December 06, 2022
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Election Day is 7 Days Away 1 November 2022

Election Day is 7 Days Away

Make a Plan to Vote!

It's never too early to start planning how and where you'll vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Workers' rights are on the ballot. Anti-worker candidates are fighting tooth and nail to take control of the House and Senate so they can erode workers' rights, defund the NLRB, and take away OSHA's already limited enforcement powers. But you can make a difference!

  • Make a plan to vote.
  • Sign up to volunteer for a phone-banking shift to talk to union siblings about pro-worker candidates in their districts (click here).
  • Educate yourself on the candidates! The AFL-CIO's Legislative Scorecard is a good place to start.
  • Know the issues on the ballot. Ballotpedia's Sample Ballot Tool shows you everything from candidates to ballot measures to referendums you'll see on Nov. 8.

 

10 October 2022

Election Day is Less Than a Month Away!

And so much is at stake. Anti-worker politicians are fighting tooth and nail to retake Congress, but working people are pushing back at the ballot box.

Make sure you're registered to vote before your state's deadline by visiting vote.org's registration deadline database today. 

Wondering how to help in the meantime? We're mobilizing members across the U.S. to talk with union siblings about pro-worker candidates in their districts.

Sign up for a phone-banking shift here to help us build the pro-worker majority we need in Washington. 


13 September 2022

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is the highest award in Health and Safety Excellence that OSHA presents to an organization.

This training program will guide attendees with best practices in implementing the OSHA VPP program. It will offer a broad overview of how to work with OSHA to achieve VPP site implementation success.

The instructor will present several scenarios that attendees can relate to. Further, the webinar will also cover:

  • Define the key elements and sub elements of the OSHA VPP program
  • Define how to get a baseline of a safety culture within your facility
  • Define how to best engage employees and senior management in the safety process for VPP site implementation
  • Fully comprehend the benefits of establishing a VPP mentor for VPP site implementation
  • Understand how to work with OSHA to achieve VPP site implementation success
  • Define how to properly fill out and submit the OSHA VPP application
  • Discuss best practices and take-always in VPP site implementation
  • Answer specific questions or concerns as it relates to OSHA VPP site implementation at your facility
Student Debt Forgiveness (+ an Inflation Reduction Act Explainer) 24 August 2022

Student Debt Forgiveness (+ an Inflation Reduction Act Explainer)

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law last week, makes historic investments in our communities. Creating union jobs, taxing the rich, combatting climate change and lowering health care costs are at the forefront of the bill's goals.

If you want details on what else is in this historic bill, keep reading ⤵⤵⤵



Health Care

  • 13 million people will save an average of $800 per year on health insurance premiums.
  • Prevents premium hikes for people with Affordable Care Act coverage.

Prescription Drugs

  • Medicare can negotiate prescription drug costs, which can lower costs for millions of people.
  • Caps insulin costs at $35/month for Medicare beneficiaries.
18 August 2022

MONKEYPOX: WHAT WORKERS NEED TO KNOW

Monkeypox is a disease of growing concern that is caused by infection from the same family of viruses that cause smallpox with symptoms that are similar, but less severe. Monkeypox is rarely fatal and is not related to chickenpox.

Download the flyer for more information
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Download the OPEIU App!

The OPEIU app is available for free download. It’s a great way to stay connected to your union, learn more about your membership benefits, find links to OPEIU’s social media networks and much more. Available for free download for iOS devices on the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play by searching OPEIU.

 

About the ONC

The OPEIU Nurses Council (ONC) was established by OPEIU members who are nurses, giving them a means to participate in the resolution of issues affecting their nursing practice. The ONC helps foster a climate of professionalism within the nursing community, promoting best practices regarding patient care, safety concerns and compensation issues. The ONC advocates for legislation to improve working conditions and improve patient care, including measures that address nurse-to-patient ratios and violence against health care workers. Its primary goal is to advance the professional image of the nursing profession. 

For more information, please email us at info@opeiunursescouncil.org

 

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The ONC is a council of the OPEIU, which represents 103,000 members in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than 10,000 nurses and healthcare professionals. Click Here for More Info