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2013-08-26 16:20:42

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, is mourning the loss of four passengers who were killed on August 23, 2013, when a CHC L2 aircraft crashed into the waters off the coast of Sumburgh, United Kingdom. Fourteen people, including two crew members, survived the tragedy with injuries ranging from minor to serious....

2013-08-14 12:29:49

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO announces the affiliation of the Independent Union of Telephone Workers (UIET), a 2,000 employee bargaining unit employed by Claro Puerto Rico telephone company. The new group will be known as OPEIU Local Union 1971. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130814/DC64144) "The 10 to 1 vote to affiliate demonstrates real confidence in OPEIU and its...

2013-07-19 12:24:52

President Goodwin Applauds Sens. Schumer and Grassley for Introducing the HELLPP Act WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) applauds Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for introducing critical bipartisan legislation that would increase access to podiatric care and save billions of dollars in the process. The Helping Ensure Life- and Limb-Saving Access to Podiatric Physicians...

2013-01-29 12:24:12

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its January board meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) recognized the election of Dennis R. Arrington as the new president of the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130129/DC50103) Arrington was nominated unopposed and therefore elected by unanimous consent to assume the office of...

2012-06-14 10:22:15

WEST POINT, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merck Independent Union (MIU) in West Point, Pennsylvania has overwhelmingly voted to join the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO. MIU represents administrative employees employed by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a pharmaceutical corporation. The 287 members of MIU voted 96 - 4 in favor of affiliation with OPEIU and will now be known as MIU/OPEIU Local 1937, which celebrates the year in which MIU was...

2012-05-31 10:24:53

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO is calling for all labor organizations with an open contract covering blood services to join in striking against the American Red Cross (ARC). ARC has traditionally been allowed to operate on a regional basis, with each region making its own decisions and negotiating its own contracts, which has led to more than 50 bargaining units throughout the country. In the past...

2012-05-19 10:20:03

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) have ratified new labor agreements with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Aeronautics in Fort Worth. The new agreements become effective Monday, May 21, 2012 and will extend for four and five years, respectively. The IBEW members approved their agreement in a vote on Friday, May 18, and the OPEIU members...

2012-05-11 06:21:08

LAFAYETTE, La., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oil service industry helicopter pilots in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 107 employed by Bristow LLC, have voted to ratify a three-year agreement covering 235 pilots. The agreement comes after 18 months of negotiations and was ratified by 84.3 percent of the voting members. The secret ballot ratification vote was conducted by Survey and Ballot...

2012-05-04 10:25:41

NEW YORK, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Nurses Council executive board has elected officers to two-year terms at its meeting held in Dallas, Texas on May 2, 2012. The OPEIU Nurses Council represents approximately 10,000 nurses affiliated with OPEIU throughout the United States. Paige Yates, RN, president of OPEIU Local 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been elected to serve as Council Chair. Joan Craft, RN, president...

2012-02-23 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Guild of Appraisers (AGA), a national organization of real estate appraisers that is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO's Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), has petitioned the Federal Reserve Board ("Fed") and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to overturn a regulation adopted by the Fed that is contrary to the Dodd Frank Financial Reform law, threatens the viability of professional appraisal practice...