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Ohio State Troopers Association



History and Purpose

The Ohio Labor Council represented Ohio Troopers from 1986 through the expiration of the 1997 labor agreement. Troopers however grew restive within the OLC/FOP. Under the constitution of the OLC troopers were prohibited from democratically electing the officers that governed the labor union. They demanded greater democracy, accountability and service from the organization representing their interests. They admired the troopers in other states who successfully represented themselves instead of placing their fate the hands of others who didn’t share the specific needs or desires of troopers. They quickly learned that no one was going to take care of a trooper like a trooper. Thus the Ohio State Troopers Association was formed in 1995. It won a representation election conducted by the Ohio State Employment Relations Board and ratified its first negotiated collective bargaining agreement with the State of Ohio in 1997. Since that time the OSTA has demonstrated individualized quality service found nowhere else in this state and has, as promised, formed the most democratic labor organization found anywhere.  The OSTA is primarily funded by the payroll dues deduction of its members.  It negotiates the collective bargaining agreement with the State of Ohio and is charged with ensuring that the “contract” is followed and our membership is treated fairly.  The OSTA represents its membership (Troopers, Sergeants, Dispatchers, Radio Operators, Electronic Technicians and Communications Technicians) under that agreement. 

OSTA Working for You! 

OSTA Meeting with Arbitrator Sandra Furman         


OSTA Addressing Academy Class




OSTA Carbine Meeting         



OSTA Prepping for Arbitration        



OSTA Discussing Cases