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OPEIU Considering White Collar Name Change

Would a Rose by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet? You Tell Us!

  • 16 May 2019
OPEIU Considering White Collar Name Change

When OPEIU was chartered in 1945, its official membership publication was known as Office Worker. In 1954, the name was changed to White Collar.

Well, it’s now 65 years later and OPEIU is considering if it is time to change our magazine’s name once again to better reflect the times we’re living in today.

And we want to know what you think.

Help us make the decision by coming up with a great new name for White Collar. Email your suggestions to frontdesk@opeiu.org with the subject line White Collar Name Change. OPEIU’s executive board will review the suggestions and decide if one of them is right for the publication. If so, the official name change will be announced in an upcoming issue of the magazine, and the author of the winning suggestion will receive $500 as thanks. All suggestions must be received by Aug. 1.

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  • 15 May 2019
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Nursing is the U.S.’s Most-Trusted Profession — Again!

  • 8 May 2019
Nursing is the U.S.’s Most-Trusted Profession — Again!
A recent Gallup poll shows that nursing is, once again, the most-trusted profession in the United States. This National Nurses’ Week, write your legislator and tell them to protect nurses in the workplace by supporting H.R. 1309: the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.

Happy National Teachers’ Day!

  • 7 May 2019
Happy National Teachers’ Day!
Happy National Teachers’ Day from OPEIU! Today we celebrate ALL teachers who are working hard each and every day, often making sacrifices of their own, to prepare our children for a brighter future. Learn about the long history of the Federation of Catholic Teachers, OPEIU Local 153, by clicking here.

Happy National Nurses Week!

  • 7 May 2019
Happy National Nurses Week!
This week, May 6-12, marks National Nurses Week: a celebration of the contributions and compassion of nurses, which too often go unnoticed. Nursing is the most-trusted profession in the United States, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Support nurses across the United States bywriting your representative and telling them to protect those who protect us by supporting H.R. 1309: the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.
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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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