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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




Women's History Month March 2023

Women's History Month March 2023
Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women's History Month 2023 will take place from Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31, 2023. Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. Why Do We Celebrate Women's History Month? Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. The celebration of Women's History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women's contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California in 1978. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women's History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. In 1987, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

The Social Economic Racial Justice Committee (SERJ) stands in opposition to the senseless, unprovoked, and violent beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols by five officers of the Memphis Police Department on January 7, 2023, during a traffic stop, which ultimately resulted in his death.  This incident brought the nation to a halt as it did when George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020.  This recent event continues to shine a light on the deadly encounters between Black men and law enforcement officers around the country, no matter how small the infraction, or whether or not the victims are innocent. We call on community leaders, members of the Legislature, and Congress to support passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 (H.R. 1280).  We call on cities nationwide to provide training to law enforcement officers when encountering Black people, especially young Black men.  We call for fair and equal treatment under the law, and to hold officers accountable when they break the law.

Golden State Warriors Ticket Offer


Through this offer, we also invite you to join us for the upcoming family-friendly basketball game with tickets starting at $30 per seat for the lower level!

The Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA G League Affiliate will host the Cleveland Charge at Chase Center with an early 12:30pm tip-off on Saturday, March 4. Don’t miss out on the excitement and secure your tickets today.

PURCHASE ALL TICKETS HERE

FOR PROMO CODE CALL 510746-5960

*Rates can increase based on factors affecting supply and demand.


Black History Month

Black History Month

This year's theme for Black History Month is "Black Resistance". It takes a look at how Black people have fought repression from America's earliest days. From escaping the plantation, to the rise out of poverty and the struggle for equal housing and education to the struggle for voting rights, the resistance lives on even into the 21st century.  This theme is a Call to Action to everyone to establish safe spaces where Black life can be sustained, fortified and respected, all in the pursuit of racial justice and equality.

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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

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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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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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