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The Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 32, AFL-CIO, is one of the largest and fastest growing unions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We represent 6,000 members in both the public sector and private sector employment. Our members work in a variety of technical, professional, clerical, white collar and blue collar professions. Please click on any one of the links on the left hand side of the page to learn more about OPEIU, Local 32, AFL-CIO.

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Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan 15 March 2017

Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

Kara Sheehan​ is a great organizer and leader of Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders​, and an OPEIU Local 298 member. Check out her advice for young union leaders.

Meet Kara Sheehan, a field organizer at the Texas AFL-CIO and member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 298. Before joining the AFL-CIO, Sheehan worked with the Workers Defense Project and other local progressive groups in Austin, and worked at the Austin City Council.

She was born into the labor movement, where both her parents and grandparents raised her with the values of solidarity and intersectional movements.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 8 March 2017

International Women’s Day

'A Day Without a Woman’” How You Can Show Solidarity

On Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day, women across the world are taking action to call attention to the contributions we make every day in our workplaces, homes and communities.

This year, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have called for a day of action called, “A Day Without a Woman.”

We encourage OPEIU activists to show solidarity with working women around the world.

  1. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small and women- and minority-owned businesses).
  2. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.
  3. Men who are allies of this movement and want to show solidarity can lean into caregiving and lend their support for equal pay and adequate paid family leave for women.
  4. Show your support on social media.

Right-to-Work Dies in New Hampshire

16 February 2017

Right-to-Work Dies in New Hampshire

New Hampshire will not become a so-called right-to-work state today, or next year.

The Republican-led House voted to kill the union-targeted legislation Thursday afternoon, ending weeks of high-charged debate. While many expected a close vote, the final tally was much wider, at 200-177. The body then voted to ban consideration of right-to-work for the rest of the session, effectively killing it for the next two years.

Archdiocese Has Not Lived Up to Its Word

8 February 2017

Archdiocese Has Not Lived Up to Its Word

Statement from the Federation of Catholic Teachers President Julia Pignataro on the Archdiocese of New York’s Notification of the Closing of Six Catholic Schools

Despite its promises that ample warning would be given before additional school closings were planned, today the Archdiocese of New York contacted the Federation of Catholic Teachers to inform us that six schools are slated to close at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. This is in addition to the 55 schools that it has closed since 2011.

Standing Up to Protect Our Progress!

31 January 2017

Standing Up to Protect Our Progress!

OPEIU members joined Women’s Marches across the nation on January 21, standing up to attacks against the hard-fought rights of women and working families. Pictured are Local 2 members at the march in Washington, D.C. (left), and Local 30 in San Diego, California (right). Share your march photos by emailing them to frontdesk@opeiu.org or posting to our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

     

OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates

OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates 23 December 2016

OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates

OPEIU Nurses Council Chair Paige Yates, RN, shares her experience at the CAR:NG Conference at Rutgers, a gathering of labor and community organizations to share workplace best practices with nurses from across the United States. Yates is also president of OPEIU Local 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas, which represents nurses and other healthcare professionals.

What to Do if You Are Targeted at Work for Violence, Harassment or Hate Speech

2 December 2016

What to Do if You Are Targeted at Work for Violence, Harassment or Hate Speech

Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment have been reported. In light of these attacks, it's important that you know what your rights are and what you can do if you or someone you know is the target of one of these attacks in the workplace. Click on the links to learn more about your rights, what constitutes illegal activity and what you can do about it if you are targeted.

Watch Local 459's Julie Murray speak on nurse staffing legislation

Mass Firings on Broadway Lead Singers to Push Back

21 October 2016

Mass Firings on Broadway Lead Singers to Push Back

A group of servers who serenade patrons at Time Square’s Ellen Stardust have now, formed a union with–wait for it–the Wobblies (a nickname for the Industrial Workers of the World). After they unionized earlier this year as Stardust Family United, the owner, Ken Strum, said, Dream on–and wrecked the lives of over 30 staffers by firing them. Now they are picketing outside the venue weekly while singing old union and railroad songs.  The waitstaff, consisting of aspiring Broadway actors, decided to organize when new policies prohibited them from easily switching shifts to attend auditions.

Cynthia Schu Named OPEIU Organizing Director

Cynthia Schu Named OPEIU Organizing Director 4 October 2016

Cynthia Schu Named OPEIU Organizing Director

New York, NY (October 4, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, CLC, has named Cynthia Schu as its new organizing director.

“I am so pleased that Cindy has agreed to become our organizing director,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan. “Cindy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is respected throughout OPEIU and the labor movement for her many organizing accomplishments and knowledge of innovative and creative approaches to reaching working people.”

Schu joins the International after leading organizing efforts at OPEIU Local 8 in Washington State since 1991. During that time, she assisted OPEIU with a number of organizing campaigns. 

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NOTICE REGARDING DENIAL OF PAY FOR STATE SHUTDOWN
The state has issued directives through all state agencies that Governor Christie refuses to pay state workers for the days we were locked out during the state budget shutdown.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR UI BENEFITS ONLINE IS SATURDAY, JULY 8 OR BY TELEPHONE FRIDAY, JULY 7 AT 4:30PM. read more ...
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As part of your Union membership, you are entitled to OPEIU's free towing service.  This will assist you for flat tires, towing, and roadside assistance.  All you need for help is to make the call. 
PUT THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCIES:1-800-617-2677 
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PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CALCULATORS
FOR PLAN YEAR 2013
Health Benefit Contribution Requirements under Chapter 78, P.L. 2011

 
 
 
 
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