Homecare contract ratified!

We are thrilled to announce that, with overwhelming support, SEIU 503 homecare members have ratified the tentative agreement for our 2013-2015 union contract. Thank you to all of the providers who became members, lobbied, testified, phone banked, wrote letters, rallied and reached out to fellow Homecare Workers. Together we made history!

We hope you share the excitement we feel in these substantial improvements to our contract! But our work doesn’t end with this new contract—in fact, it’s just the beginning. We are going to be working to build a stronger union so we can continue to advocate for quality services.

These wins are not accomplished easily, and the next few years will continue to challenge us. We need to fight for a more stable state budget that will allow for the continued investment in vital services. On the 2014 ballot, anti-union forces are putting forward measures that, if passed, would weaken our collective voice. As we navigate these challenges and prepare for contract negotiations in 2015, we must maintain the great spirit of solidarity—with each other, our consumers, and all Oregonians. This is what propelled us to win today. This is what will drive us to victories in the future.

We won raises and heath coverage now because we invested in our political strength last year, and elected a pro-worker legislature in 2012. To win in the future, we’ll need to do more of the same. Click here to invest in our political strength by making a contribution to CAPE, our member-driven political action fund.

If you have questions or want to be involved please contact SEIU 503 at 800-452-2146 or visit www.seiu503.org!

In it Together!

Your Homecare Bargaining Team,

Rebecca Sandoval, Medford
Megan Adkins, Portland
Chuck Wynns, Salem
Laurann Kealiher, Portland
Carol Conlon, Grants Pass
James Parker, Scio
LJ Denney, Camas Valley
Eileen Ordway, Springfield
Robert “Drake” Ewbank, Springfield
Patricia Lawrence, Sandy
Rose Rogers, Coos Bay
Joy’e Willman, Portland
Penny Wicklander, Pendleton
Phyllis Wills, Hillsboro
Alice Redding, Rainier
Annie Smith, Portland
Carolynn Kohout, Hillsboro
Adam Riggs, Eugene
Annie Smith, Portland
Bobbie Sotin, North Bend
Sally Cumberworth, Cave Junction
Rachel Hansen, SEIU Staff
Jereme Grzybowski, SEIU Staff

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