Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2016) -- Delegates to the Office and Professional Employees International Union 27th Convention today elected Richard Lanigan to serve as president for the next three years. Also reelected to her third term was Secretary-Treasurer Mary Mahoney.
Lanigan was named president by the OPEIU Executive Board in December following the resignation of Michael Goodwin. In February 2016, Lanigan was sworn in as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Lanigan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of OPEIU Local 153 and as an International vice president for Region II since 1994.
Mahoney is also president of OPEIU Local 6 in Boston, Massachusetts, serving in that role since 1995.
Approximately 400 OPEIU labor leaders representing 103,000 members from throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are gathering this week in Orlando, Florida, for the OPEIU’s 27th convention. The week’s theme, “Working Together,” recognizes OPEIU’s diverse professional membership that includes administrative and clerical employees, as well as a host of other professions such as nurses, insurance agents, podiatrists, appraisers, Minor League Baseball umpire, teachers and helicopter pilots.
During the convention, OPEIU will also be electing 17 vice presidents from seven regions throughout the United States and Canada.
Scheduled speakers include AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary Shelton, CNN Commentator Van Jones, Florida AFL-CIO President Mike Williams, North Carolina AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Marybe McMillan, AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee and Organizing Director Elizabeth Bunn, among others.