January 24, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions


OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,500 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

Local 8 members join together for health benefits and wages we can count on, for respect and dignity on the job, and for protections of our workplace rights. Local 8 also organizes non-union employees to raise standards for all working families, and to protect the hard-won rights and benefits of our current members.

Local 8 belongs to the 100,000 member strong Office and Professional Employees International Union, which is one of the larger AFL-CIO unions. However, members from Local 8 vote on our local leaders from the membership, vote on important union decisions at monthly membership meetings that are always voluntary and govern the union based on the desires of our local membership.

Local 8’s over 6,500 members work at  Group Health Cooperative, Providence Everett Medical Center, Washington Dental Service, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, City of Ellensburg, Union and Law Offices, Willapa Harbor Hospital, King County, Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton and Pierce County Housing Authorities, Valley Medical Center, Solid Ground, La Clinica Community Health Center, Visiting Nurse Services, Coastal Community Action Program, Waterfront Credit Union, Low Income Housing Institute,  Plymouth Housing Group, Compass Housing Alliance, Behavioral Health Resources, Cascade Regional Blood Services, Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, Communitas, The Doctors Clinic, Kitsap Applied Technologies, Metropolitan Development Council, Samaritan Health Care, SE Thurston County Fire Authority, Thurston County Juvenile Court, WA State Council of Firefighters, Franke Tobey Jones and many other workplaces all over Washington.

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Email corinne@opeiu8.org or call 1-800-600-2433 (ext. 113)

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