Welcome to the offical website of the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees I.L.A. Local 1975



The Role of CARE Local 1975:

CARE 1975 is the Labor Union for Cleveland (Ohio) EMS paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers and sergeants.


Union Solutions

CARE 1975 is actively working to improve CEMS, both for employees and for the citizens we serve. Some of our recent initiatives include:

  • Implementation of a mental health peer support group as a means of combating PTSD.
  • Advocating for a scheduled vehicle replacement program to increase ambulance reliability.
  • Exploring ways to reduce attrition within CEMS, including working with legislators at the state and local levels to obtain a 25-year retirement plan similar to other public safety agencies.



Community Outreach


CARE 1975 participates in a variety of community outreach activities, including providing bleeding control instruction at street fairs, and distrbuting gun locks as part of Project Childsafe




Next Membership Meetings : January 2019. Date/time TBA

Meetings will be held at the union hall, 2537 Professor Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Attendance raffle is up to $50.



The 2018 arbitration has been completed. The contract has still not been finalized at this time. Questions? e-mail: djockers@care1975.com. Please include your name and badge number in the e-mail.

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