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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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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.

Enter Now

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

PETITION: I support workers and democracy!

20 July 2021

PETITION: I support workers and democracy!



The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the labor law reform we need to protect workers and unions. If the PRO Act passes in the Senate, President Biden will sign it into law. Tell your senators that you support unions, working people and the PRO Act!

Sign the Petition

Workers’ rights are under attack. Our outdated labor laws have been chipped away and weakened by anti-worker legislators. Every day, we hear about corporations openly union-busting and retaliating against workers without consequence.

Reminder to Register Now for the OPEIU PRO Act Town Hall

16 July 2021

Reminder to Register Now for the OPEIU PRO Act Town Hall

Just added! Town Hall Watch Party on July 28 at 9:30 P.M. EDT.

Reminder to Register Now:
PRO Act Town Hall
July 27, 2021 • 6:30 P.M. EDT

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the most sweeping overhaul of labor law in decades. It would empower workers to come together to fight for better pay, safe working conditions and more time to spend with family. This critical piece of legislation has passed the House of Representatives and already has 47 co-sponsors in the Senate.

Join OPEIU members, organizers and our guests (to be announced) as we come together to learn how the PRO Act could impact our union and entire labor movement for the better.

Register at bit.ly/proacttownhall

Just Added! Town Hall Watch Party

July 28, 2021 • 9:30 P.M. EDT



Join Us for the OPEIU PRO Act Town Hall

15 July 2021

Join Us for the OPEIU PRO Act Town Hall

Register Now:
PRO Act Town Hall
July 27, 2021 • 6:30 P.M. EDT

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the most sweeping overhaul of labor law in decades. It would empower workers to come together to fight for better pay, safe working conditions and more time to spend with family. This critical piece of legislation has passed the House of Representatives and already has 47 co-sponsors in the Senate.

Join OPEIU members, organizers and our guests (to be announced) as we come together to learn how the PRO Act could impact our union and entire labor movement for the better.

Register at bit.ly/proacttownhall

Professional Moving Discounts

15 July 2021

Professional Moving Discounts

Get a hassle - free move and save hundreds of dollars on a state - to - state or long - distance move with the Union Plus Moving discount offered through NorthAmerican Van Lines. Union members get:

  • Exclusive discounts on moving, packing and in - transit storage. 
  • On - Time delivery pledge. 
  • Peak rates waived year - round. 
  • Up to $50,000 of Full Replacement Coverage at no cost from North American Van Lines 

Get your moving quote now! https://unionplus.deals/j1l

OPEIU Member Becomes First Woman Elected to Lead Arkansas AFL-CIO

OPEIU Member Becomes First Woman Elected to Lead Arkansas AFL-CIO 6 July 2021

OPEIU Member Becomes First Woman Elected to Lead Arkansas AFL-CIO

OPEIU congratulates Jessica Akers, secretary-treasurer of OPEIU Local 105, on her historic election to lead the Arkansas AFL-CIO. Akers, the first women elected to the position, was also one of the youngest-ever state federation leaders in the nation, serving as secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas labor federation since 2013.
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Attention Nonprofit Employees: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct. 31

The Oct. 31 deadline is fast approaching for public sector employees to apply for student loan relief through the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

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.

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.

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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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