Under AFSCME Local 101’s contract, “you can’t ‘volunteer’ to do a bargaining unit job,” Sulfridge said.
So the union helped arrange for Zeis to be hired as a part-time employee. “The firefighters and mechanics are like my family and I really love them all and love working here,” she said.
Today’s action isn’t about doing what’s right for our state, it’s an attack on Ohio’s most vulnerable children that will limit their opportunities in the future,” said AFSCME Ohio Council 8 President John A. A loss of collective bargaining rights will mean lower-quality child care available to parents, and the loss of thousands of jobs that are largely held by women and minority workers now.
Every family has someone who served this nation in time of war.I have been an independent in-home care child provider in Cleveland for 14 years and I care for four children ages 14 months to 6 years.In my opinion, Governor Kasich’s decision to rescind my collective a bargaining rights is a short-sighted, politically motivated move Ohio’s working parents will come to regret.She opens the city’s emergency vehicle garage most mornings, and she makes the coffee, she answers the phone, she handles the billing for the work the garage does for suburban fire departments, and she is 85.A permanent part-time employee, she is the union’s oldest member, “and a union supporter,” said Local 101 President Ann Sulfridge.We must share that legacy with our children so they better understand our nation rich history and the part each family plays.