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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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State worker contract ratification resources

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Bargaining update: Our work is paying off

Over the course of these contract negotiations, thousands of members have been involved in hundreds of events around Oregon to show the State that we won’t back down in our fight for a fair contract and a fair economy. Yesterday, …

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Human Services Coalition Reaches Tentative Agreement

Early Tuesday morning, June 25, our Human Services Coalition made headway at the bargaining table and reached a tentative agreement. Below are some highlights. We fought hard to preserve your right to choose a steward to represent you in a …

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