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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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May 2020

COVID unmasks inequities that unions work to overcome - Message from the President

The COVID pandemic continues to effect daily life in ways that seemed unimaginable a few months ago. With the nationwide death toll expected to be more than 100,000 by June, the number of unemployed Americans exceeding 35 million and tens of millions more working on the front lines caring for sick, working at grocery stores, maintaining supply chains and keeping other essential services going, the crisis has demonstrated how fragile and unequal our nation’s economic and social systems are.

 “We may all be in the same storm, but that doesn’t mean we’re in the same boat.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard often these last few weeks and it provides an honest perspective on the enormous, sometimes painful inequities this pandemic has revealed.