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Happy Independence Day from OPEIU

  • 4 July 2023
Happy Independence Day from OPEIU

To Our OPEIU Family:

We hope you have a safe, relaxing and happy Fourth of July. As we celebrate this holiday with our loved ones, we're reminded of millions of our nonunion siblings working today — and the millions who have 0 days off in the world's wealthiest nation.

The power of a union contract makes the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness we celebrate today easier to access. As union members, let's strive to help spread the benefits of union membership to all working people.

In solidarity,
OPEIU

Join LCLAA's Webinar: Call to Action - Unmasking Florida Bill SB1718

  • 29 June 2023
Dear members,

Please join us this Friday, June 30th at 4:30 pm EST for a webinar aimed to raise awareness about a legislation that could have significant implications for the rights and well-being of Latino/a workers in our community.

Florida Bill SB1718 poses significant challenges for Latino/a workers, potentially jeopardizing their rights, well-being, and access to essential protections. It is crucial to understand and address the specific impact this bill may have on the livelihoods and dignity of Latino/a workers in our community.
Speakers include prominent labor movement leaders, including Yanira Merino - LCLAA National President, Senator Victor Torres - Democratic Member of Florida Senate, Andrew Luybarsky- AFL-CIO Attorney, Shannon Lederer- AFL-CIO Director of Immigration Policy, Javier Almazan, Victor Sanchez, and Manuel Hartman - Presidents of LCLAA’s Florida Chapters.

Please share this invitation widely with your networks, especially those who are passionate about supporting Latino/a workers and their rights. Their participation will strengthen our collective voice and drive meaningful change. Together, let us stand up for the rights and well-being of Latino/a workers in the face of Florida Bill SB1718!

Yanira Merino

National President of LCLAA

Celebrating Juneteenth

  • 19 June 2023
Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is a day of profound meaning to Black workers, as it should be to all working people who enjoy and defend the freedom to live our own lives, speak with our own voices and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

The labor movement knows firsthand the economic disparities that persist for Black Americans in our workplaces. Though explicit slavery has been abolished for more than 150 years, the exploitation of Black labor continues to this day through a systemically racist economy designed to promote wage disparity in the workplace and the chronic unemployment, underemployment and economic exploitation of Black people.

As Juneteenth approaches, we're reminded of how much further we, as a labor movement, still have to go to fulfill the promise of liberty and justice for all.

We must remain at the tip of the spear to uproot systemic racism in all forms if we seek to fully uphold America’s promise of dignity for Black people. We must be a voice for all who live and work in these United States and to say out loud the names of those who were taken from us by racist violence.

Click here to learn more about the history of Juneteenth.

 

4th of July Car Events

  • 15 June 2023

This July 4th, research new and used vehicles from top brands online with the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. Plus, take advantage of your exclusive Union Member benefits:


  • Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes.

  • $100 rebate on new union-made cars*

  • Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available

  • Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements**


Shop Now

 

Disclaimer:
*If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a gift card for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The gift cards come from Union Plus and not from the dealer). Union Plus receives a monthly report on the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a gift card should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email that can assist in researching your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a gift card.

**Some benefits not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company.

Happy Pride Month!

  • 1 June 2023
Happy Pride Month!

Chelsea Bland is a committed unionist, a passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ workers, and a 14-year OPEIU Local 2 member. 

This Pride Month, we are proud to highlight our LGBTQIA+ members' myriad contributions to the labor movement. Be on the lookout on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more Pride Month Profiles! 🌈 ✊

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