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Here’s how you can support CUNA strikers in Wisconsin

The following is from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO:

MADISON, Wisc. (May 23, 2023) — More than 450 union members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 39 are on an unfair labor practice strike that began Friday, May 19 at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison. OPEIU Local 39 members have been attempting to negotiate a fair contract with their employer since February 2022 and have been working without a contract for more than 400 days.

TAKE A STAND — Stand with OPEIU Local 39 working families on strike in Madison. Sign the Wisconsin AFL-CIO solidarity petition in support of CUNA Mutual workers. Also, you can send a letter to the CMFG Board of Directors telling them that this fight is important to you and urge them to settle a fair contract immediately.

On Friday, Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale, issued the following solidarity statement with the workers of OPEIU Local 39:

“OPEIU Local 39 members at CUNA Mutual in Madison are on strike for good union jobs to remain in Wisconsin, for quality and affordable healthcare for all, for fair wages, and for the ability to retire with dignity after a lifetime of work. As union men and women, we do not take the decision to strike lightly. The history of our union movement has clearly demonstrated that only by standing shoulder to shoulder have working people gained the family-supporting wages, pay equity and other benefits which we are rightly due. The Wisconsin labor movement proudly stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of OPEIU Local 39 on strike at CUNA Mutual as they take brave action to secure a fair contract. We urge CUNA Mutual to come to the table and negotiate in good faith.”

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