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Welcome to Local 537

Local 537 is devoted and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and championing the legitimate struggles of professional, office, and clerical employees toward achieving an improved lifestyle, economic well-being, their general welfare, and rights as workers and citizens.

3229 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 · Phone: 626-577-5600 · Fax: 626-577-0100
Email: info@opeiu537.org





The Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to 20 members or their children for undergraduate university or college education.

The  John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship provides assistance to members or associate members who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in labor studies, industrial relations, social science, or a related field.  Ten scholarships (one per region) are awarded annually.

Two past OPEIU Secretary-Treasurers, Romeo Corbeil and Gilles Beauregard, were committed to the youth of America and their understanding of labor movement, democratic voice in the decisions of everyday life, and having fun in nature.  A summer camp in their name was established for the children of OPEIU members.

The Romeo Coirbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp awards children of OPEIU members a chance to go to Summer Camp.

Information, and applications, on the 2017 scholarships are available by
clicking here.


Service Award Ceremony



At the January 18, 2017 Membership Meeting/Awards Ceremony, members received their pins for years of service to OPEIU Local 537.  From left are Danny Bojorquez, 10 years; Executive Board Member Rosa Rodriguez, 20 years; Rosie Borzilieri, 35 years; and Ruth Nukala, 40 years. Congratulations to all!




Members of the Local 537 Executive Board doing their version of the Mannequin Challenge after the Membership Meeting.


Stop Measure S



In November, an overwhelming majority of Angeleno voters passed Prop. JJJ to create affordable housing and good jobs for LA's middle class. Just four months later, LA's working families are facing an unprecedented rollback on progress.  Measure S, which will be on the March ballot, is the height of selfishness. A cynical ploy to stop virtually all housing construction in LA, including housing for the homeless. 

Rollbacks are something that you're going to hear a lot about in the next several months. Across the country, President-elect Trump and his supporters are trying to dismantle the progress we’ve made, from healthcare to the EPA. Trump’s vision of America doesn’t stand a chance in LA. Don’t let them roll back our progress. Don't let them shut the door on affordable housing.  The next four years will be an all-out fight. No on S is the first battle. 

Click here for more information on the Measure and how you can participate to defeat it.


Stop the TPP - Trans-Pacific Partnership



Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website should not be solely relied upon, as it is based on currently available information that is subject to change.  If you have any specific questions concerning the information contained on this website, please contact OPEIU Local 537.