Banner 1
Banner 2
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.

Latest News
January 2016 Newsletter 25 March 2016

January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year

We hope that you enjoyed the holidays and had just the right amount of time with family and friends. Feeling refreshed? Relaxed? Because 2016 is going to be an exciting year.

The contract at our largest bargaining unit expires at the end of March and there will be a lot for all of us to do in order to get the best contract. 

This new year is also an election year. Did you know the first chance to vote in 2016 is in just a few weeks? More info below.

And we've started a new format for the Newsletter! What do you think? 
December 2015 Newsletter 25 March 2016

December 2015 Newsletter

I know you have a lot going on right now, no matter which holiday(s) you celebrate. Now may not be the best time to look over a newsletter. That's okay. We'll wait.

Because the information below is important to know. Most of us, when we think of "outsourcing" we first think about our own jobs (because, of course). But the impact on the community from any company outsourcing work is real and often overlooked.

But most important is that the threat of outsourcing work (imagined or implied) can lead to decisions that are based in fear, such as feeling like you have to "take sides" between the company you work for and the Union you're a member of. It just isn't true and we tell you why.

When you get a chance, read on.