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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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15 November 2019

Shop the Union Plus Online Store

The best gifts are union made. Choose 100% union made apparel and gear for the Holidays! You’ll find bold t-shirts, toasty zip-up sweatshirts, fun caps and even cool tumblers and coolers at the Union Plus Online Store. And, they are all union - made from start to finish! No imports here.

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National Run For Office Day

12 November 2019

National Run For Office Day

One week ago, voters across the nation cast their ballots and ushered into office more than 300 union members, building more power for working people by adding to the 984 union members elected during last year’s midterm elections. Today, Nov. 12, 2019, is National Run for Office Day. On this day – and all days – OPEIU enthusiastically encourages working people, unionized or not, to build a future worth fighting for by running for office.

(Click here to visit the AFL-CIO’s new website, which tracks the successes of working people on the ballot across the nation.)

Nonprofit Employees Continue to Choose OPEIU

6 November 2019

Nonprofit Employees Continue to Choose OPEIU

In historic numbers, nonprofit employees throughout the country have chosen to come together and form a union with OPEIU. They join the growing trend of employees at nonprofit organizations unionizing to gain a say in their organization, increase transparency and raise workplace standards.

The past few months have seen unprecedented growth by our local unions. In one week alone, more than 420 employees at the National Endowment for Democracy, YouthCare, and San Francisco-Marin Food Bank chose to unionize with OPEIU. Click "read more" to see their stories.

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1 November 2019

Union Plus Car Rentals

Holiday travel doesn’t have to be a hassle. Escape the cold with Union Plus Car Rental Discounts. Union members can enjoy exclusive easy to use discounts when rent ing cars, trucks or SUVs.

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PROTECT OUR PENSIONS

16 October 2019

PROTECT OUR PENSIONS

This week, the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to protect more than one million retirees’ pensions by voting YES on S.2254, the Butch Lewis Act – but only if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings it to the floor for a vote.

Working people took money out of their paychecks for decades to ensure they have a dignified retirement, but without a floor vote on the Butch Lewis Act, those sacrifices might have been made in vain.

Time is running out. Contact your senator today and tell them to urge Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the Butch Lewis Act. Find out how to contact your senator by clicking this link. Read the full text of the bill here.

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15 October 2019

Union Plus Concerts and Events

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Kickstarter Refuses Employees’ Request to Recognize Union

3 October 2019

Kickstarter Refuses Employees’ Request to Recognize Union

After months employing union-busting techniques, company describes “union framework” as “inherently adversarial”

Brooklyn, New York [Oct. 3, 2019] – Kickstarter management has refused its employees’ request for voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, AFL-CIO, weeks after firing employees in response to their support for the union effort, a violation of longstanding U.S. labor law.

On Wednesday, Kickstarter United (KSRU) members approached management to ask for voluntary recognition of their union after a months-long campaign to organize employees at the crowdfunding company. Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan responded with an email to staff refusing the request for recognition, saying the company instead “supports” an NLRB election – a process notoriously skewed in favor of employers and against employees.

“It’s disappointing to see our leadership team publicly refuse, again, to recognize the majority support that Kickstarter United has built,” said a KSRU spokesperson. “Voluntarily recognizing our union is what’s best for the organization. It provides an opportunity to rebuild the trust our leaders’ actions have eroded with our creator and backer community. It validates the democratic process that is the signing of a petition to demand a union.

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union 2 October 2019

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

Brooklyn, New York [Oct. 2, 2019] – Kickstarter employees today officially requested from Kickstarter management voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153, AFL-CIO.

On Wednesday, Kickstarter United (KSRU) members approached management to ask for voluntary recognition of their union after a months-long campaign to organize employees at the crowdfunding company. In May, Kickstarter management had declined to voluntarily recognize the union, preempting its employees’ official request. The company spent the ensuing months employing typical union-busting and intimidation techniques, including hiring a crisis-management public relations firm and firing two employees who served on the KRSU organizing committee.

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!

1 October 2019

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!



OPEIU members and their family members are eligible to get a degree for FREE through the OPEIU Free College program. Visit freecollege.opeiu.org to apply before the Fall Semester deadline on Oct. 14.

 

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1 October 2019

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We all know that Halloween festivities can lead to some trouble. From damages to your personal belongings to car accidents, make sure that you’re covered this year. SnapQuote® has incredible customized options to choose from so that you enjoy peace of mind. We hope you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween!

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

 
 
 
 
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