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Welcome to the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 32
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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Union News

New Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card Holders

14 February 2011

New Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card Holders

To help with the skyrocketing costs of higher education, Union Privilege is offering a new Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card holders. Card members can now qualify for rebates of $50, $125 or $250 for eligible education purchases with their Union Plus Credit Card.
 

Joseph Marutiak Named OPEIU Vice President

9 February 2011

Joseph Marutiak Named OPEIU Vice President

The OPEIU Executive Board has named Joseph Marutiak to serve as Vice President for Region VII on the Executive Board. Marutiak is the Senior Service Representative for OPEIU Local Union 459 in Lansing, Michigan. He replaces the retiring Vice President Cindy Jeffries, who has been appointed to serve as Commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Jeffries is one of four OPEIU members serving as an FMCS commissioner.

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Michael Goodwin speaks on the OPEIU Membership Benefits Program

1 February 2011

Michael Goodwin speaks on the OPEIU Membership Benefits Program

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin says his union is offering associate membership that provides access to health care, discounted prescriptions, towing services and other benefits for as little as $52 a year.

 

Interview with OPEIU President Michael Goodwin regarding unique health care plan

16 December 2010

Interview with OPEIU President Michael Goodwin regarding unique health care plan

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin says his union is offering access to health care, discounted prescriptions, towing services and other benefits for just $52 a year.



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Good Jobs Now - Make Wall Street Pay Video

21 October 2010

Good Jobs Now - Make Wall Street Pay Video

AFL-CIO Policy Director Damon Silvers explains what we mean when we say: Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay, with an introduction by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

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A call for 'back to basics' unionism

15 August 2010

A call for 'back to basics' unionism

The labor movement is at a crossroads. How can unions rebuild from the current low-water mark of 15% of the entire work force?

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Take the Working Women’s Survey

10 August 2010

Take the Working Women’s Survey

Working Women Have Something to Say . . .

It is time again for the Ask A Working Woman Survey.  Women have something to say about the economy, health care, balancing family and work, and jobs. We want to hear it!

 

OPEIU Local 459 Members Strike American Red Cross

1 June 2010

OPEIU Local 459 Members Strike American Red Cross

OPEIU Workers In Massachusetts Win $30M In Back Wages From Trial Court

18 May 2010

OPEIU Workers In Massachusetts Win $30M In Back Wages From Trial Court

By Doug Cunningham - Workers Independent News

Union workers have won $30 million in back pay from the Massachusetts Trial Court system. It’s the largest settlement of its type in state history. The Office and Professional Employees International union won the arbitration decision because the Trial Court violated the union contract, failing to pay raises. The arbitrator also decided the Trial Court has to come up with $17 million more to pay...

There's Still Time to Fill Out Your Census!

11 May 2010

There's Still Time to Fill Out Your Census!

Listen to what International President Michael Goodwin has to say about the Census and why it's so important to fill it out and send it back.  Click Here to view the video

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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.

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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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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Unon Plus Retirement Planning

Special Benefits