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Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

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Identity Protection Solutions Webinar for OPEIU Members

Dear OPEIU Member:

We all have been affected by the turbulence created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our workplace environment has changed, travel, family and social engagements are at a distance or halted, our financial wellness is on high alert and what we prioritized earlier in the year may have changed.

The U.S. also has seen a sharp increase in pandemic-related unemployment fraud as jobless numbers climb and more people file for unemployment benefits.

AFL-CIO General Board Recommends Police Reform, Calls for Defense Secretary, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and President of Minneapolis Police Union to Resign

(Washington, D.C., June 9, 2020)—Today, the General Board of the AFL-CIO adopted a comprehensive set of recommendations to take concrete action to address America’s long history of racism and police violence against black people.

These recommendations include calling for the immediate resignations of the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for their roles in the misuse of federal military power to put down peaceful demonstrations (full statement below); supporting the call of the Minnesota AFL-CIO for the president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis union to resign and backing the statement of MLK Labor in Seattle demanding changes from its police affiliate; recommending that every central labor council work with local unions to engage in community listening sessions modeled after the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention; recommitting the labor movement to continue acting on the findings of the AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice and the demographic recommendations of the AFL-CIO Commission on the Future of Work and Unions; and supporting recommendations put forth by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to crack down on police brutality while protecting the due process rights of all pubic service workers.

 

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."

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