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

2015 Health Plan Changes

Dear Homecare Worker, Exciting changes are underway for the 2015 medical insurance plan year! Based on feedback from surveys and other input, Trust eligible workers* will have plan updates for 2015. Here are some of the highlights; please visit …

Member Benefits

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.

Lawrence workers win first contract!

After many months of hard bargaining, workers at Lawrence Convalescent Center (LCC) in Portland won their first union contract late in the evening of September 25. Besides improved wages and benefits, the contract gives structure to workers’ voice on the …

Two More Nursing Homes Say Union Yes!

Workers at Avamere Sunnyside Transitional Care and Avamere Rehab. of Beaverton became the latest groups of nursing home workers to join our union this year.  The 74 workers at Sunnyside and the 72 workers at Beaverton join with workers at …

Important information for AFH providers on new federal rule

New Federal Rule.  The federal government released a new rule earlier this year that will impact adult foster homes across three Oregon service systems:  Addictions and Mental Health, Aging and People with Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services.  …

Over $24 Million in Waste Cut from 2015 Health Insurance Premiums

Close scrutiny of proposed health insurance premiums for 2015 has cut over $24 million in waste and unjustified costs from premiums for Oregon consumers and small businesses, according to an OSPIRG Foundation report released in September. The cuts come after OSPIRG Foundation’s …

Union wage increase in October for Nursing Home Workers

Union wage increase in October Our Work at the Capitol Pays Off Nursing home workers in our union have done amazing work in the last year—securing strong union contracts with wage and benefit improvements, helping other workers join our union …

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 …

Homecare and Personal Support Workers win basic federal workers’ protections

Expansion of federal workers’ rights brings our work out of the shadows, but many questions remain about state implementation. Personal support and homecare workers: share your thoughts with us about proposed changes to hours.

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)

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.”

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