In times like these it is the purpose of a union to ensure that workers’ voices are part of the conversation, and the perspective of working people is taken into account. As such, we have issued guidance on how employers, government agencies and policymakers should approach preparations. We will be communicating directly with members via email as employer-specific information becomes available and posting it below.
We’re working as fast as possible to broker agreements with employers and post information below. If you don’t see anything about your job category below, please check back and keep an eye on your email where we’ll send first notice.
Homecare and Personal Support Workers
- SEIU 503 has signed a Letter Of Agreement (LOA) with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to ensure that care providers have the support they need–like prior authorization short-term overtime, personal protective equipment, provider number protections for missing work due to COVID-19, and more. Read the full Letter Of Agreement here.
- We are working with state, county, and school districts to find childcare for providers who need it and are on the frontlines. Please fill out this Childcare Needs Survey if you are in need of childcare in order to continue to care for and support your consumer.
- Homecare and Personal Support Workers have asked us to create a respite list of caregivers that can be called if a provider can’t fill their shift because of the virus. Please fill out this form if you are interested in additional hours and can help.
- We’ve signed an LOA with state agency employers that covers telecommuting, worksite closures, PTO, exposure to risk and other concerns. Click here to read it.
- Our Union has signed LOAs with public universities to ensure that workers’ financial situation is protected, and that everyone is adequately supported in doing their jobs during this uncertain period.
- We have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Portland Public School District for custodial and nutritional services staff, addressing leave banks, school closures, and conditions. Click here to read it.
- LCOG has signed a Letter of Agreement to address concerns regarding the pandemic and concerns leave use, telecommuting, and office closure. Click here to read it.
- We have negotiated a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCG) to deal with telework options, required staff, leave usage, and exposure risks during the pandemic. Click here to read entire MOU.
- The Coos Bay North Bend Water Board signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) that addresses many of the issues that workers are facing during the pandemic. You can read the entire LOA here.
- Our union has signed an agreement with Avamere to ensure that workers have the support they need around the COVID-19 crisis, like paid time off, childcare benefits and enhanced health and safety protections. Click here to read the full letter.
- Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) has reached a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) to address workplace conditions. This modifies leave policies, administrative protocols, and accruals are now updated through the end of April to support OSLP employees while doing their support work. Click here to read it.
- Alvord Taylor has reached a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) addressing workplace and leave policies for those working during the Coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read it.