Care Providers

Care providers and clients, some in wheelchairs, stand on the Capitol steps in Salem

Child care workers reach historic contract settlement!

Last night, our SEIU Child Care team reached a contract settlement with the State. This tentative agreement represents some of SEIU 503 child care providers’ biggest wins ever! We won: Two wage increases in all areas and age groups effective …

Homecare bargaining update: On the brink of a huge victory

Your member-elected SEIU 503 bargaining team was at the table until 4am on Monday pushing for a fair contract that protects services for clients and lifts wages for providers. We have secured legislative funding to protect and expand services and …

Progress at the AFH bargaining table

After sharing initial proposals with the State, our AFH Bargaining Team is working hard to make progress towards our new contract. We’ve reached four tentative agreements and are hoping to agree on proposals we made that would make it easier …

Addus bargaining begins!

On June 9, 2015, we had our first bargaining session with Addus management. We made clear to Addus management what our priorities are–wages and benefits. Our hope is that better wages and benefits will help us recruit and retain quality …

Avamere Beaverton skilled nursing facility wins first contract!

We are pleased to announce that Avamere Beaverton ratified a new first contract! Our SEIU Bargaining Team members are Launa Monken, Julieta Bonoan, Patti Feigert with Beca Beeman serving as our chief spokesperson assisted by Katie Coombes. For over seven months …

Child Care Workers STAND UP For Fair Wages!

Our Child Care bargaining team was back at the table last week for our fourth bargaining session. We now have all of our proposals on the table. This week, we proposed some ideas to raise standards for all Oregonians. Because …

Here’s what’s happening at your AFH bargaining table!

Our AFH Bargaining Team has made initial proposals with the State and we are making progress towards our new contract. We reached two tentative agreements and put forth new proposals that would make it easier for providers to do the …

Homecare funding is under attack

In the last few weeks, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that we are facing a $140 million shortfall in funding services. Unless legislators act, our consumers could face significant cuts in services. SEIU members have been working …

Homecare worker bargaining: Opening proposals

The chart below shows the opening proposals for each side. Our goals are to raise standards for workers and to protect access to services for our consumers! SEIU PROPOSAL STATE PROPOSAL Wages to recruit and retain quality providers Base rate: …

Here’s what’s happening at the Child Care bargaining table!

Our Child Care bargaining team had our third bargaining session with the State this week. We felt this session was very productive, and we are on the right track to win improvements for providers as well as the families we …

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK On Seniors & People with Disabilities

Today, hundreds of people from all over the state are in the State Capitol in Salem for “Don’t Turn Your Back” Lobby Day, meeting with legislators about the importance of supporting seniors and people with disabilities and those who care …

Homecare workers: Tell us why retirement security matters

One of our top priorities for Homecare bargaining this year is to win access to retirement savings system. We need homecare workers to share your story about why retirement security is important to you.

Update for PSW Independent Contractors

Update regarding work done coming out of the PSW-Independent Contractor Workgroup: This workgroup came out of our 2013-2015 contract with the charge of making recommendations on requirements and certification for PSW Independent Contractors (PSW-ICs).  The workgroup members included PSW-ICs, representatives …

Child Care Providers Lobby Legislators For Improved ERDC Funding

Child care providers were in the state capitol on March 4 speaking to their legislators! The providers shared stories about their work with children and families, and asked their legislators to pledge their support to the bill that Speaker Kotek …

Child Care Bargaining Begins!

Our elected Child Care Bargaining Team met with the State yesterday to begin bargaining our new contract. In this brief meeting, we exchanged proposals on ground rules for bargaining and set dates for future negotiations. Our next bargaining session is …

Important update about paid time off for Personal Support Workers

As a part of our 2013-2015 union contract, we won new state funding to establish paid time off through our Homecare Trust. We were excited to start this benefit starting February 1st 2015. Unfortunately, the Oregon Department of Human Services …

Training videos for Personal Support Workers on eXPRS

ODDS created these YouTube videos to help train providers on the electronic billing system called eXPRS. ODDS will also be offering more in-person trainings on eXPRS over the coming months. PSW eXPRS Training Part 1: (general info on the transition …

Victory for Prestige Chehalem nursing home workers

Workers at Prestige Chehalem Health and Rehab Center are 10th new group of nursing home workers to organize with SEIU 503 this year! Congratulations to these 56 new members for their decision to organize around issues including scheduling and fair …

Sign up for Lobby Days 2015!

Do you want to make sure everyone, including SEIU 503 members, has a fair shot to get ahead? Do you want to improve the quality of public services, increase wages and win retirement security for all Oregonians? Come talk to …

Isn’t it time we all had a Fair Shot?

After great success last year in making sure our elected officials were ready to stand up for women and working families, Fair Shot For All—a group of labor and community organizations united for economic justice—is expanding our coalition and sharpening …

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