Because when members speak, the state listens!
“Joining SEIU has given me choices and more choices. First the choice to elect leadership, and collectively, a choice on wages and benefits. With SEIU, we really are stronger together.” – Dave Wells, Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook
“I’ve become much more politically aware since joining SEIU. The union provides opportunities for me to go to Salem to lobby my legislators on issues that affect our wages and benefits, as well as funding for the programs that serve our clients.” – Jill Sipes, Oregon Department of Human Services, Klamath Falls
Because it gives you a say!
Do you think you need a better career ladder? Do you believe state workers ought to have some say in how your pension funds are invested? Do you want a voice in the direction our union takes? You can join SEIU at no additional cost, but please consider contributing a few cents a week to CAPE—it’s our best way to build power and you’re eligible for a state income-tax credit on the first $50 ($100 for couples) each year.
Because it provides added benefits!
Only union members are eligible for free life insurance and SEIU 503 scholarships for you or immediate family members. Union membership also affords you access to discounted dental services and allows you to purchase additional life and disability insurance, obtain legal insurance, rent a car, qualify for a home mortgage, and obtain a credit card at preferred rates.
Because union members have a voice.
Stay in touch. Get active in SEIU. Help negotiate and enforce contracts. Join lobbying efforts by phone, mail or visits to the State Capitol or local legislative offices. Volunteer in political campaigns. Run for union office. Get involved!