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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




Bargaining Updates

More Kaiser Permanente Workers in Bay Area Overwhelming Vote to Authorize Joining Nationwide Strike Beginning Oct. 14

OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 2,600 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area will be joining a nationwide strike beginning Oct. 14, after recently voting to authorize a strike against the healthcare giant. It would be the nation’s largest strike in more than two decades – affecting more than 80,000 workers in six states and the District of Columbia.

OPEIU29 Unprecedented Vote!

Over 93% of OPEIU 29 eligible members at Kaiser Permanente casted a “Yes” Vote to strike last week and their voices were heard. If we must, we will strike! The National Bargaining Team has relayed the message to the Employer that the OPEIU local unions’ members throughout the country support a strike if necessary. Contract negotiations resume on September 23rd & 24th. Over 80,000 Coalition members are ready to strike if we have to!

KAISER BARGAINING UPDATE – September 18

For the first time in the history of our Labor Management Partnership, we are headed for a strike at Kaiser Permanente.

Corporate healthcare is failing patients and workers — and Kaiser showed why they’re the prime example of this failure in our September 16 bargaining session, which ended without an agreement. Fourteen days before the expiration of our contract, Kaiser demonstrated it is not serious about avoiding an unfair labor practices strike. Kaiser continued to demean and disrespect us, our patients, and our families by demanding massive cuts to our jobs, raises, and benefits.

More Than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to strike Nationwide Beginning Oct. 14

OAKLAND, Calif. – More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in six states and the District of Columbia will begin a nationwide, seven-day unfair labor practices strike Oct. 14. The strike will be the largest since the Teamsters strike against United Parcel Service more than two decades ago.

“We believe the only way to ensure our patients get the best care is to take this step,” said Eric Jines, a radiologic technologist at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. “Our goal is to get Kaiser to stop committing unfair labor practices and get back on track as the best place to work and get care. There is no reason for Kaiser to let a strike happen when it has the resources to invest in patients, communities and workers.”

COALITION ACTION BRINGS KAISER TO THE TABLE

The Coalition of Unions returned to the National bargaining table with Kaiser yesterday for a short session. Kaiser presented two options to the coalition bargaining committee that continued to have two tier wages and concessions. The committee was disappointed that Kaiser’s proposal showed no movement to reach an agreement. The Coalition Bargaining Committee took a strong stance that it was time to set a definite strike date if we need to strike. The date of October 14, 2019, was agreed upon by all the Coalition Unions.
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

TO ALL LOCAL 29 MEMBERS
Our next General Membership Meeting will be held as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, July 17th , 2019
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
PLACE: Sheet Metal 104 Hall
1720 Marina Blvd
San Leandro CA 94577

Please join the Officers and Representative Staff of Local 29 and your Union sisters and brothers for our quarterly Membership Meeting. Membership meetings are a great way to get informed and to inform the Union of issues/matters that are important to YOU!
A light meal will be served. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, July 17th , 2019.

In Unity,

Tamara R. Rubyn
President/Business Manager

Kelly Gschwend
Secretary-Treasurer

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OPEIU 29 Joins the ALC, SF Labor Council, San Mateo Labor Council and Oakland Federal Employees to Protest Government Shutdown.

Local workers among 800,000 nationwide are not getting paid during shutdown

What: Forty percent of the federal workforce - 800,000 employees nationwide - are not getting paid during the partial government shutdown that began at midnight Dec. 28. Bay Area members of the American Federation of Government Employees will protest at Oakland International Airport on Friday to highlight the impact the shutdown is having on workers, their families, and the nation.

When: Friday, January 25th 12 noon - 1:00 pm

Who: AFGE members affected by the shutdown who work at TSA, in other agencies and their allies. Participation is not in any official agency capacity.

Where: Oakland International Airport (OAK) 1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621 (Terminal 1)

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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.

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How To Keep Our Union Benefits

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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

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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 

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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

 

Member Discounts

Tickets can be purchased online by using the following links. To access the passwords for the links please contact Sarah Paredes at (510) 746-5969 or Lily Munoz at (510) 746-5964 .  

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Ratification Vote

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 

1050 So. Van Ness Suite #201  

San Francisco Ca 94110

415-647-7776

 

Organizing Department

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