NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its January board meeting last week, the Executive Board of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) recognized the election of Dennis R. Arrington as the new president of the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873.
Arrington was nominated unopposed and therefore elected by unanimous consent to assume the office of president. He has been a member of ITPEU for many years and has served in various positions, including director of organization and most recently, as secretary-treasurer. He has served with distinction as an officer on the ITPEU Executive Board and as a Trustee on various ITPE Benefit funds.
"Dennis has been a loyal and dedicated employee of ITPEU, contributing to its rich history of growth and success," said OPEIU President Michael Goodwin. "OPEIU wishes him the best in his new position, and looks forward to working closely with him to further the interests of members." ITPEU is an affiliated Local Union of OPEIU.
Arrington was elected following the retirement of John F. Conley, who served as president of ITPEU since 1991. ITPEU Representative Dennis Conley has been elected to serve as secretary-treasurer, filling the seat left vacant by Arrington. ITPEU represents more than 13,000 food service workers, security guards, mechanics, and other occupational skills.
The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, represents more than 106,000 members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. OPEIU represents employees and independent contractors in banking and credit unions, insurance, higher education, shipping, hospitals, medical clinics, utilities, transportation, hotels, administrative offices and more.
Professional organizations and Guilds affiliated with OPEIU are a diverse group that includes nurses, insurance agents, appraisers, podiatrists, clinical social workers, hypnotists, minor league baseball umpires, teachers and helicopter pilots.
PHOTO CAPTION: ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis R. Arrington.
SOURCE Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)