One week ago, voters across the nation cast their ballots and ushered into office more than 300 union members, building more power for working people by adding to the 984 union members elected during last year’s midterm elections. Today, Nov. 12, 2019, is National Run for Office Day. On this day – and all days – OPEIU enthusiastically encourages working people, unionized or not, to build a future worth fighting for by running for office.
(Click here to visit the AFL-CIO’s new website, which tracks the successes of working people on the ballot across the nation.)
In historic numbers, nonprofit employees throughout the country have chosen to come together and form a union with OPEIU. They join the growing trend of employees at nonprofit organizations unionizing to gain a say in their organization, increase transparency and raise workplace standards.
The past few months have seen unprecedented growth by our local unions. In one week alone, more than 420 employees at the National Endowment for Democracy, YouthCare, and San Francisco-Marin Food Bank chose to unionize with OPEIU. Click "read more" to see their stories.
This week, the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to protect more than one million retirees’ pensions by voting YES on S.2254, the Butch Lewis Act – but only if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings it to the floor for a vote.
Working people took money out of their paychecks for decades to ensure they have a dignified retirement, but without a floor vote on the Butch Lewis Act, those sacrifices might have been made in vain.
Time is running out. Contact your senator today and tell them to urge Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the Butch Lewis Act. Find out how to contact your senator by clicking this link. Read the full text of the bill here.
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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.