Richard Lanigan, an Office and Professional Employees regional vice president and Secretary-Treasurer -- chief operating officer -- of its largest local succeeded Mike Goodwin as union president on Dec. 15. Goodwin, 73, who has been president for 21 years and an OPEIU member and activist for 55 years, took Lanigan’s board seat and will also be business manager of OPEIU’s largest local, 153, which covers New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Goodwin is in good health, but voluntarily stepped down because “the burdens and challenges of the office of international president are considerable, so he thought it was time to turn it over to someone new,” an OPEIU spokeswoman said. Goodwin said Lanigan “will do a great job for the members of the union.” Read more here.
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