Urge Ohio Redistricting Commission to Adopt Fair Maps

Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected highly partisan maps for the state legislature and sent the Ohio Redistricting Commission back to the drawing board. The Court gave the Redistricting Commission just 10 days to agree on new maps that adhere to the Constitution. Please make your voice heard and insist upon fair legislative maps, time is of the essence!

Legislative Watch – January 14, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Highly Partisan General Assembly Maps; Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional Map; Bill Introduced to Re-Establish STRS COLA; Bill Introduced to Require Teachers to Post Syllabi Online

OEA applauds court decision striking down gerrymandered maps

OEA applauds the wisdom of the OH Supreme Court in striking down the gerrymandered maps that would have denied Ohioans a real voice in the Statehouse. This is a huge victory for voters & Ohio schools, which are greatly impacted by the decisions of the state’s elected lawmakers.

Ohio Pension Plans
December 2021 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Student Loan Forgiveness ZOOM Workshops

The demand for information about loan forgiveness increased exponentially following the announcement of the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program overhaul announced by the Department of Education in October 2021. By popular demand, NEA Member Benefits is continuing to offer additional Student Loan Forgiveness ZOOM workshops throughout the holidays.


As part of OEA’s commitment to monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our members, we want provide ways to advocate for yourself during this public health crisis. OEA strongly recommends that members contact their local association presidents and LRC’s when they have questions and/or concerns regarding any educational, workplace, or health and safety issue during the mandated COVID-19 school closure.

Your OEA membership is there to support you in the important, life-changing work that you’re doing. Visit OEA ACCESS to unlock even more dining, travel, auto, retail, and recreational discounts.

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OEA Legal Services — Protecting Your Rights

The high cost of hiring an attorney to protect employment rights should not be a deterrent to an OEA member. Each year, the OEA-NEA Legal Services Program provides paid legal representation to members who are forced to take legal action in a matter relating to their job.

Wellness Issues and Resources

There is currently an increased need to provide OEA members with information and resource offerings in relation to stress/wellness. This is a roundup of resources to support student and staff mental health.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Feb 03

2022 Advocacy and Organizing Institute

February 3 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 23

Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Paint and Sip

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mar 23

Wellness Wednesday: Roundtable Discussion

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
May 25

Wellness Wednesday: Letting Go!!

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Additional Events