ODOT

Who we are…
For the purposes of bargaining, members who work for state agencies are divided into four coalitions – DHS, Institutions, ODOT, and Specials. The ODOT Coalition includes: Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) (incl, State Fair), Forestry Department, Oregon Department of Aviation (ODOA), and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW).


ODOT Local 730 statewide meeting: October 12th

Please join us for our next ODOT Local 730 statewide meeting on October 12th. We use these meetings to review our work as a local and plan ahead for the next fights. We try to move the meetings to different …

State workers vote to ratify contract

The tentative agreement for the 2013-2015 union contract has been ratified by state worker members. At the ballot count August 17, with just under 5,000 ballots cast, 95% of voters approved the agreement. We hope you share the pride we …

State Worker Tentative Agreement Summary Video

A video summary of the State Worker Tentative Agreement, presented by your State Worker Central Table Bargaining Team, July 27, 2013.

State worker bargaining team reaches tentative agreement

For months, state workers have been showing our fellow Oregonians what it means to be “In It Together.”  In hundreds of actions culminating in an overwhelming strike authorization vote, thousands of SEIU 503 state workers sent a loud and clear …

State worker bargaining update: pushing for the best contract possible

Our team has been back at the table for the last two days. On Monday, we got some more movement from management.  They’ve moved to 1.5% effective December on the COLAs, better language around contracting out, and they dropped their …

State worker bargaining update: More progress, but not quite there…

Thanks to the dedication of thousands of state workers throughout Oregon—including giving our bargaining team the authority to call a strike if necessary—the State realizes that we’re serious about negotiating a fair contract that returns us to economic stability. Highlights …

Strike authorization vote passes

The votes are in, the ballots are counted, and SEIU 503 state workers have given our bargaining team the authority to call a strike if necessary. Members voted by participating in dozens of strike authorization vote meetings around the state …

Hold the line for Healthcare, Hold the line for All

We’re both inspired and frustrated. Like you, we’re frustrated that management feels that capping healthcare costs is essential for the State but not for frontline workers. We’re frustrated that our proposals to fix some of Oregon’s problems – stopping wasteful …

Organize an action at your worksite: here’s how

During the week June 27th to July 2nd join with Local 503 members across the state to turn up the heat with a statewide day of action. Make it big . . . Make it creative . . . Make it happen at your worksite!!! You have a few days to get ready for this action. Tools to complete your mission are enclosed.

SEIU/DAS BARGAINING 2013-2015 ODOT COALITION Tentative agreement

Articles not summarized below remain unchanged as Current Contract Language ODOT Coalition Article 10.3ABE – Union Stewards ODFW – Hatcheries with 6 or more permanent employees may have up to two stewards. Article 26 – Differentials ODF: Creates new 5% …

ODOT Coalition Update 6/13/13

On Monday at the ODOT Coalition table we continued to work hard to resolve issues and we are finally narrowing in on the final few. After we illustrated how our existing break language doesn’t meet the BOLI standard for when …

DAS bargaining update: 6/10/2013

We started to make some progress on language issues at the bargaining table last week. We reached a tentative agreement on telecommuting that will increase opportunities for people whose jobs are flexible enough to allow working from home. In addition, …

ODOT Coalition Update 5/31/13

Our ODOT Coalition Bargaining team met with management again last Tuesday. We are now in mediation and this was our first session with a mediator. We won tentative agreements on two of our priority issues. 1. Up to $150 annual …

Frequently Asked Questions: State’s “6% Buy-Out” Concept

What is the 6% pick-up and how did it come to be? Prior to 1979, state workers paid 6% of our wages towards PERS.  In bargaining in 1979, we accepted the state’s proposal to pay the 6%, which increased member …

Fair for a Fair Economy: Sunday May 19

Join us on May 19 in Portland for a Fair for a Fair Economy. We will educate the public about the services we provide and let the Governor and legislature see we are united for quality jobs and services.

Union Presents Differential Proposals, Looks forward to exchanging counters April 30th

%%FIRSTNAME(Greetings)%%, Your ODOT Coalition Bargaining Team met with the management team on Tuesday, April 16th. We had union members present differential proposals for ODF, OPRD, and ODOT and had a good discussion about several other proposals as well. We tentatively …

DAS Bargaining Update: Take Action on Healthcare & Healthy Workplaces

In bargaining this week, we presented proposals to compensate members impacted by the “step slide,” continue the work of the HEM committee, and to implement an anti-workplace bullying policy. It is now up to management to respond to these proposals. …

DMV management calls field office members spiteful for seniority shift bidding

Your ODOT Coalition Bargaining Team met with management again on Tuesday April 2nd. We had a spirited discussion on many of the proposals we presented. Management also presented on three of their proposals. Of particular concern to our bargaining team …

State rebuffs proposals to improve services and get Oregon’s money back

In bargaining this week we again pushed hard on issues that we heard from you were important; specifically, we made extensive arguments for our proposals that address alternate work schedules, flexing, telecommuting, and trauma training for all employees.  In addition, …

Parks Office Coordinators Send Message At Coalition Bargaining

On Tuesday night, 3/19, we spent our time with the state digging into our coalition proposals. We had 15 Parks Office Coordinators wearing hats that sent the message that their jobs need to be properly classified. Led by Barb Lakey, …