President’s Messages

November 11, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Salutes Our Veterans

On behalf of the nearly 50,000 members of the OPCMIA, I want to wish all our brothers and sisters who have served in the armed forces of the United States and Canada—and those whose loved ones have served in the military—a happy Veterans Day.
September 5, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Labor Day!

On this Labor Day, I find myself reflecting on the second-best decision I ever made in my life (number one was to marry my wife, Jeanne): To join OPCMIA Local 31 in Pittsburgh exactly 42 years and one month ago to the day.
July 1, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Independence Day!

On behalf of the OPCMIA, I wish all our members and their families a happy, healthy July 4th! This is a time for barbecues, block parties, parades, fireworks and other celebrations. But it’s also a time to reflect on our nation’s 246-year experiment in democracy and what we need to do to ensure it continues into the future.
June 19, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Celebrates Juneteenth — a Day of Liberation

Juneteenth is now, rightfully, a federal holiday and a holiday in many states. Whether you observe it on Sunday, June 19th, or on the day it is an official holiday (Monday, June 20th), the OPCMIA wishes our members a joyous celebration of liberation, freedom and empowerment.
May 30, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

Commemorating Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, let us pay tribute to all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our countries and our democracies. Let us celebrate their courage and heroism. Let us uphold the legacy they have left us. And let us honor all who today serve our countries to keep us safe and free.
May 8, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Mother’s Day!

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all OPCMIA members and their mothers — with a special shout out to our Steel Edge Women who are mothers themselves and who prove each and every day that they do it all!
January 17, 2022
General President Daniel Stepano

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this solemn and important day, the OPCMIA joins all Americans in honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an unparalleled moral force for racial, social and economic justice who spearheaded profound, positive, lasting change. It is up to all of us to carry his mission forward, especially in this moment when racism threatens the very fabric of our democracy.