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JUNE 17, 2014

ISSUED JUNE 16, 2014

OPEIU Article XV Hearing Officer Walter Allen issued his Report and Recommendation Regarding the Suspension and Trusteeship of Local 174, on June 16, 2014.  After considering the testimony and other evidence,  he has reported his findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the OPEIU Executive Board, and simultaneously has provided a copy of his report to the Trustee of Local 174 to be made available to the membership of Local 174.

Any person(s) who were or are active members of Local 174 during the suspension have the right to file, within two (2) weeks after receipt of the Notice of the Hearing Officer’s report, objections in writing setting forth the reasons why the Report should be rejected or adopted. The Executive Board shall consider the Report and any objections, adopt such findings and conclusions as it deems reasonable and proper in the circumstances, and provide notice of its findings and conclusions to the above-mentioned active members of Local 174.

If you wish to review the Report and Recommendation and the official transcript of  and the exhibits presented at the Hearing,  you will need to make an appointment to review those documents by completing the online form here. You will receive an email telling you when you may review the documents.  If you cannot conduct your review at the appointed time, please indicate that by email and you will be contacted to schedule another time for your review.

Any objection must be made in writing, including your name, personal address, telephone number, email and the name of your bargaining unit and your specific reasons to reject or adopt the Report.  Objections may be submitted via email to:, subject line:  “Article XV Written Appeal”, or by mail or personal delivery to: 178 S. Victory Blvd., Suite 208, Burbank, CA 91502

The deadline for receiving any written appeal is July 1, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. PDT.

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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, Technicolor, Cinematographers Guild Administration, Deluxe Laboratories 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.



Union Plus Mortgages

Unon Plus Retirement Planning

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