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

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.


As an unwavering advocate for the advancement of workers' rights, our organization strives to empower and uplift LGBTQ+ individuals, combat workplace discrimination, and champion the implementation of fair policies that benefit all employees.


Yanira Merino, National President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement on the anniversary, “Pride month serves as a celebration of the extraordinary diversity within our society while also echoing the resounding calls that emerged from the Stonewall riots all those years ago. The LGTBQ+ community, like the Civil Rights movement and the labor movement, has embraced the beauty and power of collective action in the name of justice. It is our duty, as champions of human rights, to extend our solidarity to the LGBTQ+ members of our communities, particularly as they face an alarming surge of assaults on their rights before our very eyes.”


LCLAA conmemora el 54 aniversario de Stonewall

Washington, DC - El Consejo Laboral para el Avance del Trabajador Latinoamericano (LCLAA) se une con orgullo a la comunidad mundial LGBTQ+ para conmemorar el aniversario de Stonewall. Este hito marca 54 años desde los eventos cruciales del 28 de junio de 1969 y es un conmovedor recordatorio de la lucha persistente por la igualdad, la justicia y la inclusión de todas las personas, independientemente de su orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresión de género.


A pesar del notable progreso que se ha logrado, nuestra sociedad ha sido testigo de un preocupante aumento de la retórica violencia anti-LGBTQ+ a escala nacional. Solo durante el año pasado, se presentaron a nivel estatal más de 300 proyectos de ley anti-LGBTQ+. Esto ha tenido un profundo impacto en los trabajadores LGTBQ+. Más de la mitad de los trabajadores LGBTQ+ reportaron casos de discriminación o acoso en el lugar de trabajo en 2022, únicamente por su identidad.


Como defensor inquebrantable del avance de los derechos de los trabajadores, nuestra organización se esfuerza por empoderar y elevar a las personas LGBTQ+, luchar contra la discriminación en el lugar de trabajo y defender la implementación de políticas justas que beneficien a todos los empleados.


Yanira Merino, Presidenta Nacional del Consejo Laboral para el Avance del Trabajador Latinoamericano sobre el aniversario, “El mes del Orgullo sirve como una celebración de la extraordinaria diversidad dentro de nuestra sociedad al mismo tiempo que se hace eco de los resonantes llamados que surgieron de los disturbios de Stonewall hace tantos años. La comunidad LGTBQ+, al igual que el movimiento por los derechos civiles y el movimiento laboral, ha abrazado la belleza y el poder de la acción colectiva en nombre de la justicia. Es nuestro deber, como campeones de los derechos humanos, extender nuestra solidaridad a los miembros LGBTQ+ de nuestras comunidades, particularmente cuando enfrentan una alarmante ola de ataques”.

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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. 




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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