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Welcome to the Office and Professional Employees International Union
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. You are not alone when you join OPEIU.

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320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40

320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40

Mt. Clemens, MI (Aug. 29, 2019) – A group of 320 clerical associates, couriers, critical care techs, dispatchers, lab assistants, patient access reps, patient sitters, pharmacy techs and several other classifications at McLaren Macomb hospital voted last night 172 to 113 to form a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 40. There were 35 additional ballots that remained unopened and were not determinative in the election outcome.

The vote proceeded despite McLaren’s efforts to defy the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 7’s recently issued Decision and Direction of Election by attempting to stop the election from proceeding and challenging nearly 100 voters, which would have resulted in a delay of election results. The NLRB, however, ordered the ballots to be opened and included in the total vote count.

The Paycheck Fairness Act Would Help Close the Gender Wage Gap. Why Won’t the Senate Pass It?

This #WomensEqualityDay, OPEIU celebrates the progress women have made — and the long road to equality still ahead. Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a good start.

https://fortune.com/2019/08/26/womens-equality-day-paycheck-fairness-act/

Suicides among nurses are on the rise. Here's why one of America's fastest-growing jobs is facing a major crisis

Nurses — who typically work long hours and may face abuse on the job — are more likely to take their own lives, a new study found.

Researchers from the University of California at San Diego recently conducted what they said is the first nationwide investigation into nurse suicides in more than 20 years. They found that both male and female nurses had higher rates of suicide than men and women in the US.

Kaiser Workers Fight Against Two-Tiered Wage System

Kaiser Workers Fight Against Two-Tiered Wage System
Kaiser Permanente workers from California to Maryland are fighting the healthcare giant’s proposal to implement a two-tiered wage system, which pits longtime employees and recent hires against each other, and lowers standards for everyone.

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

Today, August 17, is National Nonprofit Day! Nonprofit employees, like those with Nonprofit Employees United, are on the front lines of bettering our communities each and every day. As advocates, those who make nonprofits work deserve a nonprofit that works for them, too. Learn more about the benefit of building a union at your workplace by visiting nonprofitemployees.org.

Violence Against Nurses: A Major Issue in Healthcare

BRIELLE BENYON

Workplace violence against nurses has significantly increased in the past decade or so, with some studies suggesting a 110% spike in the rate of violent injuries against healthcare workers in the last 10 years.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 4 types of workplace violence in the healthcare field:

• Type I: The perpetrator has criminal intent and has no relationship to the business or its employees
• Type II: A customer, client, or patient becomes violent when receiving care or services
• Type III: employee-to-employee violence
• Type IV: Personal relationship violence

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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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