SEIU is the fastest-growing and most effective healthcare union in the country. Every year, thousands of healthcare workers join SEIU in order to have a voice for better wages, affordable healthcare, retirement security and quality patient care.

Here are some of our most recent SEIU Local 49  election healthcare victories:

  • In February of this year, over 600 caregivers at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend voted to join Local 49 and are now on their way to negotiating job improvements.
  • In 2010, staff schedulers at Kaiser  voted to join Local 49. Now have guaranteed pay raises, improvements to benefits and a stronger voice on the job.
  • Technical Employees of Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital in Newport, Oregon vote to join our union.
  • Samaritan Dialysis workers in Newport/Corvallis  vote “Yes’  to join SEIU Local 49.

To Join Our Union email Kristin at

J.R. Weeks, Patient Services, Legacy Emanuel

“In today’s uncertain economy,  guaranteed rights, pay and benefits in our union contract are vital!” – J.R. Weekes, Patient Services, Legacy Emanuel

SEIU Local 49 health care members work at hospitals, clinics, and public health departments all over Oregon and SW Washington.

  • Over 50 worksites [hospitals, clinics, and dental offices] in the Kaiser Permanente system in the Portland Metro Area and Salem, OR; and Vancouver, Longview, and Kelso, WA.
  • Three Samaritan Health System hospitals: Samaritan Albany General Hospital in Albany, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, and Samaritan Pacific Health Services in Newport.
  • Two Legacy Health System hospitals: Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Portland.

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