Care Providers

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

Homecare Hours Cap Bargaining Update

Our member-elected bargaining team met with the State last Thursday to continue pushing for a fair settlement. We have been fighting for the last six months for a path forward that is the most fair to workers, without putting the …

You know you’re an Oregon care provider when…

10 Things You’ll Only Understand as a Homecare Worker 1. You know that homecare work is one of the hardest jobs in the world   At least astronauts get to sit down! 2. And it’s like you’re always on call There’s …

Important updates for Personal Support Workers

Important reminders for Personal Support Workers on upcoming payroll changes and Paid Time Off PSW Payroll Changes (These changes do not apply to Independent Choices or PC-20s) As of February 1, 2016 PSWs who submit a paper timesheet for the CDDP/Brokerage …

Payroll changes for homecare workers

Important information about changes in the way DHS is processing payroll for homecare workers These changes will take effect in January 2016, and are summarized below. If you have more questions that are not answered here, please contact the SEIU …

Homecare workers Fight for $15 and a Union

Today in Portland, homecare workers and janitors joined thousands of low-wage workers in a national day of action, standing up for $15 and a union.

2016 Homecare Trust Updates

Exciting changes are underway for the 2016 medical insurance plan year! Here are some of the highlights; please visit www.orhomecaretrust.org/overview/ for more information! Exchange Plan Choice Stays the Same. Trust-eligible participants who qualify for benefits through the Exchanges will continue to have …

Meadow Park Workers Defeat Potentially Harmful Proposals, Avert Strike

Agreement Includes Safety Provisions for Nursing Home Residents, Workers Meadow Park Health and Specialty Care workers defeated potentially dangerous proposals from Fortis (Meadow Park Management) and succeeded in reaching a tentative agreement that will support Meadow Park resident and worker …

Meadow Park workers unanimously vote to strike

Certified nursing assistants, cooks, and many more workers at Meadow Park Health and Specialty Care in St. Helens have unanimously voted to strike in response to ongoing contentious negotiations over patient care and safety, as well as working conditions. “I …

Top Ten List of Advocacy Wins for Oregonians with Developmental Disabilities

Parent provider and guardianship advocacy. Parent providers, organized through our union, pushed ODDS and they responded by coming with a fair process in which guardians could continue to be paid providers. Guardians can now appoint someone else to take on …

Care Providers: Looking for Info on Our Tentative Agreement with the State?

Our SEIU Homecare Bargaining Team has reached an exciting tentative agreement with the State that increases wages and benefits, advocates for quality consumer services, and strengthens Oregon’s homecare system. We are proud of the work our members have done to …

Homecare workers win $15 and consumers win quality care improvements!

Our member-elected, member-run homecare bargaining team has made history by winning a path to $15 for over 20,000 Oregon Homecare workers! Workers’ current base wage of $13.75 will increase to $14.00 January 1, 2016 and then $14.50 February 1, 2017—and …

Homecare worker bargaining update: Getting closer to a contract

Together, members of our union are standing strong! We’re on the cusp of winning some of the strongest wages and benefits for care providers in the country. Yesterday our team was in bargaining with the State until 3am for the …

Addus Bargaining Update: Invest in front line care providers!

Our SEIU bargaining team met with Addus management on August 3 and 4, and we still have not reached an agreement for a new union contract. Main issues are down to wages and healthcare—and making sure Addus invests in front …

AFH Bargaining: Some Progress…Some Set-backs

We were excited to continue momentum from our previous bargaining session towards settling a fair contract for all providers. We were especially encouraged by the major gain we made in standardizing and improving the Criminal Background Check process. Unfortunately, we …

Homecare Bargaining Update: Getting closer to a contract

Your member-elected SEIU 503 bargaining team was back at the table with the State on Tuesday, August 4. For the second week in a row, we met with the State until 4am as we continue to go the extra mile …

Child care workers reach historic contract settlement!

Last night, our SEIU Child Care team reached a contract settlement with the State. This tentative agreement represents some of SEIU 503 child care providers’ biggest wins ever! We won: Two wage increases in all areas and age groups effective …

Homecare bargaining update: On the brink of a huge victory

Your member-elected SEIU 503 bargaining team was at the table until 4am on Monday pushing for a fair contract that protects services for clients and lifts wages for providers. We have secured legislative funding to protect and expand services and …

Progress at the AFH bargaining table

After sharing initial proposals with the State, our AFH Bargaining Team is working hard to make progress towards our new contract. We’ve reached four tentative agreements and are hoping to agree on proposals we made that would make it easier …

Addus bargaining begins!

On June 9, 2015, we had our first bargaining session with Addus management. We made clear to Addus management what our priorities are–wages and benefits. Our hope is that better wages and benefits will help us recruit and retain quality …

Avamere Beaverton skilled nursing facility wins first contract!

We are pleased to announce that Avamere Beaverton ratified a new first contract! Our SEIU Bargaining Team members are Launa Monken, Julieta Bonoan, Patti Feigert with Beca Beeman serving as our chief spokesperson assisted by Katie Coombes. For over seven months …