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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 STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN'S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

1 March 2022

OPEIU STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN'S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

In his address to Congress tonight, President Biden outlined the challenging path toward recovery his administration has carved since taking office in January 2021.

President Biden's American Rescue Plan is injecting $1.3 trillion worth of federal funding into local economies to repair or rebuild roads, bridges, water systems, airports, buses, trains and schools. These important projects will have positive ripple effects through our communities as good-paying union jobs are created in the process which, research shows, raises living standards for all workers in the area, both union and non-union.

But OPEIU members, like most working Americans, are concerned: how rising wages due to a tight labor market are being nullified by inflation, driven in no small part by corporate greed; about the growing wage and health inequities exacerbated by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic; how corporate America continues to get away with union-busting, tax-dodging and destroying the planet; and how to cope with the ongoing student debt crisis that threatens to derail economic growth if the payment pause is ended.


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1 March 2022

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Black History Month Profiles: Sybill Hyppolite, OPEIU Local 8

28 February 2022

Black History Month Profiles: Sybill Hyppolite, OPEIU Local 8

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Sybill Hyppolite of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

Impact Justice Employees' Union with OPEIU Local 29 Voluntarily Recognized

23 February 2022

Impact Justice Employees' Union with OPEIU Local 29 Voluntarily Recognized

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 23, 2022) – The 56 employees of Impact Justice, a criminal justice reform nonprofit, received from management today voluntary recognition of their union with OPEIU Local 29.

"We are pleased yet unsurprised by our president's decision to do the right thing and recognize our union," said Bry Law, an Impact Justice United (IJU) spokesperson and a program coordinator at the criminal justice reform nonprofit since November 2020. "Impact Justice United is excited to work collaboratively to build a stronger organization and a more prosperous staff.

"That work begins at the bargaining table," Law added.

Earlier today, a supermajority of Impact Justice employees asked their president, Alex Busansky, to bypass the lengthy and arduous National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election process in favor of a collaborative approach. In recognizing Impact Justice United, both management and employees can now focus on negotiating a first contract that benefits both the organization and the people who make it run.

Black history is labor history! #BlackHistoryMonth

23 February 2022

Black history is labor history! #BlackHistoryMonth

Tamilikia Foster Is creating change and making a difference in her Lansing community and through her union, OPEIU Local 459!

 

#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth2022 #BlackHistory #LaborHistory #Lansing #OPEIU

Impact Justice United Requests Voluntary Recognition of Their Union: "A direct reflection of our commitment to our work"

23 February 2022

Impact Justice United Requests Voluntary Recognition of Their Union: "A direct reflection of our commitment to our work"

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 23, 2022) – A supermajority of employees at Impact Justice (IJ) have formed Impact Justice United (IJU), and today requested from their employer voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 29.

"The energy we have invested into organizing with our colleagues is a direct reflection of our commitment to our work at Impact Justice," said IJU in its letter requesting recognition from the founder and president of the criminal justice reform organization, Alex Busansky.

"Forming a union strengthens our collective pursuit of dreaming of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States," the letter continued. "We draw inspiration from Impact Justice’s core values and guiding principles — each of which speak to the necessity of unionizing."

The unit of 56 employees seeking recognition of their union is continuing a national trend of nonprofit employees organizing for better wages, benefits and working conditions at mission-based organizations. 

Black history is labor history! #BlackHistoryMonth

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15 February 2022

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Reminder: Free College Benefit Lunchtime Webinars on Feb. 15

8 February 2022

Reminder: Free College Benefit Lunchtime Webinars on Feb. 15

Find out more about your OPEIU Free College benefit for you and your family, ask questions and learn how to apply.

Two Lunchtime Webinars!
Feb. 15 at Noon (Eastern)/9 a.m. (Pacific)
Register here


Feb. 15 at Noon (Pacific)/3 p.m. (Eastern)
Register here

Employees at Nava PBC Secure Employer Recognition of Union with OPEIU Tech Workers Union Local 1010

5 February 2022

Employees at Nava PBC Secure Employer Recognition of Union with OPEIU Tech Workers Union Local 1010

Today, Nava United and Nava Public Benefit Corporation are proud to announce that we will be moving forward together through a voluntary recognition process. In the coming weeks, we look forward to entering into negotiations to reach a voluntary recognition agreement. We believe that this process will allow us to act on our shared values of being active stewards, thinking long term, building together, inclusion is essential, and progress takes work. Through collaboration, we believe that we can continue to strengthen the work we are so proud to do at Nava.
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Take Advantage of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Changes Before Oct. 31

Many OPEIU members work for "public service employers," which includes many nonprofits, and are thus eligible to take advantage of temporary changes that make it easier to qualify for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. 

More specifically, under the temporary waiver:

  • Borrowers who have Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Perkins loans or other federal student loans can consolidate their loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan and receive PSLF credit for periods of repayment prior to consolidation. Periods of repayment on parent PLUS loans are not eligible under the limited PSLF waiver. Before consolidating, borrowers should check to see if they work for a qualifying employer using the PSLF Help Tool.
  • Past periods of repayment will now count regardless of whether a borrower made a payment, or made that payment on time, for the full amount due, or on a qualifying repayment plan.

Be sure to check your eligibility for the PSLF waiver before the changes expire on Oct. 31, 2022.

Unfortunately, union staff are not eligible for this program. Be sure to visit the OPEIU Membership Benefits page to learn about the OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program and the educational scholarships available for OPEIU members and their families.


Get-Out-The-Union-Vote on or before June 7th Primary Elections

Union members, family, and friends. Your future is at stake. Vote on or before June 7th in New Jersey’s Primary elections. Every registered voter is encouraged to vote. 

There are three ways to vote in the Primary Election.

1. Vote-by-mail. Return your vote by mail ballot. Ballots must be postmarked or placed in a secure ballot drop box by 8:00 pm on June 7th.
2. Vote Early in person, June 3-4, 10:00 am- 8:00 pm and June 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3. Vote at your polling place on June 7th, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

PA Voice Workers Join Local 32”


The employer voluntarily agreed to recognition based on card check December 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Voice and the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), local 32, together proudly announce the voluntary recognition and new formation of a collective bargaining unit to represent Pennsylvania Voice employees. 

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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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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