Posted by Van D. Keating on 2/21/2020

For those school districts who will be involved in negotiations in 2020, now is the time to start your preparations and draft proposals. Of course, knowing exactly what to propose is usually an amalgam of available resources coupled with trends and expectations. One of the best locations to gather information on a variety of negotiating trends in Ohio is from the State Employment Relations Board’s (SERB)…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 8/6/2019

Join the Division of Legal Services at OSBA’s offices on Friday, Sept. 6 for our second collective bargaining workshop. The program will cover the bargaining process, current issues and some difficult subjects in school negotiations. You will also leave with important tips for effective bargaining and discuss some frequently exchanged bargaining proposals. This program has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission…

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 4/26/2019

On April 16, the Ohio Attorney General (AG) released 2019 Ohio Atty.Gen.Ops. No. 2019-014

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 2/8/2019

Last June, we summarized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/19/2018

While you are planning your visit to the 2018 OSBA Capital Conference, make sure to take advantage of the OSBA Conference App. It’s available for use on…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/21/2018

OSBA’s Division of Legal Services will be offering a new seminar on October 1, 2018, focusing on the basic theories and practices of collective bargaining.


At  the workshop,…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 6/27/2018

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled today that the State of Illinois’ extraction of agency fees from non-consenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment.

The decision, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,

Posted by Van D. Keating on 5/4/2018

In the current discussions involving school shooting incidents and arming staff members, one interesting question that inevitably arises concerns collective bargaining issues that may come into play as well. Obviously, permitting staff to possess firearms, as well as expecting them to use them if the situation dictates can be construed as a term or condition of employment. However, remember that in Ohio, only staff members who can possess a concealed handgun license can volunteer to be…

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 2/28/2018

On Monday, Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFCSME, Council 31 regarding the constitutionality of requiring nonmember bargaining unit…