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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
December 2016 22 January 2017

December 2016

There are many of us who are not looking back at 2016 with any sort of fondness. From the deaths of favorite musicians and actors, to record high temperatures world wide, to the culmination of a political season that has been just hurtful to so many, 2016 has not been a good year.

What that means is that 2017 needs to be a year where we find common ground as workers and Union members. This isn't time to give up, it is time to get started.
20 November 2016

This is Your Win

A growing number of Congressional leaders and Administration voices are finally conceding that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not come up in Congress this year. The votes simply aren’t there.

Make no mistake: this win is your win.

Eager for a timely headline, some news outlets are doing a major disservice to the story of how this came to be. The fight to stop the TPP started years ago. It involved international allies, a huge U.S. coalition effort, strategies in D.C. “inside the beltway”, work from our champions in Congress and efforts in states, cities and towns coast to coast. 
November 2016 19 November 2016

November 2016

The most contentious election in decades is finally over. Or is it? As citizens, we don't participate in democracy just when elections are held. It's up to us to make sure that those elected represent ALL of us, whether we voted for them or not. We discuss some ways each of us can impact the political process beyond the voting booth below.