December 02, 2021
Why a Union with OPEIU?

Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with over 100,000 members strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO.  OPEIU has local unions in every state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.  You are not alone when you join with OPEIU. Click here to find an OPEIU Local Union where you live. 

OPEIU members work in many settings as varied as banking and credit unions, insurance, higher education, shipping, hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics, social services, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, hotels, offices and more. 

Professional organizations and guilds affiliated with the OPEIU are a diverse group which includes physicians, optometrists, pharmacists, chiropractors, appraisers, podiatrists, clinical social workers, biofeedback practitioners, acupuncturists, hypnotists and helicopter pilots. Affiliation with the OPEIU has given these groups more legislative clout and greater access to people who need their services.



”Before we had a union we really had no protections or say in what happened on the job. Our administration made all the decisions. Joining OPEIU has given us more power with a workplace we can all be proud of together.”

Carmen Paez
Sea Mar Community Health Center