Union News

Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

 

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program1

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible participants of one of the following programs:

  • Union Plus Credit Card Program2
  • Union Plus Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death Insurance
  • Union Plus Auto Insurance or
  • Union Plus Mortgage Program

Participants who live in the following counties may be eligible for individual assistance: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Wharton.

Donate Now to Help Texas Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

OPEIU members have always been there to help their sisters and brothers in need. From the devastation in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 in New York and New Jersey, we are proud to say that OPEIU members came forward and did all they could to help those affected.

Now our sisters and brothers in Texas need our help. Hurricane Harvey is probably the largest natural disaster ever faced in Texas. The resulting downpours have caused untold damage in Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. And, as we all know, things could get much worse over the days ahead as heavy rains continue to fall.

Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike

Both the union and the company noted the irony of the labor dispute, which is happening at an office that serves members of other local unions.

Union workers go on strike around Seattle from time to time. But what happens when office administrators who serve union workers go on strike?

On Wednesday, a local union whose members handle pension and health-care benefits for about 250,000 unionized workers in the Puget Sound region and across the West announced it was fed up with negotiations with its members’ employer and went on strike.

Congrats to 2017 OPEIU Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations are in order to the winners of the 2017 OPEIU Scholarships. Information and applications for the 2018 scholarships will be available in January 2018 by clicking the Member Resources tab). 

Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund -- Full-Time Winners 

Jaylen Stark 
DAG 2007A
Region I

Xinyl Li
Local 2
Region II

Megan McCarthy
Local 6
Region II

(read more)

Statement on Charlottesville from OPEIU President Richard Lanigan

Our country is still reeling from the shocking events in Charlottesville this weekend. In no uncertain terms, OPEIU strongly condemns the violence and hatred that was displayed by Nazi white nationalists in Charlottesville and the racist rhetoric that has followed.

While we may not share the same political views, all Americans share a desire for freedom, justice and equality. And in these confusing, disheartening times, one thing is clear – now is the time that all good people must act, stand up and speak out against this hatred and bigotry. We must all educate ourselves on the issues and then demand that our elected leaders stand with us against all forms of racism, violence and injustice. Each and every one of us shares this responsibility; we must not and cannot remain silent in the face of hatred.

RSS
12345678910Last
Contact Us

Nicole Korkolis
Director of Communication,   Education and Research
212-675-3210
nkorkolis@opeiu.org






Suzanne Fenech

Communication Specialist
sfenech@opeiu.org

 




Videos
 
About Us

Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

More Information
Contact Us
President's Office 
80 Eighth Avenue
(entrance at 265 West 14th Street)
20th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone:  (800) 346-7348