International President Michael Goodwin Discuss Recent OPEIU Election Wins in Wisconsin

American Guild of Appraisers Petitions Federal Reserve Board

The American Guild of Appraisers (AGA), a national organization of real estate appraisers that is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO’s Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), has petitioned the Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to overturn a regulation adopted by the Fed that is contrary to the Dodd Frank Financial Reform law, threatens the viability of professional appraisal practice and undermines the legitimacy of real estate appraisals relied on by lenders in making residential mortgage loans.

Governor Scott Walker Defeated Again

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (February 23, 2012) -- Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 95 last night won elections in two units, Community Care of Central Wisconsin (CCCW) and Portage County, overcoming Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation requiring recertification by annual secret ballot vote. These two victories follow an earlier win in December 2011 at the Port Edwards School District, where workers voted to recertify the Union.

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