Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 OPEIU Student Debt Reduction Program. Full details, rules and applications can be found here as well as on the OPEIU app*.
OPEIU will provide five awards of $2,500 to OPEIU members who have at least $10,000 in student debt and are able to prove their account is current. A member can receive an award only once in a lifetime, and must have completed an associate or undergraduate degree.
Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a sweeping survey of all U.S. households. The crucial demographic data documented in the survey has a far-reaching impact on how the federal government distributes resources to our communities, ranging from Medicaid and food stamp funding to infrastructure investment and even the size of your state’s congressional delegation.
Take five minutes today to do your part and fill out the 2020 Census online, over the phone or by mail using the information on the postcard you should have received in your mailbox by April 1. Visit my2020census.gov for more information on how to fill out the short form with big implications.
All OPEIU Local Unions, Guilds and Directly Affiliated Groups:
The new deadline for the John Kelly, Howard Coughlin scholarships and the Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Summer Camp is May 31, 2020.
Please email all completed and signed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical workers union members are calling upon the public to help with the drastic shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in local hospitals.
The Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 40 is accepting donations of PPEs, such as unused N95 masks, and other unused masks, protective eye wear/safety goggles, and gowns that will be distributed to the medical staff it represents at local respective hospitals who are running out.
Healthcare workers and patients don’t have the proper CDC recommended safety equipment to protect us from COVID-19. We care for patients who are infected with the COVID-19 virus every day, often with inadequate protective equipment, masks that have been reused for days or no protective equipment at all. This is not only a danger to healthcare professionals working on the front lines, but a danger to patients and their families both with and without the virus.
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Office and Professional Employees International Union was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees) strong, we’re one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada.