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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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Help Stop Anti-Worker Legislation in Michigan!

6 December 2018

Help Stop Anti-Worker Legislation in Michigan!

Brothers and Sisters,

This morning, Senate Republicans are taking testimony on a last minute bill in the Lame Duck session that would require workers to repeatedly vote to stay in their union. This so-called “recertification” legislation serves only one purpose: to keep unions distracted with costly recertification elections, undermining the ability of the union to represent our members under the terms negotiated under our collective bargaining process.

We must stop their efforts to fast track this legislation.

Special Savings on Travel and Entertainment

3 December 2018

Special Savings on Travel and Entertainment

Save on your next holiday getaway – just for being union. Union members get special savings on travel and entertainment: https://unionplus.deals/uniona87b1

Marriott Data Breach Means 500 Million People’s Personal Information Is At Risk

30 November 2018

Marriott Data Breach Means 500 Million People’s Personal Information Is At Risk

Attention OPEIU Members: Marriott Data Breach Means 500 Million People’s Personal Information Is At Risk

Here’s What All OPEIU Members Can Do to Help Protect Themselves:

Today’s announcement of a data breach at Marriott International Hotels and its Starwood reservation system means that 500 million guests’ personal information going back to 2014 – including names, dates of birth and passport numbers – could have been exposed. Hackers also obtained encrypted credit card information for some users, but it’s still unclear if they can use it.

Don’t take any chances. Protect yourself by taking the following steps today:

Enroll today in OPEIU’s Identity Protection Program – sign up at OPEIUidProtect.com or by calling 855-990-0994. This program is FREE to all OPEIU members.
Change your passwords immediately – change both your Marriott and Starwood account passwords.
If you are a victim of identity theft through this data breach or any other, reach out to your recovery specialist team at InfoArmor. The trained experts at InfoArmor will help you restore your identity as best as possible to what it was before the incident. This can save you hundreds of hours of your own time and productivity. It can also save you money.

Sign up today at OPEIUidProtect.com or by calling 855-990-0994. Canadian members can contact Generali Global Assistance at 866-295-7966.

BookPeople Employees Vote for OPEIU Local 277 Representation

14 November 2018

BookPeople Employees Vote for OPEIU Local 277 Representation

Austin, Texas (Nov. 14, 2018) – Employees at Texas’s largest independent bookstore, BookPeople, have voted for representation by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 277.

The group of 80 booksellers, event staff and inventory managers at the Austin bookstore are devoted to creating a thriving business for their community. They sought to unionize to ensure that includes a dignified living and voice in the workplace for all BookPeople employees.

“BookPeople has been part of my life since 1998,” said employee Staci Gray. “It is a magical place that has provided me with so many amazing people who are a part of my family. I want BookPeople to thrive so that these wonderful people can also make a living wage.”

STATEMENT FROM RICHARD LANIGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (OPEIU), AFL-CIO ON TUESDAY’S MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS

7 November 2018

STATEMENT FROM RICHARD LANIGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (OPEIU), AFL-CIO ON TUESDAY’S MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS

To put the blue wave in context, 46,466,425 people voted for Democratic Senate candidates and 33,239,469 people voted for Republican Senate candidates, resulting in Democrats losing a net 2 seats in the senate. 

While that might not be considered a blue wave, millions of working people mobilized to vote for representatives who support their issues. Yesterday’s midterm results mean there will not be a rollback of Social Security or the elimination of safeguards for the millions of Americans with pre-existing health conditions.

With more women and people of color in history now taking their place in the House and anti-worker governors such as Scott Walker roundly voted out of office, the working people of this nation have made it clear they want leaders who reflect them and their values and who will work to protect their hard-fought rights and freedoms.

Tomorrow is Election Day

5 November 2018

Tomorrow is Election Day

The most important midterm election in modern history is tomorrow. Are you ready to vote?

So much is at stake at the ballot box on Tuesday: the protection of workers’ rights, the future of Social Security, the expansion of healthcare coverage and so much more. It is so important that working people, union and non-union, make their way to the polls tomorrow, Nov. 6, to ensure their voices are heard loud and clear.

We cannot afford to have our rights rolled back any further, the benefits we’ve earned and paid into to be slashed or the healthcare coverage of working people with pre-existing conditions to be jeopardized. We cannot afford tax breaks for the top 1 percent while working- and middle-class taxpayers pick up the slack. We cannot afford to have anti-worker politicians representing corporations and billionaires — not working people — in the halls of government.

Visit myunionmyvote.org to find your polling place and make sure you’re prepared for Election Day tomorrow. Know how to get to the polls. Find out who your candidates are. Make your vote count. And remember to bring a friend, family member or co-worker to the polls with you!

Tomorrow’s the day!

Tomorrow’s the day! 5 November 2018

Tomorrow’s the day!

Tomorrow’s the day! Do you know where your polling place is? Find out at myunionmyvote.org to make your plan to #VOTE tomorrow on #ElectionDay. #1u #OPEIU #GOTV #UnionStrong

Have you made your plan to vote yet?

5 November 2018

Have you made your plan to vote yet?

Dear OPEIU member:

As ferocious attacks on workers’ rights, on our healthcare and livelihoods ramp up, we have one question: When will it end?

Tuesday, Nov. 6 marks one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern history. Candidates who support the interests and values of working people are on the ballot at all levels of government. Working people have the opportunity to turn the tides on Nov. 6 by casting their ballots and ushering into office candidates who understand, appreciate and respect the vital contributions working people across the nation make each and every day.

Now is the time to start planning for Election Day. Do you know where to vote? How to get there? Who you’re voting for? The AFL-CIO has created a website for union members,myunionmyvote.org, to help you craft your plan to get to the polls on Nov. 6.

If we don’t have a seat at the table, the saying goes, then we’re on the menu. That is why Tuesday’s election is so consequential. Working people need advocates in the halls of government at the local, state, and federal levels — now more than ever. Will you help them get there, so they can help us?

Visit myunionmyvote.org to make your plan to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018.

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1 November 2018

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#Halloween candy

#Halloween candy 29 October 2018

#Halloween candy

There is nothing spookier in October than non-union made #Halloween candy. Support friends of #OPEIU @BCTGM and @UFCW by buying #UnionMade candy for the holiday. Full list can be found here -> https://aflcio.org/Halloween #1u #solidarity #aflcio

 

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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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