Union News

OPEIU Nurses Council to Meet October 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 16 October 2012

The OPEIU Nurses Council Board of Directors will meet in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 22, 2012 for a Leadership Seminar to discuss issues of importance to OPEIU’s thousands of nurse members, as well as to the nursing industry as a whole. OPEIU represents approximately 33,000 nurses and other professionals in healthcare-related fields. 

Victory for OPEIU Podiatrists!

  • 20 August 2012

OPEIU Guild 45 Congratulates Governor Cuomo on Signing A9293A to Expand Podiatric Scope of Practice, Thus Improving Quality of Patient Care for New Yorkers

(New York, NY) August 20, 2012 – OPEIU Guild 45/The First National Guild for Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association congratulate Governor Cuomo for signing A9293A, a measure that will expand the scope of practice to include essential ankle and foot care services by podiatrists.

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin discuss America’s Second Bill of Rights

  • 17 August 2012

Listen to OPEIU President Michael Goodwin discuss America’s Second Bill of Rights


Merck Independent Union Votes Overwhelmingly to Affiliate with Office and Professional Employees International Union

  • 26 June 2012

West Point, PA, (June 14, 2012) - Merck Independent Union (MIU) in West Point, Pennsylvania has overwhelmingly voted to join the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.  MIU represents administrative employees employed by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a pharmaceutical corporation.

OPEIU Calls for Fellow Unions to Join Strike Against American Red Cross

  • 5 June 2012

New York, NY, (May 31, 2012) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO is calling for all labor organizations with an open contract covering blood services to join in striking against the American Red Cross (ARC).

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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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