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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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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. 

WeWork Will Change Employee Handbook After Labor Board Dispute

26 September 2016

WeWork Will Change Employee Handbook After Labor Board Dispute

The settlement comes after the labor board said employees could interpret parts of the document as forbidding them from discussing wages and unionizing.

WeWork Cos., the world's largest co-working startup, will change some sections of its employee handbook and tell workers that they have the right to form a union as part of a settlement in a National Labor Relations Board case.

The agreement, which WeWork signed Friday, comes after the labor board said in August that employees could interpret parts of the company's policies as forbidding them from engaging in legal activities, such as discussing wages and unionizing. One offending section of the handbook, titled "Do the Right Thing," told employees to weigh whether a situation may be unethical by asking themselves questions like, "How would I feel if it made headlines in news outlets?"

Documents to download

  • wework rewriting handbook(.pdf, 129.3 KB) - 1635 download(s) OPEIU: BIG CO-WORKING FIRM SETTLES NLRB CASE BY REWRITING HANDBOOK

Vote No on TPP!

15 September 2016

Vote No on TPP!

Call Your Representative Today at 1-855-856-7545 and Tell Them to Vote No on TPP!

The Best Choice for Working Women

Labor Day: We Earned It.

Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

25 August 2016

Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

When the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit on August 22 in declaring certain arbitration agreements were overly broad for denying worker rights, the decision struck fear in the hearts of corporations everywhere.

And it certainly struck the nervous system of their lawyers. Fisher Phillips, a gigantic firm (33 offices, 350 attorneys) whose central practice is representing employers, headlined the case as "Employers Lose Latest Battle In National War" and bluntly tells employers this decision is their "most bruising loss in the ongoing war involving class action waivers."

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and what they mean for working people.

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and  what they mean for working people. 12 August 2016

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and what they mean for working people.

Donald Trump's business deals continue to negatively affect Atlantic City to this day. Marty Rosenberg speaks out about how Donald Trump never paid his bills.

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals & what they mean for working people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7j86EC6gAM

OPEIU and Local 153 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

22 June 2016

OPEIU and Local 153 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

New York, NY (June 22, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and OPEIU Local 153 today announce their endorsement of Anna Throne-Holst for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Suffolk County, Long Island. 

“OPEIU is putting our full support behind Anna Throne-Holst because of her stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan.  “She has put at the top of her agenda creating good jobs on Long Island and protecting American workers, ensuring quality education for every child, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected  Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention 6 June 2016

Richard Lanigan Elected President and Mary Mahoney Elected Secretary-Treasurer at 27th OPEIU Convention

Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2016) --  Delegates to the Office and Professional Employees International Union 27thConvention today elected Richard Lanigan to serve as president for the next three years.  Also reelected to her third term was Secretary-Treasurer Mary Mahoney. 

Lanigan was named president by the OPEIU Executive Board in December following the resignation of Michael Goodwin.  In February 2016, Lanigan was sworn in as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Lanigan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of OPEIU Local 153 and as an International vice president for Region II since 1994. 

Mahoney is also president of OPEIU Local 6 in Boston, Massachusetts, serving in that role since 1995.

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