Local 277 was chartered by Office Employees International Union in 1952 to 15
charter members in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Local 277 was first chartered to
represent clerical and technical employees in Aircraft and related industries. In 1965,
our name was changed to Office & Professional Employees International Union.
Later other offices were organized that included office clerical, technical and
professional employees in the insurance industry, trucking offices, union offices and
manufacturing offices. Today Local 277 represents over 8000 members in the
insurance industry, credit unions, aircraft manufacturing clerical and technical, and union offices.
Local 277 negotiates and services over 35 collective bargaining agreements.