Independent Contractors

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 …

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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 …

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Homecare Ratification Video

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Homecare bargaining update: Slowly, but surely, we’re making progress

Fair wages to recruit and retain quality care providers is key issue We bargained into the evening Tuesday, August 6th. We made progress on some items, but the State is not moving far enough on fair wages to protect the people …

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Homecare Bargaining | Our Priorities: Fair Wages, PTO, Training, Healthcare, Registry, & adequate Orientations for all providers!

Update from 7/26/13 Bargaining Session Our Priorities: Fair Wages, PTO, Training, Healthcare, Registry, & adequate Orientations for all providers! Our efforts to bring attention to our work, our services, and the people we serve are paying off. We are continuing …

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Homecare/PSW Bargaining Update: the good, the bad, and the…

Our elected-SEIU Bargaining Team was in negotiations with the State’s Bargaining Team until almost midnight Thursday, 7/18.  Our work is working—our lobbying, calls to legislators and other political action has resulted in desperately needed new funding and other legislative initiatives.  …

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