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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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Voter Information and Registration

17 September 2021

Voter Information and Registration

On March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14019, Promoting Access to Voting.  Agencies subject to the order (including FMCS), are required to promote nonpartisan voter registration, engagement, and participation.

As part of this order, FMCS would like to direct employees, affiliates, stakeholders, other parties, and members of the public to voter information found on the website www.vote.gov and to ensure that your voter registration information is up to date.

Voter participation is important to a well-functioning democratic republic, as established by our Constitution. Our government – federal, state, and local – is elected by the citizens. Citizens vote for their government officials and these officials represent the concerns and ideas of the citizens in government. For example, your Governor is elected by the voters in your state. The Governor is in charge of the executive branch for your state. Voting is one important way that we can participate in our democracy. Besides voting for officials, we also vote on issues. Voters may want to make changes to their community, such as building bigger schools or adding new roads. Voting in an election is another critical way to participate in our democracy when we want to support or change a law.

Union Plus Credit Card Program

15 September 2021

Union Plus Credit Card Program

Get the card designed to support you every day with the Union Plus Credit Card program. With 24/7 U.S.-based phone customer service, competitive rates, and hardship assistance benefits, the Union Plus Credit Card program is built to support union members and their families.

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Turning 65? OPEIU's New Medicare Advantage Plan May be Right for You

14 September 2021

Turning 65? OPEIU's New Medicare Advantage Plan May be Right for You

If you’re at or nearing 65, OPEIU has an exciting new option to help save you money and provide dependable health care benefits during your retirement.

OPEIU is pleased to now offer our Medicare-eligible union retirees comprehensive Medicare Advantage plans through a trusted national partner, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These plans are available exclusively to retired OPEIU members and their spouses/partners and cannot be found or bought on the open Medicare market.

These plans offer enhanced services compared to the Individual Medicare market, brand name prescription drug benefits and gap (“donut hole”) coverage, nationwide access and value-added programs (like SilverSneakers® gym membership, telehealth, hearing and more).

To help you learn more about the program and decide if it’s right for you, OPEIU will be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. EDT. Representatives will explain the many features of the plan and answer your questions. Please register here:

When: Oct 6, 2021, 03:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)
Topic: OPEIU Medicare Advantage Plan Information Session
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9POKYAn2RJ2rO29bpYxmxg

OPEIU commemorates those who lost their lives 20 years ago today in the Sept. 11 attacks.

10 September 2021

OPEIU commemorates those who lost their lives 20 years ago today in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Our thoughts are with the victims' families and their loved ones as we reflect on the anniversary of that fateful day.


Register for OPEIU's Lunchtime Webinar: Estate Planning Assistance

7 September 2021

Register for OPEIU's Lunchtime Webinar: Estate Planning Assistance

Most of us know we need important estate planning documents like wills, advance directives and powers of attorney, but 70 percent of Americans do not have a will.

Finding the time to complete these documents can be a challenge.

Join OPEIU on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 12 p.m. EDT or 3 p.m. EDT for a 45-minute webinar to learn more about your options to complete your important estate planning documents in as little as 15 minutes.

HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU

HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU 3 September 2021

HAPPY LABOR DAY FROM OPEIU

We wish you and your loved ones a relaxing, rejuvenating and reflective Labor Day. As we look to the past to commemorate the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before us while celebrating this weekend, we must also look to the future.

Right now, historic legislation hangs in the balance in the Senate. The filibuster threatens to stifle progress on workers' rights, voting rights and civil rights despite a majority of the U.S. population supporting these reforms. Without ending the filibuster, we'll never be able to move forward on issues of vital importance to working people.

After the holiday, please consider taking action to urge your senators to abolish the filibuster so important bills like the PRO Act, voting rights legislation and an infrastructure package that puts working people first can come to the Senate floor for a fair vote.

- Team OPEIU


Apply today — for your family's tomorrow

2 September 2021

Apply today — for your family's tomorrow

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Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

16 August 2021

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans

Enroll in MetLife Legal Plans to get access to top - quality network attorneys whenever you need it. You could save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in legal fees. Enroll today! 

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka 5 August 2021

OPEIU Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

OPEIU mourns with deep sadness the sudden passing this morning of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. A lifelong fighter for workers' rights, first with the United Mine Workers and later as secretary-treasurer then president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, he led a life of purpose and conviction in pursuit of dignity and respect for working people. 

"OPEIU sends it deepest condolences to the family and friends of Richard Trumka," said OPEIU President and AFL-CIO Vice President Richard Lanigan. "The entire labor movement today stands together in solidarity as we reflect on his life and legacy. We are thankful for all he accomplished on behalf of working people, particularly recently as he nimbly guided the labor movement through an extremely politically divided time, all the while keeping the movement united in the fight for the future of all working people. We are committed to upholding his powerful legacy and the fight for dignity and respect for all."

Find Help with Rent and Utilities

2 August 2021

Find Help with Rent and Utilities

If you're looking for help with housing costs, you're not alone.

State and local organizations are distributing federal rental assistance in their communities. The money can help renters and landlords who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.

Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to learn more about emergency COVID-19 rental assistance.

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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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New Jersey Public Employee Health Benefits Information:

 

State Health Benefits Program
School Employees'
Health Benefits Program

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

 
 
 
 

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