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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 2019 28 January 2019

January 2019

Welcome to 2019! Do you want to go to Vegas in June! Nominations for Member Delegates will be taken at the February Membership Meeting. In political news, we have the chance to start over and look ahead as we feature a new Congress that is so much more representative of the real America beginning its work on 3 January. But there is still much work to do to deal with what's left over from 2018, such as performance reviews. Read on and get yourself ready for 2019!
November 2018 12 November 2018

November 2018

"Good Riddance" wrote the Facebook group Labor 411 about soon-to-be-former Governor Scott Walker. Labor 411 bills itself as "Buy Union, Buy American" pro-labor organization and they summed up the feeling of many of us who have been fighting for eight years to try and minimize the damage this most anti-worker and anti-labor of governors in Wisconsin history.
September 2018 19 September 2018

September 2018

CUNA Mutual Group (CMG) has a robust Internship program that, over the years, has led to a large number of new-hires right out of college. One of these was a woman named Idah Karonga. Born in Zimbabwe, Idah was here on a student visa when she became an intern in 2015. When she graduated the next year, she was hired back full-time and became an important part of the Applications Architecture team.