Sept 4 Homecare Day of Action
United Care Providers Across the Country
To start this Labor Day Weekend, care providers all over Oregon and across the nation held actions reminding passersby and elected officials that we are an essential piece of both the labor movement and the infrastructure fighting the pandemic, and we need to be considered when making policy decisions. Read more.
Union Elections Are Here!
Elections for Statewide Officers and the SEIU 503 Board of Directors are currently underway! Statewide elections are a critical part of our member-run democracy. Make sure your voice is heard.
Ballots were mailed on Sep. 4, 2020. Ballots must be received by mail by Ryder Elections in Bend, Oregon by noon on September 28, 2020. If you have not received a ballot, please call the Member Assistance Center at 1-844-503-SEIU (7348). Note: New members who joined our Union after July 31 are not eligible to vote in this election and will not receive a ballot.
Click here for more information on the candidates and voting process.
Donate to the Wildfire & Evacuation Assistance Fund
Over the last 48 hours we have received hundreds of requests for financial assistance from SEIU 503 members impacted by wildfires. The damage we’re seeing is unprecedented. If you have the means, please consider donating to SEIU 503 Wildfire & Evacuation Assistance Fund. The fund provides small donations directly to members experiencing financial hardship as a result of fire. Information on how to apply for assistance is available here.
Homecare Tip Of the Day
Q: Am I eligible for Healthcare Benefits?
A: Many workers may be eligible for assistance paying for health insurance for physical and mental health care. You can get help paying your premiums and certain out-of-pocket expenses you incur under Medicare or Trust-Approved Qualified Health Plans purchased through your state or federal health insurance marketplace. These benefits are available through the Oregon Homecare Workers Supplemental Trust. Read more.
COVID-19 Basics Webinar
Carewell SEIU 503 Training is excited to offer a new training for homecare and personal support workers in Oregon. Join us for one of our COVID-19 Basics webinars to learn more about how to navigate COVID-19 in your day-to-day work. Read more.
Sept 15-Oct 15 Declared Hispanic Heritage Month
Governor Brown has signed a proclamation declaring September 15 through October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month. Oregon’s Hispanic and Latinx communities continue to be an important and vital contributor to our essential services, health care, agriculture, nursery, food and dairy industries. Stay tuned for ways you can participate. Read the proclamation.
Read more and register events at seiu503.org/calendar
September 12: Latinx Monthly Member meeting
September 17: SEIU 503 Monthly Leadership Meeting (Care Providers)
September 19: Contract Enforcement Training 102, HCW/PSW