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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




Labor Day Rally

Announcing OPEIU’s New Discount College Benefit

Dear OPEIU Members and Family:

Here is an update on recent developments regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, as well as introduction to an exciting opportunity for our union members and their families.

We understand there has been uncertainty surrounding the Free College Benefit for continuing students and are sad to say, due to a decision by the Department of Education, the benefit is no longer available to you and your family. While this may be disappointing news, we believe change often brings new and exciting opportunities.

Our new union college benefit option offers up to 50 percent discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce your out-of-pocket costs even further.

OPEIU’s Discount College Benefit offers flexibility and numerous options for union members and their families to further their education. The program’s extensive network of colleges and universities is comprised of accredited institutions committed to providing discounted tuition rates to our union members and their families, ensuring accessibility and affordability for higher education. Whether you are interested in pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or are seeking to enhance your professional skills with undergraduate or graduate certificates, the program has a comprehensive range of more than 50 online degree programs and certificate offerings.

To explore the available programs and learn more about the discounts offered, visit OPEIU's website. You can explore the various opportunities available and complete the form and an admissions counselor – who is employed by the college or university you have been matched to – will contact you. The admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process, discuss your career goals and program options and answer any questions you may have.

LEARN MORE HERE

General Membership Meeting July 19

General Membership Meeting July 19
Please join the Officers and Representative Staff of OPEIU 29 alongwith your Union sisters and brothers for our July 2023 IN PERSON.

General Membership Meeting. Attending General Membership Meetings is a great way to stay informed on current OPEIU 29 affairs and matters that affect you.

Please be sure to RSVP to attend the meeting by clicking on the link below by July 12th:

https://form.jotform.com/231794748592169

Honoring Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, made it to Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were now free. This news arrived two and a half years after President Lincoln signed into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves held in the 11 Confederate states that had seceded from and which were at war against the Union. The Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, and in every Confederate state, except Tennessee and Texas, the Proclamation went into immediate effect in the Union-occupied areas.

The Emancipation Proclamation had little to no impact on Texas due to the lack of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger and his regiment, they were finally able to overcome the Confederacy.

The celebrations that followed the reading of the proclamation by General Gordon Granger began a Texan tradition that has lasted for over one hundred and fifty-five years, and today is celebrated and hosted in cities across America and beyond.

LBGTQIA+ Pride Month

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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 

OPEIU.

 

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: http://www.aflcio.org/Get-Involved/Young-Worker

 

 

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.

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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 

433 Natoma Street, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94103

415-647-7776

 

Organizing Department

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