OPEIU Statement on Justice for George Floyd and a Commitment to Ending Institutionalized Racism

The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, is outraged by the murder of George Floyd and stands in solidarity with the peaceful protesters calling for an end to the racial injustice and inequality that plague this nation.

OPEIU has always been committed to finding solutions to economic and societal inequalities both on and off the worksite. The murder of George Floyd is the latest in a long line of instances of police brutality against people of color, and just one of the many insidious examples of systemic racism in this country. This is clear as our nation struggles with a much higher rate of infection among communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tell Congress: Support H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act

Working people are desperate for our leaders to put partisanship aside and do what is right for our health, our economy and our country.

 

H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, police, firefighters, hospitals, the U.S. Postal Service, and pension relief; keeps workers on payrolls to avoid mass layoffs; extends unemployment insurance; provides more direct payments to working people; extends health care coverage; and provides housing and food benefits, and much more.

 

Post to Social Media today to protect our HEROES!

In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: OPEIU Members and Families Can Complete Bachelor's Degree for Free This Summer

Because of the current economic and health uncertainty facing many of our members, your union is making it possible for all students who enroll through the OPEIU Low-Cost Degree Program at Central State University this summer to complete their degree with no out-of-pocket costs.

OPEIU members who enroll in the term beginning May 18 can do so under the same terms as the OPEIU Free College Program. All new and continuing students who are enrolled this summer will be eligible for a Free College last-dollar scholarship, which allows students to complete their degree (through graduation) with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition, fees or e-books. This represents a savings of more than $9,000.

Students can finish their teacher education or business administration bachelor’s degree affordably and safely. You must have earned an associate degree or have at least 60 credits in either field to be eligible. And remember, if you haven't earned your associate degree you can do so as always for NO COST through the OPEIU Free College Program.

Stand up and be counted complete the CENSUS

Do you want to ensure our hospitals and schools are funded adequately?

Do you care about having enough funding for emergency response, public roads, parks, healthcare, housing, community funding, and good public jobs?

General Membership meeting cancellation notice!

Hello member, Hope this finds you safe.

OPEIU 29 is taking precautionary steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, therefore please be advised the General Membership Meeting for April 15, 2020 has been cancelled.
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