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OPEIU and Local 153 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

  • 22 June 2016

New York, NY (June 22, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and OPEIU Local 153 today announce their endorsement of Anna Throne-Holst for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Suffolk County, Long Island. 

“OPEIU is putting our full support behind Anna Throne-Holst because of her stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan.  “She has put at the top of her agenda creating good jobs on Long Island and protecting American workers, ensuring quality education for every child, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

  • 6 June 2016
Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected  Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

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.

AFL-CIO-Endorsed Boycott of “Made in Mexico” Mondelez International Snack Foods

  • 4 May 2016
The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of the snack food items of Mondelez International (“Mondelez,” “Mondelez/Nabisco”) that are made in Mexico.

The boycott is being conducted because Mondelez is shifting work from U.S. production facilities, most recently in Chicago, IL, to a facility in Salinas Victoria, Mexico.

Menard’s Settles OPEIU Labor Law Violations Case With NLRB - 45,000 Workers Win Class Action Rights

  • 27 April 2016
Menard’s Settles OPEIU Labor Law Violations Case With NLRB - 45,000 Workers Win Class Action Rights

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.

Verizon Workers Need Your Help

  • 12 April 2016

This morning, working people at Verizon went on strike. It’s never good when working families have to take this step, but Verizon workers felt they had no choice.

They’re fighting to create a better workplace for themselves and those who come after them. They aren’t going to give up until Verizon ends its push to send jobs overseas, stops intimidating Verizon Wireless workers trying to create a better future for themselves and their families, and drops its demands to cut retirement benefits, gut job security and make workers move away from their homes and families for months at a time just to keep their jobs.

Click here to immediately sign our petition to tell Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, "Enough is enough. Settle a fair contract with working people at Verizon and Verizon Wireless now."

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