OPEIU Local 174 is taking measures to ensure the safety of our members. As such we have contacted all signatory studio employers and we have cancelled our April General Membership meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the guidelines of the CDC OPEIU Local 174 is restricting visits to the union office on a temporary basis for the next two weeks. Business Representatives will continue to be available Monday through Friday via email and telephone so you can continue report any workplace complaints or concerns via email or telephone.

If you are sick, please do not come to the office to pay your dues. You can pay your dues online at OPEIU174.org or by mail. All new members applications can also be submitted by mail.

Lastly, please continue to follow us on Facebook for all updates.

Welcome to OPEIU Local 174

The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 by the American Federation of Labor. At the time of its founding, the membership of the Union numbered 22,000.  The Union now counts 145,000 members and is one of the larger unions in the AFL-CIO. As it moves into its 57th year of chartered existence, the OPEIU has local unions functioning throughout the fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia

The Union represents and bargains for both private and public sector professional and semiprofessional workers laboring in most of the major industries in the United States. The OPEIU is also affiliated with a number of state and national professional organizations.

OPEIU members work in industries varied as motion picture industry, banking, insurance, universities, shipping, hospitals and nursing homes, utilities, transportation, manufacturing, paper companies, hotels and many more. They are in positions as varied as computer programmers and operators, engineers, secretaries, nurses, accountants, attorneys, transit supervisors, security guards, bank tellers, administrative aides, quality control personnel, doctors, models, police and others.


Who We Represent:

OPEIU Local 174 is the Motion Picture Industry Union representing over 1700 workers employed in administrative support positions employed at Universal Studios, Uni Music Group, Universal Television, Fox Studios, Warner Bros Studios, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Motion Picture Health and Pension Plan,  Cinematographers Guild Administration and Walt Disney Enterprises

Opeiu Local 174 members have gained major through the collective bargaining process in:

Wage Increases, Medical Benefits, Pension Benefits, Overtime Pay, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Representation, Grievance and Arbitration, Temporary Job Placement and Job Referral Service.


2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

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Notice of Nominations and Elections for Officers and Executive Board for OPEIU Local 174

Nominations will be held for the offices of President/Business Manager, Vice-president, Recording Secretary,
Secretary-Treasurer/Business Representative, three (3) Trustees and two (2) At Large Executive Board Members on
Thursday, May 27, 2021.
The elected Officers will serve for a term of three (3) years. No person shall be elected to an office in this Union
unless s/he has been a member of this Union in continuous good standing for at least twelve (12) months. All nominations
for office must be made by a member in good standing from the floor of the meeting. No person may accept nomination for
or serve in more than one elective officer position of the Union at the same time.

All persons nominated shall designate their acceptance or declination on a form provided by the Union not later
than five (5) calendar days after the date of the nominations. The form shall be available for execution by any nominee at the
nominations meeting. Failure to return the form within the time limits shall constitute a declination of the nomination for
office.

An election board of three (3) members shall also be elected at this meeting. This election shall be held after
nominations for elective offices have been closed. No candidate for office shall be a member of the Election Committee.
The Election Committee shall be required to hire an outside agency to conduct the election. The rules for election shall be
established by the Election Committee and provided to each candidate.

Voting will be conducted by mail-in-secret ballot. All ballots will be handled exclusively by the outside agency
conducting the election. Ballots will be mailed within four (4) weeks but not more than six (6) weeks after nominations.
Further instructions will be provided with your ballot. If you have moved recently, please update your address with Local
174 and if your dues in arrears, please bring your account current to be eligible to vote in this election. Please note; You
must be in good standing to participate in the Nominations Meeting.

Meeting will be held:
IATSE Local 80 2520 W. Olive Ave, Burbank CA 91505
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:30. p.m. Please RSVP at Michael.Kanyer@opeiu174.org,
no later than Monday May 24, 2021 to ensure we remain in compliance with CDC Guidelines.


Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.

Caregiving

If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

School Closures

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

 

 


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “compromise” to extend enhanced unemployment insurance by just one week is an insult to working people struggling to make ends meet. Call your senators today at (866) 832-1560 and tell them to protect working people and pass the HEROES Act.

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Local 174 Office
178 S Victory Blvd Suite 208
Burbank CA 91502 
Telephone 818-842-5572 
Fax 818-563-5494

Office Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM