Union News

Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

  • 5 January 2019
As a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood, Ta’Lisa Hairston urged pregnant women to take rest breaks at work, stay hydrated and, please, eat regular meals. Then she got pregnant and couldn’t follow her own advice.

Last winter, Ms. Hairston told the human-resources department for Planned Parenthood’s clinic in White Plains, N.Y., that her high blood pressure was threatening her pregnancy. She sent the department multiple notes from her nurse recommending that she take frequent breaks.


  • 11 December 2018

Earn your degree for FREE—only through your union!
Winter classes begin January 14, 2019

The OPEIU Free College program also is excited to offer new courses for Spring 2019 to OPEIU members and their dependents. Through the program, you can now earn an associate’s degree in an array of fields, including:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Programming and Development
  • Hospitality/Event Management
  • Hospitality/Hotel and Convention Management

    Visit freecollege.opeiu.org today to learn more about other courses offered through the program and start your path toward a FREE associate’s degree with OPEIU.

Help Stop Anti-Worker Legislation in Michigan!

  • 6 December 2018

Brothers and Sisters,

This morning, Senate Republicans are taking testimony on a last minute bill in the Lame Duck session that would require workers to repeatedly vote to stay in their union. This so-called “recertification” legislation serves only one purpose: to keep unions distracted with costly recertification elections, undermining the ability of the union to represent our members under the terms negotiated under our collective bargaining process.

We must stop their efforts to fast track this legislation.

Special Savings on Travel and Entertainment

  • 3 December 2018
Save on your next holiday getaway – just for being union. Union members get special savings on travel and entertainment: https://unionplus.deals/uniona87b1

Marriott Data Breach Means 500 Million People’s Personal Information Is At Risk

  • 30 November 2018
Attention OPEIU Members: Marriott Data Breach Means 500 Million People’s Personal Information Is At Risk

Here’s What All OPEIU Members Can Do to Help Protect Themselves:

Today’s announcement of a data breach at Marriott International Hotels and its Starwood reservation system means that 500 million guests’ personal information going back to 2014 – including names, dates of birth and passport numbers – could have been exposed. Hackers also obtained encrypted credit card information for some users, but it’s still unclear if they can use it.

Don’t take any chances. Protect yourself by taking the following steps today:

Enroll today in OPEIU’s Identity Protection Program – sign up at OPEIUidProtect.com or by calling 855-990-0994. This program is FREE to all OPEIU members.
Change your passwords immediately – change both your Marriott and Starwood account passwords.
If you are a victim of identity theft through this data breach or any other, reach out to your recovery specialist team at InfoArmor. The trained experts at InfoArmor will help you restore your identity as best as possible to what it was before the incident. This can save you hundreds of hours of your own time and productivity. It can also save you money.

Sign up today at OPEIUidProtect.com or by calling 855-990-0994. Canadian members can contact Generali Global Assistance at 866-295-7966.
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