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, Secretly Music Group, IATSE Training Trust Fund 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.

Latest News


Saturday, September 30, 2023 
LiUNA Local 300 | 2005 W Pico Blvd, LA

LCLAA, Justice for Migrant Women, and Equal Pay Today present: NATIONAL LATINA EQUAL PAY SUMMIT

Join us in addressing the systems that cause the wage gap and the role of unions in helping Latinas in the workplace.

Click Read More to download the flyers and more information. 

SUMMER 2023 MPI Participant Assistance Available

The Pen and the Spotlight: The Value of the Joint SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild Strike

Dear LCLAA Members and Allies, 

Our work and our movement is centered around advocating for equal opportunities and fair compensation. As we know, the struggles faced by Latino/a writers and actors have persisted for far too long.

Many of the writers and actors we admire, those who bring our stories to life, are often faced with an unjust reality. They are offered fewer opportunities and are undervalued when it comes to compensation. It is a systemic issue that needs our collective attention. 

Our brothers and sisters at SAG-AFTRA have joined the Writers Guild strike, echoing their calls for better working conditions, increased representation, and equitable pay. As one of the largest labor actions in recent years, this strike is a crucial step towards dismantling the barriers that prevent Latino/a writers and actors from reaching their full potential. 

In the coming days, we encourage you to actively support our fellow union members on the picket lines, spread the word on social media, and engage in conversations that shed light on the inequalities present in Hollywood’s industry. Together, we can amplify our voices and effect meaningful change. 

Remember, our fight is not only for ourselves but for the generations of talented Latino/a writers and actors who deserve a fair chance at success. Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder as we push for a future where every artist, regardless of their background, is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. 

In solidarity,  

Yanira Merino 

National President of LCLAA

LCLAA Commemorates the 54th Anniversary of Stonewall

Washington, DC - The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) proudly joins the global LGBTQ+ community in commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. This milestone marks 54 years since the pivotal events of June 28th, 1969, and is a poignant reminder of the persisting struggle for equality, justice, and inclusion for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Despite the notable progress that has been achieved, our society has witnessed a distressing surge in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and violence on a national scale. Over the past year alone, more than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced at the state level. This has had a profound impact on LGTBQ+ workers, with over half reporting instances of workplace discrimination or harassment in 2022, solely because of their identity.

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OPEIU Local 174 New Leadership working towards a NEW UNION! 

We would like to Thank Christine Page for all her years of service with OPEIU Local 174 as the President/Business Manager. 

Lupe Valles, President/Business Manager

Marcia Alvarez, Secretary Treasurer/Business Representative 

Christine Page, Vice President

Juan Guarduno, Recording Secretary- Universal Studios 

Robert Kiel, Trustee Sony Pictures

Richard Rosen, Trustee Warner Bros. Studio Facilities

Jessie Elias, Trustee Universal Music Group

Michael Kanyer, Ex Board Member at Large 

Isaac Guzman, Ex Board Member at Large, Universal Studios 

Local 174 is restructuring so that we can overcome the challenges in the rapid development and adoption of technology we are faced with in our industry. We must be able to adapt to these changes so it is important that Local 174 move towards the modern way of communications. In the near future, we will be moving towards the elimination of mailings and posting all membership meeting notices on the website. All activity happening in  your union will also be posted on the website so please be sure you visit www.opeiu174.org. for updates. We are  are also moving towards creating google platforms so you are aware of what is happening at the bargaining table .   

We are looking forward to partnering with you on changing the face of this Local by Organizing New Members and Mobilizing our Membership. Your involvement is crucial, so we are asking all members to be actively involved in Membership Meetings, Shop Steward Trainings, and Contract Bargaining Committees.  If you have not updated you personal email and phone number, please do so by filling out the contact information on this website. 




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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Contact Us
Local 174 Office

3100 W. Burbank Blvd., Suite 203
Burbank, CA 91505
Telephone 818-842-5572 
Fax 818-563-5494

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