President’s Messages

September 4, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Workers Need Unions

On Labor Day 2020, as we honor and celebrate all our movement has done to empower workers to improve their lives, build the American middle class, give workers a voice on the job, advance workplace safety, and give us everything from the eight-hour day to the weekend, we now have another reason why workers need unions: the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 28, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Honors the Great John Lewis, A True American Hero

As the great John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, OPCMIA mourns the loss of an American hero. The conscience of Congress and America, a man of extraordinary courage, we honor him by pledging to make “good trouble, necessary trouble” to end racism and win justice.
July 17, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Issues Maternity Guide

If you’re a proud OPCMIA Steel-Edge woman and are pregnant or considering having a child, we have put together a maternity guide connecting you with resources and tools we believe you will find valuable.
July 4, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

Celebrating Our Great Nation

Every July 4th — but this one in particular — is a time of gratitude for the values of democracy, liberty, and justice that have guided the United States since its inception.
June 2, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Stands with Peaceful Protesters In Opposition to Racism, Injustice

The brutal murder of George Floyd ripped open the scars of our nation’s centuries-old history of racism and bigotry. Even worse, it was not an isolated incident but one in a long, destructive series of violent acts against African Americans that occur with appallingly predictable frequency.
May 25, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Memorial Day

The liberty we enjoy today as Americans and Canadians only exists because of the courageous souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for our two great nations.
April 28, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Observes Workers Memorial Day

No one should have to die for their job. Every worker should be protected from illness and injury. That’s a moral principle that guides everything the OPCMIA does — and it’s one we affirm with every fiber of our being on Workers Memorial Day.
April 7, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Issues COVID-19 Resource Guide

To help members and their families navigate an array of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OPCMIA has issued a resource guide designed to answer all your questions.
March 30, 2020

General President Stepano Speaks Out on the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic presents a health and financial threat to all of us. But this is not a time for panic. Your union is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that we do everything in our power to minimize the economic impact of the pandemic and to protect the health and safety of you and your family.