The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, CLC, Executive Board named Richard Lanigan to serve as president, effective December 15, 2015, following the resignation of Michael Goodwin. The appointment was made at the Executive Board’s meeting in New York City. Lanigan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of OPEIU Local 153 and as an International vice president for Region II since 1994.
“I would like to thank the Executive Board for its decision to appoint me as president,” said Lanigan when accepting the appointment. “I’ve dedicated my life to OPEIU and its members, and I’m excited to embark on this next phase of service to the working people of this union.”
“Richard is the fifth person to occupy the position of OPEIU president, and the board could not have made a better choice,” said Goodwin. “I know he will do a great job for the members of the union.”