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Kaiser Flu Clinic LOU

Click here to download and read the 2020-2021 Flu Clinic Agreement.

I’m An Essential Worker and #MyVoteIsEssential!

Providence Milwaukie Hospital Workers Have a Message for CEO Rod Hochman

Frontline healthcare workers at Providence Milwaukie Hospital have been fighting to win our first Union contract that will help us better care for ourselves and our patients. We deserve to be treated with respect, and we shouldn’t be struggling to care …

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SEIU 49 Candidate Endorsement Process

Now that election season is in full swing, you may be wondering how our Union decides to endorse political candidates. The short answer is, WE, the members, are the Union. And we decide which candidates will earn our Union’s endorsement!  Click …

United for Fair Contract at Legacy Emanuel!

2020 SEIU Voter Guide

Our Union has been active in electing candidates and voting in laws that make life better for working families. This November, SEIU 49 members have an opportunity to determine the direction our communities will take. There’s so much at stake for …

Sign the Petition to Support Providence Milwaukie Hospital Workers!

SW Washington Voter Guide

SEIU Locals 49 endorsed many candidates and ballot measures that will improve the lives of working families in our state. Scroll down to see the results of our endorsed races. Endorsed SW Washington Candidates Carolyn Long, Congressional District 3, US …

Kaiser Workers Deserve a Hero Bonus!

As Kaiser workers, we often risk our lives and the lives of our families to make sure our patients receive quality, compassionate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are absolutely critical to our nation’s response to the health crisis, and …

Oregon Voter Guide

SEIU Locals 49 and 503 have endorsed many candidates and ballot measures that will improve the lives of working families in our state. Scroll down to see the results of our endorsed races. SEIU Oregon endorsed the following candidates in …

Victory! Portland Janitors and Security Officers Win Guaranteed Job-Quality Standards in New Broadway Corridor Development

When we fight, we win! Thanks to the hard work and advocacy of SEIU Local 49 members working with the Healthy Communities Coalition (HCC), the Portland City Council just passed a proposal that will create good jobs for janitors and security officers in a new neighborhood being developed in northwest Portland called the Broadway Corridor.

Raises and Unity Among Wins for PeaceHealth St. John Hospital Workers

Victory! We just won a strong contract extension that includes across-the-board raises for all members! This contract extension allows us to focus on healing our communities during this pandemic, and it means we will be negotiating our next contracts at …

Resources for members affected by the wildfires

Updated 10/2/20 | The wildfires in our region are affecting many SEIU 49 members and our loved ones. We will update this page with additional resources as we receive them. For information on current fire conditions, evacuation orders and more, visit Oregon …

Celebrating our Victories on Labor Day

Labor Day usually means picnics, BBQs, time with friends and family, and getting ready for school. This year is very different in many ways, but that gives us a chance to reflect on the importance of the work we do …

Take Action to Protect Lab Jobs at Kaiser

Hazard Pay Victory! We Kept the Pressure on PeaceHealth Management and We Won!

PeaceHealth members stood united in our demands for hazard pay during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, and we have a huge victory for PeaceHealth workers, system-wide! Full-time caregivers (.9 FTE and above) will receive $1ooo; this will be prorated for part-time caregivers …

Kaiser Benefits Average Hours (BAH) and Temporary Weekend Services Update

Good news! Our actions and strong union contract moved Kaiser to reinstate healthcare benefits for many of our co-workers! We have two important updates: Benefits Average Hours (BAH) for on-call employees and temporary weekend services. BAH for on-call employees: ON-call employees who lost benefit …

Kaiser childcare grant renewal

When we fight, we win! Thousands of SEIU members raised our voices, signed petitions, and talked to management. As a result of our action and unity, Kaiser management agreed to reinstate the childcare stipend to help cover childcare costs while we continue …

TAKE ACTION: Workers compensation must go further to protect essential employees