Region 05: E & Central Oregon • Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco & Wheeler Counties
Hello, my name is Cristal DeJarnac I am running for the position of SEIU 503 Board of Directors, Region 5 – Director. I want to continue to build a bridge across all Sectors, after all “WE ARE ALL SEIU 503”!!!
I’m a Homecare Worker and member leader in Bend. I love working with and representing our members and I think it’s important that we continue to grow our Union membership. That’s something I have been working on since 2018. Having strong Union membership is how we get good Contracts which equate to higher wages, better benefits, and job protections.
My purple passion is helping others, that’s why I became the Homecare Chief Steward in 2022. The thing I am most proud of is that my members come to me for help and know that I have an open-door policy, and they do reach out to me, at all hours. I help them with their issues or concerns, guiding them through the different systems or to just listen and cry with them if that is what they need in the moment. If I don’t have the answers they seek, I will find the answers or direct them to someone who can get them.
As a member leader I have been a Homecare Council District Director from 2018-2022, I sat on the Board of Directors from 2018-2020 as the District 5 Assistant Director. I have been a member of the CAPE Council since 2018 and am currently the CAPE Secretary. I’m on the Homecare Bargaining Team, a member of the Indigenous Caucus; the Women’s Council and I sit on the Board of Trustees of CareWell. I am also on the National Home Care Action Team with SEIU International. I wear a lot of different hats within our union and am very proud to do so.
You too can join in and be a part of this great movement. Become more involved as a Member Leader or Steward like I did, or be on different Committees or Caucuses or be an Activist/Supporter. “YOU ARE SEIU 503”
As a member “Your Vote is Your Voice”, this is how YOU have a say in what goes on in our Union and what happens on your job. Non-members don’t get the opportunity to Vote.
So, make your Vote count and cast it for Cristal DeJarnac for Region 5 Director.