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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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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.

Anti-Asian Racism is a Labor Issue

23 March 2021

Anti-Asian Racism is a Labor Issue

The scourge of anti-Asian racism in the United States is nearly as old as our nation itself. Throughout our country's history, white supremacists and their enablers have subjected Asians and Asian-Americans on and off U.S. soil to discrimination, violence and bigotry. Recent waves of violence, incited by careless rhetoric and reckless misinformation, have carried on this shameful tradition against our Asian-American and Pacific Islander citizens.

Remember to RSVP for OPEIU Movie Night [3 SHOWINGS!]

15 March 2021

Remember to RSVP for OPEIU Movie Night [3 SHOWINGS!]

Due to popular demand, we are proud to present a third opportunity to view 9to5: The Story of a Movement, a new PBS-backed documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar.

RSVP HERE for one of three showings, all on March 23. Be sure to let us know if you'll be attending the 7:30 EDT panel with the filmmaker, OPEIU members featured in the film, and new OPEIU members who just won their union at Augsburg University in Minnesota. Registrants will be sent a link to access the film at their designated time in advance; it's as simple as clicking a link from your smartphone or computer.

We've included below the biographies of the panelists who will be joining us for the exclusive panel at 7:30 p.m. EDT on March 23. We look forward to seeing you there!


Spring marks the start of the home buying season

15 March 2021

Spring marks the start of the home buying season

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Join Us for OPEIU Movie Night Screening of 9to5: The Making of a Movement

9 March 2021

Join Us for OPEIU Movie Night Screening of 9to5: The Making of a Movement

OPEIU is proud to invite you and your family to an exclusive screening of a new PBS-backed labor documentary, 9to5: The Making of a Movement. We are offering two showings on Tuesday, March 23, so members on both coasts can enjoy the film: one at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific and one at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific. In between showings, we are also hosting a half-hour virtual panel with the Oscar-winning filmmaker, OPEIU members who are featured in the film, and new members of our union family who just won recognition of their union at Augsburg University.

Thanks for Your Help in Protecting Our Pensions

7 March 2021

Thanks for Your Help in Protecting Our Pensions

The Senate has passed a bill to provide relief to endangered multiemployer pensions, as part of President Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. 

In addition to much needed relief to families and small businesses struggling during the pandemic, the bill provides relief for plans in which many OPEIU members participate, including the OPEIU Western States Plan, the Local 153 Plan and a number of others, affecting OPEIU members and retirees throughout the United States. The bill now goes back to the House for a final vote. 

OPEIU members have been waiting for this type of legislation. We have been working with the AFL-CIO Retirement Committee for nearly two years to win this reform and secure our members' pensions. 

Tell Your Senators to Protect Our Pension Plans

1 March 2021

Tell Your Senators to Protect Our Pension Plans

Dear OPEIU Action Team Member:

On Friday night, the House of Representatives voted on a bill to provide relief to endangered multiemployer pensions, as part of President Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

The bill provides relief for plans in which many OPEIU members participate, including the OPEIU Western States Plan, the Local 153 Plan and a number of others, affecting OPEIU members and retirees throughout the United States. The bill goes to the Senate this week.

OPEIU members have been waiting for this type of legislation. We have been working with the AFL-CIO Retirement Committee for nearly two years to win this reform and secure our members' pensions.

Up to 25% off car rentals for spring getaways

Up to 25% off car rentals for spring getaways 1 March 2021

Up to 25% off car rentals for spring getaways

Spring is just around the corner. Plan a road trip in a safely sanitized rental car and save up to 25% off base rates. Your Union Plus discount can be used at Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Payless and Dollar. These nationwide car rental partners are maintaining high standards for safety and cleanliness so you can rent with confidence. Terms apply.
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After a Lifetime Helping Others, OPEIU Brother Needs Help

After a Lifetime Helping Others, OPEIU Brother Needs Help 24 February 2021

After a Lifetime Helping Others, OPEIU Brother Needs Help

For his entire career, OPEIU Representative Mike Davis has been fighting for the rights of health care professionals. 

For the past two decades, he’s led the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association, and played a major role in creating the First National Guild for Health Care Providers of the Lower Extremity/OPEIU Guild 45. Guild 45 is the first professional union dedicated to protecting the rights of the nation’s podiatrists. 

Now he’s asking for help.

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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.

 
News Alert

 

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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