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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 6,000 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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Kickstarter Refuses Employees’ Request to Recognize Union

3 October 2019

Kickstarter Refuses Employees’ Request to Recognize Union

After months employing union-busting techniques, company describes “union framework” as “inherently adversarial”

Brooklyn, New York [Oct. 3, 2019] – Kickstarter management has refused its employees’ request for voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, AFL-CIO, weeks after firing employees in response to their support for the union effort, a violation of longstanding U.S. labor law.

On Wednesday, Kickstarter United (KSRU) members approached management to ask for voluntary recognition of their union after a months-long campaign to organize employees at the crowdfunding company. Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan responded with an email to staff refusing the request for recognition, saying the company instead “supports” an NLRB election – a process notoriously skewed in favor of employers and against employees.

“It’s disappointing to see our leadership team publicly refuse, again, to recognize the majority support that Kickstarter United has built,” said a KSRU spokesperson. “Voluntarily recognizing our union is what’s best for the organization. It provides an opportunity to rebuild the trust our leaders’ actions have eroded with our creator and backer community. It validates the democratic process that is the signing of a petition to demand a union.

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union 2 October 2019

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

Brooklyn, New York [Oct. 2, 2019] – Kickstarter employees today officially requested from Kickstarter management voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153, AFL-CIO.

On Wednesday, Kickstarter United (KSRU) members approached management to ask for voluntary recognition of their union after a months-long campaign to organize employees at the crowdfunding company. In May, Kickstarter management had declined to voluntarily recognize the union, preempting its employees’ official request. The company spent the ensuing months employing typical union-busting and intimidation techniques, including hiring a crisis-management public relations firm and firing two employees who served on the KRSU organizing committee.

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!

1 October 2019

Apply for the OPEIU Free College Program today!



OPEIU members and their family members are eligible to get a degree for FREE through the OPEIU Free College program. Visit freecollege.opeiu.org to apply before the Fall Semester deadline on Oct. 14.

 

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1 October 2019

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Register to vote today!

24 September 2019

Register to vote today!

 

Today, Sept. 24, is National Voter Registration Day. Union members deserve to be heard loud and clear at the ballot box during the primary and general elections in 2020.

Visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org or click the image above to register to vote and ensure your vote is counted in 2020!

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15 September 2019

Union Plus Car Rental Program

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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Debunks 5 Corporate Lies About Unions

10 September 2019

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Debunks 5 Corporate Lies About Unions

The keynote speaker for the 2019 OPEIU Convention pre-conference on the future of work, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, recently released a short video where he debunks five of the biggest lies corporations tell about unions. Watch it below.

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3 September 2019

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Happy Labor Day From Your Union!

29 August 2019

Happy Labor Day From Your Union!

 

In 1894, President Grover Cleveland made the first Monday of September an official national holiday, Labor Day.

Today, 125 years later, Labor Day is less about politics and policy and more about parades and picnics. But as we celebrate this long, well-deserved weekend with our families, friends, and loved ones, we owe it to the working people who came before us – and those who will come after us – to commemorate and celebrate the struggles undertaken by everyday working people to build a better future for all of us. Solidarity forever, sisters and brothers. Thank you for your work, and enjoy your Labor Day!

320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40

320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40 29 August 2019

320 McLaren Macomb Employees Vote to Join OPEIU Local 40

Mt. Clemens, MI (Aug. 29, 2019) – A group of 320 clerical associates, couriers, critical care techs, dispatchers, lab assistants, patient access reps, patient sitters, pharmacy techs and several other classifications at McLaren Macomb hospital voted last night 172 to 113 to form a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 40. There were 35 additional ballots that remained unopened and were not determinative in the election outcome.

The vote proceeded despite McLaren’s efforts to defy the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 7’s recently issued Decision and Direction of Election by attempting to stop the election from proceeding and challenging nearly 100 voters, which would have resulted in a delay of election results. The NLRB, however, ordered the ballots to be opened and included in the total vote count.

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The state has issued directives through all state agencies that Governor Christie refuses to pay state workers for the days we were locked out during the state budget shutdown.
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