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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.

Welcome to 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.

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January 2017 23 January 2017

January 2017

Two events happened in the last week that we want to bring to your attention: Martin Luther King day was last Monday and the Inauguration of President Donald Trump was on Friday. There will be much to say about the presidency of Donald Trump in the coming years. For today, we'll focus on MLK Day, a celebration of someone who was a friend to labor.
December 2016 22 January 2017

December 2016

There are many of us who are not looking back at 2016 with any sort of fondness. From the deaths of favorite musicians and actors, to record high temperatures world wide, to the culmination of a political season that has been just hurtful to so many, 2016 has not been a good year.

What that means is that 2017 needs to be a year where we find common ground as workers and Union members. This isn't time to give up, it is time to get started.
20 November 2016

This is Your Win

A growing number of Congressional leaders and Administration voices are finally conceding that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not come up in Congress this year. The votes simply aren’t there.

Make no mistake: this win is your win.

Eager for a timely headline, some news outlets are doing a major disservice to the story of how this came to be. The fight to stop the TPP started years ago. It involved international allies, a huge U.S. coalition effort, strategies in D.C. “inside the beltway”, work from our champions in Congress and efforts in states, cities and towns coast to coast. 
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