Lansing, Michigan (February 16, 2012) – In a National Labor Relations Board election held yesterday, Registered Nurses at McLaren Greater Lansing hospital voted for Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 459 by a wide margin. Local 459 was challenged by an independent group, the Ingham Professional Nurses Association (IPNA). The vote was 236 for OPEIU Local 459, 144 for IPNA and 8 no union.
Dallas, Texas -- The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), is proud to announce its pilot member, Captain Jay Slagel has been awarded the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Pilot of the Year award. The award was given at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2012, held February 12-14 in Dallas Texas.
The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, elected Steven Rush to serve as president at its board meeting in Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2012. OPEIU represents approximately 3,000 helicopter pilots throughout the United States and Canada.
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Emergency Medical Service (EMS) helicopter pilots, members of Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU ) Local 109  and employed by Air Methods Corporation based in Denver, have ratified a new agreement. The 1,000 pilots operate in 45 states and transport nearly 100,000 patients a year. AMC is the nation’s largest provider of air medical emergency transport services and systems.
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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.