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PHPA Mourns Loss of Pilots

  • 31 May 2013
The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), today is mourning the tragic loss of our members and friends Captain Don Filliter and First Officer Jacques Dupuy, and Flight Paramedics Dustin Dagenais and Chris Snowball (members of CAW Local 2002), who were killed today when their Ornge air ambulance S76 helicopter went down en route from Moosonee to Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

Taxi Drivers Win 60-Day Strike At Yellow Checker Star Transportation!

  • 2 May 2013

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.

President Michael Goodwin on the Stephanie Miller Show.

  • 9 April 2013

Listen to International President Michael Goodwin discuss the ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 taxi drivers strike at Yellow Checker Star on The Stephanie Miller Show.



  • 25 March 2013

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.

ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis Arrington’s Interview

  • 7 February 2013

Listen to ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis Arrington’s Interview with Workers Independent News (WINS)

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​The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and​, with more than ​90,000 members, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals ​throughout the United States and Canada.

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