Nursing Homes

Who we are…
SEIU represents more than 2,000 nursing home workers who provide quality care and rehabilitation services for residents in 32 24-hour skilled nursing facilities and three assisted living facilities across Oregon.


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

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 …

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 …

Prestige Settlement Reached, Ratification Up Next!

On November 5, 2013, we reached a tentative agreement with Prestige for our new union contract. This is a tentative agreement pending membership ratification—members voting to approve our new contract. Our 2013 elected SEIU bargaining team unanimously recommends a YES …

Avamere Settlement Reached, Ratification Up Next!

On November 5, 2013, we reached a tentative agreement with Avamere for our new union contract. This is a tentative agreement pending membership ratification—members voting to approve our new contract. Our 2013 elected SEIU bargaining team unanimously recommends a YES …

EMPRES 2013—2015 UNION CONTRACT MEMBER RATIFICATION VOTE

SEIU LOCAL 503 The Nursing Home Workers Union EMPRES 2013—2015 UNION CONTRACT MEMBER RATIFICATION VOTE Come learn more about the new contract and vote to ratify. New Contract to be implemented following approval (ratification) of Membership. For any questions, please …

EmpRess Final Bargaining Update: Settlement Reached! Ratification Up Next!

On October 22, 2013 our Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with EmpRes that will create a fair system for wages, solve wage inequities once and for all, and protect our healthcare. This is a tentative agreement pending a vote …

Pinnacle Bargaining Update Oct. 8th: Settlement Reached, Ratification Up Next!

Last week, October 1st, 2013, we met with Pinnacle and reached a tentative agreement for our new union contract! This is a tentative agreement pending members vote to approve (or ratify) our new contract. Your 2013 elected SEIU Bargaining Team …

Prestige Bargaining Update: September 30th, 2013

Last week we continued negotiations, but we are still not done as big issues are still outstanding. We did sign off on a contract extension that ensures our union contract rights are protected for 30 days. Additionally, we also secured …

Avamere Bargaining Update: September 30, 2013

Last week we continued negotiations, but we are still not done as big issues are still outstanding. We did sign off on a contract extension that ensures our union contract rights are protected for 30 days. Additionally, we also secured …

EmpRes Bargaining Update: September 30th, 2013

Last week we continued negotiations, but we are still not done as big issues are still outstanding. We did sign off on a contract extension that ensures our union contract rights are protected for 30 days. Additionally, we also secured …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update 9/18/13: Healthcare workers should have healthcare!

Healthcare workers should have healthcare! We estimate 1 out of 3 of us have no healthcare at all… Management can and must do better! “We are really working to balance wages, our members should be paid fairly for their years of …

Nursing home bargaining update: progress in bargaining continues

Progress in nursing home bargaining continued this week. Management moved on key issues, and our union will present a counter-proposal on September 18th. “After all our hard work statewide, it seems that we’re definitely headed in the right direction.” —Campion …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update: Progress on Fair Wages to Recruit and Retain Quality Staff

“We made great progress today! I’m excited for our next session.” —Judy Byers, Central Table Bargaining Member and Cook from EmpRes Windsor, Salem State-wide Central Table Bargaining Update Management’s counter-proposal put real money on the table. We will now be …

Nursing Home Employees: Click here to fill our our Health Care Survey!

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans will have better options for health insurance. SEIU is collecting this survey data as part of our effort to get better, more affordable insurance for our members who work in nursing homes. …

Nursing Home Central Table Bargaining Update

On Wednesday, July 10th our elected SEIU Central Table Bargaining Team met with representatives from management for our first bargaining session.  Over 2,000 of us union nursing home workers will be bargaining together this summer with Avamere, EmpRes, Pinnacle and Prestige.  …