Homecare

Who we are…
SEIU Local 503 represents more than 20,000 homecare workers in the state of Oregon. Close to 12,500 workers care for seniors and people with physical disabilities, and 7,500 care for people with developmental disabilities, mental health needs and medically fragile children.


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.

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.”

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 …

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 …

Homecare contract ratified!

We are thrilled to announce that, with overwhelming support, SEIU 503 homecare members have ratified the tentative agreement for our 2013-2015 union contract. Thank you to all of the providers who became members, lobbied, testified, phone banked, wrote letters, rallied and reached …

Homecare Ratification Video

Watch a video summary of our tentative agreement from our Homecare Bargaining Team.

PSW Guardianship / Paid Provider update 9/13/13

Many of you have been closely following proposed policy changes that affect guardians’ ability to continue as paid providers. The Office of Developmental Disabilities (ODDS) initially informed families and stakeholders that guardians would no longer be allowed to serve as …

Contract voting information

2013 SCHEDULED HOMECARE RATIFICATION MEETINGS Get your questions answered and ratify your new contract! We have lots to celebrate in our gains for home and community based services, wins in wages and benefits, ensuring provider & consumer choice, and more! …

Win It Together: Tentative Agreement Reached on New Historic Union Contract!

Late last night we reached a truly historic tentative agreement with the State of Oregon on our new union contract covering close to 20,000 care providers. More detail will be mailed out soon and make sure to check out our …

Independent Contractors tentative agreement summary

SEIU Independent Contractor (ICs) Personal Support Workers (PSWs) 2013 Tentative Agreement Summary In It together—for Providers, for the People we serve, for Oregon  This is an overview of the tentative agreement for our new union contract with the State of Oregon …

Personal Support Worker tentative agreement summary

SEIU Personal Support Workers (PSWs) 2013 Tentative Agreement Summary In It together—for Providers, for the People we serve, for Oregon This is an overview of the tentative agreement for our new union contract with the State of Oregon covering close to …

Homecare (APD) worker tentative agreement summary

SEIU Homecare Workers (HCWs) 2013 Tentative Agreement Summary In It together—for Providers, for the People we serve, for Oregon This is an overview of the tentative agreement for our new union contract with the State of Oregon covering close to 20,000 …

Homecare/ Personal Support Worker Healthcare Update

Last month, thousands of SEIU 503 homecare and personal support workers participated in a survey about healthcare benefits. Our homecare bargaining team heard from you loud and clear: Existing healthcare benefits are not meeting our needs. Current healthcare benefits are …

Great leap forward for dignity, autonomy and choice

After months of tirelessly advocating on behalf of their professions and their consumers, SEIU 503 care providers and consumers were on hand today to witness a great leap forward for dignity, autonomy and choice for Oregonians with developmental disabilities. Governor …

Homecare (PSW) bargaining update 8/27/13

We bargained until a little after 2:30 in the morning Saturday. We are getting close, very close on the final issues in our negotiations with the State. We’re back at it Thursday. Make sure to stay tuned as we’re down …

Homecare Bargaining Update 8/27/13

The latest homecare worker bargaining session just wrapped up, and we’re making good progress on a number of issues. Click below to read bargaining updates for… Personal Support Workers Homecare (APD) workers Independent Contractors Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Important update on guardianship policy change for Personal Support Workers

The Office of Developmental Disabilities (ODDS) recently informed families and stakeholders that beginning January 1, 2014, guardians could no longer be paid providers due to a new federal requirement. We heard from many of you about the devastating impact this …

Homecare Bargaining Update 8/16/13

The latest homecare worker bargaining session just wrapped up, and we’re making good progress on a number of issues. Click below to read bargaining updates for… Personal Support Workers Homecare (APD) workers Independent Contractors Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Independent Contractors bargaining update 8/16/13

We met with the state on Tuesday and bargained into the evening as we hashed out more details to finalize our contract negotiations. The state is continuing to press for significant cuts to Independent Contractors that are beyond unacceptable and …