Published: December 10, 2020

Thousands of homecare workers took action and spoke out. The State listened, and will pay to cover the cost of their mistake.

Last week, Department of Human Services management left more than 7,300 SEIU homecare workers without their paychecks on the day before Thanksgiving. Members of our union were unable to buy what they needed to celebrate the holidays, pay bills, or make rent. 

Thousands of SEIU members reached out to their union for help. We escalated the issue quickly with the State through our collective action, and we have prevailed! If you were impacted by a late paycheck on November 23, please read on to learn how you can be made whole. 

Nearly 1000 workers sent their stories to DHS Management and Governor Kate Brown, demanding respect for homecare workers. We have seen this all before. Being paid late is unacceptable, and it’s a pattern of disrespect that DHS management needs to fix. 

As a direct result of that action, the State has agreed to pay any late fees or insufficient check charges for SEIU503 represented workers that should have gotten paid on Tuesday November 24th, and did not get their monies until the 27th of November.

If you were affected by late fees or NSF charges through those dates due to this DHS error, please contact the SEIU503 Member Assistance Center (MAC) at 1-844-503-SEIU (7348).