OPEIU Local 174 is taking measures to ensure the safety of our members. As such we have contacted all signatory studio employers and we have cancelled our April General Membership meeting due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the guidelines of the CDC OPEIU Local 174 is restricting visits to the union office on a temporary basis for the next two weeks. Business Representatives will continue to be available Monday through Friday via email and telephone so you can continue report any workplace complaints or concerns via email or telephone.

If you are sick, please do not come to the office to pay your dues. You can pay your dues online at OPEIU174.org or by mail. All new members applications can also be submitted by mail.

Lastly, please continue to follow us on Facebook for all updates.

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 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

Sony Contract Ratification Notice

Dear Members,

Thank for your patience as we navigated the process of negotiations during the current climate of Industry Negotiations. Local 174 has now come to a tentative agreement with your employer Sony Pictures. As such, a contract ratification meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via zoom.

Please contact Cathy at the Union Office at 818-842-5572, or via email at Cathy.Loveless@opeiu174.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, to RSVP for the meeting.

Notice About Reimbursement for At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Dear Participant: The federal government recently released new rules requiring health plans, including the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan (MPIHP), to cover over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost for covered participants and their eligible dependents, beginning January 15, 2022.

Sutter Health Providers and Facilities are In-Network

We are pleased to report that beginning March 1, 2022, Sutter Health providers and facilities,
which are primarily found in the northern California region, will one once again be in-network
for participants of the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan. Please note that in-network copayments
and coinsurance apply when seeing providers and facilities that are with Sutter Health.

As a reminder, your members should use the “MPI” prefix when searching for in-network providers and facilities through the Anthem Blue Cross website (www.anthem.com/ca). Your members will be notified of this change in the winter edition of FYI from MPI as well as by email.

Participant Services Center
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan


General Membership Meeting 

Thursday, January 27 2022, at 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Via Zoom 

Please RSVP with Cathy.Loveless@opeiu174.org, no later than Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Fox Film Contract Ratification

 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 

Contract Ratifications

  • Universal Studios LLP 
  • Universal Network Television
  • Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan

Current Negotiations

  • Universal Music Group 
  • Secretly Services Inc. 

Contract Extensions:

  • Warner Bros Theatrical - Contract Extension to February 28, 2022
  • Warner Bros Studio Facilities- Contract Extension to February 28, 2022
  • Sony Pictures Contract Extension to February 28, 2022

Good News! You Can Still Enroll in OPEIU Medicare Advantage Plans Before Dec. 31

If you’re at or nearing 65, OPEIU has an exciting new option to help save you money and provide dependable health care benefits during your retirement.

OPEIU is pleased to offer our Medicare-eligible union retirees comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans through a trusted national partner, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These plans are available exclusively to retired OPEIU members and their spouses/partners and cannot be found or bought on the open Medicare market. You'll be able to enroll in the plan until Dec. 31.


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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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