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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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Save 30% off all Teleflora Mother’s Day bouquets and gift baskets

1 April 2021

Save 30% off all Teleflora Mother’s Day bouquets and gift baskets

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.

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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If you’re a union member who will be house hunting soon, check out the Union Plus Mortgage program, with financing available through Union Plus Mortgage Company. UPMC offers a wide choice of lenders; an easy and convenient loan application; and a mortgage assistance program in the event of eligible income loss due to disability, unemployment, etc. Apply now get a $500 gift card after closing. NMLS Number 1561829. https://unionplus.deals/84k

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. 

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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:

 

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

 
 
 
 

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