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

Save at local and national restaurants

  • 1 May 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 138
Union families can enjoy delicious meals and huge discounts when dining out at your favorite restaurants.

Are you planning your next date night or a fun family night out to eat? Union members can enjoy discounts at local restaurants and many of the popular chains in the country.

To access your Union Plus restaurant discounts, register or log in to the Abenity website for Union Plus members. You'll save at these restaurants and more:

Macaroni Grill
Lebanese Taverna
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Bonefish Grill
Johnny Rockets
Little Caesars
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Habana Village
Jerry's Subs & Pizza

Say Goodbye to Your Debt

Are you ready to become debt-free?

  • 24 April 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 128

Through Union Plus, OPEIU members have access to Freedom Debt Relief. They offer an affordable, personalized debt solution to help union members overcome their debt.

In addition, union members could get up to $500 in extra savings.*

  • No loan required 
  • 1 low monthly program payment 
  • Reduce what you owe 
  • Become debt-free faster 
  • Save money on your debt 



  • 3 April 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 230

OPEIU LOCAL 174 March Newsletter

  • 29 March 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 163

Join the Solidarity Committee!

  • 12 March 2024
  • Author: Mary Flynn
  • Number of views: 240


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. 




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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