Read more about this year's school supply drive, spearheaded by our Education Committee.
Looking ahead, 2018 looks to be a very challenging year. The United States Supreme Court will soon decide the case known as Janus vs AFSCME, which could affect the entire labor movement. Combining this with a White House and Congress controlled by a very conservative Republican party, Labor will have to fight to survive. Local 2 has prepared with a combination of shop steward training, organizing, and improved communications with our members.
OPEIU Local 2, a leading provider of services to more than 6,000 working people in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and proponent of protecting and improving conditions in the jobs and in lives of members in over 100 shops, is giving back to the community with a donation of school supplies to under-privileged students in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Learn more about how YOU can help!
The Local 2 Racial Justice Working Group met last week to welcome new members and plan the direction for the Local in 2017. The meeting included members from SEIU, AFT, APWU, WMATA and others. The group will focus on the unique challenges facing people of color and allies in the workplace and the labor movement, the impact of the Black Lives Matter Movement on the fight for collective change and how Local 2 can be a part of the discussion of racial justice in our shops.
OPEIU Local 2 is a labor union supporting over 8,000 professional workers in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We represent staff members across a number of sectors, including healthcare, non-profit, and more.