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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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Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

6 September 2017

Union Plus Offers Help for Those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

 

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program1

Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible participants of one of the following programs:

  • Union Plus Credit Card Program2
  • Union Plus Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death Insurance
  • Union Plus Auto Insurance or
  • Union Plus Mortgage Program

Participants who live in the following counties may be eligible for individual assistance: Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Wharton.

Donate Now to Help Texas Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

29 August 2017

Donate Now to Help Texas Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey

OPEIU members have always been there to help their sisters and brothers in need. From the devastation in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 in New York and New Jersey, we are proud to say that OPEIU members came forward and did all they could to help those affected.

Now our sisters and brothers in Texas need our help. Hurricane Harvey is probably the largest natural disaster ever faced in Texas. The resulting downpours have caused untold damage in Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. And, as we all know, things could get much worse over the days ahead as heavy rains continue to fall.

Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike

25 August 2017

Seattle-area union members who dole out benefits to other union workers go on strike

Both the union and the company noted the irony of the labor dispute, which is happening at an office that serves members of other local unions.

Union workers go on strike around Seattle from time to time. But what happens when office administrators who serve union workers go on strike?

On Wednesday, a local union whose members handle pension and health-care benefits for about 250,000 unionized workers in the Puget Sound region and across the West announced it was fed up with negotiations with its members’ employer and went on strike.

Congrats to 2017 OPEIU Scholarship Winners!

21 August 2017

Congrats to 2017 OPEIU Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations are in order to the winners of the 2017 OPEIU Scholarships. Information and applications for the 2018 scholarships will be available in January 2018 by clicking the Member Resources tab). 

Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund -- Full-Time Winners 

Jaylen Stark 
DAG 2007A
Region I

Xinyl Li
Local 2
Region II

Megan McCarthy
Local 6
Region II

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Statement on Charlottesville from OPEIU President Richard Lanigan

17 August 2017

Statement on Charlottesville from OPEIU President Richard Lanigan

Our country is still reeling from the shocking events in Charlottesville this weekend. In no uncertain terms, OPEIU strongly condemns the violence and hatred that was displayed by Nazi white nationalists in Charlottesville and the racist rhetoric that has followed.

While we may not share the same political views, all Americans share a desire for freedom, justice and equality. And in these confusing, disheartening times, one thing is clear – now is the time that all good people must act, stand up and speak out against this hatred and bigotry. We must all educate ourselves on the issues and then demand that our elected leaders stand with us against all forms of racism, violence and injustice. Each and every one of us shares this responsibility; we must not and cannot remain silent in the face of hatred.

Urge Your Senator to Defeat Health Care Bill

29 June 2017

Urge Your Senator to Defeat Health Care Bill

Act now to urge your senators to oppose the Republican leadership’s healthcare bill that will rob millions of people of benefits while giving a huge tax break to the wealthy.

Go to https://aflcio.org/ today to find your senator and call and email to urge them to vote no on the health care bill.

Get Connected!

29 June 2017

Get Connected!

Download the OPEIU App Today

The new OPEIU app is a great way to stay connected to your union, learn more about your membership benefits, find links to OPEIU’s social media networks, and much more.

Available for free download for iPhones at the App Store and for Android devices at Google Play by searching OPEIU.

The OPEIU Free College Benefit is Here

The OPEIU Free College Benefit is Here 28 June 2017

The OPEIU Free College Benefit is Here

OPEIU is pleased to introduce the newest union benefit for all OPEIU members – the OPEIU Free College Benefit. Just as the name implies, OPEIU members and their families can now earn an associate degree completely free of charge.

With all the expenses working families have to deal with these days, it’s good to know that meeting the costs of rising tuition and textbooks doesn’t have to be one of them. If you have children graduating from high school and planning to attend college or you are looking for a way to advance your own career, the OPEIU Free College Benefit is here to help. Beginning this summer, every member or retired member, as well as spouses, children, grandchildren and dependents of OPEIU members, can earn a two-year degree online for free. You read that right – free college just for being an OPEIU member in good standing.

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STATEMENT BY OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PRESIDENT RICHARD LANIGAN IN OPPOSITION TO NEW JERSEY’S S-4 HORIZON RESTRUCTURING LEGISLATION

26 June 2017

STATEMENT BY OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PRESIDENT RICHARD LANIGAN IN OPPOSITION TO NEW JERSEY’S S-4 HORIZON RESTRUCTURING LEGISLATION

On behalf of the 1,000 OPEIU Local 32-represented employees at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, OPEIU strongly opposes S-4 that seeks to impose restructuring requirements forcing the company to become an “insurer of last resort,” a move that would have devastating financial repercussions for the company and translate to exploding premiums and fewer services for its 3.8 million subscribers.

This onerous and politically motivated move by Gov. Chris Christie and the state senate will also hurt the innocent employees of Horizon who will as a result face certain layoffs and deep cuts at the bargaining table. Forcing Horizon into a quasi-charitable role that only it has to bear would put it at a serious disadvantage to other insurers in the state. More importantly, its employees and premium holders would be the ones absorbing the cost of caring for non-policy holders.

 

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Application Deadline is June 30

7 June 2017

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Application Deadline is June 30

Applications are now being accepted for the OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program to help OPEIU members and associate members repay their student debt. The fund provides five awards of $2,500 each year to a member who has completed an associate or undergraduate degree and who can demonstrate they have at least $10,000 in student debt and their account is current.

The application deadline is June 30, so apply today. Click here for more information and an application.
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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 ...
TOWING BENEFIT
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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New Jersey Public Employee Health Benefits Information:

 

State Health Benefits Program
School Employees'
Health Benefits Program

PERCENTAGE OF PREMIUM CALCULATORS
FOR PLAN YEAR 2013
Health Benefit Contribution Requirements under Chapter 78, P.L. 2011

 
 
 
 
Our UNION EAP -- Membership Service Assistance

  Click below to find out more about our member assistance program.  "You can't exercise your rights...if you don't know your rights."
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