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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 Endorses Kevin Strouse for Congress

  • 27 February 2014
  • Author: OPEIU Webmaster
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New York, NY – February 27, 2014 – Today, the 104,000-member Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announced its endorsement of Kevin Strouse for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th District as a Democrat.

“Kevin has proven he’s a true leader that can be counted on to make things happen for the working families of Pennsylvania,” said OPEIU International President Michael Goodwin.  “He’s demonstrated his leadership skills and ability to meet any challenge that comes his way as an Army Ranger protecting our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His impressive background and concern for the working people of Pennsylvania makes him the best person to lead the state forward.”

"I am honored to have the support of the hardworking men and women of OPEIU,” said Strouse.  “I know they must be frustrated by the lack of leadership from Congressman Fitzpatrick who has stood by while plants have closed and jobs have fled the 8th District. When I was with the Army Rangers I had to tackle tough problems and work as a team to get the job done, and I will bring that same dedication to work every day representing the hardworking families of Bucks and Montgomery counties."

OPEIU represents more than 104,000 employees and independent contractors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in banking, insurance, higher education, shipping, hospitals, medical clinics, utilities, transportation, hotels, administrative offices and more.

OPEIU has a strong membership in Pennsylvania, representing healthcare professionals such as the podiatric physicians through OPEIU Guild 45/First National Guild of Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity and Registered Nurses and other nursing professionals through OPEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania Local 112.  OPEIU also represents administrative employees at Merck Sharp & Dohme pharmaceuticals through the Merck Independent Union/OPEIU Local 1937.

Mr. Strouse is a former Army Ranger, CIA officer and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who lives in Bensalem, Pa., with his wife, Amy, and two young children, Walter and Charlotte.  He earned his BA from Columbia University and a Masters in Security Studies from Georgetown University, graduating with honors.
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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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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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