News

Due to the forecasted winter weather, the regularly scheduled membership meeting for Saturday, February 5, 2022 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 7:30 am.

Convicted felon and former Local 4501 Treasurer Christal Harris filed a motion asking the court for Judicial Release.

The attached is a Thank You from the Ohio Labor Council for the Local 4501's generous donation to the Christmas Shares/Union Share program.

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Voulnteers are always needed to support these programs.

The Christman Cares Union Shares Program is a Central Ohio Labor Union and St. Stephen's Community House sponsored event to help families that desparetely need help for the holiday season. But the good work can not be done without the support of YOU!! Voulnteers are needed to help in the coordinating, sorting, filling and distribution of requests. The following days and times are when your support is needed most.

December 13-17, 2021

The Joe Berine Scholarship programm offers sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for the 2022-2023 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.

Former CWA Local 4501 Treasurer Ms. Christal Harris has plead guilty to Theft in Office under section 2921.41 of the Ohio Revised Code, a felony of the 3rd degree. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $200,000 to the Local. Additionally, OPERS (Ohio Public Empoyees Retirement System) will be ordered by the court to turn over the entirety of her retirement fund to be put toward the restitution order.

With a vote of 18 for and 9 against, or nearly 67%, CWA Local 4501 members have voted to approve the new contract with Engie.

Columbus State Community College is offering a year of full tuition support for adults 20 and over who have never been to college and want to enroll this fall.

The offer is for the Autumn 2021 semester and the deadline to apply is August 8, 2021.

For further details, please see https://www.cscc.edu/go/fulltuitionsupport/

The results of the vote were as follow:

89% of the votes cast were for ratificaiton of the contract.

11% of the votes cast were against ratificaiton of the contract.

A tentative agreement between CWA Local 4501 and The Ohio State University was reached shortly after midnight, June 29, 2021.

Further details about the Tentative Agreeement will be posted here soon.

Please come to the Hall, this Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00 am for important information regarding YOUR contract.