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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 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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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

Discount RX Card

15 August 2019

Discount RX Card

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

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

To All OPEIU Local Unions, Guilds and Directly Affiliated Groups:

30 July 2019

To All OPEIU Local Unions, Guilds and Directly Affiliated Groups:

Union Plus, which offers Capitol One credit card options to union members – including OPEIU members – has relayed information to us about the Capitol One data security incident. According to Capitol One’s overview site, no credit card account numbers or log-on credentials were stolen. The data breached was credit card application data. Union Plus recommends the resources below for information about the breach and its impact on customers.

Impacted Union Plus cardholders will receive information directly from Capital One. Customers also are encouraged to call the customer service number on the back of their Union Plus card if they need any additional assistance. We will keep you posted as we learn new information from Union Plus.\

Overview of the situation
https://www.capitalone.com/facts2019/

FAQs
https://www.capitalone.com/facts2019/2/

AT&T Signature Program Discounts through Union Plus

15 July 2019

AT&T Signature Program Discounts through Union Plus

Did you know that AT&T waives select activation and upgrade fees for union members enrolled in the AT&T Signature Program?

That means that when you buy a new phone on AT&T, you can save on the costs associated with upgrading and activating a new device – which means more savings back in your pocket.

Learn more: https://unionplus.deals/15bd1

OPEIU Remembers the Legacy of Charlie Ponti (1913-2019)

OPEIU Remembers the Legacy of Charlie Ponti (1913-2019) 2 July 2019

OPEIU Remembers the Legacy of Charlie Ponti (1913-2019)

The members, staff and elected leaders of OPEIU mourn the loss of our beloved brother in the fight for justice, Charlie Ponti, who passed away last Friday, June 28, at the age of 106.

 

For 77 years, Brother Ponti served OPEIU as a union organizer, business representative and, later, as president of the Local 153 Retirees Association. As the longest-serving member of OPEIU, and as an integral part of our union for the better part of a century, OPEIU is committed to ensuring his legacy – and his lifelong commitment to organizing the unorganized – is remembered for generations to come.

Movie Tickets!

1 July 2019

Movie Tickets!

Thinking about going to dinner and a movie? Save up to 37% off movie tickets with Union Plus Movie Discounts.

Discounts can be used at national chains including AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, and more!

Learn more: https://unionplus.deals/5c8fc

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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.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR UI BENEFITS ONLINE IS SATURDAY, JULY 8 OR BY TELEPHONE FRIDAY, JULY 7 AT 4:30PM. read more ...
TOWING BENEFIT
As part of your Union membership, you are entitled to OPEIU's free towing service.  This will assist you for flat tires, towing, and roadside assistance.  All you need for help is to make the call. 
PUT THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER IN YOUR CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCIES:1-800-617-2677 
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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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