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

June Newsletter

  • 18 June 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 118

Save on the Game this Father's Day

  • 10 June 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 95
Save on sporting events, live bands and Broadway for Father's Day.
Get off the sidelines and into the stands. Enjoy exclusive discounts on everything from live bands to professional sports and even Broadway!

OPEIU Members can access their Union Plus Concerts and Events discount by registering and/or logging into the Abenity website for Union Plus members. 

Get discounts on everything fun. Union members save money on:

NFL Tickets and VIP Packages
Lion King on Broadway
Concert Tickets

Click Here to Learn More!

Get free help with your medical bills

  • 5 June 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 100
Are you having trouble paying doctor and hospital bills? OPEIU Member can can use the Union Plus Medical Bill Negotiating Service. It provides union members and their families with assistance negotiating medical bills.

The Union Plus Medical Bill Negotiating Service by Health Advocate provides union members with FREE assistance negotiating large out-of-pocket medical bills, bill reductions with physicians, hospitals and other medical providers. The Service negotiates with medical providers on the union member's behalf to lower costs and establish payment plans.


You must be a union member or union retiree.
You must have at least one outstanding unreimbursed medical expense of $400 or more from a single medical provider. But there's no limit on the number of medical providers with which the service will negotiate.

Click Here to Get Started

Happy Pride Local 174!

  • 1 June 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 114

Labor Community Services for Members and their Families

Hardship Assistance for OPEIU 174 Members

  • 29 May 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 115

For over six decades, Labor Community Services has provided a safety net for union members, whether it be through the food program, disaster relief fund, or financial literacy.

In partnership with Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has been assisting unemployed and underemployed union families with groceries during the year via pantries, the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive, and holiday meal distribution. They are committed to improving lives and providing resources and referrals so that we can help union members get ahead.

There are families who work 40 hours a week and still struggle. Many are forced to decide between paying rent, purchasing food, or buying medicine for a sick child. We are proud to offer basic services to working women and men who need the most help.

Union Members can use these services today. Click to Learn More


OPEIU Local 174 Current Leadership  

Lupe Valles, President/Business Manager

Marcia Alvarez, Vice President/Business Representative 

Richard Rosen, Secretary Treasurer/ ex. Warner Bros. Operations. 

Michael Kanyer, Recording Secretary- Universal Studios 

Robert Kiel, ex. Trustee Sony Pictures

Jack McCrone, ex. MPIPHP

Mary Fujita, ex. Fox Studio Lot

Maria Smith, ex. Universal Television Network

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.

Online Due Payment

Local 174 Meetings

Third Wednesday on the months of January, April, July,  and October.

Member Benefits

Union Plus Mortgages



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Contact Us
Local 174 Office

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

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