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton. See the photo gallery.