Care Providers

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

Quality care, quality jobs and a fair contract for Lawrence workers

Workers at Lawrence Convalescent Center are fighting for quality jobs and quality resident care in a union contract. A respected and fairly compensated workforce is essential to provide the quality care that seniors in our community deserve. Workers at 17 …

Are you on the Oregon Health Plan?

Every year people that are enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan and Healthy Kids need to update their information to make sure that they are still eligible. When it is time for renewal, the Oregon Health Authority will send its …

Victory on health insurance rates: many Oregonians will see premium reductions

SEIU members spoke, and the Insurance Division listened. Thousands of Oregonians, including many SEIU care providers, sent messages to the Oregon Insurance Division to comment on proposed rate increases for 2015.  As a result, many (though not all) Oregonians will …

Important information from your Homecare Workers Supplemental Trust

Dear Homecare or Personal Support Worker, We received notice that Kaiser Permanente sent invoices to Oregon Exchange members who had never received invoices or only a portion of their invoices in 2014. You may have received in the mail a …

Two organizing victories: 130 new members join Local 503

Nursing home workers at Fernhill Estates and temp workers at Marion County won organizing victories in the past week and became the newest members of SEIU Local 503. With the addition of Fernhill, workers at 50 nursing homes and assisted …

Important Message About DD System Changes and PSW Payments

Personal Support Workers: Below is the email that DD Services recently sent out regarding the movement to a centralized payroll starting in July.  We wanted to share it with Personal Support Workers in case you didn’t receive it. ———- Forwarded …

SEIU 503 response to Harris v. Quinn

WATCH: SEIU Local 503 Executive Director Heather Conroy and Rebecca Sandoval, President of SEIU 503′s Homecare and Personal Support Worker Sublocal 99 respond to the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Harris vs Quinn

Protecting residents from financial exploitation

Protecting residents from financial exploitation: A manual for assisted living and nursing facilities (pdf download)

Important notice for homecare workers

Starting May 1, 2014, Benefit Solutions, Inc. (BSI) will be responsible for handling and processing all premium payments and member reimbursement payments for the Oregon Homecare Workers Trusts.

2014 Legislative Victories: Advocating for Quality Services

Our union is deeply committed to advocating for policies that help Oregonians live with dignity and maximize their self-determination. Over the last three years we have achieved major victories that greatly improve services for aging Oregonians and people with disabilities.

Congratulations to the newly-elected Local 96 Child Care officers

Officers Kassaundra West Nichols, President Kimberly Cole, Vice President Jennifer Schmidt, Secretary-Treasurer Statewide Regional Outreach Coordinators (ROCs) Wanda Winne Enrique Luna Natalie Jackson Renee Rodgers Yolanda Scott Regional ROCs Reg 11 Portia Moye Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Timberview Care Center joins SEIU 503

Workers at Timberview Care Center in Albany won union recognition yesterday from Prestige! They are the 3rd group of nursing home workers to join our local union this year.  The 55 workers at the facility united around winning wage increases and respect. …

Mayors Piercy and Lundberg Declare “Caregiver Recognition Day”

Eugene-area care providers enjoyed some much-deserved accolades from city officials on April 8, as Eugene and Springfield Mayors declared April 8, 2014, “Caregiver Recognition Day.”

Watch: Nursing Home Workers Testify In Favor of Staffing Ratio Changes

SEIU Nursing Home workers across the state testified in Salem on February 18, 2014 in favor of staffing ratio changes to improve quality care.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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 …

We’re on the move! Sign up for the SEIU Local 503 Campaign to Build Voter Power

This summer, SEIU care providers will once again take the state by storm! From Bend to Lincoln City and Eugene to Medford, care providers are planning to reach out to fellow workers to sign them up for membership, build political …

Avamere Medford says Union Yes!

Congratulations to workers at Avamere Rehabilitation of Rogue Valley on their new union. On January 23, they became the first group to join Local 503 this year. More than 80% of the 56 workers signed union cards, and Rep. Peter …

Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities Lobby Day February 5th, 2014

Join the Campaign for Oregon’s Seniors & People with Disabilities to advocate for Oregon’s home and community-based services and overall long-term care system at the Capitol in Salem.  SEIU continues to be a strong voice at the Capitol.  Bring your …

New Union Contract for Addus Employees

After months of lobbying the Oregon State Legislature to secure rate increases for Addus, and the work of our bargaining team to ensure that the company would pass those rate increases on to us, we have reached a Tentative Agreement with 6.5-14.25% pay raise for Addus workers!

Meadow Park Settlement Reached!

Ratification vote Monday, November 18 Tentative Agreement Highlights: Adjustment to take into account years of experience Additional 2% for those not adjusted with 1+ year of experience 2% increases in 3/14, 9/14, and 3/15 Improved Health Care cost share Additional …

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