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Morrison Employees Ratify First Contract

The seventy-four (74) newly Local 459 represented employees at Morrison Food Service voted almost unanimously to approve their first ever collective bargaining agreement (CBA). These new members work in the Food and Nutrition department at McLaren’s...

POST LOU Increases Wages to a Minimum of $15

By Rick Bailey, POST Chief Steward OPEIU Local 459 entered into an agreement with McLaren Greater Lansing (MGL) regarding the minimum starting wage for all POST bargaining unit employees. This Letter of Understanding (LOU) was effective June 19, 2022. After...

McLaren Greater Lansing Opens New Hospital

On Sunday March 6th McLaren Greater Lansing opened their new hospital on Collins Road in Lansing. Local 459 members were there leading the way and making sure the move went smoothly for patients. Although it is a new hospital the same GREAT staff will be there caring...

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...