State of Ohio Employees

SEIU District 1199’s State division represents nearly 4,000 workers in 18 different agencies.  These state agencies include the Ohio Board of Nursing, the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Development, the Ohio Department of Youth Services, The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Medical Board, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Pharmacy Board, the Ohio School for the Blind, the Ohio School for the Deaf, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, the Ohio Veterans Home, the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

2012-2015 State of Ohio Collective Bargaining AgreementState of Ohio APC Minutes
 

Victory Report: State of Ohio Workers Win Back Pay For Wrongfully Denied Overtime

Two State of Ohio employees who are members of SEIU District 1199 recently won back pay for wrongfully denied overtime. State workers are on the front lines of public safety, state programs, and critical services. The grievance process is an important right …

SEIU District 1199 Update: “Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

Three months ago, SEIU District 1199 opened a Member Resource Center to enhance representation for all members of the Union. In this short time, the Member Resource Center has successfully handled a substantial volume of calls, inquiries, and requests for assistance. …

Health Care Insurance Coverage: Open Enrollment for 2018 Ends December 15th

If you or a family member need health care coverage for 2018, don’t forget to get covered. There are affordable plans available this year for residents of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. You must take action by December 15th. Please …

New Report: Attacks on Public Sector Unions Harm Working People and Key Services, Wisconsin Shows

In the report “Attacks on Public-Sector Unions Harm States,” the Center for American Progress details the impact of “Act 10,” a law that gutted public sector unions in Wisconsin. After a dramatic weakening of collective bargaining, the wages and benefits of teachers …

New Report: Strong Unions Key to Safer and Stronger Communities

This week, a groundbreaking report was released titled “Strong Unions, Stronger Communities.” The report highlights the importance of unions to fixing the rigged economy and making our communities stronger. The report also shows the importance of strong unions to safety …

Recent Victory: Reprimand Against State of Ohio Youth Services Worker Changed to Informal Discipline

Last week, a worker with the State of Ohio had a written reprimand dismissed. This recent case and others show the power of union members when they stand up for their rights. After receiving a written reprimand, a State of …

SEIU 1199 Member Resource Center Offers Enhanced Hours and Immediate Assistance

If you need assistance or information, call the Member Resource Center at 877-419-7348. Your new Member Resource Center has enhanced hours and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM. If you need a copy of your contract, information …

SEIU 1199 State of Ohio Parole Officers Mobilize to Make Our Communities Safer

2017 Scholarship Winners

West Virginia Mason Anderson, son of Amy Anderson, American Red Cross Ivy Hurt, Cabell Huntington Hospital Alexis Saunders, daughter of Katherine Brunny, ResCare – West Virginia Kevin Simpkins, son of Megan Simpkins, Cabell Huntington Hospital Kentucky Abby Collins, daughter of …

Welcome Packet & Video for New 1199 Members

“Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

The Member Resource Center The new SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Member Resource Center has officially opened. The Member Resource Center can help you with getting a copy of your contract, Union orientation materials and welcome information, a form for filing a …

2017 SEIU District 1199 WKO Election Results

To view election results click on the link below. 2017 Results

District Officer and Executive Board Election Notice: Rhodes Tower Members

SEIU/District 1199       District Officer and Executive Board Election Ohio State Chapter Rhodes Tower Members          Date:            July 31, 2017   Time:           12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Location:      Basement Cafeteria                      Rhodes …

SEIU/1199 Election Materials – 2017

Please use the links below to view important information regarding the upcoming elections. By-Laws Change Vote Notification Final Election Schedule Candidates

Letter to Cincinnati State Chapter

Sisters and Brothers of the Cincinnati State Chapter, We wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting and great news regarding the recent enforcement of your collective bargaining agreement through the grievance and arbitration procedure. Union member Rochell Prater …

Review the Lateset SEIU1199 & ODJFS APC Minutes

Click below to view past minutes.  

Statement on Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

In response to today’s picket at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 Public Division Director Josh Norris issues the following statement:    “We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of OCSEA protesting …

Legislative Update – 5/31/2017

Federal Minimum Wage– Senators Sanders and Murray and Representatives Scott and Ellison are going to introduce the Raise the Wage Act, the new federal minimum wage bill.  If enacted, this legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.25 this year …

EDF Update

As of May 13, 2017, SEIU District 1199 has exhausted all funds for this fiscal year.  The fund will be replenished in July, when the new budget passes.

Legislative Update for May 22, 2017

Federal Budget Trump administration will release their budget blueprint on Tuesday, May 23, which will build on the “skinny budget” released in March.  There are indications that Tuesday’s Trump budget will propose an additional $800 billion in cuts over 10 years to means-tested, mandatory …