OPEIU Local 2 Step Up Young Workers Committee works to educate, engage, and empower the younger membership; promote solidarity and coalition building; bridge the gap between younger, newer and experienced members; and improve the lives of our members and families through collective action, social activism, and community service.
What It's All About
The young union activists of OPEIU Local 2 are ready to take on the challenge of energizing and motivating their fellow young union members. The Local 2 Rising Stars "Step Up" Committee understands the need to create an active and engaged membership that crosses all ages, genders and races. They are working to get the newer and younger members more involved in Local 2, OPEIU, and the labor movement.
The committee discusses what issues are important for young workers, how we think the union can address them, and what type of activities and events can attract and engage other young members.
Goals of the Committee
- Get younger members (under 40) educated and involved in the union, labor movement, and DC Metropolitan
- Educate others in the union about OPEIU, OPEIU Local 2 and other young worker advocacy group information
- Build coalitions with other like-minded progressive organizations
Committee Report of Activity for 2013
Committee Report of Activity for 2014
DC Young Trade Unionists
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AFL-CIO Next Up
The AFL-CIO Next Up program is active, engaged and ready to reverse economic and social injustice. With students, civil and human rights advocates, LGBTQ activists and many others, young union members and nonunion workers are coming together in a powerful force.
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OPEIU International Rising Stars