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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
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.
May 2016 Newsletter 14 May 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

We're getting the newsletter out a bit early this month so that you can take advantage of a number of offers before their deadlines!

Fun for the whole family: from fishing to scholarships to the Quarterly Membership Meeting, there are plenty of events to keep in mind as the spring warms up.

April 2016 Newsletter 14 May 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

The beginning of April saw a number of important events. Some issues found resolutions, such as the contract negotiations with CMFG and the Supreme Court race. And one notable issue became less clear, with an important court ruling on Wisconsin's so-called "right to work" law.