Pride Month 2024

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, May 27.  Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades.

Memorial Day 2024: Facts, Meaning & Traditions | HISTORY

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. 

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that from 1971, the Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.

In Unity, 

SERJ Committee


Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, founded in 1992, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers. Backed with strong support of the AFL-CIO, APALA has more than 22 chapters and pre-chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to the new OPEIU 29 Officers and Executive Board members installed into office this April 17th, 2024, for the 2024 through 2027 term

OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program


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