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Welcome to the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 39
The Office and Professional Employees International Union are office, technical and professional employees working together to improve our jobs and the lives of our families. OPEIU is the first, and largest, labor union in the United States and Canada dedicated to professional, technical and office workers. Local 39's organization begins with its members. We represent over 3,000 professional, technical and clerical employees in the greater Madison, WI area.

Welcome to Local 39

The Office and Professional Employees International Union are office, technical and professional employees working together to improve our jobs and the lives of our families. OPEIU is the first, and largest, labor union in the United States and Canada dedicated to professional, technical and office workers.

Local 39's organization begins with its members. We represent over 3,000  professional, technical and clerical employees in the greater Madison, WI area.

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June 2016 3 July 2016

June 2016

On June 15th, CUNA Mutual's CEO Bob Trunzo announced the need for dramatic expense reduction in order to "stay competitive." We don't know what changes management are going to make to reduce expenses so dramatically, but he specifically mentioned that "our greatest expense is ... our employees."
27 June 2016

Labor unions file lawsuits challenging ‘right-to-work’

Eleven state labor unions filed petitions in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday challenging the state’s new “right-to-work” law as an illegal taking of union property and resources.

“First and foremost, it’s unconstitutional because it’s an illegal taking of property without due process,” said Josh Sword, secretary treasurer of the West Virginia AFL-CIO, one of the 11 plaintiffs.
25 May 2016

Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law Inspires Federal Suit

MILWAUKEE (CN) — Wisconsin's currently suspended right-to-work law has another legal attack on its hands, this one in federal court.

Two local units of International Union of Operating Engineers, 139 and 420, filed suit Thursday against Attorney General Brad Schimel and Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission chairperson James R. Scott, claiming the law violates the National Labor Relations Act.
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"Right to Work" is Wrong