November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Please follow the links below for more information regarding this important observance of Indigenous Peoples, current affairs affecting Indigenous Peoples and a list of events and activities honoring and celebrating Indigenous Peoples throughout California during the month of November.

Time to Vote!

As we have previously announced, we won a strong new agreement; and now it is time for YOU to vote. OPEIU 29 will hold three (3) virtual (zoom) meetings to review the National and Local Tentative Agreements reached prior to voting:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, October 20, 2023, at 12 noon
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10:00 am
At these meetings members will review the details of the Tentative Agreements prior to voting on the new contract.

Please Note you only need to attend ONE of the above listed meetings. We have scheduledthree different dates and times to accommodate members’ schedules. Zoom link for all three meetings:

VICTORY: Tentative Agreement Reached!

  • 21% across-the-board raises for ALL regions:
  • 6% in October 2023; 5% inOctober 2024; 5% in October 2025; 5% in October 2026 – the largest raisepackage in the history of the Kaiser Labor/Management Partnership.
    Renewed outsourcing and subcontracting protections for all classifications,including Revenue Cycle workers.
  • $1,500 ratification bonus for all workers.

Increase minimum wage:

  • CA: June 2024: $23/hr; June 2025: $24/hr; June 2026: $25/hr
  • Regions outside of CA: June 2024: $21/hr; June 2025: $22/hr; June 2026: $23/hr

Labor Day Rally

Announcing OPEIU’s New Discount College Benefit

Dear OPEIU Members and Family:

Here is an update on recent developments regarding the OPEIU Free College Benefit, as well as introduction to an exciting opportunity for our union members and their families.

We understand there has been uncertainty surrounding the Free College Benefit for continuing students and are sad to say, due to a decision by the Department of Education, the benefit is no longer available to you and your family. While this may be disappointing news, we believe change often brings new and exciting opportunities.

Our new union college benefit option offers up to 50 percent discounted tuition rates and still applies to your federal grant awards to reduce your out-of-pocket costs even further.

OPEIU’s Discount College Benefit offers flexibility and numerous options for union members and their families to further their education. The program’s extensive network of colleges and universities is comprised of accredited institutions committed to providing discounted tuition rates to our union members and their families, ensuring accessibility and affordability for higher education. Whether you are interested in pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or are seeking to enhance your professional skills with undergraduate or graduate certificates, the program has a comprehensive range of more than 50 online degree programs and certificate offerings.

To explore the available programs and learn more about the discounts offered, visit OPEIU's website. You can explore the various opportunities available and complete the form and an admissions counselor – who is employed by the college or university you have been matched to – will contact you. The admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process, discuss your career goals and program options and answer any questions you may have.