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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
January 2020 27 January 2020

January 2020

An end of the year fundraising appeal from The Century Foundation* displays a spread of magazine covers featuring a wish list of future headlines the organization would one day like to see. Those headlines include “One-third of the workers in the United States are Union members” and “Wealth and Wage Gap Closed.”

Members of OPEIU Local 39 would probably like to see those same headlines too, someday. I mean, there’s a clear correlation between the decline in union membership and earning power for most Americans, and the dramatic increase in wage disparity that is having a devastating effect on people in local communities.
December 2019 27 January 2020

December 2019

A Message from the President

On behalf of Local 39 Executive Board and staff, I want to wish fellow members and your families a safe and happy holiday season. I also want to thank all of you for the work you do every day helping our union achieve our collective goal of creating work environments where people are valued for who they are and properly rewarded for what they do.

At this time of year, it’s appropriate to look back, take stock in our lives and show some appreciation and gratitude to all the folks who may have helped us along the way. In that spirit, I want to go way back and thank Edward Filene.
Nov 2019 18 November 2019

Nov 2019

This has been a record year for labor actions, and these have started to hit an area that's hardly ever been organized: the tech industry. Read how Unions can play a pivotal role in dealing with burnout and management overreach. There is also some reminders, including the Quarterly Membership Meeting on Wednesday!