Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2016) -- Delegates to the Office and Professional Employees International Union 27thConvention 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.
At least 45,000 workers have won class-action lawsuit rights in a National Labor Relations Board case against Menard’s.
The midwest-based home improvement supply store chain owned by Wisconsin anti-union billionaire John Menard is settling the case with the NLRB rather than trying to fight the charges that his company is violating labor law.
OPEIU Local 153 attorney Seth Goldstein filed the charges along with attorney Marissa McDermott.
New York, NY (March 10, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, today announces its endorsement of Ted Strickland in the primary race to become the Democratic nominee for the office of U.S. senator from Ohio.
“After consulting with OPEIU Local Unions in Ohio, we have decided to put our full support behind Ted Strickland because of his stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan. “Ted has been a champion of working people throughout his career in Congress and as governor, and he will continue to fight for them in the Senate by working to increase the minimum wage, protect overtime wages, achieve pay equity, support collective bargaining in the workplace and defeat bad trade deals like the TPP.”
New York, NY (March 9, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, today announces its endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election for president of the United States.
“Our country’s chief executive should be someone who is experienced in both domestic and foreign affairs and someone who understands and prioritizes the needs of working families,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan. “Hillary Clinton has this experience and the OPEIU Executive Board has determined that of all the candidates, she is by far the most qualified to lead our nation.
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