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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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Reject the McConnell proposal and pass the HEROES Act

29 July 2020

Reject the McConnell proposal and pass the HEROES Act

After months of sitting on his hands, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally released a proposal for COVID-19 relief. The package is called the HEALS Act, but unfortunately this poorly named bill will heal nothing and will only hurt working people and our families.

The relief package proposed by McConnell on July 27 is $2 trillion short and 73 days late. The bill drastically reduces the $600 in weekly unemployment benefits that thousands of America’s families are relying on right now. While the HEROES Act requires an emergency OSHA standard, McConnell’s proposal does nothing to keep workers safe and instead only protects corporations from liability. And during a time when millions of working people are without a job, health care or retirement security, the package also includes a bill from Sen. Mitt Romney that fast-tracks Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Please call your senator and tell them the McConnell bill is wrong for the country and that the HEROES Act is what we need

Upsides for Some Remote Workers; Lost Pay and Security for Others

27 July 2020

Upsides for Some Remote Workers; Lost Pay and Security for Others

Working from home creates economic winners and losers. It can benefit highly skilled employees but depress others’ wages and make it hard to organize.

When the pandemic hit and tens of millions of American workers suddenly redeployed to their basements and living rooms, it was easy to imagine that their workdays would unfold roughly as before, with communication tools like Slack and Zoom substituting for face-to-face interactions (and maybe with slightly greater multitasking opportunities).

TELL YOUR SENATORS: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

23 July 2020

TELL YOUR SENATORS: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Since May, the HEROES Act – which would provide relief to frontline workers and to working families amid the COVID-19 crisis – has sat untouched on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk. The protection of millions of retirees' and would-be retirees’ pension plans hangs in the balance as Sen. McConnell refuses to take up this important legislation, and endangers a lifetime of sacrifices from working people who deferred compensation in service of retirement security.

Sen. McConnell’s immoral strategy – to delay, obstruct and minimize relief for working families – must fail.

CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY AND TELL THEM TO SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES, PROTECT FRONTLINE WORKERS, SAFEGUARD PENSIONS, AND INVEST IN COMMUNITIES – NOT CORPORATIONS.

TELL YOUR SENATOR: Support the HEROES Act

TELL YOUR SENATOR: Support the HEROES Act 22 July 2020

TELL YOUR SENATOR: Support the HEROES Act

H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, the U.S. Postal Service, and pension funding relief; keeps workers on payrolls to avoid mass layoffs; extends unemployment insurance; provides more direct payments to working people; extends health care coverage; provides housing and food benefits; and much more. Working people are desperate for our leaders to put partisanship aside and do what is right for our health, our economy and our country. The HEROES Act is a major step forward.

Virginia becomes first state to mandate COVID-19 precautions in all workplaces

16 July 2020

Virginia becomes first state to mandate COVID-19 precautions in all workplaces

Social distancing and other precautions against COVID-19 will soon be mandatory in workplaces around Virginia under emergency pandemic safety regulations finalized Wednesday.

The new rules, proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam and adopted by the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board over strenuous objections from business groups, make Virginia the first state in the country to pass comprehensive safety rules for employers.

Union Plus Pet Insurance

15 July 2020

Union Plus Pet Insurance

Union members save up to 10% off any Pets Best Best Benefit pet insurance plan 1. Plus, Pets Best customers have access to virtual resources including:

  • A 24/7 pet helpline where veterinary experts can answer questions about your pet’s health – day or night from the comfort of your home.
  • Free Articles and Tips for almost any pet situation.
  • Online & Mobile Account Access - submit claims, access information, and service your policy anytime, anywhere. 

If you need to protect your pet, get a free quote online today!

Earn Your Degree for Free This Year!

7 July 2020

Earn Your Degree for Free This Year!

Great news! The OPEIU Low-Cost Degree Program online at Central State University has been extended and will continue to be FREE for continuing and new students who enroll in a bachelor's program in the upcoming academic year, or for the duration of their degree program, as long as they are continuously enrolled. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for OPEIU members and their family members. See below for more details.

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity today from your union. Register by Aug. 17 for the Fall (1) semester.

International students should contact lrosa@egcc.edu.


Union Plus Car Rentals

Union Plus Car Rentals 1 July 2020

Union Plus Car Rentals

If your summer travel plans call for a rental car, use your Union Plus car rental discount to save up to 25% off base rates. Our nationwide travel partners – Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Payless and Dollar – are maintaining high standards for safety and cleanliness to keep you moving. Book now and save!
Terms apply. https://unionplus.deals/apcx

OPEIU: Justice in Policing Act A Start, But We Must Do More

26 June 2020

OPEIU: Justice in Policing Act A Start, But We Must Do More

The House-passed Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a solid first step toward real justice for Black Americans targeted by police brutality. Its provisions – including the banning of chokeholds and no-knock warrants, the creation of a national police misconduct database, and eliminating qualified immunity for law enforcement – are necessary and welcomed. Still, we must do more than simply change the way the law is enforced if we are truly invested in justice for Black Americans.

Laws at federal, state, and local levels continue to create the conditions for the criminalization of our Black sisters, brothers, and non-binary siblings. Disproportionate sentencing, disparities in “random” police stops, and the stigma of a conviction record preventing employment opportunities are all intimately tied to the scourge of police brutality and our racist criminal justice system, as well, but go unaddressed in this bill.

Black Lives Matter Today and Every Day

19 June 2020

Black Lives Matter Today and Every Day

On June 19, 1865, the Union Army announced in Galveston, Texas, then a sparsely populated state, that all enslaved people were to be liberated, two years after Lincoln delivered his Emancipation Proclamation.

One hundred and fifty-five years later, on the anniversary of that fateful day, Juneteenth is celebrated nationwide in what is believed to be the oldest African-American holiday. OPEIU joins this national celebration and remembrance of black history, black culture, black struggle, and black progress.

This Juneteenth also serves as an opportunity to remember our black brothers, sisters, and non-binary siblings who today are still working, without choice, within the U.S. prison system. Hundreds of companies in the U.S. produce their products on the backs of underpaid workers in our nation's broken prison system, populated through our nation's broken criminal justice system that seems to criminalize blackness at every step of the way.

In celebrating Juneteenth this year, OPEIU recommits itself to the long and difficult struggle for black equality, black empowerment, and black freedom from a set of systems and institutions – ranging from policing and employment discrimination to profit-based healthcare and the intentional defunding of social programs – built specifically to benefit the few at the expense of many.

 

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