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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 2,700 members who work throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan.

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MGL POST Contract Ratified

MGL POST voted 79 % to 21 %

151 yes votes

39 no votes

Please thank your bargaining team for all of their hard work

POST Reaches a Tentative Agreement

YOUR BARGAINING TEAM has reached a Tentative Agreement (T/A) with McLaren Greater Lansing (MGL) on a New Four (4) Year Deal!

This agreement includes good raises and a signing bonus, while maintaining all current provisions that you currently enjoy. We took NO CONCESSIONS on any part of Your Contract.

Local 459 has mailed a copy of a personalized letter to your home. This letter will show you exactly how the economic gains will affect you.

A Membership Meeting will be held to discuss the agreement on Tuesday January 3, 2023, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in room L-313. A Zoom Membership Meeting will be held from 7:30 – 8:30 pm the same day. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to your personal e-mail address. If you do not have a home e-mail on file with us, please send it to us ASAP. You can e-mail it to Local459@Local459.org.

Union members will VOTE on whether to accept this agreement on Monday January 9, 2023, in the Karmanos Community Conference room.  You can vote anytime between 6:00 am and 7:30 pm.  You must be a member in good standing and present to vote.  Ballots will be counted at 7:30 pm.  The Union team is unanimously recommending a YES! vote.

Bargaining Team:

Heather Campbell, Sterile Processing

Brenda Densmore, Surgery Scheduling

Frank Fuentes, Plant Operations

Charnell Hester, Same Day Surgery

Kendra Moore, Central Scheduling

Frances Rembert, EVS

Rick Bailey, Chief Steward

Lois Davis-Thomas, Service Representative

The Team was assisted by Senior Service Representative Lance A. Rhines.

 

SOLIDARITY ROCKS!

POST Bargaining Team

Kendra Moore – Central Scheduling Charnell Hester – Same Day Surgery Alternates
Brenda Densmore – Surgery Scheduling Frances Rembert – EVS Anissa Lira – Lab
Frannk Fuentes – Plant Operations Heather Campbell – Sterile Processing Brittany Rodgers – 6 W Geropsych

Members in Action

OPEIU Members in Action 

Out next UNION PROUD winner is…. Ciara Kolansinksi

Ciara has been with Financial Plus Credit Union for six years. She is currently working at the Corunna Road branch as a full time FSR. She started as a teller at the main office and transferred to Fenton to start cross training as an FSR. She has worked at most of the branches either as her home branch or helped as the branches needed.

Ciara comes from a big family; she is one of six children. She has two adorable nephews and one niece. Ciara has the sweetest golden doodle named Alessi. 

In Ciara’s free time, she LOVES spending time with her friends & family and traveling. When she is not doing those things, she finds enjoyment in photography and taking daily vlogs.

Ciara is a PROUD Union member and had this to say “I love that I have a voice and that we can all come together. I appreciate everything the Union has done and continues to do” .

Ciara is a constant voice of Union support and solidarity. She always encourages new employees to join and is a huge support in the branch network.

Wanigas and Financial Plus Credit Union Merger

We are excited to announce the Wanigas Credit Union membership overwhelmingly approved the merger! 

We will legally merge on August 1st with Wanigas officially transitioning to “Wanigas Credit Union A Division of Financial Plus.” This partnership is something to celebrate and one that ensures we remain a highly competitive force! Our members will join and become over 80,000 strong with combined assets of $1.2 billion. In an industry that is continuously evolving, we’ll be stronger and better positioned together to serve our members for generations to come.

Latest News

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On November 4th, Registered Nurses at McLaren Greater Lansing overwhelmingly ratified a historic contract, with 85% approving the agreement. The new contract, covering about 400 RNs, makes MGL’s wages highly competitive in the regional market, improves staffing, and...

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Morrison Employees Ratify First Contract

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POST LOU Increases Wages to a Minimum of $15

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Newsletters

Nov 2020 – Apr 2021 Newsletter

Vote Yes on Proposed Constitutional Changes The Local 459 Constitution was last amended in February of 2017. Since that time, many changes have occurred with the OPEIU International Constitution. The Executive Board believed that there were enough changes that it...