Quality Services Preserved as SEIU District 1199 Workers Reach New, Three-Year Agreement with the State of Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 is pleased to announce that after months of negotiations between our members and the state of Ohio, we have secured a new, three-year tentative agreement. 

“Today’s announcements shows that when we speak up together, we can preserve quality services for our communities while providing economic stability for working people and their families,” said Josh Norris, Public Division Director for SEIU District 1199 and chief negotiator. “We believe this agreement is good for both our families and our state, as we recognize all work has value and should be rewarded.”

While the full details of the agreement will remain confidential until SEIU District 1199 members vote on the tentative agreement, the contract would provide for 2.5% wage increase each year of the contract retroactive to July 1, 2015.

SEIU District 1199 represents nearly 4,000 State of Ohio 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.

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