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Statement from OEA and SEIU on the Withdrawal of 2014 Initiatives

While Oregon will not see a specific attack on working people on the November ballot, the fight for the state’s working families and our students has never been more critical. Corporate profits are at an all time high, but more …

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Homecare Choice Bill passes House

On March 7, the Oregon House passed Senate Bill 1542 on a 44-14 bipartisan vote. The bill now moves to Gov. Kitzhaber for signing. The bill—co-sponsored by Senator Rosenbaum, Senator Beyer, Senator Steiner Hayward and Representative Gallegos, and supported by …

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Special session “a disgrace”

On October 2, the Oregon legislature knuckled under and attacked low-wage workers and retirees by capping PERS cost-of-living-adjustments, while at the same time providing a large tax break to wealthy business owners. SEIU 503 Executive Director Heather Conroy issued the …

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Oregonian: Oregon public universities, classified workers agree on tentative contract, averting strike

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University system settles with SEIU Local 503, strike averted

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Oregonian: SEIU reaches tentative labor agreement with Oregon officials

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OUS student services workers settle agreement, averting strike

After a long and often contentious eight-month bargaining period, students services workers (non-teaching campus workers like librarians, lab techs, administrative assistants and custodians) and Oregon University System bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement at 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 26. In …

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OUS, Workers Union Meet for Labor Talks

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Special Session: Wrong for Oregon

The following statement was issued by SEIU 503 President Rob Sisk and Executive Director Heather Conroy in response to Gov. Kitzhaber’s announcement of a special legislative session: Robbing low-income seniors of their ability to pay the bills is not an …

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University makes plans for possible workers’ strike

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