Welcome to the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 512
Local 512 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union, (OPEIU) is comprised of people from many different work areas and walks of life, all seeking the same results. Fair and equitable treatment from our employers.

Local 512 is part of a collective of different Locals that make up Office of Professional Employees International Union. This affords Local 512 of the force of over 100,000 members strong. All fighting the same fight. There is a great strength in numbers, and being part of the larger collective affords us the opportunity to have our concerns heard on a much higher than local level.

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2020 Democrats Try to Woo Back Trump’s Union Voters

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts—Against the faded brick facade of the Everett Mill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) officially began her presidential bid this past weekend. And she did so by looking backwards. 

Warren told a story of collective action, of workers uniting behind common goals and bridging language and ethnicity barriers for the sake of fair wages, overtime pay, and the right to join a union. She spoke at the site of the famous “Bread and Roses” strike, which was led by textile workers on a cold January day in 1912 and stretched into March. Addressing a crowd of 3,500 on a blustery day where the wind occasionally rattled a large American flag draped over rusting metal, the senator drew parallels from that moment to the one confronting the country currently.

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Elections 2019

Local 512 New Elections in 2019

OPEIU Local 512 will be holding elections in 2019 for the local's board.  There are many positions that need to be filled.  The Board is always interested in new people to fill the seats of the Board, and to hear new ideas to better the running of the Board, and the Local as a whole.  If you are interested in running for a position, there is one big hurdle you must jump, you must be a dues paying member of OPEIU Local 512 for a year.  

Information will be posted as to when the election will be held, and who to contact if you are interested in running for a position.

Election Results

The elections for the OPEIU Local 512 took place November 15, 2016, the results areas follows:

  • President - Aaron Sanders
  • Vice President - Wil Henderson
  • Secretary Treasurer - Carol Strachan
  • Recording Secretary - John Strachan
  • Trustees 
    • Brett Campbell
    • Gilbert Martinez
    • Brian Roberson

Due to not having enough members run for Trustee positions, Karilyn Sanders was appointed to the board as a trustee. All board members ran unopposed.  OPEIU Local 512 still has two trustee seats sitting vacant. 


OPEIU Erie Conference

Conference held May 3-6

OPEIU International held Erie Training Conference May 3 - 6, 2017.  Training centered on Lobbying the senate and congress.

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