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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
Special update about filing for Unemployment in WI 23 March 2020

Special update about filing for Unemployment in WI

Governor Tony Evers today announced he is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday and urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If you or a family member are affected by these new business closures you may be eligible to receive compensation for a portion of lost wages under Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance. 

Governor Evers previous Emergency Order waived work search requirements during the declared emergency. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is in the process of making necessary updates. Meantime, no action is necessary by claimants regarding work search.

March 2020 2 March 2020

March 2020

Last week the World Health Organization officially classified the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local County Health agencies keep reporting increases in the number of individuals testing positive for the disease. 
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