San Diego, California (May 31, 2013) – Labor leaders from throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will gather June 3-6, 2013 in San Diego for the 26th Convention of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.
The convention will have the theme, “Work Connects Us All,” recognizing OPEIU’s diverse professional membership that includes administrative and clerical employees, as well as a host of other professions such as nurses, insurance agents, podiatrists, appraisers, Minor League Baseball umpires, teachers and helicopter pilots.
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 1, 2013) – Taxi drivers represented by the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873 have won their sixty-day strike at Yellow Checker Star Transportation (YCS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new contract includes an increase in the drivers’ share of the meter, reinstatement of eligibility for the four-day work week of 12 hours per day and 10-hour per day shifts, increases in annual bonuses and other benefits.
Listen to International President Michael Goodwin discuss the ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 taxi drivers strike at Yellow Checker Star on The Stephanie Miller Show.
Buffalo, NY – Members of Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 212 yesterday voted overwhelmingly to merge with their sister Local Union 153. Local 212 is based in Buffalo, NY, representing office and clerical employees at nine different employers including Blue Cross of Western New York. Local 212 has a membership base of 500 members.
Local 153 is New York City-based, representing workers at the New York Stock Exchange, Emblem Health, Yankee Stadium and the Archdiocese of New York, among other employers. Local 153 has 16,000 members and will bring to the members of Local 212 additional clout in representation and many new benefits and services.
Listen to ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis Arrington’s Interview with Workers Independent News (WINS)
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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.