Union News


  • 4 November 2023

NEW YORK (PAI)—After “a union-wide survey of its members” which showed overwhelming support for re-electing Democratic President Joe Biden, the Office and Professional Employees board made it official on November 3.

The decision is separate from the AFL-CIO-wide endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket in a large convocation in Philadelphia earlier this year. That decision included OPEIU, but this one means the union can marshal its people next year for their re-election.

Biden garnered the largest vote share among OPEIU’s 100,000 members and a large majority on the union board, outpolling all other potential presidential hopefuls combined. The decision is also based on his staunch pro-worker and public pro-union record over his three years in the Oval Office, said union President Richard Lanigan.

Black Friday Car Shopping for Union Members

  • 1 November 2023

This Black Friday, easily shop new and used cars online with the Union Plus Auto Buying Program. Plus, take advantage of your exclusive Union Member benefits:

  • Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes.

  • $100 rebate on new union-made cars*

  • Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available

  • Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements**

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*If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a gift card for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The gift cards come from Union Plus and not from the dealer). Union Plus receives a monthly report on the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a gift card should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email that can assist in researching your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a gift card.

**Some benefits not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company.

All the benefits of Original Medicare and beyond

  • 1 November 2023

Union Contract at Code for America Sets Industry Standard

  • 30 October 2023
Union Contract at Code for America Sets Industry Standard

Code for America Workers United (CWU) members voted overwhelmingly Friday, Oct. 27 to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement. In addition to across-the-board wage increases and additional paid family and medical leave time, the contract includes new benefits such as adoption and fertility support and gender-affirming care.


The contract also breaks new ground by expanding worker protections to include protections against caste-based discrimination and intrusive monitoring, limiting the use of contracted and temporary workers in favor of full-time employees, and establishing a neutral arbitration process to resolve disputes between the union and management. With this contract, CWU members improve working conditions at Code for America and set new labor standards for civic tech, as well as the broader tech ecosystem.

Exclusive Union Member Hotel Savings

  • 16 October 2023

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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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