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OPEIU Free College: Social Work Degree Now Available

OPEIU is excited to announce a new degree in social work is now available through your OPEIU Free College Benefit. This degree is available for the Summer classes beginning June 1. 

Free Legal Document Reviews and Consultations Through July 31, 2020

Union members can contact MetLife Legal Plans Network Attorneys through July 31, 2020 for no charge advice, consultations and document review for many issues, including:

  • Healthcare proxies or other estate planning
  • Home refinancing or personal insurance forms
  • Elder law questions for caregivers

Union members will also have access to MetLife Legal Plans Self-Help Document Library to complete wills, living wills and power of attorney docum

Thank you to our nurses

Kickstarter United Reaches Agreement with Management to Support Laid-Off Members

Kickstarter United Reaches Agreement with Management to Support Laid-Off Members

New York, N.Y. (May 1, 2020) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 members at Kickstarter voted tonight to ratify a lay-off agreement with the crowdfunding company after CEO Aziz Hasan announced sweeping layoffs of up to 45 percent of employees.

The agreement won by Kickstarter United (KSRU) members outlines a range of procedures negotiated by the elected bargaining committee to help members impacted by layoffs, including:

  •  Four months of severance pay for all laid-off employees;
  • Four months of continued healthcare coverage for employees earning more than $110,001;
  • Six months of continued healthcare coverage for employees earning $110,001 or less;
  • Release from non-compete agreement upon accepting severance; and
  • Recall rights of one year for members to return to any forthcoming job opening within their “classification,” and a number of other provisions. 

Bachelor’s Degree

Complete your bachelor’s degree for free when you enroll in the summer 2020 term*.Unemployed, furloughed or laid off union members and their extended families are still eligible to enroll in the Union Plus Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program. Summer classes begin May 18, 2020.*Students may enroll part time, but continuous enrollment is required.Students must complete the FAFSA and the financial aid process.

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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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