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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 4,000 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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Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

15 April 2021

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans during open enrollment for just $19.95 a month*. You'll have experienced legal help, whenever you need it.

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Watch OPEIU Local 40 President Jeff Morawski on ABC's World News Tonight discuss how surging COVID-19 cases are straining Michigan hospitals

CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY: PASS THE PRO ACT

8 April 2021

CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY: PASS THE PRO ACT

The entire labor movement is coming together today to call our senators and let our voices be heard.

The PRO Act is a critical piece of legislation, safeguarding civil rights, workers' rights, and economic rights for working people. It passed the House in March, but we still need the Senate to pass this landmark piece of legislation, which will directly improve the livelihoods of millions of working people without the protection of a union contract. Can you take a few minutes to call your senators today?

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8 April 2021

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Enrollment at the reduced monthly fee of only $19.95 ends April 30!

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Applications Now Being Accepted

6 April 2021

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program. Full details and applications can be found at OPEIU.org under the Member Resources/Union Benefits link, as well as on the OPEIU app.

OPEIU will provide five awards of $2,500 to OPEIU members who have at least $10,000 in student debt and are able to prove their account is current. A member can receive an award only once in a lifetime, and must have completed an associate or undergraduate degree.

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1 April 2021

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Sweet. Elegant. Modern. Traditional. There’s a hand-arranged, hand-delivered arrangement to suit any mom in your life. Find the perfect arrangement or gift basket for Mother’s Day and save 30% now. Offer ends May 9.

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OPEIU Financial Education Webinar

Workers Memorial Day

30 March 2021

Workers Memorial Day

FIFTY YEARS AGO on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job.

Register Now for the OPEIU Financial Education Webinar

26 March 2021

Register Now for the OPEIU Financial Education Webinar

March 31 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

The global pandemic has left many people with serious financial questions. Job insecurity and unexpected expenses have many wondering the best way to meet their financial obligations today without jeopardizing their long-term financial well-being.

As there is a strong link between financial literacy and financial resilience, OPEIU will be hosting a Financial Education Webinar on March 31 at 2:30 p.m. EDT to help answer your questions about financial challenges facing you and your family. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y495PDN5QZqFscX4HncbMw

Secretly Group: Workers at Indie-Music Company Begin Efforts to Unionize

24 March 2021

Secretly Group: Workers at Indie-Music Company Begin Efforts to Unionize

The history of the music industry in the U.S. is dotted with unions, strikes, and collective action — from the 1942-44 musicians strike to the 2019 No Music for ICE campaign — but the focus has tended to land on the artists themselves. Union-minded musicians have a few options: The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) was founded in 2012 (the result of a merger of the two organizations founded in the 1930s), and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) dates back to 1896; they collectively represent about 75,000 musicians, the majority of whom work with orchestras, in opera, or in musical theater.
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Attention Nonprofit Employees: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct. 31

The Oct. 31 deadline is fast approaching for public sector employees to apply for student loan relief through the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Many OPEIU members work for "public service employers," which includes many nonprofits, and are thus eligible to take advantage of temporary changes that make it easier to qualify for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Take Advantage of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Changes Before Oct. 31

Many OPEIU members work for "public service employers," which includes many nonprofits, and are thus eligible to take advantage of temporary changes that make it easier to qualify for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

More specifically, under the temporary waiver:

  • Borrowers who have Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Perkins loans or other federal student loans can consolidate their loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan and receive PSLF credit for periods of repayment prior to consolidation. Periods of repayment on parent PLUS loans are not eligible under the limited PSLF waiver. Before consolidating, borrowers should check to see if they work for a qualifying employer using the PSLF Help Tool.
  • Past periods of repayment will now count regardless of whether a borrower made a payment, or made that payment on time, for the full amount due, or on a qualifying repayment plan.

Be sure to check your eligibility for the PSLF waiver before the changes expire on Oct. 31, 2022.

Unfortunately, union staff are not eligible for this program. Be sure to visit the OPEIU Membership Benefits page to learn about the OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program and the educational scholarships available for OPEIU members and their families.


Get-Out-The-Union-Vote on or before June 7th Primary Elections

Union members, family, and friends. Your future is at stake. Vote on or before June 7th in New Jersey’s Primary elections. Every registered voter is encouraged to vote. 

There are three ways to vote in the Primary Election.

1. Vote-by-mail. Return your vote by mail ballot. Ballots must be postmarked or placed in a secure ballot drop box by 8:00 pm on June 7th.
2. Vote Early in person, June 3-4, 10:00 am- 8:00 pm and June 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3. Vote at your polling place on June 7th, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PA Voice Workers Join Local 32”


The employer voluntarily agreed to recognition based on card check December 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Voice and the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), local 32, together proudly announce the voluntary recognition and new formation of a collective bargaining unit to represent Pennsylvania Voice employees. 

Union Coalition Files Unfair Practice Charge Against the State of New Jersey Judiciary Over COVID Policy (August 24. 2021)

Late last week, JCAU Council and CWA 1036 jointly filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge as well as a petition for immediate restraints with the Public Employment Relations Commission to challenge the Judiciary’s recently announced vaccine and testing policy. While the immediate restraints were denied, the underlying ULP is moving forward.  The ULP is based on the near-immediate imposition of the policy without impact negotiations with the Unions. The Unfair Practice process is underway and procedural steps are scheduled over the next 2-3 weeks. We will keep members updated on any developments.

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JUDICIARY EMPLOYEES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

OPEIU Local 32, in collaboration with the other unions which comprise the Judiciary Council of Affiliated Unions, has reached a tentative agreement with the State of New Jersey for our court employees. Links here are for the summary of all the changes and the actual Memorandum of Agreement reached at the bargaining table.

The 3-page summary is included for your convenience, but members will actually vote to accept or reject the complete MOA.

 
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New Jersey Public Employee Health Benefits Information:

 

State Health Benefits Program
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Health Benefits Program

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

 
 
 
 

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