FNA/LERC Affiliates with OPEIU
The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announces its affiliation of the Florida Nurses Association/Labor & Employment Relations Council, which represents more than 5,000 Registered Nurses and professional health care employees.
Rising Stars Dominate AFL-CIO Convention Youth Events
Rising Stars Dominate AFL-CIO Convention Youth Events
More than 30 OPEIU Rising Stars members from throughout the country traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the AFL-CIO's Next Up youth program at the AFL-CIO convention. Pictured with the OPEIU Rising Stars bus, OPEIU young workers joined several labor actions throughout the day and showed they truly are the future of the American labor movement! OPEIU Local 32's Business Representative KB Barnes was even recognized by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka during his keynote address to the convention as the kind of young leader that will best represent the labor movement in the coming years! Way to go KB, and thanks to all the Rising Stars members who took the time to participate!
Puerto Rican Telephone Workers Vote to Affiliate with OPEIU
UIET members celebrate the victory of an affiliation with OPEIU in front of the employer headquarters (Claro Puerto Rico telephone company), giving a message to the company that reaffirms their fight for a fair contract.


Atlanta, Georgia (February 25, 2015) -- The AFL-CIO Executive Council today issued a statement in support of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)’s doctors of podiatric medicine, calling on Congress to enact legislation amending Title XIX of the Social Security Act governing Medicaid to recognize DPMs as “physicians” in the same manner in which they are recognized in Title XVIII governing Medicare.  The statement also called for amendment of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act governing Medicare to recognize the ability of DPMs to independently certify the need for and prescribe appropriate durable medical equipment within their scope of practice.  The AFL-CIO represents 12 million workers. [more]
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