New York, NY (June 18, 2015) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, today announced the formal affiliation of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society (NJPMS), who will become members of OPEIU’s First National Guild of Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity, Guild 45. The NJPMS just completed a one-year trial affiliation with OPEIU.
The affiliation will bring 650 podiatrists into OPEIU Guild 45, which represents more than 4,600 podiatrists in various states. NJPMS is a state component of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
“OPEIU Guild 45 is extremely pleased to welcome the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society,” said OPEIU Guild 45 President John Mattiacci, DPM. “This affiliation makes us stronger and better able to meet the specific challenges facing today’s podiatrists. We look forward to working together to improve standards of practice for doctors of podiatry.”
“We are proud and honored to be members of OPEIU Guild 45 and look forward to working together for the betterment of our patients,” said NJPMS President Jeffrey Katz, DPM.
OPEIU Guild 45 was established to advocate on behalf of doctors of podiatric medicine for the purpose of securing and defending the right to practice their profession in the best interest of the patient.