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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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Why a union nurse switched to the Union Plus Credit Card (and why you should too)

Why a union nurse switched to the Union Plus Credit Card (and why you should too) 9 February 2015

Why a union nurse switched to the Union Plus Credit Card (and why you should too)

Meet Veronica, a union nurse, who’s too busy taking care of patients to get lightheaded about which credit card to use.

In a series of new videos, find out why, if you’re a union member, you should switch to the credit card designed to meet your needs: a Union Plus Credit Card. The Cash Rewards card earns unlimited 1.5% cash back on purchases and has lots of other fantastic benefits.

Student’s experience at the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp

Student’s experience at the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp 1 December 2014

Student’s experience at the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp

Listen to 2012 Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp participant Chloe Goldstein, daughter of Local 153 Business Representative Seth Goldstein, as she shares what the experience meant to her.

From Alaska to Ohio, We Must Get Out the Votes

Meet the Koch Sisters

16 September 2014

Meet the Koch Sisters

OPEIU Endorses Kevin Strouse for Congress

27 February 2014

OPEIU Endorses Kevin Strouse for Congress

New York, NY – February 27, 2014 – Today, the 104,000-member Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announced its endorsement of Kevin Strouse for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th District as a Democrat.

Dottie Miller Announces Candidacy for Montgomery County’s 53rd State House District

20 February 2014

Dottie Miller Announces Candidacy for Montgomery County’s 53rd State House District

(HATFIELD, PA – February 20, 2014) – Today Dottie Miller announces her candidacy to represent Montgomery County’s 53rd State House District as a Democrat.

“I have dedicated a good portion of my professional life to advocating for the members of my union,” Miller said, “and now I am ready to step up and do the same as a public servant.”  Miller has received the endorsement of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.

FNA/LERC Affiliates with OPEIU

FNA/LERC Affiliates with OPEIU 30 September 2013

FNA/LERC Affiliates with OPEIU

New York, NY (September 30, 2013) -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, announces its affiliation of the Florida Nurses Association/Labor & Employment Relations Council, which represents more than 5,000 Registered Nurses and professional health care employees.

Important Information About Changes to OPEIU Membership Benefit Program

24 September 2013

Important Information About Changes to OPEIU Membership Benefit Program

OPEIU is pleased to report that the OPEIU Towing/Service Calls program is a big hit with members throughout the country, and that the program will continue to be part of OPEIU’s Membership Benefit Program at no additional cost to the member!

Clinical Social Work/OPEIU Guild 49 Wins Legal Action Against State Employees Health Benefits Plan (Horizon BCBS)

6 September 2013

Clinical Social Work/OPEIU Guild 49 Wins Legal Action Against State Employees Health Benefits Plan (Horizon BCBS)

Court reverses reduction of out-of-network reimbursement rate

WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work (CSW)/OPEIU Guild 49 has won its legal action against the State Employees Health Benefits Plan (Horizon BCBS) for lowering their rate of reimbursement to out-of-network practitioners in January 2009. 

The NJ State Appellate Division has decided that the lowering reimbursement rates by the SHBP and Horizon was done in violation of N.J.S.A.52:14-17.46.7. 

OPEIU Urges Signing of Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA)

14 August 2013

OPEIU Urges Signing of Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA)

Washington, D.C. (August 13, 2013) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO urges Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to do what’s in the best interests of his constituents and immediately sign the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA) – a measure that would establish standards for responsible business practices and ensure workers a living wage and benefits.
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Attention Nonprofit Employees: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct. 31

The Oct. 31 deadline is fast approaching for public sector employees to apply for student loan relief through the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

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.

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.

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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.

 
News Alert

 

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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