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VICTORY! Samaritan North Lincoln Members Win Strong 3-Year Contract

At Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH), a strong majority of us voted to approve the agreement with Samaritan management on a new union contract. 115 of us united—including ER Techs, Pharmacy Techs, Certified Nursing Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Radiologic …

Six ABM Janitors Celebrate Graduating the Green Janitor Education Program

We have been collaborating with Unico Properties LLC to bring the Green Janitor Education Program to downtown Portland. Recently we celebrated six janitors of ABM Janitorial at the Moda Tower completing the program! The Green Janitor Education Program provides education …

2021 SEIU 49 Highlights

In 2021, we demanded that employers Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us! We ran fast, pushed hard, and remained united across our Union in order to improve the lives of working families in Oregon and Washington. Take a moment to …

VICTORY! L49 Members at Planned Parenthood Settle Groundbreaking, First Union Contract

Members at Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon came together and voted overwhelmingly to approve a groundbreaking, first union contract, in effect until June 30, 2025. By remaining and united throughout our campaign, we won: Well-deserved raises with a 15% average …

McKenzie-Willamette Healthcare Caregivers Take a Stand for Patient and Worker Safety and Win

Healthcare workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center who are members of SEIU Local 49 voted overwhelmingly to approve a settlement with McKenzie-Willamette management on a new Union contract. The nearly 300 workers—including ER Techs, Pharmacy Techs, Certified Nursing Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, …

Hospital Workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center launch 5-day Unfair Labor Practice Strike Advocating for Patient Care and Safety

Springfield, OR – Hospital workers who are members of SEIU 49 gathered, marched, chanted, and spoke out on their first day of a 5-day strike. Hospital caregivers made the difficult decision to strike following a breakdown in discussions with management …

McKenzie-Willamette Caregivers Won’t Back Down – Build to Second Strike

SEIU Local 49 members at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center (MWMC) are considering a five-day strike against the unfair labor practices committed by MWMC management. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MWMC has failed their patients and their workers. It’s not right, and we won’t back …

After Successful Two-Day Unfair Labor Practice Strike, McKenzie-Willamette Healthcare Workers Plan 7am Return to Work

Backed by the elected leaders and the community, healthcare workers prepare for the next steps in winning a contract that protects patient care and good jobs in Springfield. Springfield, OR – Healthcare workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center who are members …

Over 400 McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Healthcare Workers Begin Two-Day Unfair Labor Practice Strike to Protect Patients and Improve the Hospital

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Workers Say Management is Failing Patients and Workers Who: McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center workers who are members of SEIU Local 49 What: Unfair Labor Practice strike by McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center healthcare …

ACTION ALERT: Stop Outsourcing at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center!

SEND A MESSAGE TO SUPPORT MCKENZIE-WILLAMETTE WORKERS TODAY! In the midst of a pandemic, healthcare workers are among the most essential members of our community–and they deserve good, stable jobs with affordable benefits and fair pay. That’s why it’s outrageous …

Joint SEIU and KPNW Communication RE: Temporary Shifts & Hiring Incentives

In an effort to address the current staffing crisis coupled with an impending surge, SEIU and KPNW leadership came together to create incentives to help address this problem. These incentives include sign-on and referral bonuses for identified positions and double …

Oregon Janitors Win Strong Union Contract After Heroic Frontline Efforts During Pandemic

The essential frontline janitors who cleaned and sanitized our public, private, and technology buildings during the pandemic have reached an agreement with various management companies under a new Union master contract which provides the highest wage raises in recent history, …

Descripción general de la variante Delta

Read this page in English Descargue la hoja informativa aquí ¿QUÉ ES LA VARIANTE DELTA? Nuestra comprensión del virus SAR COV-2 está cambiando rápidamente. Los virus evolucionan constantemente a través de mutaciones, produciendo nuevas variantes. A veces, las variantes son …

Factsheet: What is the Delta variant?

Lee esta página en español Download this factsheet here What is the Delta variant? Our understanding of the SARs COV-2 virus is changing rapidly. Viruses constantly evolve through mutation, producing new variants. Sometimes, variants are more dangerous than the original. …

Samaritan Healthcare Caregivers Take a Stand for Quality Care and Staffing and Win

Healthcare workers at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (GSRMC) and Albany General Hospital (AGH) who are members of SEIU Local 49 voted overwhelmingly to approve a settlement with Samaritan management on new Union contracts. The nearly 600 workers—including ER Techs, Anesthesia Techs, certified nursing assistants, …

Tentative agreement reached at Samaritan

GREAT NEWS! Working together as 600 members, our elected bargaining teams at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Albany General Hospital settled historic new tentative agreements with Samaritan management! Our next step is to vote to ratify our new contracts …

State Vaccine Policy: Frequently Asked Questions

lee esto en español As members of SEIU Local 49 we have worked tirelessly to care for our patients & communities during this extended COVID-19 crisis. We’ve faced unprecedented challenges and continue to fight in our worksites every day to ensure …

Economic justice, healthcare justice, and racial justice wins for Legacy SEIU members

After nearly a year of bargaining sessions, worksite actions, and narrowly avoiding an unfair labor practice strike, healthcare workers at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Unity Center for Behavioral Health, and Randall Children’s Hospital voted overwhelmingly to approve …

Legacy Members Win a Strong Tentative Agreement!

GREAT NEWS! Working together as 1,100 members across Legacy, our elected bargaining teams at Emanuel, Good Sam, Randall, and Unity Center settled historic new tentative agreements with Legacy management! This means that our strike is canceled, and our next step …

Hot off the presses: Our new Kaiser Permanente contracts are now available!

At Kaiser Permanente, our dedication and commitment throughout bargaining paid off in huge wins including raises we deserve, continued protection of our health insurance and no takeaways in our retirement. We accomplished these wins because we stood together and took …