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Collective Bargaining

This Web page has been created to advise employees and supervisors of the joint committees dedicated to enhancing labor/management relationships at the University of Cincinnati.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

The university has eight collective bargaining agreements with the six unions listed below. Each agreement addresses the wages, hours, and working conditions for employees in the bargaining unit. The term of each agreement is three years.

Bargaining agreements are linked below (all PDF).

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

  • Professors
  • Librarians

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2544

  • Maintenance & Trades
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Groundskeepers

Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council (FOP)

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 20
Stationary Engineers

  • Skilled Trades

Ohio Nurses Association (ONA)

  • Nurses at the Hoxworth Blood Center

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199

  • Office Administration

Union Leadership Contact Information

Deborah Herman, Executive Director
ML 0176
Phone:  513-556-6861 

Name Union Title UC Job Title Unit Phone ML

Greg Loving


Associate Professor

UC Clermont



Stephanie Spanja Consultant Director of Contract Administration AAUP 556-6861 0176

AFSCME Ohio Council 8, Local 2544
Rebecca Frankenhoff – Staff Representative
1213 Tennessee Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-1097
Phone: 513-641-2900
Fax: 513-641-2948

Name Union Title UC Job Title Unit Phone ML
Anthony Thomas
President Delivery Worker 2-U
East Campus Building Services
513-558-4465 0823

Damon Sims

Vice President

Groundskeeper 2_U

Grounds Maint/Moving & Trans Athletics



Marnita Woolfork

Secretary Treasurer

Parking Attendant

Parking Services



Joyce Nelson

Recording Secretary/Steward

Custodial W. Supervisor

Reading Campus/G.R.I Facilities



Tom Fehr
SW Office
5752 Cheviot Road, Suite D
Cincinnati, OH 45247-7100
Phone: 513-923-4555  x 2101
Fax: 513-923-9561

Name Union UC Job Title Unit Phone ML
Jim Vesting Chairman Law Enf Off 3 Public Safety 513-556-4900 0215
Doug Barge Representative Law End Off 3 Public Safety 513-556-4927 0215
Bill Richey Representative Law Enf Off 3 Public Safety 513-556-4900 0215

IUOE Local 20
Rick Gerrein, Business Agent
1150 W. Eighth Street, Suite 250
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Phone: 513-751-1671
Fax: 513-751-2551

Name Union Title UC Job Title Unit Phone ML

Clark Miller

Chief Steward for Utilities & East Power Plant

Stationary Engineer Chief

A&F East Campus Utilities Operations



Dave Jeffries

Chief Steward for Trades & Residential Life & Satellites

Building Trades Leader-I

A&F Utility Support Operations



Andy Beimesche


Stationary Engineer Lead-I

A&F Central Utility Operations



Bill Huesman

Steward for East Campus

Building Trades Leader-I

A&F Maint & Ops Carp/Sign Shop



Michael Zachary Steward for West Campus Carpenter-I A&F Maint & Ops Carp/Sign Shop 513-556-4639 0036


ONA (Ohio Nurses Association)
Lisa Stonerock, Membership Controller
Phone: 614-448-1032

Robin Smith, Membership, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 614-448-1057

4000 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43213
Phone: 614-237-5414 ext1041
Fax: 614-237-6074

Name Union Title UC Job Title Unit Phone ML

Carole Geglein

Union Chair

Apheresis Dipl Nurse

Hoxworth Clinical Services



SEIU/District 1199
Joe Daniels

1395 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 800-227-1199
Web site:

Name Union Title UC Job Title Unit Phone ML
Vacant President

Alfreda Oliver VP for Contract Enforcement Public Inquiries Asst Finance - Facilities Mgmt 513-556-6408 0114

Labor Management Committees (LMC)

Labor Management Committees (LMC) are established by the collective bargaining agreements. Their purpose is to discuss and resolve matters of mutual interest. Specific grievances and negotiations are not proper subjects for discussion in LMC meetings; the resolution of problems giving rise to grievances is a proper subject. Specific matters which are considered by the LMCs include, but are not limited to: health and safety, career paths, training & development, and dependent care issues. The LMCs shall have no authority to modify in any way the terms of the collective bargaining agreements.

AAUP Joint Committee

Dr. John Bryan
Dr. Deborah Herman
William Johnson
Dr. Greg Loving
Kathy Robbins
Dr. Dave Rubin


Barb Fox
Mike Hubbard
William Johnson
Don Kaiser
Lauren Lantz
Anthony Thomas
Vicki Urban


Doug Barge
Michael Blake
Jeff Corcoran
Tom Fehr
William Johnson
Jim Vestring


Don Becker
Melvin Black
Kenneth Bloomer
Bill Huesman
William Johnson
Lauren Lantz
Clark Miller


Kim Jackson
William Johnson
Lauren Lantz
Evelyn Schott
Angie Sklenka
Deborah Weinstein

* The SEIU Health & Safety Committee meets as needed, upon the request of either party. This committee meets to consider health & safety problems and their solutions, and to make recommendations to the SEIU LMC.
**The responsibilities of the Joint Classification Appeals Committee (JCAC) are outlined in Article 14, Section 4 of the SEIU collective bargaining agreement.

It is our hope that this website will encourage contact with the members of your LMCs so that your issues may be considered in a proactive forum.