SEIU 503 Homecare and Personal Support workers are bargaining a new contract with the State.

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Who are Homecare Workers?

As Homecare and Personal Support workers, we provide essential, skilled care that allows parents, grandparents and people with disabilities to continue living at home. Together in union, we share a goal of providing services that make Oregon a better place to live. We work to improve the lives of SEIU 503 members and their consumers, and help build an Oregon where access to care and support is a top priority. Our strength as a care provider union has resulted in some of the strongest worker contracts in the nation, enacting improvements that strengthen the program for ourselves and the families we support.

What do we want?

In 2023, we are bargaining a new contract that covers wages, benefits, and workplace conditions like safety, and more. In this contract we will demand to be shown the respect we deserve for the essential services we provide. We know we make Oregon work, now it’s time to make our contract work for us!

Our Priorities:

  • Drive to $25
    Our top priority is pay. We need pay raises that not only keep up with inflation but also make homecare jobs more competitive within the market. That is why we will be proposing a significant cost of living pay raises for all providers. Additionally, we will press the State to implement the Pay Scale that will give us additional pay increases as we gain longevity in our careers.
  • Benefits
    We will propose to maintain and improve the current health insurance benefit, our Holiday Pay that begins in July and the improved PTO benefit that begins in March.
  • Hours
    The vast majority of members would like to work more paid hours. And we know that many of our consumers need our care for more than 40 hours a week. That’s why many providers and consumers are moving to private agencies without a cap. This year we’ll prioritize changing the 40 hour a week cap and will push the State to fully implement the new matchmaking service (Carina) to make it easier to find a consumer to work with and to schedule respite care.
  • Respect
    Our work as Care Providers is valuable – and should be valued. We will hold the state accountable to fix the issues that frustrate and demoralize us. We want to be paid on time, every time. We need to be able to call someone to fix our issue, whether it is an issue in the pay system or an issue related to the care of our consumer. We also need to have better communication from the State – and that communication needs to be in our preferred language.

Get involved:

Do you know who your SEIU organizer is?

Here’s a list of all SEIU Homecare Organizers by county. Contact your SEIU Organizer for ways to get involved and take action!

Raul Gardea – Multnomah 503-720-0804,
Joe LeBlanc – Clackamas, Hood River 253-330-7555,
Andrew Kung – Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook 360-558-9225,
Adrian Gutierrez – Marion, Yamhill, Polk 503-979-2887,
Daniel Hayes – Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Benton 541-735-4489,
Renee Booker – Douglas, Josephine, Coos, Curry 650-222-5025,
Julia Bockelman – Jackson, Klamath, Lake 458-232-7608,
Erik Horeis – Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Harney 541-601-8042,
Matthew Wilson – Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, Grant, Baker, Wallowa 541-429-5082,

Here’s your 2023 Homecare Bargaining Team!

Bargaining Co-Chair: Cristal DeJarnac, Bend, Chief Steward, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Bargaining Co-Chair: Patty Falkenstein, Tigard, Secretary- Treasurer, Bargaining Delegate, PSW

Andrew Cook: Eugene, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Barbara Evans: Dorena, Bargaining Delegate, HCW, PCA
Carla Hodges: St. Helens, District Director Columbia/Clatsop Co, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Carol Kelly: Portland, District Director Multnomah Co, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Cristina Aviles: Hillsboro, Bargaining Delegate, PSW
Gary Fletcher: Roseburg, Bargaining Delegate, PSW
Heather James: Hermiston, Bargaining Delegate, PSW
Jolene White: Grants Pass, District Director, Josephine Co, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Joy’e Willman: Portland, Vice President, Bargaining Delegate, PSW
ReNae Hill: Keizer, District Director, Marion Co, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Phyllis Wills: Clatskanie, Chief Steward, Bargaining Delegate, PSW
Rebecca Sandoval: Medford, President, Bargaining Delegate, HCW
Alice Redding: Rainier, Bargaining Alternate #1, HCW

Bargaining Sessions: 





Friday – Feb 3rd 

Bargaining Team Mtg 


Sunday – Feb 5th  

Bargaining Conference 


Monday – Feb 6th  

Lobby Day & Press Conf. 

Wednesday – Feb 22nd  

VIRTUAL Bargaining Team Meeting 


Tuesday – March 7

Bargaining Session 1 – In Person, location TBD


Tuesday – March 21

Bargaining Session 2 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – April 4

Bargaining Session 3 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – April 18

Bargaining Session 4 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – May 2

Bargaining Session 5 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – May 16

Bargaining Session 6 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – June 6

Bargaining Session 7 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – June 20

Bargaining Session 8 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – July 11

Bargaining Session 9 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – July 25

Barg Session 10 – In Person, Salem


Tuesday – August 1

Barg Session 11 – In Person, Salem


Reminder – RSVPS and Travel needs for Bargaining Team Meetings and Bargaining Sessions with the state are all handled through our Private Homecare Bargaining Team Event Page.



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