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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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SAVE THE DATE! OPEIU 26TH CONVENTION

5 November 2012

SAVE THE DATE! OPEIU 26TH CONVENTION

Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6, 2013

OPEIU AFL-CIO, CLC 26TH CONVENTION

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California

Room Rate - $254.00 U.S. Funds/Plus Taxes

Click here to download flyer.

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OPEIU Nurses Council to Meet October 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada

16 October 2012

OPEIU Nurses Council to Meet October 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The OPEIU Nurses Council Board of Directors will meet in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 22, 2012 for a Leadership Seminar to discuss issues of importance to OPEIU’s thousands of nurse members, as well as to the nursing industry as a whole. OPEIU represents approximately 33,000 nurses and other professionals in healthcare-related fields. 

Victory for OPEIU Podiatrists!

20 August 2012

Victory for OPEIU Podiatrists!

OPEIU Guild 45 Congratulates Governor Cuomo on Signing A9293A to Expand Podiatric Scope of Practice, Thus Improving Quality of Patient Care for New Yorkers

(New York, NY) August 20, 2012 – OPEIU Guild 45/The First National Guild for Healthcare Providers of the Lower Extremity and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association congratulate Governor Cuomo for signing A9293A, a measure that will expand the scope of practice to include essential ankle and foot care services by podiatrists.

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OPEIU President Michael Goodwin discuss America’s Second Bill of Rights

17 August 2012

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin discuss America’s Second Bill of Rights

Listen to OPEIU President Michael Goodwin discuss America’s Second Bill of Rights

 

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Merck Independent Union Votes Overwhelmingly to Affiliate with Office and Professional Employees International Union

26 June 2012

Merck Independent Union Votes Overwhelmingly to Affiliate with Office and Professional Employees International Union

West Point, PA, (June 14, 2012) - Merck Independent Union (MIU) in West Point, Pennsylvania has overwhelmingly voted to join the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.  MIU represents administrative employees employed by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a pharmaceutical corporation.

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OPEIU Calls for Fellow Unions to Join Strike Against American Red Cross

5 June 2012

OPEIU Calls for Fellow Unions to Join Strike Against American Red Cross

New York, NY, (May 31, 2012) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO is calling for all labor organizations with an open contract covering blood services to join in striking against the American Red Cross (ARC).

Win a Week of Car Rental

15 May 2012

Win a Week of Car Rental

Union members can already save up to 25% on car rentals, but right now, you could win a week of car rental or a $100 car rental gift certificate.

To enter for your chance to win, visit UnionPlusContest.org to register for program emails and mobile alerts. We’ll keep you notified of valuable new benefits, future contests, and more. It can’t get any easier than that!

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INDUSTRY ADVISOR JOINS EFFORTS AT AGA

7 May 2012

INDUSTRY ADVISOR JOINS EFFORTS AT AGA

Washington DC, (May 7, 2012)  

The American Guild of Appraisers (AGA) today announced that Elizabeth Green, principal consultant with rel-e-vant Solutions has accepted a post as Industry Liaison for the Guild.  

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OPEIU Nurses Council Elects Officers to Serve Two-Year Terms

3 May 2012

OPEIU Nurses Council Elects Officers to Serve Two-Year Terms

New York, NY (May 4, 2012) –  The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Nurses Council executive board has elected officers to two-year terms at its meeting held in Dallas, Texas on May 2, 2012.  The OPEIU Nurses Council represents approximately 10,000 nurses affiliated with OPEIU throughout the United States.

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OPEIU Demands Apology from Madeline Dean Campaign for Inappropriate and Demeaning Remarks

29 April 2012

OPEIU Demands Apology from Madeline Dean Campaign for Inappropriate and Demeaning Remarks

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) is demanding an apology from Pennsylvania State House candidate Madeline Dean for inappropriate remarks made to an African-American OPEIU member who was campaigning for her opponent Nick Mattiacci on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Both Dean and Mattiacci are running to fill Democrat Josh Shapiro's District 153 House Seat.

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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.

 
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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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