Prioritize your pet’s health affordably for National Pet Health Insurance Month

  • 19 September 2023

September is National Pet Health Insurance Month and a great time to prioritize your pet's health – without breaking the bank! Union members – explore affordable pet insurance coverage starting at $10/month or less. Your pet's wellness is worth it – get a quote now!

More About Pet Insurance:

  • The Union Plus pet insurance program, provided by Pets Best, reimburses pet parents like you up to 90% on eligible veterinary bills. 1

  • Our most budget-friendly plan is the Accident Only plan for $10 or less per month! 2

  • Get flexible accident, illness, and routine care coverage customized to your pet and your budget.

Plus, all Pets Best customers get free access to the 24/7 Pet Helpline staffed by veterinary experts, to answer any pet health or pet behavior concerns.


1Select a plan that reimburses 70%, 80%, or 90% of the cost of eligible veterinary treatment. Limited to covered expenses. 2Accident Only plan is $7/month for cats and $10/month for dogs in Washington state. Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company, a New York insurance company headquartered at 6100 4th Ave. S. Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98108, or Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company located at 11333 N. Scottsdale Rd, Ste. 160, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (CA agency #0F37530) is a licensed insurance agency located at 10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. Please refer to your declarations page to determine the underwriter for your policy. Terms and conditions apply. See your policy for details.

Nearly 4,000 D.C., Virginia, and Maryland healthcare workers overwhelmingly vote to approve a strike at Kaiser Permanente

  • 18 September 2023

Largest single-employer union negotiation in the U.S. inches closer to strike over unfair labor practices

Healthcare workers say Kaiser’s refusal to acknowledge under-staffing, decline in patient care is driving a growing crisis 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 3,800 D.C., Virginia, and Maryland healthcare workers who are part of OPEIU Local 2 announced on Monday that they have voted to authorize a strike to protest unfair labor practices by a margin of 98 percent if no agreement is reached by September 30. This comes on the heels of nearly 65,000 SEIU members in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Southwest Washington voting to authorize a strike at Kaiser Permanente in the past two weeks. 

This could be the largest healthcare strike in U.S. history, as workers say Kaiser executives refuse to acknowledge the decline in patient service and care and negate the struggle of the workforce to keep up with the high cost of living in areas where Kaiser operates.

“We’ve been raising the alarm about patient safety, but Kaiser isn’t hearing us. Kaiser executives keep refusing to listen to frontline healthcare workers on the issues that impact the care of our patients, and they’re violating the law by failing to bargain in good faith,” said Katrina Schaetz, OB-GYN clinical assistant. “We are standing up for more staff and better patient care. If Kaiser doesn't stop committing unfair labor practices, healthcare workers are prepared to go on strike.”


  • 13 September 2023

On Thursday, Sept. 14, Starbucks Workers United is calling upon community supporters to join the fight to help Starbucks workers win a fair first contract. Visit their website to join an action near you!


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​The Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and​, with more than ​90,000 members, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals ​throughout the United States and Canada.

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