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Kaiser SEIU 49 members announce May pickets

On April 19, Kaiser SEIU 49 members held a powerful action at Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon, delivering 10-day notice to management of union members’ intent to hold a series of pickets around Kaiser worksites in May.

“Right To Work” is WRONG

  Your pay and benefits are under attack from CEOs with deep pockets When working people stick together in a union, we have the power in numbers to raise wages and improve benefits like healthcare for our families and ourselves. …

Janitors win fight to keep union jobs in Washington County

Thirty janitors who clean Washington County buildings are celebrating a victory after waging a campaign to keep good union jobs in the county. Employed by Relay Resources, the janitors were in danger of losing their jobs when the county announced …

Kaiser Bargaining Update: What’s going on with our Coalition?

Our SEIU Local 49 National Bargaining representatives Meg Niemi, Julie Markiewicz & Jacy LaPlante are representing our union as part of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU) at national bargaining in California. We are bargaining with Kaiser management over …

Legacy members ratify new contract following healthcare fight

After months of negotiations, caregivers at Legacy Emanuel, Randall Children’s Hospital and Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland ratified a strong new 3-year contract. The contract campaign made the news when a nutrition worker’s struggles over Legacy’s unaffordable healthcare benefits became public. Union …

Joint Statement on DACA Repeal

In the strongest terms possible, SEIU Locals 49 and 503 condemn the overturning of DACA. Under the 2014 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nearly 800,000 young people—including more than 11,280 Oregonians—came forward in order to fully contribute to the …

A Message Concerning the Tragic and Deadly Attack in Charlottesville

This weekend, Americans were shocked by news of the tragic and deadly attack on citizens in Charlottesville, VA, who were standing together against hate and protesting a white supremacist, neo-Nazi rally that swept through the town. The attacks included reprehensible …

PeaceHealth St. John Techs Join SEIU 49!

Techs at St. John have joined their peers by ratifying a historic first contract. Their wins at the bargaining table include an incredible 23.9% average wage increase over the life of the 4-year contract, $2.00 evening shift and $3.75 night …