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2016 OEA Collective Bargaining Conference
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OEA 2016 Collective Bargaining Conference

Thursday, February 4 - Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hilton Downtown Columbus
401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States
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We are facing challenges to our collective bargaining rights. Local association may struggle with administrations, boards of education, and the community over bargaining and implementation of the collective bargaining agreement. State and federal legislation have compounded these challenges by instituting untested mandates that impact how we educate children and maintain the public’s investment in school facilities and services. Whether you are a third grade reading teacher, a professor at a community college or a bus driver in a small rural school district, your negotiating skills and collective will to protect members’ professional pursuits are being tested. Your defense is the local association and your OEA.

The 2015 OEA Collective Bargaining Conference offers empowering training for local leaders and bargaining team members that addresses:

  • the importance of negotiating, protecting and strengthening a collective bargaining agreement;
  • the value of growing individual member investment in, and enforcement of, their collective bargaining agreement
  • successfully leveraging collective power to achieve results that benefit members and students; and
  • the benefits of educating members of the challenges that they, their local association and the OEA are facing.


Registration Information

The conference will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 North High Street in Columbus, Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, February 6. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, and OEA President Becky Higgins will welcome participants at 9:30 a.m., and introduce the keynote speaker. Sessions will follow Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. The conference will conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Please note that this conference is one additional day. Register online at The conference is for members only, and members must use their OEA Member ID to complete the registration process.

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