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Please join us for our quarterly General Membersip Meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00m at our Union Office.  All members are welcome!


Welcome to RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40's website!  Please feel free to look around and check things out.  We hope you find our website user-friendly and full of information.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for our website, please feel free to use the "Contact Us" link under the main menu.

In order to access our Member Resources, you must first register with us (right collumn, top box).  Once you register and your membership is verified (24-48 hours), you will receive a welcome letter. 

Be sure to check back often for the latest updates!


Local 40 Officers

 Local 40 Executive Board - April 16, 2014:

 Janice Docherty, President

 Linda Stempkowski, Recording Secretary

 Joanne Czeiszperger, Treasurer

 Cassandra Bell, Trustee

 Steve Rakowicz, Trustee

 Jenna Sahr, Trustee

 Dean Shiff, CHMC Vice President

 Barb Chub, CHMC Chief Steward

 Jeff Morawski, MM Vice President

 Dina Carlisle, MM Chief Steward



If you are a new employee and have already been through orientation but did not receive your Welcome Packet (folder with welcome letters, contract, by-laws, etc.), please contact the following representative(s) below or call the Union Office:


Jeff -

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

Dean -


United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Notice of Docket Activity

The following transaction was filed on 10/02/2013

Case Name: Office & Professional Employe v. Crittenton Hosp Medical Ctr
Case Number: 13-2256
Document(s): Document(s)

Docket Text:
ORDER filed granting motion to dismiss case - mediation [4950086-2] filed by Mr. Donald H. Scharg. Entered by order of the court. (CAW)



Unique Benefits for Union Families at Risk

Union Plus has an innovative new program of unique benefits for members facing economic hardship.  It's called Union SAFE and it expands the Union Plus safety net for working families and members participating in Union Plus programs. 

It includes:

  • Credit counseling services, budgeting advice and no-fee debt management and bankruptcy counseling benefits (1-877-833-1745);

  • Save My Home Hotline to help members avoid foreclosure (1-866-490-5361);

  • Hospital Care Grants of $1,000 for qualified participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Mortgage or UnionSecure Insurance programs who have been recently hit with large, unreimbursed hospital expenses;

  • College Savings Grants of $500 for qualified participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Mortgage or UnionSecure Insurance programs who open a new 529 tax-free college savings or pre-paid tuition account between January 1 and June 30, 2009;

  • Job Loss Grants of $250 for qualified Union Plus Credit Card holders who have been recently laid off for more than 90 days;

  • Disability Grants of $1,000 to $2,000 for qualified Union Plus Credit Card holders who have significant income loss due to a recent long-term illness or disability;

  • Mortgage Assistance to help Union Plus Mortgage holders who are laid off, disabled or are on strike make their mortgage payments;

  • Insurance Premium Waivers for members with UnionSecure Life Insurance who have been recently laid off for more than 30 days.

To apply, click this link


  AT&T Cellular Discounts  

Save 15% on your monthly AT&T wireless service.  In addition to saving money, you'll be supporting union workers and their families.  AT&T is the only national unionized wireless carrier - with over 40,000 union represented employess.

Click this link for more information - AT&T Discount.pdf



AFLAC for our members


We are pleased to announce that Aflac has partnered with us to bring you benefit options that are now available to our membership at payroll rates!

You can sign up to meet with our Aflac representatives or come to the Union office to enroll. It’s that easy.
Aflac offers a full menu of benefit options that are designed to pay cash directly to you, not hospitals and doctors. These cash benefits can be used as you need to help with costs associated with an accident or illness for you or your family. You choose the coverage that fits your needs the best. Better still, you own your coverage with Aflac and can keep it at the same rate as long as you continue to pay premiums. Your coverage is fully portable and individually owned.
Aflac offers a wide variety of cash benefit options that will supplement any health insurance plan such as:
*Personal Disability Income Protector                   *Life Insurance
*Cancer/Specified Disease                                        *Critical Illness
*Hospital Protection                                                 *Dental
*Specified Health Event Protection                         *Vision
*Personal Sickness Indemnity                                  *Accident Indemnity
*Intensive Care                                                          (24 hour on or off job)
Our Aflac representative is:
Mike Trudeau-Aflac
Regional Sales Coordinator
30078 Schoenherr, suite 200
Warren, MI 48088
586-541-4500 ext. 17 phone

Click the link below...

The Hawai'i Nurses' Association Announces Affiliation with OPEIU, AFL-CIO

This week already is shaping up to be huge, with actions everywhere demanding good jobs for working families, paid for with fair taxes for millionaires and Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street protests, which really took off over the weekend, will continue in cities from coast to coast.

And the AFL-CIO America Wants to Work national week of action starts today. This is a not-to-be-missed moment to get out and attend an event in your community.

We’re sponsoring a wide variety of activities, from vigils to teach-ins on college campuses, demonstrations outside job-outsourcing corporations and press events. In many places, we’ll join the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprung up and are growing, from Hawaii to Washington, D.C.
Working people will come together in hundreds of events through Oct. 16 to demand action from Congress to promote a real jobs creation agenda and real shared sacrifice from Wall Street and the rich. Find an event near you.

And college students across the country will gather on Wednesday, Oct. 12, for a live national teach-in with events on campuses from 7–8:30 p.m. EDT. Find a teach-in location near you here. Or, watch it live Wednesday night at:

Whatever you do this week, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something big. Here are some ways to get involved:
  1. Find an America Wants to Work event near you here. To share our week of action on Facebook, click here.
  2. Find an Oct. 12 America Wants to Work teach-in location near you here. Or watch it live from 7–8:30 p.m. here.
  3. Find an Occupy Wall Street event near you here. You can share Occupy Wall Street events on Facebook here.


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