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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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve with each passing day, OPEIU wants to ensure its members are made aware of the myriad resources available to help during this uncertain time. The Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), just released an easy-to-follow primer on what the first three coronavirus stimulus packages mean for you and your family.

Click here to download the Speaker’s fact sheet and be sure to continue checking OPEIU’s updated collection of COVID-19 resources on our website

Latest News
May 2018 14 May 2018

May 2018

The economic downturn in 2008 saw many states cutting education budgets. But while the economy has recovered most of those states haven't restored necessary funding. Teachers are fed up and ask: What about the children?

We also have some members facing tough contract negotiations at the moment and good news about our new, stronger Local.
April 2018 16 April 2018

April 2018

A Steward's term at CUNA Mutual Group is for three years and there are a total of NINE positions to be filled, including the Chief Steward. Are you interested?

Now is the time for YOU to get involved! While many of the current Stewards will no doubt want to continue in the role, due to promotions, retirements, and relocations there are open Steward positions that need you! We need people from across the company, in every department. If you want to work to ensure a long career with the company or maybe you're nearing retirement and want to leave things better than they've been, or you feel that the next contract needs some tough negotiating, we encourage any and all of you to step forward.
February 2018 19 February 2018

February 2018

As noted in the last newsletter, a Supreme Court Primary election is happening on Tuesday, February 20th. That's TOMORROW. This is a great opportunity to start shifting the balance of the Wisconsin Supreme court back to something resembling fairness. The two top vote-getters in tomorrow's primary will move on to the general election. Tim Burns and Rebecca Dallet are our best choices. The other candidate not only has the backing of the NRA but he helped defend Governor Walker's Act 10 against lawsuits when that union-busting law went into effect.