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Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike

Both the union and the company noted the irony of the labor dispute, which is happening at an office that serves members of other local unions.

Union workers go on strike around Seattle from time to time. But what happens when office administrators who serve union workers go on strike?

On Wednesday, a local union whose members handle pension and health-care benefits for about 250,000 unionized workers in the Puget Sound region and across the West announced it was fed up with negotiations with its members’ employer and went on strike.

Congrats to 2017 OPEIU Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations are in order to the winners of the 2017 OPEIU Scholarships. Information and applications for the 2018 scholarships will be available in January 2018 by clicking the Member Resources tab). 

Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund -- Full-Time Winners 

Jaylen Stark 
DAG 2007A
Region I

Xinyl Li
Local 2
Region II

Megan McCarthy
Local 6
Region II

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Statement on Charlottesville from OPEIU President Richard Lanigan

Our country is still reeling from the shocking events in Charlottesville this weekend. In no uncertain terms, OPEIU strongly condemns the violence and hatred that was displayed by Nazi white nationalists in Charlottesville and the racist rhetoric that has followed.

While we may not share the same political views, all Americans share a desire for freedom, justice and equality. And in these confusing, disheartening times, one thing is clear – now is the time that all good people must act, stand up and speak out against this hatred and bigotry. We must all educate ourselves on the issues and then demand that our elected leaders stand with us against all forms of racism, violence and injustice. Each and every one of us shares this responsibility; we must not and cannot remain silent in the face of hatred.

Urge Your Senator to Defeat Health Care Bill

Act now to urge your senators to oppose the Republican leadership’s healthcare bill that will rob millions of people of benefits while giving a huge tax break to the wealthy.

Go to https://aflcio.org/ today to find your senator and call and email to urge them to vote no on the health care bill.

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Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

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