During the final weeks of the Legislative Session, state lawmakers have the opportunity make big, bold investments in the things we care about like caregiving, essential workers, housing, health care, and more.
The June revenue forecast shows that not only has Oregon’s budget outlook returned to pre-pandemic levels, but we actually have more than $1.1 billion in additional resources for the 2019-2021 biennium, and $1.3 billion more for next biennium. This means that when combined with the $2.6 billion in stimulus funds Oregon is receiving under the American Rescue Plan, lawmakers have more than $3 billion in additional resources to help craft a state budget that meets the moment we are in.
Take Action On Key Issues!
Essential Worker Pay: Use one-time federal dollars to pay an additional stimulus check to Oregon’s essential workers! Take action here.
Reform long-term care: COVID exposed long-standing problems that we can fix with safe staffing, transparency, and support for workers. Take action here.
Bargaining priorities: Support homecare workers’ demands for a better in-home care system, support State workers demands for hazard pay, support funding for adult foster homes or help fix staffing at the Oregon State Hospital.
Join the Community!
SEIU 503 members are organizing in private Facebook groups to support our bargaining demands. Join the conversation today!