OPEIU at the White House
OPEIU at the White House
International President Michael Goodwin, Secretary-Treasurer Emerita Nancy Wohlforth (left) and International Vice President and Local 277 President/Business Manager Becky Turner attend a holiday celebration at the White House on December 13, 2014.
FNA/LERC Affiliates with OPEIU
The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announces its affiliation of the Florida Nurses Association/Labor & Employment Relations Council, which represents more than 5,000 Registered Nurses and professional health care employees.
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Rising Stars Dominate AFL-CIO Convention Youth Events
Rising Stars Dominate AFL-CIO Convention Youth Events
More than 30 OPEIU Rising Stars members from throughout the country traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the AFL-CIO's Next Up youth program at the AFL-CIO convention. Pictured with the OPEIU Rising Stars bus, OPEIU young workers joined several labor actions throughout the day and showed they truly are the future of the American labor movement! OPEIU Local 32's Business Representative KB Barnes was even recognized by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka during his keynote address to the convention as the kind of young leader that will best represent the labor movement in the coming years! Way to go KB, and thanks to all the Rising Stars members who took the time to participate!
Puerto Rican Telephone Workers Vote to Affiliate with OPEIU
UIET members celebrate the victory of an affiliation with OPEIU in front of the employer headquarters (Claro Puerto Rico telephone company), giving a message to the company that reaffirms their fight for a fair contract.
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A group of 8,000 state managers may soon get long-awaited pay raises.

The state Legislature finally passed the Management Confidential Pay Commission Act, a bill that would create a seven-member commission to recommend salary increases for the managers.

But it remains unclear if Gov. Cuomo will sign the bill.

“We are still reviewing it,” said spokesman Rich Azzopardi.

State managers have gone five years without a raise, and many earn less than their subordinates.

“We are very hopeful that he will review it and sign it. This is the right thing to do,” said Organization of New York State Management Confidential Employees executive director Joe Sano.

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Each member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union will receive two new benefits—life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment—as the result of action taken at the union’s convention earlier this month. Upon the recommendation of the executive board, delegates to the union’s triennial convention held June 3-6 in San Diego, approved providing each of the union’s 105,000 members with $2,000 life insurance and $2,000 AD&D.

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The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), today is mourning the tragic loss of our members and friends Captain Don Filliter and First Officer Jacques Dupuy, and Flight Paramedics Dustin Dagenais and Chris Snowball (members of CAW Local 2002), who were killed today when their Ornge air ambulance S76 helicopter went down en route from Moosonee to Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario.

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