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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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Union News

Michael Goodwin appears on “Health Matters”, AM 1110 WTBQ radio

13 April 2011

Michael Goodwin appears on “Health Matters”, AM 1110 WTBQ radio

International President Michael Goodwin appeared on “Health Matters” on AM1110 WTBQ radio, an ABC affiliate, Thursday, March 24. The show is hosted by Dr. Michael Wodka, first vice president of the First National Guild of Medical Providers of the Lower Extremity, OPEIU Guild 45.

AT&T discounts for OPEIU members.

Stand With Wisconsin

4 March 2011

Stand With Wisconsin

Support for Wisconsin’s workers in the face of Governor Scott Walker’s unprecedented assault on collective bargaining rights is streaming in from across the globe.
There have been demonstrations of solidarity in state capitals across the nation.
Now, union brothers and sisters in countries around the world are also staging rallies in support of Wisconsin’s workers.

Stand With Wisconsin

27 February 2011

Stand With Wisconsin

Support is pouring in from all over the world, and Wisconsin workers thank you! We are keeping the pressure on and we need your continued support.

Here’s What You Can Do

 

OPEIU Joins Wisconsin Local Unions in Protest at the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin

24 February 2011

OPEIU Joins Wisconsin Local Unions in Protest at the Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin

OPEIU International President Michael Goodwin and other union officials will be in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, February 25 in support of public employees in their fight against Governor Walker’s horrific union-busting legislation!!!

Visit OPEIU Local 95’s website, www.opeiulocal95.com, or click here for more information about all protests and rallies being held in Madison and throughout the country on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, 2011.

New Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card Holders

14 February 2011

New Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card Holders

To help with the skyrocketing costs of higher education, Union Privilege is offering a new Education Rebate for Union Plus Credit Card holders. Card members can now qualify for rebates of $50, $125 or $250 for eligible education purchases with their Union Plus Credit Card.
 

Joseph Marutiak Named OPEIU Vice President

9 February 2011

Joseph Marutiak Named OPEIU Vice President

The OPEIU Executive Board has named Joseph Marutiak to serve as Vice President for Region VII on the Executive Board. Marutiak is the Senior Service Representative for OPEIU Local Union 459 in Lansing, Michigan. He replaces the retiring Vice President Cindy Jeffries, who has been appointed to serve as Commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Jeffries is one of four OPEIU members serving as an FMCS commissioner.

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Michael Goodwin speaks on the OPEIU Membership Benefits Program

1 February 2011

Michael Goodwin speaks on the OPEIU Membership Benefits Program

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin says his union is offering associate membership that provides access to health care, discounted prescriptions, towing services and other benefits for as little as $52 a year.

 

Interview with OPEIU President Michael Goodwin regarding unique health care plan

16 December 2010

Interview with OPEIU President Michael Goodwin regarding unique health care plan

OPEIU President Michael Goodwin says his union is offering access to health care, discounted prescriptions, towing services and other benefits for just $52 a year.



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Good Jobs Now - Make Wall Street Pay Video

21 October 2010

Good Jobs Now - Make Wall Street Pay Video

AFL-CIO Policy Director Damon Silvers explains what we mean when we say: Good Jobs Now, Make Wall Street Pay, with an introduction by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Click Here to view video

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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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Latest News

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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Unon Plus Retirement Planning

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