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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 Win 60-Day Strike At Yellow Checker Star Transportation!

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 1, 2013) – Taxi drivers represented by the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU)/OPEIU Local 4873 have won their sixty-day strike at Yellow Checker Star Transportation (YCS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new contract includes an increase in the drivers’ share of the meter, reinstatement of eligibility for the four-day work week of 12 hours per day and 10-hour per day shifts, increases in annual bonuses and other benefits.

In all, the union negotiated sixteen wage and benefit changes to the collective bargaining agreement.

Representatives from the union and YCS will sign the contract tomorrow morning (Thursday, May 2) at 9 a.m. (PST) at the YCS Corporate Headquarters at 5225 W. Post Road, Las Vegas.

“I’m extremely proud of the fact that we have the loyal support of so many drivers, all of whom are the heart and soul of this struggle,” said OPEIU International President Michael Goodwin.  “These drivers, although enduring a great deal of personal hardship, stood together and proved that through solidarity and collective bargaining, workers can improve their quality of life.”

“The drivers stood strong during a very difficult strike, and now have a contract that brings the 1,800 drivers employed by YCS the respect and dignity they deserve,” said ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis R. Arrington.  “We fought back against the companies’ attempts to force senior drivers to work five or six days per week, at 60 and 72 hours.  And all of the striking drivers will return to work at the same time on Thursday, May 2.”

OPEIU gratefully acknowledges the support of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), Culinary Workers Union Local 266/UNITEHERE, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Seafarers International Union (SIU), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Communication Workers of America (CWA), California School Employees Association (CSEA), Transportation Communication Union (TCU) and American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL) for their generous support and counsel during this prolonged strike.

Appreciation is also given to International President Emeritus Doug Dority of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and to Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson for their participation, support and counsel during the strike.

OPEIU also appreciates that several organizations sent letters in support of the union to YCS, including CWA, Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFSCME, American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), IATSE, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), and the Iron Workers.

Finally, OPEIU thanks the United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN), which facilitated the distribution of hardship funds to striking drivers.

The sixty-day strike began on March 3, 2013 and ended on May 1, 2013.

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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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