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Welcome to the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 29
OPEIU Local 29 is a dynamic, respected labor organization, dedicated to improving the working conditions of office, technical, professional and health care employees. We represent over 6,000 employees at more than 300 locations.  We participated with numerous other labor unions in the country through an unprecedented bargaining process that broke new ground in labor relations and established a model for health care with Kaiser Permanente. OPEIU 29 and OPEIU 3 membership voted overwhelmingly to approve the merger between the unions effective April 1, 2016.   The merger will continue to model the professional representation and collective bargaining for OPEIU members while advancing and strengthening the members’ economic, social and professional interests.  The merged unions share mutual goals and objectives and recognize the importance of representation, collective bargaining and organizing workers.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.  ~Charles Darwin

Alameda County Council - COVID-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The COVID-19 global pandemic is causing unprecedented chaos internationally. Working families in Alameda County are dealing with the impact locally. We stand united with our union brothers and sisters who are currently struggling.

Yesterday, March 16th, counties across the Bay Area, including Alameda, have issued a shelter in place’ legal order until Tuesday, April 7th.

The order directs everyone to stay inside their homes with exceptions for essential work, food, or other needs in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of now, essential businesses allowed to operate include healthcare operations, grocery stores, plumbers, electricians, laundromats, in home care for seniors, childcare facilities. A complete list of essential services is available in the official order under section 10.

For working families here in Alameda County, the crisis is amplifying the protections we have all been fighting for: strong protections for workers including paid sick time and quality healthcare, collective bargaining agreements, and social safety nets.

ALC will continue to work with our affiliates, community partners, and elected officials to make sure working families are protected during this time. In particular, for the frontline workers who currently do not have proper safety equipment, appropriate training, paid sick leave, or wage replacement if they are ordered to be at home.

Now is the time to stand together and take action!  Call on our County Board of Supervisors to immediately enact strong paid sick leave ordinances. Paid sick leave is necessary for working families to get through our current crisis.

In Solidarity,



  • Please click HERE for a link to various Alameda County Resources.
  • Here is the link to your  County Board of Supervisors.  Please click on your District to see their email address and phone numbers.  Attached is the Paid Sick Day Letter YOU can use to email.  Thank you. 
  • Please click HERE for CDC link:  


Per the Shelter in Place order, our office is currently closed until the order is lifted.   We are available by phone or email. If you need additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to email us or call our cell phones.  

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Union Rights are Under Attack —We’re Standing Up & Fighting Back!

In this first report, we find that by bargaining together through unions, California workers increase their earnings and have more access to health and retirement benefits, thereby reducing reliance on the state’s public safety net programs.

Key findings include:

  •  Workers covered by a union contract in California earn an average of 12.9% more than their non-union peers with similar ages and educational attainment working in similar industries.
  • Overall, a union contract increases an individual worker’s annual earnings by $5,800, for a combined total of $18.5 billion across California. In low-income regions like the San Joaquin Valley, the difference is more dramatic, increasing a worker’s earnings on average by $7,000 each year.
  • 670,000 more Californians have health insurance through their employer as a result of collective bargaining.
  • 830,000 more Californians are offered a retirement plan by their employer as a result of collective bargaining.

Read the full Report (PDF Format)

How To Keep Our Union Benefits

Open File

A message from the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions

 What we’re fighting for:

We are committed to negotiating the best possible National Agreement that protects all our benefits and
rights and includes economic improvements such as:

  • Strong raises – that are equal across regions
  • Increased pension multiplier and change pension hours
  • No takeaways on health plans
  • KP Washington with full National Agreement
  • Insourcing and the end of subcontracting

Download the flyer

What's New

Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Your Union:

  • Weekends
  • All Breaks at Work, including your lunch Break
  • Paid Vacation
  • FMLA
  • Sick Leave

For more information click here


Get Connected!

The new OPEIU app is a great way to stay connected to your union, learn more about your membership benefits, find links to OPEIU’s social media networks, and much more.

Available for free download for iPhones at the App Store and for Android devices at Google Play by searching 



Free Retirement Evaluation

OPEIU 29, in coordination with Union Retirement Solutions, is offering a free Retirement Evaluation. For the past 25 years, Union Retirement Solutions, your provider of Retirement Solutions, Insurance Services and Estate Planning, has been dedicated to providing union families with solutions for both asset protection and wealth creation. read more ...


Rising Stars Registration

Who are the L29 Rising Stars? 
OPEIU 29 Rising Stars have joined together to build a movement of young union workers 35 and under that are dedicated to educate and inform each other. The Rising Stars are the future of the union. 

OPEIU 29 Rising Stars have created a working committee to inform young workers about the union as it is today and to share strategies of where the union is going in the future. They have established a website where hundreds of young workers share information throughout the country. 

 For more information please call (510) 746.5960.

More information:


Member Discounts

Tickets can be purchased online by using the following links. To access the passwords for the links please contact Sarah Paredes at (510) 746-5969 or Lily Munoz at (510) 746-5964 .  

Click here to view the Member Discounts (PDF Format)



Upcoming Events

Register for the January 20, 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting

Register Now

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Local 29 Meetings

General Membership Meetings: 
Third Wednesday of months January, April, July and October

Executive Board Meetings
First Wednesday of every month

Stewards Council
Second Wednesday of every month

Employment Opportunities

Interested members can call Sarah Paredes at
(510) 746-5969 to obtain access to the job posting.

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Union Plus Mortgages

Special Benefits


Contact Us

Oakland Main office 

7677 Oakport Street, Suite 480 

Oakland, CA 94621

Phone: 510.746.5960

Fax: 510.746.5977

San Francisco office 

1050 So. Van Ness Suite #201  

San Francisco Ca 94110



Organizing Department

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