New Email and Cell Number

Full-Time Designee and President, Kelley Allen, has a new email and phone number! 

Effective Thursday, December 12, 2019, please use the following number to reach President Allen with any union-related questions:  (505) 659-7312.

Also, please use the following email address for any union-related business:

Thank you!

OPEIU Local 251 Executive Board Members


Ratified Constitution & Bylaws - Oct 2019 - go to "Members Only" to view

Click on Local 251 Constitution & Bylaws to view the entire ratified document and to review the tally sheet of votes recorded for each article.

OPEIU Free College Benefit

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!


Congratulations Jolene Tapia!


“I want to personally thank the union for giving me the opportunity to further my education and receive my Associates Degree for Business Management. I highly recommend for all OPEIU Local 251 that have not received their Associates or Bachelor’s degree to please consider utilizing all of the wonderful opportunities and benefits that the Union has to offer all of us members.

As a student it was a great experience of completing the entire 2 year degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College based out of Ohio. The counselors and IT staff are all very personable and very nice to work with. I had no issues with any classes. I know you will love it as much as I did.”


In Solidarity,

Jolene Tapia

OPEIU Local 251 Member


OPEIU members and their family members are eligible to get a degree for FREE through the OPEIU Free College program. Visit to apply before the Fall Semester deadline on Oct. 14.


NEU - Nonprofit Employees United

OPEIU represents many nonprofit social service and advocacy members.  We’ve created an organizing campaign called NEU—Nonprofit Employees United—to reach out to unorganized nonprofit staff.  NEU provides organizing space for people in this sector interested in building a workplace union.  Here’s how you can help spread the word about this campaign: Check out the  NEU website at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by accessing links on the website. Please encourage your friends and family to share!

In solidarity,

Kelley Allen & Phyllis Rutka

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