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Union Contract at Code for America Sets Industry Standard

  • 30 October 2023
Union Contract at Code for America Sets Industry Standard

Code for America Workers United (CWU) members voted overwhelmingly Friday, Oct. 27 to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement. In addition to across-the-board wage increases and additional paid family and medical leave time, the contract includes new benefits such as adoption and fertility support and gender-affirming care.

 

The contract also breaks new ground by expanding worker protections to include protections against caste-based discrimination and intrusive monitoring, limiting the use of contracted and temporary workers in favor of full-time employees, and establishing a neutral arbitration process to resolve disputes between the union and management. With this contract, CWU members improve working conditions at Code for America and set new labor standards for civic tech, as well as the broader tech ecosystem.

Exclusive Union Member Hotel Savings

  • 16 October 2023

Planning a vacation? Need a place to stay for a last-minute business trip? The Union Plus Hotel Discount Program has you covered for all your hotel needs! 

Union members and their families can save up to 50% on hotels, luxury resorts, and more through online bookings with Priceline.  

Our enhanced, union member-exclusive booking site instantly connects you to endless hotel options – at a discounted price that’s perfect for your next adventure!

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MORE THAN 85,000 KAISER PERMANENTE HEALTHCARE WORKERS – INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF OPEIU MEMBERS -- WIN LANDMARK NEW CONTRACT

  • 13 October 2023
MORE THAN 85,000 KAISER PERMANENTE HEALTHCARE WORKERS – INCLUDING THOUSANDS OF OPEIU MEMBERS -- WIN LANDMARK NEW CONTRACT

On heels of historic strike, on-the-ground engagement from Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su helped bring sides to agreement 

Frontline health care workers secure deal for critical workforce investments that bolster patient care 

LOS ANGELES – More than 85,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers reached a historic tentative agreement today for a new contract that will bolster patient safety and make critical investments in the health care workforce at hundreds of Kaiser facilities across California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. OPEIU Locals 2 (MD/DC/VA), 8 (Washington State), 29 (Oakland), 30 (San Diego), and 50 (Hawai’i) represent Kaiser health care workers.

The deal was reached on the heels of Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Julie Su traveling back to her home state of California to engage in the most recent talks. Su arrived Thursday evening to successfully help the sides bridge the gap on key lingering issues.

OPEIU Members May Accelerate Their Bachelor’s Degree by Adding a FREE Stackable Certificate!

  • 10 October 2023
OPEIU Members May Accelerate Their Bachelor’s Degree  by Adding a FREE Stackable Certificate!

Through the OPEIU Discount College Benefit, OPEIU members and their families can earn professional certificates, at NO additional cost to their discounted tuition:

IT Support Professional Certificate:

Earn up to 12 credits at no cost in addition to discounted tuition.
Potential savings: UP TO $4,200 in tuition.

Project Management Professional Certificate:

Earn up to 9 credits at no cost in addition to discounted tuition.
Potential savings: UP TO $3,150 in tuition.

Data Analytics:

Earn up to 12 credits at no cost in addition to discounted tuition.
Potential savings: UP TO $4,200 in tuition.

UX Design:

Earn up to 9 credits at no cost in addition to discounted tuition.
Potential savings: UP TO $3,150 in tuition.

Oct. 5 is Latina Equal Pay Day

  • 5 October 2023
Oct. 5 is Latina Equal Pay Day

Latina workers are among the most adversely affected by the gender pay gap. On average, they are paid just $0.52 for every dollar earned by white men.

The wage gap cannot be explained by education, experience or perceived choices. Even in states with large populations of Latinas in the workforce, rampant wage disparities persist, with devastating consequences for Latinas and their families.

Visit latinaequalpay.org for more information. 

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