OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 Presentation

Report
The Ohio Association
of Public School
Employees
OAPSE/AFSCME
Local 4
Next Wave
OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4
• In the Summer of
2010, the three
Ohio AFSCME
Affiliates (Ohio
Council 8, OAPSE
and OCSEA Local
13) held a joint
Ohio Next Wave
Conference
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• Friday night,
we
socialized…..
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• Saturday
morning, we
got down to
business
learning about
our proud
Union history
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• Saturday
afternoon, we
discussed what
issues are
important to
the Next Wave
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• Then in the spring
of 2011, Senate
Bill 5, was passed
by the Ohio
Legislature,
severely limiting
public employees
right to bargain
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• It was signed
into law by the
“Chief Clown”
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• Despite
Massive
Opposition
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• So, the OAPSE
Next Wavers,
along with our
Union Brothers
and Sisters hit
the streets
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• We began
collecting
signatures to
repeal the law
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• And we
collected
more
signatures….
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• And more
signatures…
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• And more
signatures…
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• Until we had
collected over
100,000
signatures!
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• Nearly every
OAPSE Next Wave
activist that
attended the Joint
Next Wave
Conference,
circulated a
petition
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• Then we
marched with
our Union
Brothers and
Sisters …..
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• And we
delivered 1.3
million
signatures to
the Ohio
Secretary of
State
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• OAPSE is
growing the
Next
Generation of
Union
Leaders and
Activists
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• Because
although over
time the faces
may change
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• No matter
what comes
our way….
OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4
WE
WON’T
BACK
DOWN!

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