Care Providers

Care providers and clients, some in wheelchairs, stand on the Capitol steps in Salem

Nursing Homes Bargaining Update: Avalon

Huge win for Avalon workers! We met on August 30th and September 6th for our second and third session of bargaining with Avalon. We are excited to say we have reached tentative agreements on all of our non-economic proposals! We …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update: Dakavia

We had our second bargaining session for the new Dakavia contract on Friday, September 15 and we made great progress. We Tentatively Agreed (TAd) on two articles which means we only have Article 10 (Hours of Work) left plus Economics …

Nursing Homes Bargaining Update – Prestige

Your Prestige Bargaining Team had our first two days of bargaining this past week. We TA’d (Tentative Agreement) on two articles, clarifying language around the Fun Committee, the Labor Management Committee, and the call off procedure. We hope the changes …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update – Central Table

On August 23rd we met with the Employers for our fourth session of Central Table bargaining. We were able to agree on the following issues: Immigration language protecting the rights of immigrant workers Contract trainings for Healthcare Services Group managers, …

Personal Support Workers Tentative Agreement Summary

Wages Given the budget shortfall, we are proud that we protected our wages from any cuts. All workers will receive a 15-cent increase on April 1, 2018. This will raise our base rate to $14.65/hr, one of the highest in …

Homecare Workers Tentative Agreement Summary

Wages Given the budget shortfall we are proud that we protected our wages from any cuts. All workers will receive a 15-cent increase on April 1, 2018. This will raise our base rate to $14.65/hr, one of the highest in …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update – Central Table

We met with the Employers for our third session of bargaining. It was a very productive session and we came to an agreement on the following issues: Trainings for new managers and anyone doing staffing in our facilities. The Employers …

AFH Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

We are excited to announce that we’ve reached a tentative agreement on our AFH contract. Coming into bargaining last week we were disappointed with the State’s latest proposal which was divisive and would have only given increases to APD providers, …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update – Avamere

Our third day of bargaining with Avamere was really successful. We reached agreement on two important articles. Here’s a breakdown of what we won and what we discussed: Seniority will move with you if you go from one Avamere facility …

Homecare and Personal Support Workers Win Tentative Agreement with the State

We’re very excited to share that—after months of bargaining—our SEIU 503 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the State! Details will be shared with represented workers soon. Some highlights include: Given the budget shortfall we are proud that …

Child Care Workers Reach Tentative Agreement!

We are excited to announce that we reached a Tentative Agreement on our contract re-opener last week! Our priorities for these negotiations were to make the renewal process easier for providers, to make it easier for providers to access our …

Child Care Bargaining Update

Now that the legislative session has ended and the budget is set, we are back at the bargaining table to negotiate rate increases for child care providers. While we are disappointed that legislators did not pass revenue reform this year, …

Nursing Home Bargaining Update

  All 57 of our nursing homes across the state will be bargaining together this summer. Earlier this year, we filled out bargaining surveys and elected fellow workers to represent us at the bargaining table. Then, on June 28, our …

AFH bargaining update

We continue to make some progress on non-economic concerns while we wait for the state budget to be finalized. As you know, the State is facing a huge budget shortfall, and we are working hard to protect AFH providers and …

Nursing Home Bargaining Team Elections

All 57 of our nursing homes will be bargaining together this summer. In April, we nominated the co-workers we wanted to represent us on bargaining with our employers. Now we’ll have the chance to vote on who we think would …

April 25 Homecare and PSW Bargaining Update: We need to win in Salem and at the table

For more than a decade, homecare and personal support workers in Oregon have been joining together in our union to win for ourselves and our consumers. As a result, our consumers have a degree of dignity and autonomy not found …

Broken Promises: Report exposes widespread problems with services to people with developmental disabilities

Poverty wages and 90% turnover for Direct Support Providers put Oregonians with disabilities at risk Group home workers and people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) gathered at the Capitol on March 7 to testify about the looming crisis in …

URGENT notice for PSWs: Action Needed to Avoid Disruption in Your Pay

As you know, the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is changing who the payroll vendor is starting January 2017. Before you were getting your checks from TNT FI Services and now you will be getting them from Public Partnerships, …

Homecare Professional Development Certification (PDC)

 Article 14, Section 5 in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), includes a training certification differential for homecare workers and personal support workers. What is the purpose of the Professional Development Certification (PDC)? The purpose is to acknowledge the continued skill …

Homecare and Personal Support Worker overtime contract language

Following is the contract language negotiated by our homecare worker bargaining team with the State in 2016. The language was negotiated in a special bargaining session to meet new federal regulations that extended overtime protections to homecare and personal support …