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Welcome to CWA 4502

620 E. Broad Street St.  Columbus, OH 43215  Phone: (614) 485-1265

Welcome to the Site of the City of Columbus's Professional, Technical and Supervisory Employees – CWA Local 4502.

CWA 4502 has a history of service to the professional employees of the City of Columbus, who work together to enhance the quality of life of the people who live, work and raise families here. We are proud to offer the skills and technical expertise that allows Columbus to operate efficiently and transparently. Our public service is a calling and a sacrifice that greatly improves the lives of the citizens we serve. 

We feel a solidarity, a close connection,  with our brothers and sisters in the Communications Workers of America and the AFL-CIO. We stand together to support workers’ rights and provide outstanding service to the people of Central Ohio.

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Contract Updates

We will be trying to keep members updated regarding retro pay and other CBA issues on our website.

Latest Contract and Retro Pay Infomation Click here


The new pay rates and retro pay will be in effect for pay period 23 which will be paid on November 22.  Longevity pay and the additional 1% PERS Pickup will be on December 7.


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Union Made Holiday Items

For a list of MADE IN AMERICA UNION MADE products click here.

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Who Will Benefit from Proposed Tax Bill

Who Will Benefit the Most from the Proposed Tax Bill? 

 CWA News Alert: Jody Calemine, CWA General Counsel, was on the Fox News show "The Next Revolution" to discuss President Shelton's letter to CEOs saying that they should guarantee the $4,000 raise promised by the corporate tax cut. Jody did a great job!

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Run Off Final Election Results

Run off Final election results click here

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2017 CWA Holiday Party

For Holiday Party Information or to Print a Flyer click here.


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Fact Finder Vote Passed (165 Yes) ( 22 No)

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Limits on Collective Bargaining

To read how the General Assembly has proposed a bill to take away your collective bargaining rights click here

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Fact Finder Report

To view fact finder report click here

Click here to view report summary 

Click here for Synopsis of Articles TA prior to Fact Finding

Vote will be held on Friday October 13, 2017

CWA Local 4502 620 East Broad St 6:00AM ~ 6:00PM

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2017 Final Election Results

Click on the following link for election results


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Medical Plan Design Changes

To view medical changes click here

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2017 Election Rules

To view the 2017 Election Rules click here

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City of Columbus & Franklin University Partnership

The City of Columbus and Franklin University Partnership provides educational opportunities for all City of Columbus employees.  For more information click here.

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Upcoming Events/Actions in Columbus - Right to Work Info Session and Healthcare Action

CWA Members please call Senator Portman and ask him to vote no on the Health Care bill.  (202) 224-3353


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CWA Shirts

Any member who would like to order a CWA shirt please call the union office to place an order.  Any one who ordered CWA red shirts the shirts are at the union office.  Please make arrangements to stop by and pick up your shirt.

red shirt

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Learn more about our local, check out our newsletter page.

Ideas or suggestions for the newsletter call the union office (614) 485-1265. 

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Become a Member

If you are not a card signed member of our Local, please take the time to sign a Membership_Form and send it to Gwen 

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CWA Stronger!

Public Sector Unions are under attack.  In turn, middle class America is dwindling and runs the risk of becoming extinct.

CWA Stronger is a chance for us to stand together and defend our union and perserve the middle class.  We are working to make CWA Stronger!

To make our union stronger requires each member to take a stand.  A pledge card is linked below.  Please take a moment to complete the pledge card and return to the union through your representative, or a board member, or fax to (614) 485-1185.

Help us to protect the American dream.  Sign your pledge card today.

CWA Stronger Form

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Help us repeal the 'Cadillac tax'

For more information click here

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Help prevent and treat pediatric Aids

Fight AidsCWA and CWA Local 4502 encourage you to join the fight against pediatric aids. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.


Please visit the link below to learn more or make a contribution to this fight. Please provide our local number 4502 with your donation.

Act Now!

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Support Labor-Friendly Policy

We encourage all members to join our members who already support the CWA Political Action Fund which fights to ensure government policies are as labor-friendly as possible. 

Click here to learn how to give. Payroll deductions and one-time donations are both welcome.


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Progress Ohio

ProgressOhio is an organization committed to promoting labor-friendly issues and candidates in Ohio. ProgressOhio and CWA work together to encourage Ohioans who believe in these issues to be engaged and active.

To connect with Progress Ohio

  1. Text the word CWA to 30644 for text updates
  2. Visit and register.

    Help build a stronger CWA by reaching out to encourage 5 or more  of your colleagues to join us in support of these important issues.

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Find us on Facebook

Connect with us on Facebook!

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Know Your Leave Balance

Please remember that knowing your leave balances is your responsibility. A signed leave form is not enough. If you don’t have the balance, you don’t have the leave. Check your balances at the link below.

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Union Plus Union Member Discounts

Did you know there are dozens of discounts and deals available only to union members? Click the logo below to visit the Union Plus page to learn more. 


ATT Discounts of up to 18% avaialble at

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Support Stand Up for Ohio

We are asking all members to support Stand Up for Ohio, a group started by CWA that supports worker rights. It only cost $5 a year for members and, the board voted to pay each members' first year dues. Please fill out the form linked below and send email to to join with us to support workers rights.

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Become a Member!

Joining CWA local 4502 has many benefits and no additional costs. Most importantly, it will allow you to vote on contracts and important issues, giving you a true voice in the membership. Only members receive certain benefits like eligibility for our scholarship program for your children. There is strength in membership. The greater the portion of eligible employees who become full members, the greater our show of strength and solidarity is. Becoming a member tells the City leadership that you feel the union is important and you are willing to take a stand to support Columbus workers.

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Benefit for CWA 4502 Members

Remember, as a member of CWA Local 4502 you have the opportunity to enroll in ARAG, an affordable plan that gives you the services of a lawyer as well as financial planning resources when you need them. More information is available under the Union Resources tab.

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Social Media Tips

Click the image to the left for some important tips to remember when you use social media like FaceBook or Twitter.

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Worker Rights, It's the Law

It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to... encourag[e] the practice and procedure of collective bargaining and [to] protect... the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization and designation of representatives of their own choosing, for the purpose of negotiating the terms and conditions of their employment or other mutual aid or protection.

-- National Labor Relations Act 1935

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