COVID-19 Updates

OAPSE Keeps Fighting for Members

To: OAPSE Members From: Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: OAPSE’s Continued Fight for Members During the COVID-19 Emergency OAPSE joins our sisters and brothers at AFSCME Ohio Council 8 in mourning the loss of George Culestu, a member of AFSCME Local 2493 at Trumbull County Maintenance Department, who died as a result of COVID-19. On […]

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Governor Extends School Closures Through May 1

To: OAPSE Members From: Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: Governor DeWine Extends School Closures Through May 1 Governor Mike DeWine has extended the state shutdown of schools through May 1. Nothing else about his original school closure order of March 12 changes, which means the pay and benefits of OAPSE members will continue uninterrupted. OAPSE remains in […]

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COVID-19 Federal Stimulus, Ohio Legislation Impacts OAPSE Members

To: OAPSE Members From: Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: Update on Federal Stimulus and Ohio Legislation on Vouchers, Elections The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 to advance the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a recovery and stimulus bill which will give direct payments to families, send billions to state and local governments and […]

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OAPSE Continues to Focus on Job Security, Pay, Benefits

To: OAPSE Members From: Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: OAPSE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response As the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate across the nation, OAPSE is focused on the job security of our members and on your health and safety. Your union is closely monitoring the work of the governor’s office, the Ohio Department of Education, […]

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What Does the Stay at Home Order Mean for You?

To: OAPSE Members From: Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and Stay at Home Order Governor DeWine has ordered all workers not engaged in “essential” work or activities to remain at home for the next two weeks. What does this mean for OAPSE members? The bottom line is that the governor’s order to […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Just as OAPSE is working with state and local leaders to protect our members during this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus and the shutdown of public services like schools, head starts, departments of developmental disabilities and other vital agencies, AFSCME International is working with congressional leaders to do the same. Of course, some […]

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Critical Update about the Coronavirus

This message has been sent to all OAPSE members for whom we have an email address. Please pass it along to coworkers and union sisters and brothers. And encourage them to sign up for email alerts by going to www.oapse.org or by clicking here. To: OAPSE Leaders and Members From: OAPSE Executive Director Joe Rugola Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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