Higher Education

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I want to be a union member!

The benefits of being in Union come when we all contribute, to defend our rights and improve our workplaces and communities, by becoming full members and taking action.

Become a full member!

Library Technicians, Systems Analysts, Food Service Staff, Custodial Staff, Office Specialists… This is just a small sampling of the roles that SEIU 503 Higher Ed members play on seven campuses across the state (PSU, OSU, WOU, UO, SOU, EOU and Oregon Tech). Also known as “classified staff,” SEIU 503 members keep Oregon a great place to learn: Oregon’s public universities work because we do.

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Download your contract

Working people, through our union, negotiate contracts with our employer to determine our terms of employment -- pay, benefits, hours, paid leave, health and safety policies, and more. Through collective bargaining, working people in unions win stronger wages, better benefits and safer workplaces.

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Find your steward

Stewards help organize their coworkers to solve problems at work, educate others about our union contract, and investigate potential violations to enforce our contract through the grievance procedure.

Healthcare and retirement benefits worth fighting for

We’ve fought hard for our benefits. Here’s how to get the most from them.

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