General membership meeting

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 @ 6:30 PM VIA ZOOM

Please join the Officers and Representative Staff of OPEIU 29 along with your Union sisters and brothers for our general Membership meeting/Area meeting via ZOOM: Members MUST register prior to the meeting by clicking on the read more link below.

Celebration of Juneteenth aka Jubilee Day

This June 19th 2021, the SERJ Committee of OPEIU Local 29 would like to recognize the celebration of Juneteenth (aka Jubilee Day). Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and celebrates the end of the enslavement of Africans and African- Americans. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had officially outlawed the enslavement of human beings in the country January 1, 1863, it would take almost another two and a half years, and an estimated 1,000,000 lives lost, before all states recognized the Proclamation.

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.  Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.  Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.  This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Housing Resources

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made public a host of resources related to housing during the COVID-19 crisis. We've uploaded to our website a toolkit full of direct links to programs and resources on mortgage relief, information on recently lifted regulations and more.

Visit cfpb.gov/housing or OPEIU.org for these resources.

American Rescue Plan Act Provides Six Months of COBRA Payments

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides up to six months of COBRA payments from April 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2021, for those who lost or will lose their employment-provided medical coverage between Nov. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2021. This provision of the ARP can assist members who may have lost or may lose their jobs, even temporarily, and correspondingly lose their medical coverage. The following information may be of interest to your members.

To receive this benefit, you must meet the federal government’s eligibility criteria and must apply for the subsidized COBRA. You must enroll within 60 days from when you receive your updated COBRA notice or April 1, 2021, whichever is later.


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