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Pictures at the


End of Summer BBQ 


Thank you to the Social Events Committee for a

well-planned and organized picnic.  See you next year.


**Report on the OPEIU Northeast Educational Conference & Photos** - Click Here

                   **Social Justice Committee Report for May 20, 2014** - Click Here                 


            **Step Up! Rising Stars Meeting Report of May 19, 2014** - Click Here




Election Results of OPEIU Local 2 Officers

Secret Ballots Counted Wednesday, February 19, 2014

 For Fifteen (15) Executive Board Members: 

Esther Brockert           137 Votes

Michelle Forrester       146      “

Brenda Jones              121      “

George Kapanoske    133      “

Audrey King                 157      “

Kim Lockhart               143      “

Hugo Danny Lopez     135      “

Sheila Marion              138      “

Terri McDade              132      “

  Rose Meushaw           130      “

Marcia Reid                 131      “

Robert Reid                 124      “

Len Shindel                  129      “

Caniesha Washington 135      “

Lou Wolf                       160      “

  Rema Gibson               114      “

Ward Morrow               108      “

Kim Ross-Tucker        103      “ 

For Eight (8) Delegates to the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO:

Linda Bridges

Ruby Coley

Dan Dyer

Brenda Jones

Eric Starin

Ian Stublaric

Bruce Wolf

Michelle Wyvill



What Are You Willing to Do to Make Your Job Better?

We are all workers.

Jess Kutch, founder of, a group that helps workers come together to make their workplaces better, gave a very powerful speech at the recent RootsCamp conference (check out the video in the post).

"As workers, we have a collective responsibility to make our jobs as good as they can possibly be, not just for ourselves and our co-workers, but for those who will fill these jobs after us," said Kutch.



Thank you to all of those who participated in the OPEIU Local 2/AFGE community service activity.

During the months of September and October we collected food and toiletry items for  Food & Friends.

This organization began in 1988 and specializes in preparing and delivering meals for men, women and

children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses; as well as, provides nutrition

counseling for its clients in the D.C. metro area and surrounding communities.


 With your help we collected 298 items weighing in at nearly 100 pounds! A special thank you to our donators:

OPEIU Local 2 members at AFGE: Marilyn Park, Keturah Raabe, Michelle Travis, Caniesha Washington ,

Jorae Williams, Sydney Glass, Chelsea Bland and her mom Deborah; AFGE Women and Fair Practices

 National Vice President Augusta Thomas, AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon, OPEIU Local 2

member at the National Labor College Christopher Levy, OPEIU Local 2 Organizer Lou Wolf.

Also, a ‘you rock’ goes out to Caniesha for helping to short the donations, Tim Kauffman for helping load

them in my car and OPEIU Local 2 member Danny Lopez for bringing over 4 boxes of donations from the

OPEIU members at the Bakery and Confectionery Trust Funds. Please let me know if I’ve forgotten anyone!


 Stay tuned for our next service activity!


Chelsea Bland – Community Service Organizer

Local 2 members at Kaiser Permanente shops in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia

collected donations of foodstuffs for the displaced and unemployed workers in our area. 

With the support of the Metropolitan AFL-CIO community Services Agency, Local 2 members collected goods for the Build A Meal Thanksgiving food drive.

The need for good food and household supplies continues this holiday season and throughout the year. 

Please consider an event in your shop with the support of our Metropolitan AFL-CIO Community Services Agency.

For info please contact:

Ms. KathyMcKirtchy  202-974-8221




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