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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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OPEIU Launches Tech Workers Union Local 1010 to Raise Standards for Tech Industry Employees

After Historic Kickstarter Organizing, OPEIU Sees Momentum for Unionization in the Industry

New York, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2021) -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, today announced the formation of its Tech Workers Union Local 1010, an arm of the union with a mission to raise industry standards and provide all tech workers a better future in their workplaces through collective bargaining.

“OPEIU has been investing resources in supporting tech workers as they organize to gain rights and raise standards in the workplace for many years, but now we’re focusing and strengthening that effort by having an organization dedicated to, created for and run by tech workers who understand the unique challenges facing the industry,” OPEIU President Richard Lanigan said. “We’re proud to be building solidarity with working people across the sector so together we can ensure tech workers have a strong voice in their workplaces.”

With its historic organizing win at Kickstarter in 2020, OPEIU saw momentum for unionization across the tech sector. “Workers across the tech industry are facing many similar challenges as they build power with their colleagues,” said RV Dougherty, a Local 1010 tech organizer. “Tech companies have tremendous power and influence throughout the world, but within their own companies there is often a large imbalance of power that directly impacts salary, benefits and other working conditions and perpetuates inequality in the workplace.

“With Tech Workers Union Local 1010, we are creating space for tech workers to learn from one another so we can build strong campaigns and win legally binding contracts that help correct that imbalance,” Dougherty continued.

Local 1010 is now working with tech workers whose concerns run the gamut from ensuring their jobs are sustainable, to increasing transparency at work and creating fair and equitable pay and benefits for all workers no matter their role or identity.

“The campaigns vary based on the unique needs of each workplace and employees," OPEIU Lead Organizer Grace Reckers said. “OPEIU puts employee creativity and leadership at the center of each campaign, while offering guidance, structure and training on how to navigate a union campaign.” The campaigns are inclusive of all employees in the industry, from engineers and designers, to community support agents, trust and safety analysts, product managers, salespeople, operations specialists, finance administrators and every other person who makes tech companies run.

“Unionizing tech is going to be a long road, but I’m stoked Tech Workers Union Local 1010 is helping build solidarity with tech workers across the industry,” said Dannel Jurado, an engineer and organizer with Kickstarter United, the employee group that led the organizing effort at Kickstarter. “A win for some tech workers is a win for all, and Kickstarter United is stronger as more tech workers join us in organizing their workplaces. We can’t wait to see what comes next, and hopefully it won’t be long before saying you have a union job in tech is commonplace.”

“Tech changes the world,” Reckers observed. “It’s time all the hardworking people who make that possible have a say in how that change comes about.”

For more information, visit techworkersunion-1010.org.

 

ABOUT OPEIU AND TECH WORKERS UNION LOCAL 1010

The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, represents more than 103,000 working people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Representing employees in nonprofit organizations, credit unions, hospitals, insurance agencies, colleges and universities, hotels, administrative offices and more, OPEIU is committed to advancing economic justice for working people no matter their occupation. Professional organizations and guilds affiliated with OPEIU are a diverse group that includes podiatrists, registered nurses, hypnotists, teachers, Minor League Baseball umpires and helicopter pilots. OPEIU is an affiliate of the 12.5 million-member strong AFL-CIO.

OPEIU’s Tech Workers Union Local 1010 is organizing workers for a better future through collective bargaining in their own workplaces and beyond. Local 1010 is a local union within OPEIU created for and run by tech workers. Local 1010 is formed around a core of engineers, community support agents, designers, trust and safety analysts, product managers, salespeople, operations specialists, finance administrators and every other person that makes tech companies run. 

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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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