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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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AFL-CIO Calls for Resignation of Governor Ralph Northam

5 February 2019

AFL-CIO Calls for Resignation of Governor Ralph Northam

After a unanimous vote by the AFL-CIO Executive Council to call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement:

Gov. Northam’s racist actions of the past—and his behavior of the past few days—cut against everything we stand for. He has shown himself not to be the leader Virginia and America need, and he must resign immediately.

This protracted exercise has been a painful, embarrassing trial for Virginians and the country as a whole. Gov. Northam’s refusal to step aside is only further deepening the wounds he has inflicted.

We call on Gov. Northam to change course and accept the only path that will allow us to heal and move forward together.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching

1 February 2019

Valentine's Day is fast approaching

From friendshipto romance, everyone loves a beautiful surprise. Send love this Valentine's Day to all the people you cherish with the Union Plus Flower and Discounts Program! Union members save 25% on flowers, gift baskets + more: https://unionplus.deals/374d0

OPEIU Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

29 January 2019

OPEIU Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted



Applications now are being accepted for the 2019 OPEIU educational scholarships, and all members are encouraged to apply. Full details, rules and applications can be found at OPEIU.org under the Member Resources/Union Benefits link, as well as on the OPEIU app*.

 

#STOPTHESHUTDOWN

24 January 2019

#STOPTHESHUTDOWN

#UTLAStrong

15 January 2019

#UTLAStrong

Registered Nurses Express Outrage Over Rushed Closing of Labor and Delivery Unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital

15 January 2019

Registered Nurses Express Outrage Over Rushed Closing of Labor and Delivery Unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital

Originally slated for March 1, the department’s earlier planned closing leaves the community vulnerable and underserved

Little Rock, Ark. (Jan. 15, 2019) – OPEIU Local 22 registered nurses employed at CHI St. Vincent are expressing outrage over the announcement that the labor and delivery and NCIU – originally slated for closing on March 1 – will now close by early February.

“The hard-working nurses who staff the L&D unit are still reeling from the announcement that the 130-year-old unit would be closing on March 1 – the reason for which we still haven’t been told – and now we find out the unit will close even sooner,” said Paige Yates, RN, president of Local 22. “This rush to close leaves our community and the families who depend on the labor and delivery unit, including the many inductions and caesarean births already scheduled for the coming months, in an extremely vulnerable position.”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Tells the President and Congress to Do Their Jobs so Union Members Can Do Theirs

10 January 2019

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Tells the President and Congress to Do Their Jobs so Union Members Can Do Theirs

Hear from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Morning Joe talking about the government shutdown and its effects on working people.

#STOPTHESHUTDOWN

9 January 2019

#STOPTHESHUTDOWN

Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

4 January 2019

Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

As a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood, Ta’Lisa Hairston urged pregnant women to take rest breaks at work, stay hydrated and, please, eat regular meals. Then she got pregnant and couldn’t follow her own advice.

Last winter, Ms. Hairston told the human-resources department for Planned Parenthood’s clinic in White Plains, N.Y., that her high blood pressure was threatening her pregnancy. She sent the department multiple notes from her nurse recommending that she take frequent breaks.

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT WITH A RESOLUTION YOU CAN ACTUALLY KEEP!

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT WITH A RESOLUTION  YOU CAN ACTUALLY KEEP! 11 December 2018

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT WITH A RESOLUTION YOU CAN ACTUALLY KEEP!

Earn your degree for FREE—only through your union!
Winter classes begin January 14, 2019

The OPEIU Free College program also is excited to offer new courses for Spring 2019 to OPEIU members and their dependents. Through the program, you can now earn an associate’s degree in an array of fields, including:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Programming and Development
  • Hospitality/Event Management
  • Hospitality/Hotel and Convention Management

    Visit freecollege.opeiu.org today to learn more about other courses offered through the program and start your path toward a FREE associate’s degree with OPEIU.
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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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