Local 459 is a labor Union for white collar workers. It is dedicated to improving the work life of its members and the community. Local 459 has more than 3,200 members who work throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan.
It is part of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU). OPEIU has more than 100,000 members and is part of the AFL-CIO.
Local 459 is a democratically run organization owned and operated by its members. It was formed in 1973 with 25 members and has grown ever since.
Local 459 is affiliated with the Michigan AFL-CIO, the South/Central Labor Council, the Flint Labor Council, the Kent/Ionia Labor Council, the Traverse Bay Labor Council, the Saginaw Labor Council and the Metropolitan Detroit Labor Council.