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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 are a fighting, democratic union in Wisconsin and Illinois. We represent office/professional workers in credit union services, non-profits, tech, public services, utilities, universities, insurance, and much more. If you are looking to organize your workplace, organize with us!

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April 2021

There's always been a "hustle culture" in the US. With the foundations laid by the "protestant work ethic" workers in the US are often encouraged -- in some subtle and not so subtle ways -- to work well beyond 40 hours a week. Did the pandemic and work-from-home finally put an end to this insidious idea that "rich people work harder"?

Below is also an update on Aspirus and, coming in May, is the next Quarterly Membership meeting. Partial agenda is below and virtual meeting details to follow.
15 January 2021

Proposed Dues Change – Member Meetings

The Business Agents of Local 39 will be conducting a series of meetings to review the proposed dues changes.  This will be a chance for members to learn about the changes and to have their questions answered.

Please attend at least one of the following meeting times.  Each meeting date has two meetings available to members.  One meeting at 4pm and one at 6pm.

Members will receive a GoToMeeting link to attend the meeting. (Note: Members who do not receive the GoToMeeting link it is because we do not have a personal email address for you on file.  Please contact Local 39’s organizer Adrienne Pagac at and provide your email address and we will send you a link.)

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January 19, 2021 4pm or 6pm
January 21, 2021 4pm or 6pm
January 26, 2021 4pm or 6pm
January 28, 2021 4pm or 6pm
February 2, 2021 4pm or 6pm
February 4, 2021 4pm or 6pm
February 9, 2021 4pm or 6pm
February 11, 2021 4pm or 6pm

7 January 2021

Jim Nussle Leaves Republican Party, Says GOP Left Him Behind

As the nation struggled with the aftermath of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building by violent supporters of President Trump on Wednesday, CUNA President/CEO and longtime Republican Jim Nussle renounced his party affiliation late Wednesday.

“I will no longer claim I am a Republican tonight as I am outraged and devastated by the actions of too many elected Republicans (some I know and served with) and supporters,” Nussle announced on his Twitter feed. “Today a final line was crossed that I will not excuse. The GOP is NO more and left me and others behind.”