Union News


  • 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)

Dennis R. Arrington Elected President of ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873

  • 28 January 2013
New York, NY (January 29, 2013) -- At its January board meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) recognized the election of Dennis R. Arrington as the new president of the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873.

Get $25 Dining Certificates for Only $6!

  • 3 January 2013

Special Restaurant.com Pricing for OPEIU Members. ONLY $6.00 for a $25.00 certificate! The discount applies to phone, fax or email orders ONLY (have your credit card number ready)

Dial 1-888-836-7686 x 110   or  631-930-5149.    If you wish to fax your order, please be sure to include your name and daytime phone number.  The fax number is 631-941-4636, attn: Lisa LoFria.   If you wish to email your order, please be sure to use the Subject Line: OPEIU Rest.com order, and include your name and daytime phone number.  All orders taken Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

$500 Disaster Grants Available To Help Union Plus Program Participants Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

  • 2 December 2012

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help eligible participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship due to the disaster. The money does not have to be repaid. Funds are limited to the nearly $370,000 available in the Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund.

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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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