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The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and, with more than 100,000 members, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals throughout the United States and Canada. You are not alone when you join OPEIU.

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Happy Labor Day From Your Union!

  • 30 August 2019

 

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland made the first Monday of September an official national holiday, Labor Day.

Today, 125 years later, Labor Day is less about politics and policy and more about parades and picnics. But as we celebrate this long, well-deserved weekend with our families, friends, and loved ones, we owe it to the working people who came before us – and those who will come after us – to commemorate and celebrate the struggles undertaken by everyday working people to build a better future for all of us. Solidarity forever, sisters and brothers. Thank you for your work, and enjoy your Labor Day!

320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40

  • 29 August 2019
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?

  • 26 August 2019
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

  • 22 August 2019
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

  • 21 August 2019
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!

  • 17 August 2019
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.
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