Sisters and Brothers of the State of Ohio Chapter of SEIU District 1199,
We have been informed by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections that they intend to close the Hocking Correctional Facility. We know that this decision by the State is shocking and concerning to our membership. Please be assured that we will continue to keep everyone up to date on what we know and the next steps as soon as we become aware.
Initial conversations with ODRC have indicated that we should be able to reach an agreement which will ensure that all members impacted at Hocking will maintain employment within ODRC if they so choose. Such an agreement has not yet been reached but we will continue to discuss it with the ODRC central office.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, and we will continue to provide you with the most up to date information as we receive it.
Joshua Norris, Executive Vice President