SEIU files five prospective Oregon ballot initiatives on hospital reform


Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced Oct. 21 a campaign to get five hospital reform ballot measures on Oregon’s November 2014 ballot. The campaign will be a joint effort by SEIU locals 49 and 503, led by Local 49, which represents hospital support workers at Kaiser Permanente and Legacy Health Systems.

ActNow4The prospective initiatives are:

Backers turned in initial paperwork to the Secretary of State Elections Division Oct. 22. The next step is to collect 1,000 signatures on each petition, at which point the state would issue a ballot title and approve the initiative petitions for general circulation. Each initiative would need 87,213 valid signatures of registered voters by July 3, 2014, in order to qualify for the ballot.


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