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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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Taxi Drivers at Yellow Checker Star to Conduct Work Stoppage

Taxi Drivers at Yellow Checker Star to Conduct Work Stoppage

“It’s an Issue of Public Safety”

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 28, 2015) – Taxi drivers employed by Yellow Checker Star (YCS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, will conduct a work stoppage on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. (PDT) in protest of Uber’s unsafe driver standards  and the company’s “surge pricing” policy.

The YCS drivers are members of the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU),
OPEIU Local 4873.  “Our members are professional drivers,” said ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis R. Arrington.  “They are experienced drivers, fully insured, and have passed comprehensive background checks.


Why Uber is Bad for Everyone

“The same cannot be said for Uber drivers,” continued Arrington.  “These so-called drivers can be hired without any driving experience, are not insured by the company, and are let loose on the streets without any sort of background check.”  The taxi drivers are also protesting Uber’s “surge pricing” policy, which makes it impossible for riders to know what rate they will be paying for any given route, and which is often used to undercut metered taxi rates.

“But this is more than just an issue of hardworking union members losing their jobs to unfair competition,” said Arrington.  “This is an issue of public safety.  The passengers and pedestrians of Las Vegas deserve drivers who know what they’re doing and, if an accident does occur, that their driver is fully insured.  With Uber, you certainly don’t have that assurance.”

WHO:  Taxi drivers employed by Yellow Checker Star Transportation, represented by the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873.

WHAT:  A work stoppage by YCS drivers to protest Uber’s unsafe standards and the company’s “surge pricing” policies.The YCS drivers will also conduct a demonstration on Las Vegas Blvd.

WHERE: Las Vegas Blvd.

WHEN:  Friday, May 29, 2015  2 – 5 p.m. (PDT)

WHY:  Uber drivers are often inexperienced, are uninsured, and have not undergone screening or background checks.  This, coupled with the company’s “surge pricing” policy, creates an unsafe condition for both passengers and pedestrians, and threatens the jobs of experienced, professional taxi drivers.

ABOUT ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873
In addition to the taxi drivers in Las Vegas, ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 represents more than 11,000 workers on military installations and federal buildings throughout the United States and Puerto Rico under the Service Contract Act.



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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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