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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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HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU

HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU 3 September 2021

HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU

We wish you and your loved ones a relaxing, rejuvenating and reflective Labor Day. As we look to the past to commemorate the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us while celebrating this weekend, we must also look to the future.

Right now, historic legislation hangs in the balance in the Senate. The filibuster threatens to stifle progress on workers' rights, voting rights and civil rights despite a majority of the U.S. population supporting these reforms. Without ending the filibuster, we'll never be able to move forward on issues of vital importance to working people.

After the holiday, please consider taking action to urge your senators to abolish the filibuster so important bills like the PRO Act, voting rights legislation and an infrastructure package that puts working people first can come to the Senate floor for a fair vote.

- Team OPEIU


Apply today — for your family's tomorrow

2 September 2021

Apply today — for your family's tomorrow

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Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

16 August 2021

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans to get access to top - quality network attorneys whenever you need it. You could save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in legal fees. Enroll today! 

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka 5 August 2021

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

OPEIU mourns with deep sadness the sudden passing this morning of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. A lifelong fighter for workers' rights, first with the United Mine Workers and later as secretary-treasurer then president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, he led a life of purpose and conviction in pursuit of dignity and respect for working people. 

"OPEIU sends it deepest condolences to the family and friends of Richard Trumka," said OPEIU President and AFL-CIO Vice President Richard Lanigan. "The entire labor movement today stands together in solidarity as we reflect on his life and legacy. We are thankful for all he accomplished on behalf of working people, particularly recently as he nimbly guided the labor movement through an extremely politically divided time, all the while keeping the movement united in the fight for the future of all working people. We are committed to upholding his powerful legacy and the fight for dignity and respect for all."

Find Help with Rent and Utilities

2 August 2021

Find Help with Rent and Utilities

If you're looking for help with housing costs, you're not alone.

State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities. The money can help renters and landlords who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.

Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to learn more about emergency COVID-19 rental assistance.

The Unions Power America Contest opens today!

2 August 2021

The Unions Power America Contest opens today!

Just submit a photo of you working hard at your union job or in your community, along with a caption describing how you’re powering America and why you should win.

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The Unions Power America Contest was created by Union Plus to recognize and celebrate the hardworking union members moving our country forward following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.

The online contest runs from Aug. 2 to Aug. 22. Entries will then be reviewed by the judges and awards will be given out early to mid-September. 

Prizes include car rental certificates and cash awards of up to $15,000.

Submit your photo here, and good luck!

Shop New + Used Cars Online

1 August 2021

Shop New + Used Cars Online

This summer, use the Union Plus Auto Buying Service to price and compare your next car, truck or SUV online. Browse an extensive selection of inventory, plus take advantage of your Union member benefits:

  • Have a car to trade - in or sell? Current vehicle values are strong as dealers look to replenish their inventory. Get an instant cash offer in minutes , which can help reduce your down payment
  • Build the new car you want, see what others paid and calculate monthly payments so you know when you’re getting a good deal  Get a $100 rebate on new union - made cars 1
  • Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements 2 

1 If you purchase a new, qualifying union - assembled vehicle, you will receive a check for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The rebate checks come from Union Plus and not from the dealer). Union Plus receives a monthly report o n the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a rebate check should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email that can assist in researching your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a check. 2 Some benefits not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company. See site for details .

 

Watch the OPEIU PRO Act Town Hall with Sen. Sherrod Brown and Learn How You Can Help

Covid Variant Adds to Worker Anxieties

28 July 2021

Covid Variant Adds to Worker Anxieties

Workers’ Anxiety Grows as Covid Variant Casts a Shadow

Some see an undue rush by employers to get workplaces back to normal, whether by dropping precautions or imposing new rules.

When Kelly Harris, a personal grocery shopper in Steubenville, Ohio, was vaccinated in March against Covid-19, it was a huge relief. “I felt the weight of the world off my shoulders,” she said. Her sense of relief has turned to dread. After most supermarkets eased masking requirements in May, mask wearing plummeted in her area. She worried about bringing the virus home to her school-age children.

OPEIU PRO ACT TOWN HALL AND DISCUSSION WITH SEN. SHERROD BROWN

OPEIU PRO ACT TOWN HALL AND DISCUSSION WITH  SEN. SHERROD BROWN 26 July 2021

OPEIU PRO ACT TOWN HALL AND DISCUSSION WITH SEN. SHERROD BROWN

OPEIU PRO ACT TOWN HALL AND DISCUSSION WITH
SEN. SHERROD BROWN

OPEIU is pleased to announce Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio) will be joining us for OPEIU’s Virtual PRO Act Town Hall on July 27. Sen. Brown has been a staunch advocate for workers' rights his entire career, and we are happy to have him join us to discuss how the PRO Act could transform U.S. labor relations for the better.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PRO ACT TOWN HALL AND DISCUSSION WITH SEN. SHERROD BROWN ON JULY 27 AT 6:30 P.M. EDT

Just Added! Town Hall Watch Party
July 28, 2021 • 9:30 P.M. EDT

Join us on July 28 for an interactive replay watch party followed by a Q&A session moderated by OPEIU's National Political Director Cesar Leyva starting at 9:30 P.M. EDT.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PRO ACT TOWN HALL WATCH PARTY ON JULY 28 AT 9:30 P.M. EDT

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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.

Local 32 urges support for S.420: the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

We urge our members to contact their US Senators in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, important pro-worker, pro-union legislation which has already passed the House of Representatives (H.R. 842), but needs to get through the Senate (S.420). You can call your Senators toll free at 866-832-1560 and tell them this bill is important to you.

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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.

Key Legislation Messaging and Local Union Communication Survey



To All OPEIU Local Unions:

It's a very busy time in Washington with several key pieces of legislation pending that will significantly impact working families, including the PRO Act and the For the People Act of 2021 (voting rights).

To ensure consistent messaging and combat anti-worker efforts, OPEIU has put together messaging points on both pieces of legislation, along with some graphics that all local unions are encouraged to use in any publications, websites, social media postings or other communication methods. They are included below, and graphics are attached. We've also included an AFL-CIO statement, “Senate Rules Cannot be Used to Block a Workers First Agenda," which we hope you’ll find helpful. The Executive Council’s full statement is available here.

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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
School Employees'
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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