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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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2024

Join in on the Martin Luther King Holiday by attending any of the following events:

General Membership Meeting, January 17, 2024 - In Person

RSVP for our General Membership dinner: 

Registration Link:

You must register for the meeting by clicking or copying and pasting the link below no later than Friday, January 12, 2024 by 4:00pm. You can also go to our website at to register. Please remember to register with your PERSONAL email address, as no work email addresses will be approved.

(Reminder : our member portal is now available, you can update your personal information, view your contacts and make payment of union dues; you will be prompted to create an account, if you are not yet registered. Please visit:

November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Please follow the links below for more information regarding this important observance of Indigenous Peoples, current affairs affecting Indigenous Peoples and a list of events and activities honoring and celebrating Indigenous Peoples throughout California during the month of November.

Time to Vote!

As we have previously announced, we won a strong new agreement; and now it is time for YOU to vote. OPEIU 29 will hold three (3) virtual (zoom) meetings to review the National and Local Tentative Agreements reached prior to voting:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, October 20, 2023, at 12 noon
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10:00 am
At these meetings members will review the details of the Tentative Agreements prior to voting on the new contract.

Please Note you only need to attend ONE of the above listed meetings. We have scheduledthree different dates and times to accommodate members’ schedules. Zoom link for all three meetings:

VICTORY: Tentative Agreement Reached!

  • 21% across-the-board raises for ALL regions:
  • 6% in October 2023; 5% inOctober 2024; 5% in October 2025; 5% in October 2026 – the largest raisepackage in the history of the Kaiser Labor/Management Partnership.
    Renewed outsourcing and subcontracting protections for all classifications,including Revenue Cycle workers.
  • $1,500 ratification bonus for all workers.

Increase minimum wage:

  • CA: June 2024: $23/hr; June 2025: $24/hr; June 2026: $25/hr
  • Regions outside of CA: June 2024: $21/hr; June 2025: $22/hr; June 2026: $23/hr


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.

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Upcoming Events

Register for the General Membership Zoom Meeting
Apr 17,2023 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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.

View Jobs


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 

433 Natoma Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94103



Organizing Department

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