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On Wednesday, September 30th at 3PM at the AFSCME Plains Office the tallying of votes occurred for your Trustee runoff election.
The official vote count for the Ohio University Classified Staff Union Officers occured on Monday, September 21st at 3PM at the AFSCME Plains Office.

On Thursday, August 27th, Ohio University Classified Employees came together via Zoom for their first Membership Meeting. At this meeting nominations were made for the Union Officer positions of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Secretary Treasurer, Executive Board, and Trustees. 

Nominees
President - Melanie Quolke, Jacob Jakuszeit 

Vice President - Michael Bump, Janice Gieseking

Recording Secretary - Marilyn Maher, Shelley Barton

Secretary Tresurer - Tammy Loper, Lori Collins, Staci Gambill

A blog published by AFSCME Internation - 

Staff at Ohio University have overwhelmingly voted to form a union in an election that has been many years in the making.

The new local, which will be part of AFSCME Ohio Council 8, is comprised of administrative, technical and clerical staff in a wide array of roles such as library support, information technology, and many more. The new union is the second AFSCME local at Ohio University, along with the skilled trades, culinary and maintenance Local 1699.

By a landslide vote, more than 450 full-time and part-time clerical and technical classified employees at Ohio University overwhelming said AFSCME Yes and won union representation after more than a year-long organizing effort.

Published in The Athens Messenger on July 21, 2020, Classified Employee Ann Windor Green writes:

My name is Ann Green. I was a 21 year Classified Employee at Ohio University, within the College of Communication, until my job was most recently abolished. With this letter my aim is impress upon my former (my heart still says current) fellow Classified Employees and to our community as a whole of the utmost importance to realize what is happening at Ohio University right now.

Published in the Athens Messenger on July 6, 2020, Classified Employee Melanie Quolke writes:

In an article from WOUB Public Media written by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson

Serena McCollum, who works in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, said she is worried about how these job losses will affect people who call Athens County home.