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ACLU of Maryland Unionizes with OPEIU Local 2

Silver Spring, Maryland (August 2, 2019)

ACLU of Maryland Unionizes with OPEIU Local 2

Fourteen employees of the ACLU of Maryland joined the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2 on July 31, 2019. The unit, comprised of organizers, attorneys, legal fellows and assistants, and policy specialists spent nine long months building up power and support for the union before they finally won an election with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) the last day of July. The recognition agreement with management and the AAA allowed the unit to technically be voluntarily recognized, albeit through an election.

The ACLU of Maryland is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, a progressive nonprofit that works to preserve and maintain individual freedoms. Staff routinely expressed how important it is for an organization with such dedication to civil liberties to support an employee union, noting, as the ACLU has on their own website, “Collective bargaining statutes provide critical and necessary protection for workers who exercise basic civil rights, in particular, the rights of speech, association, and petition. Efforts to strip workers of these protections have no place in our democracy.”

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To All OPEIU Local Unions, Guilds and Directly Affiliated Groups:

Union Plus, which offers Capitol One credit card options to union members – including OPEIU members – has relayed information to us about the Capitol One data security incident. According to Capitol One’s overview site, no credit card account numbers or log-on credentials were stolen. The data breached was credit card application data. Union Plus recommends the resources below for information about the breach and its impact on customers.

Impacted Union Plus cardholders will receive information directly from Capital One. Customers also are encouraged to call the customer service number on the back of their Union Plus card if they need any additional assistance. We will keep you posted as we learn new information from Union Plus.\

Overview of the situation
https://www.capitalone.com/facts2019/

FAQs
https://www.capitalone.com/facts2019/2/

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Did you know that AT&T waives select activation and upgrade fees for union members enrolled in the AT&T Signature Program?

That means that when you buy a new phone on AT&T, you can save on the costs associated with upgrading and activating a new device – which means more savings back in your pocket.

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OPEIU Remembers the Legacy of Charlie Ponti (1913-2019)

OPEIU Remembers the Legacy of Charlie Ponti (1913-2019)

The members, staff and elected leaders of OPEIU mourn the loss of our beloved brother in the fight for justice, Charlie Ponti, who passed away last Friday, June 28, at the age of 106.

 

For 77 years, Brother Ponti served OPEIU as a union organizer, business representative and, later, as president of the Local 153 Retirees Association. As the longest-serving member of OPEIU, and as an integral part of our union for the better part of a century, OPEIU is committed to ensuring his legacy – and his lifelong commitment to organizing the unorganized – is remembered for generations to come.

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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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