Published: April 15, 2020

Heroes on the Front Lines:

Demand PPE and Hazard Pay For Front Line Workers!

Sub Local 99 Elections: The Results Are In!

Happy Birthday ACA! Homecare workers play such an important role in supporting health and providing care, but many have little access to healthcare themselves. Things changed in Oregon when care workers organized with the help of SEIU 503 and reached an agreement with the State in 2013. Read more.

Calendar of Events:

Other online trainings opportunities. For information regarding free training classes for care providers, check out the following links:
Oregon Home Care Commission
Oregon Care Partners

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It’s 2020 Census Time. Make Sure You Count! The 2020 Census will determine how more than $800 billion in federal government funding is distributed to our states, counties, and cities for the next decade. Participating in the 2020 Census ensures that no matter our race, ability, age or gender, we all get the jobs, resources, and opportunities we need to get ahead. Please fill out your 2020 Census today.

Read it on your paystubs. Our SEIU 503 Homecare/Personal Support bargaining team negotiated into our new contract the monthly option to include a message from our union on each paystub and remittance advice. Please be sure to check out your paystubs each time for important information!

Here’s the DHS payroll calendars for homecare and personal support workers:

2020 DHS Payroll Calendars
Personal Support:

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