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OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates

OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates
OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates, RN, shares her experience at the CAR:NG Conference at Rutgers, a gathering of labor and community organizations to share workplace best practices with nurses from across the United States. Yates is also president of OPEIU Local 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas, which represents nurses and other healthcare professionals.

What to Do if You Are Targeted at Work for Violence, Harassment or Hate Speech

Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment have been reported. In light of these attacks, it's important that you know what your rights are and what you can do if you or someone you know is the target of one of these attacks in the workplace. Click on the links to learn more about your rights, what constitutes illegal activity and what you can do about it if you are targeted.

Watch Local 459's Julie Murray speak on nurse staffing legislation

Julie - On Staffing and Legislation from Nursebuzz on Vimeo.

Mass Firings on Broadway Lead Singers to Push Back

A group of servers who serenade patrons at Time Square’s Ellen Stardust have now, formed a union with–wait for it–the Wobblies (a nickname for the Industrial Workers of the World). After they unionized earlier this year as Stardust Family United, the owner, Ken Strum, said, Dream on–and wrecked the lives of over 30 staffers by firing them. Now they are picketing outside the venue weekly while singing old union and railroad songs.  The waitstaff, consisting of aspiring Broadway actors, decided to organize when new policies prohibited them from easily switching shifts to attend auditions.

Cynthia Schu Named OPEIU Organizing Director

Cynthia Schu Named OPEIU Organizing Director

New York, NY (October 4, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, CLC, has named Cynthia Schu as its new organizing director.

“I am so pleased that Cindy has agreed to become our organizing director,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan. “Cindy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is respected throughout OPEIU and the labor movement for her many organizing accomplishments and knowledge of innovative and creative approaches to reaching working people.”

Schu joins the International after leading organizing efforts at OPEIU Local 8 in Washington State since 1991. During that time, she assisted OPEIU with a number of organizing campaigns. 

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