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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 Activists Focus on Internal Organizing

OPEIU Activists Focus on Internal Organizing 1 May 2017

OPEIU Activists Focus on Internal Organizing

OPEIU members, leaders and staff gathered in Memphis, Tennessee, April 27-30 to develop internal organizing strategies for their local unions. From how to conduct new member orientations to team building and leadership development, these OPEIU activists proved that we’re stronger working together!

See what Robert Reich has to say about so-called “right-to-work” laws

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program Now Accepting Applications. Deadline June 30

31 March 2017

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program Now Accepting Applications. Deadline June 30

Applications are now being accepted for the OPEIU Student Reduction Program to help OPEIU members and associate members repay their student debt. The fund provides five awards of $2,500 each year to a member who has completed an associate or undergraduate degree and who can demonstrate they have at least $10,000 in student debt and their account is current. Application deadline is June 30, so apply today. Click here for more information and application.

Jeffrey Rusich Named OPEIU Organizing Coordinator

Jeffrey Rusich Named OPEIU Organizing Coordinator 27 March 2017

Jeffrey Rusich Named OPEIU Organizing Coordinator

Jeffrey Rusich has been named OPEIU Organizing Coordinator, where he will train and work with project organizers on large projects and organizing campaigns. Rusich has been an International staff representative for more than 25 years, most recently serving as a senior organizer. Previously, he was a Local 3 member and executive board member. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

In announcing the appointment, President Richard Lanigan said “OPEIU is refocusing its attention and resources on organizing and, as coordinator, Jeff will play a key role in that effort.”

Made in America: Stop the Outsourcing of Middle Class Jobs

23 March 2017

Made in America: Stop the Outsourcing of Middle Class Jobs

One year ago today, on March 23, 2016, 600 dedicated Nabisco workers in Chicago were given pink slips by Mondelēz/Nabisco and told their jobs were being sent to Mexico. We stand in solidarity with the BCTGM Nabisco 600 workers and pledge to fight the outsourcing of American jobs! We stand in solidarity with the BCTGM Chicago Nabisco 600 workers! Join our pledge to only buy Nabisco products made in America and boycott Nabisco products made in Mexico! Watch and SHARE this video and help fight the outsourcing of American jobs!

Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan 15 March 2017

Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

Kara Sheehan​ is a great organizer and leader of Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders​, and an OPEIU Local 298 member. Check out her advice for young union leaders.

Meet Kara Sheehan, a field organizer at the Texas AFL-CIO and member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 298. Before joining the AFL-CIO, Sheehan worked with the Workers Defense Project and other local progressive groups in Austin, and worked at the Austin City Council.

She was born into the labor movement, where both her parents and grandparents raised her with the values of solidarity and intersectional movements.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 8 March 2017

International Women’s Day

'A Day Without a Woman’” How You Can Show Solidarity

On Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day, women across the world are taking action to call attention to the contributions we make every day in our workplaces, homes and communities.

This year, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have called for a day of action called, “A Day Without a Woman.”

We encourage OPEIU activists to show solidarity with working women around the world.

  1. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small and women- and minority-owned businesses).
  2. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.
  3. Men who are allies of this movement and want to show solidarity can lean into caregiving and lend their support for equal pay and adequate paid family leave for women.
  4. Show your support on social media.

Right-to-Work Dies in New Hampshire

16 February 2017

Right-to-Work Dies in New Hampshire

New Hampshire will not become a so-called right-to-work state today, or next year.

The Republican-led House voted to kill the union-targeted legislation Thursday afternoon, ending weeks of high-charged debate. While many expected a close vote, the final tally was much wider, at 200-177. The body then voted to ban consideration of right-to-work for the rest of the session, effectively killing it for the next two years.

Archdiocese Has Not Lived Up to Its Word

8 February 2017

Archdiocese Has Not Lived Up to Its Word

Statement from the Federation of Catholic Teachers President Julia Pignataro on the Archdiocese of New York’s Notification of the Closing of Six Catholic Schools

Despite its promises that ample warning would be given before additional school closings were planned, today the Archdiocese of New York contacted the Federation of Catholic Teachers to inform us that six schools are slated to close at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. This is in addition to the 55 schools that it has closed since 2011.

Standing Up to Protect Our Progress!

31 January 2017

Standing Up to Protect Our Progress!

OPEIU members joined Women’s Marches across the nation on January 21, standing up to attacks against the hard-fought rights of women and working families. Pictured are Local 2 members at the march in Washington, D.C. (left), and Local 30 in San Diego, California (right). Share your march photos by emailing them to frontdesk@opeiu.org or posting to our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

     

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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:

 

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