Office & Professional Employees International Union

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LOCAL 251

The Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 251. “Working Together” we win better salaries, benefits, personal time, health and safety packages, and other improvements to working conditions for our 500+ members across New Mexico.  Our Union is comprised of clerical and administrative employees at Sandia Labs on Kirtland Air Force Base; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 611; the Communication Workers of America; the Training Fund; and ABF Freight.

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Welcom to the OPEIU 

Local 251

OPEIU Local 251 is excited to report an agreement has been reached with Sandia pending membership ratification. We spent the entire day with the mediator yesterday and he was a valuable asset in helping both parties come to an agreement. It is not exactly what we wanted, but it is also not what Sandia wanted. We came a long way to meet in the middle.

OPEIU Local 251

Latest News

Bargaining Update (9/15/21)

Your Bargaining Team worked hard today! We gave Sandia responses and/or counter proposals on fifteen (15) articles. We are reviewing the company's recent wage proposal and the proposals surrounding all the articles related to benefits. We will be continuing...

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Bargaining FAQs

Bargaining is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. The OPEIU bargaining team has passed all their proposals to management. We have received some counters on those proposals. However, we have not received any economic proposals or counter offers...

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2021 OPEIU/SNL Negotiations

Wednesday, September 1 (PM): Today is Wednesday, September 1, and we're starting our 2nd day of negotiations in this week's sessions. Things are going very slowly, which is common practice for Sandia - they are holding several very important articles that are vital to...

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Respect and fairness on the job.

Every worker deserves that much along with decent compensation and a safe and healthy work environment. By joining together with your co-workers you can build an employee organization that gives you a real say over your job, puts you on more equal footing with your employer and ensures a better economic future for you and your co-workers.

Your right to form a union is protected by long-standing U.S. labor laws. While most employers use all kinds of excuses why unions aren’t needed and put up challenges to block organizing efforts, workers succeed every day in building powerful employee organizations.

OPEIU Local 251

Who We Represent

Sandia National Laboratories

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 611

ABF Freight Co.

Communication Workers, Local 7011

Metal Trades Council

OPEIU Local 251

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Working Together

“Working Together” we win better salaries, benefits, personal time, health and safety packages, and other improvements to working conditions for our 500+ members across New Mexico.  Our Union is comprised of clerical and administrative employees at Sandia Labs on Kirtland Air Force Base; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 611; the Communication Workers of America; the Training Fund; and ABF Freight.