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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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The Paycheck Fairness Act Would Help Close the Gender Wage Gap. Why Won’t the Senate Pass It?

26 August 2019

The Paycheck Fairness Act Would Help Close the Gender Wage Gap. Why Won’t the Senate Pass It?

This #WomensEqualityDay, OPEIU celebrates the progress women have made — and the long road to equality still ahead. Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a good start.

https://fortune.com/2019/08/26/womens-equality-day-paycheck-fairness-act/

Suicides among nurses are on the rise. Here's why one of America's fastest-growing jobs is facing a major crisis

22 August 2019

Suicides among nurses are on the rise. Here's why one of America's fastest-growing jobs is facing a major crisis

Nurses — who typically work long hours and may face abuse on the job — are more likely to take their own lives, a new study found.

Researchers from the University of California at San Diego recently conducted what they said is the first nationwide investigation into nurse suicides in more than 20 years. They found that both male and female nurses had higher rates of suicide than men and women in the US.

Kaiser Workers Fight Against Two-Tiered Wage System

Kaiser Workers Fight Against Two-Tiered Wage System 21 August 2019

Kaiser Workers Fight Against Two-Tiered Wage System

Kaiser Permanente workers from California to Maryland are fighting the healthcare giant’s proposal to implement a two-tiered wage system, which pits longtime employees and recent hires against each other, and lowers standards for everyone.

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

17 August 2019

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

Today, August 17, is National Nonprofit Day! Nonprofit employees, like those with Nonprofit Employees United, are on the front lines of bettering our communities each and every day. As advocates, those who make nonprofits work deserve a nonprofit that works for them, too. Learn more about the benefit of building a union at your workplace by visiting nonprofitemployees.org.

Violence Against Nurses: A Major Issue in Healthcare

15 August 2019

Violence Against Nurses: A Major Issue in Healthcare

BRIELLE BENYON

Workplace violence against nurses has significantly increased in the past decade or so, with some studies suggesting a 110% spike in the rate of violent injuries against healthcare workers in the last 10 years.

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 4 types of workplace violence in the healthcare field:

• Type I: The perpetrator has criminal intent and has no relationship to the business or its employees
• Type II: A customer, client, or patient becomes violent when receiving care or services
• Type III: employee-to-employee violence
• Type IV: Personal relationship violence

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15 August 2019

Discount RX Card

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Working People Can’t Stop and Won’t Stop Fighting for a Better Future

14 August 2019

Working People Can’t Stop and Won’t Stop Fighting for a Better Future

WHY LABOR UNIONS ARE INCREASING INFLUENCE

As negotiations entered their second month, Mike Pietros felt his optimism fade and his anger build. Pietros, fifty-three, had worked for Stop and Shop since 1998, when he was hired as a part-time meat cutter who floated from store to store. In twenty-one years, the North Providence resident had worked his way up to a meat manager’s position at the Cumberland store, and he now sat on the bargaining team for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union hammering out the terms of the next contract.

The grocery chain’s corporate parent, Ahold Delhaize, had posted a $2 billion profit in 2018, but its offers were paltry. The Netherlands-based company had proposed a small wage increase, but also a rise in workers’ health care premiums, and reductions to holiday pay and to pension benefits for new full-timers. The UFCW saw this fundamentally as a pay cut, and an attempt to create a two-tiered employee system. By the time the old contract expired on February 23, their respective positions had hardened.

https://www.rimonthly.com/labor-unions-increasing-influence/

Reminder: OPEIU Free College Benefit Application Deadline is August 19

12 August 2019

Reminder: OPEIU Free College Benefit Application Deadline is August 19

Don't miss out. Apply Today.

The OPEIU Free College program is excited to offer new courses for Fall 2019 to OPEIU members and their dependents. Through the program, you can now earn an associate's degree in an array of fields, including Professional Office Management.

Family of OPEIU members are defined as children/stepchildren, grandchildren/step-grandchildren, spouses, domestic partners, financial independents and now parents, siblings, and sons and/or daughters-in-law are qualified as well.

Start the Fall right by making your education a top priority. The Fall 2019 semester enrollment ends Aug. 19.

Complete information and enrollment details are available at FreeCollege.OPEIU.org or by calling 888-590-9009.

Canadian members, please contact Luis Rosa at lrosa@EGCC.edu.


ACLU of Maryland Unionizes with OPEIU Local 2

ACLU of Maryland Unionizes with OPEIU Local 2 2 August 2019

ACLU of Maryland Unionizes with OPEIU Local 2

Silver Spring, Maryland (August 2, 2019)

Fourteen employees of the ACLU of Maryland joined the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2 on July 31, 2019. The unit, comprised of organizers, attorneys, legal fellows and assistants, and policy specialists spent nine long months building up power and support for the union before they finally won an election with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) the last day of July. The recognition agreement with management and the AAA allowed the unit to technically be voluntarily recognized, albeit through an election.

The ACLU of Maryland is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, a progressive nonprofit that works to preserve and maintain individual freedoms. Staff routinely expressed how important it is for an organization with such dedication to civil liberties to support an employee union, noting, as the ACLU has on their own website, “Collective bargaining statutes provide critical and necessary protection for workers who exercise basic civil rights, in particular, the rights of speech, association, and petition. Efforts to strip workers of these protections have no place in our democracy.”

The Union Plus Prescription Savings program

1 August 2019

The Union Plus Prescription Savings program

Medicine can be expensive. The Union Plus Prescription Savings program can save you on brand names and generic drugs at pharmacies nationwide. Download the free Union Plus RX card and save today. This is not insurance.

Learn more: https://unionplus.deals/cf685
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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.
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PUT THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCIES:1-800-617-2677 
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