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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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Happy New Year

We hope that you enjoyed the holidays and had just the right amount of time with family and friends. Feeling refreshed? Relaxed? Because 2016 is going to be an exciting year.

The contract at our largest bargaining unit expires at the end of March and there will be a lot for all of us to do in order to get the best contract.

This new year is also an election year. Did you know the first chance to vote in 2016 is in just a few weeks? More info below.

And we've started a new format for the Newsletter! What do you think?

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I know you have a lot going on right now, no matter which holiday(s) you celebrate. Now may not be the best time to look over a newsletter. That's okay. We'll wait.

Because the information below is important to know. Most of us, when we think of "outsourcing" we first think about our own jobs (because, of course). But the impact on the community from any company outsourcing work is real and often overlooked.

But most important is that the threat of outsourcing work (imagined or implied) can lead to decisions that are based in fear, such as feeling like you have to "take sides" between the company you work for and the Union you're a member of. It just isn't true and we tell you why.

When you get a chance, read on.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for this year? Maybe thoughts of family, friends, good health, or a good job come to mind.

If you've opened this newsletter, you may already know and appreciate the more obvious benefits of belonging to a Union. Below is the story of one member who found that belonging to a Union -- a Union she had never given any thought about -- helped her in ways she had never expected.

We are also kicking off the season! No, not the holiday season. Negotiations for the contract in our biggest bargaining unit begin soon and below is an update on the first step in a process that may last several months.

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There are lots of demands on all of us, our time and our abilities. One ability that you may feel called upon to exercise is keeping focused in the pressure of a meeting with management and HR. You may feel like it's all on you, but it's not. More below.

Another demand that should never be made is that we read our manager's mind just to find out how we're doing. Don't wait until presented with a "Corrective Action Plans" or other coaching documents to discover what needs improvement.

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