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Union Plus Resources for OPEIU Members

Union Plus Resources for OPEIU Members

Thanks to your membership with OPEIU, you and your family have access to an array of important benefits from Union Plus. With mortgage assistance, discounts on union-made automobiles, special credit card financing offers and personal hardship loans, you can count on OPEIU and Union Plus to have your back.

Visit unionplus.org to access the benefits you’re entitled to as a member of our union family.

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.

All elected officials and people of conscience must fully commit to rooting out instances of institutionalized racism in the United States and implementing policies that address abuse at the hands of law enforcement, as well as income inequality, education inequity, minimum wage reform and affordable housing shortages. 

It's time for real and positive change. It's time for our nation to end the centuries-long abuse of communities of color and instead commit ourselves to building a fair and equitable nation for all our citizens. 


 

OPEIU Local 12 Statement about George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS-OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union) Local 12 calls for justice after police killing of George Floyd. President Terrie Bares of OPEIU Local 12 released the following statement:

“OPEIU Local 12 fights for social and economic justice for everyone-regardless of race, gender, creed or immigration status-so everyone can lead full, safe and rewarding lives. Systematic racism is denying full, safe and rewarding lives to far too many.”

"I was angry and sick watching the video of George Floyd being pinned to the ground and killed by a Minneapolis police officer when he was not resisting arrest and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe." This is entirely and absolutely unacceptable! OPEIU Local 12 demands immediate and just action by the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County."

"At times like these we must all stand together for justice. OPEIU Local 12 stands with George Floyd's family, community and all those fighting for justice."

Dear OPEIU Local 12 Members:

We all hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these times. Even though the shelter-in-place order is lifted, Governor Walz still has safe-in-place recommendations about no gathering of more than 10 people.

With that said, this Thursday, we are having our May General Membership Meeting at 6pm via Zoom. No in-person meeting this month.

We have recently sent those emails out to members’ personal emails, please check your spam folder if you do not see it. If you have not received an registration invite to the zoom meeting to your personal email, please update your records by following this link or call the OPEIU Local 12 office at 651-639-1212 and talk with our bookkeeper or email her at Local12accounting@OPEIU12.org. Once updated, we will send you a link.

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA for Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers

(Washington, D.C., May 18, 2020)—This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) protecting U.S. workers against the coronavirus.

 

The petition demonstrates that thousands of workers have been infected on the job through exposure to infected patients, co-workers and unscreened members of the public. As the economy reopens and people return to work, person-to-person contact will increase and health experts predict the already shocking number of infections and deaths among workers will rise.

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