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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 …

Samaritan SEIU members picket for good jobs and patient care

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Samaritan hospital workers who are members of SEIU 49 and currently in bargaining held an informational picket outside Samaritan Albany General Hospital to demand quality patient care and good jobs.    Members held picket signs, chanted and marched in front of the …

2021 Washington Legislative Update

The Washington Legislative Session ended on April 25, 2021, and our Union worked to pass bills that will help make a more equitable future for SEIU members and our families! Read about our priority policies that we worked to pass. …

Providence Milwaukie Hospital Frontline Workers Settle First Union Contract!

Workers stood united to win a three-year contract that will ensure good jobs with wages that will help workers afford to live in the community where they work – most workers receive a raise of 13% or more over 3 years; …

Statement from SEIU 49 President Meg Niemi on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, presents us with a moment of collective relief, deep grief, and somber reflection. As we come to grips with the outcome …

PDX Workers Win Better Wage Standard from Port of Portland

In a major victory for workers at Portland International Airport (PDX), the Port of Portland announced that it would implement a new wage standard for subcontracted airport workers. The move is a response to a demand from members of the …

New vaccine resources for essential workers!

Lea esto en español We are frontline essential workers who have been on the job since the pandemic started. Thanks to our political power and our COPE program, the timeline for all essential workers to get vaccines has been moved …

Celebra A Los Trabajadores Essenciales Con SEIU Local 49!

El 4 de marzo, celebramos nuestro primer evento de Facebook Live en toda la Unión celebrando nuestras victorias en 2020 y esperando lo que nos unimos para ganar en 2021. El 16 de abril, nuestro liderazgo de SEIU Local 49 llevará …

Community Leaders Remind Port of Portland: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

While airport workers push the Port of Portland to correct the racial and economic injustice of poverty jobs at PDX, a number of community leaders have stepped up to support them. On January 27, the PDX Community Advisory Committee (CAC) …

Leadership from Airport Authorities Shows Path for Good Jobs

Despite the challenges of a pandemic, authorities overseeing airports from San Francisco to New York to Miami took action to support frontline airport workers. While the Port of Portland took a “wait and see” approach to fighting poverty jobs at …

Airport Workers Call on Port of Portland to Fix Poverty Jobs at PDX

Essential workers, bracing for the rush of spring break travelers, held a “day of action” at Portland International Airport (PDX) on Friday, March 19, to demand that the Port of Portland address racial inequities through a fair wage and benefit …