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SEIU statement on Governor Kitzhaber’s resignation

The following statement was issued jointly by SEIU 49 President Meg Niemi, SEIU 503 President Rob Sisk, and SEIU 503 Executive Director Heather Conroy Like many of our fellow Oregonians, our unions have been closely watching developments around Governor Kitzhaber’s …

Lobby Days 2015: Our chance to make our voices heard at the Capitol

Do you want to make sure everyone, including SEIU 503 members, has a fair shot to get ahead? Do you want to improve the quality of public services, increase wages and win retirement security for all Oregonians? Come talk to …

Isn’t it time we all had a Fair Shot?

After great success last year in making sure our elected officials were ready to stand up for women and working families, Fair Shot For All—a group of labor and community organizations united for economic justice—is expanding our coalition and sharpening …

Election wrap-up: We did it!

We did it! ​ Thanks to the hundreds of SEIU phonebankers, canvassers and letter writers, as well as the thousands of us who contribute to CAPE every month, election night meant huge wins for working families in Oregon. In the state legislature, …

Measure 90 is full of unintended consequences

You probably already know that Ballot Measure 90 would dramatically change our elections by limiting our choice at the November ballot. But did you know that the proposal is also full of serious flaws and loopholes that would create even more destructive …

Get Out the Vote! Help make politics work for working families

Too many times, we have to choose between the lesser of two evils. But in this election, we have the chance to elect leaders who will fight for working families like ours. SEIU members across the state have endorsed a group …

SEIU members announce endorsements in 2014 general election

The SEIU Local 503 CAPE Council consists of 52 locally elected member representatives that drive SEIU Local 503’s voice in politics. The members of our CAPE Council provide a voice for working Oregonians by recommending candidate endorsements and then working …

SEIU Local 503 endorses Governor Kitzhaber for re-election

We are pleased to share that, on behalf of SEIU 503’s 55,000 represented workers, based on the Board of Directors unanimous vote, SEIU 503, OPEU, has endorsed Governor Kitzhaber in his re-election bid. Gov. Kitzhaber has a vision to rebuild …

Pro-worker candidates advance from primary elections

Primary elections saw some big wins for working families in Oregon. Rob Nosse (D – SE Portland) is the first Oregon Labor Candidate School graduate elected to the House of Representatives. Nosse, a lifelong labor leader and activist, was one …

SEIU members stand with leaders who stand with working families

After interviewing candidates and compiling responses to questionnaires about their positions on the issues, the SEIU Local 503 CAPE Council has announced their candidate endorsements in the May 2014 primary election. The CAPE Council consists of 52 locally elected member …

SEIU members interview candidates

Last weekend in Portland and Salem, SEIU members interviewed dozens of candidates for state and local office. WATCH members ask the candidates tough questions. The SEIU CAPE board chooses candidates through a rigorous endorsement process, including a questionnaire, interview and …

Progress in 2014 Special Session

Legislative Update We have been working hard to pass our Homecare Choice legislation (Senate Bill 1542). This bill would improve the quality of and access to homecare for seniors and people with disabilities who do not qualify for Medicaid. These …

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 …

CAPE Council 2013 – 2015

Our CAPE Council consists of 48 locally elected member representatives that drive SEIU Local 503’s voice in politics. The members of our CAPE Council provide a voice for working Oregonians by recommending candidate endorsements and then working to get our …

Santa’s Naughty List This Year Includes…

Santa’s Naughty List this year includes…. Bill Sizemore-style bad ideas for Oregon’s working families! Corporations and out-of-state billionaires are pushing Bill Sizemore-inspired bad ideas to the 2014 ballot to undermine workers’ wages, benefits, and safe working conditions. We’re fighting back …

2013-2015 CAPE ELECTIONS – UPDATE: 10/31/13

Here are the official results of the SEIU 503 CAPE Elections that closed on Thursday, October 24th at 5:00pm and whose ballots were counted last Friday.  As a recap – 65 members chose to run and it appears that we …

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 …

NOW AVAILABLE: (CAPE) Council Official Nomination Forms

At the July 14th meeting of the CAPE Council, delegates set the schedule for upcoming 2013-2015 CAPE Delegate Elections with the following timetable: By Wednesday, July 31st – notify all SEIU 503 members of upcoming Nominations for CAPE COUNCIL elections …

CAPE Nominations Notification

At the July 14th meeting of the CAPE Council, delegates set the schedule for upcoming 2013-2015 CAPE Delegate Elections with the following timetable: 1)  By Wednesday, July 31st – notify all SEIU 503 members of upcoming Nominations for CAPE COUNCIL …

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