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

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.

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

 

WESTERN NEW YORK UNION MEMBERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY TO MERGE WITH SISTER LOCAL UNION

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

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

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.
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Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

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