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Shop wireless in solidarity this holiday season!

Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Why not gift your loved one a cool new set of headphones? With the AT&T Signature Program, union members can get discounts on a wide range of eligible accessories – including headphones, smart devices, and more.

Learn more: https://unionplus.deals/gfw

Tech Workers at Big Cartel Request Voluntary Recognition of Their Union

Salt Lake City, Utah (Dec. 1, 2021) -- Employees at the e-commerce company Big Cartel today requested from their employer voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local Union 1010.

A supermajority of workers at the e-commerce platform -- including product developers, engineers, designers, support, marketing and operations staff -- signed union authorization cards and have publicly signed onto a voluntary recognition letter delivered to Matt Wigham and Eric Turner, co-founders of the company.

In their letter requesting voluntary recognition, Big Cartel employees said "forming a union will promote transparency and collaboration, ensure equity, increase staff well-being and retention, and add to the long list of reasons we choose to work at Big Cartel."

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Union

As we celebrate, we give thanks to OPEIU members for their important work over the past year under challenging circumstances. From the bargaining table to the Thanksgiving table, OPEIU is proud to call you family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Team OPEIU

BCTGM Union Members on Strike at Kellogg's Could Use Your Help.

Brothers and Sisters,

Please consider helping out our BCTGM Local 50G brothers and sisters on strike at Kellogg's. The strike has entered it's 43rd day. As you know, groceries are one of the first areas that people cut back on when income is tight. Please consider helping supply the strikers in need with the items listed on the attached Food Drive flyer. There are two drop points:

  • BCTGM Local 50G offices, 8984 J Street, Omaha
  • United Steel Workers Local 286, 5724 Seward Ave., Lincoln.

The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available

Over 3,200 students in union families have received nearly $5 million in money for college through the Union Plus Scholarship. Awards are based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized. At a time when many families have been financially impacted by the COVID - 19 pandemic, Union Plus is especially glad to support hardworking students as they further their educations and pave the path for future success.

  • Who can apply? Current and retired participating union members, their spouse s and their dependent children. 
  • What schools are eligible? Awards are granted to students attending any U.S. accredited two - year college, four - year college, graduate school, or recognized technical or trade 
  • What school years are included? The current 2021 application is open to students attending college during the 2021 – 2022 school year, for any year of college, from freshmen undergraduates to the final year of graduate school. 
  • What are the award amounts? One time grants of $500 to $4,000, but students may reapply each year. A total of over $150,000 in awards are made each year. 

The 2021 Union Plus Scholarship is now available. The application is entirely online, allowing students to complete the application in stages and save answers before submitting. S tart your application today! Deadline: January 31, 2021. https://unionplus.deals/55e6d

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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. 

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