SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503 votes not to merge with SEIU Local 49

Local 503 board recommends unification but delegates balk at changes

Union-backed Oregon group files anti-antiunion initiatives

If it gets more votes than an antiunion initiative, it would prevail

SEIU locals 503 and 49 discuss merger

Merged union would be 65,000-strong in government, health care and building services

SEIU files five prospective Oregon ballot initiatives on hospital reform

Hospitals would have to do charity care, disclose prices and quality, charge fair rates, cap CEO pay

Oregon university strike averted

Tentative deal includes modest raises for 4,300 support workers.

Oregon University System workers file strike notice

Some 4,200 classified workers at seven state universities could strike Sept. 30

SEIU 503 prepares to strike at 7 Oregon universities

Wages are a key sticking point for 4,200 university support workers.

Oregon unions sign tentative pacts for 22,000 state workers

SEIU and AFSCME members will get modest cost-of-living raises

Oregon University System getting tough with unions

OUS wants union rights concessions, a shift in health costs and raises less than inflation

Portland-area labor endorsements for May 21 election

Portland fluoridation fails to get 2/3 at NOLC, but labor endorses Metro levy, school board races

Five protesters arrested at Salem mail processing facility

About 100 union members will lose jobs if the Salem plant closes in June.

Five years in, still no flood of unionization through card check

Just 2,487 public employees have unionized since Oregon's card check law passed.

Labor readies agenda for the 2013 Oregon Legislature

On the agenda: Columbia River Crossing, public sector union-busting, prevailing wage, and PERS.

Ken Spray, 1947-2012

The Heppner native worked for many union locals throughout his career.

Health insurance ate my pension

What some unions are doing about out-of-control health care costs

Parry Center workers reject campaign to bust their union

Now workers must get a contract at a non-profit that spent $65,000+ to bust the union.

U.S. Bank drops ATM fees for unemployed after union protest

Oregon’s state treasurer appears to have responded to SEIU’s appeal to bargain better terms.

Oregon home care workers protest wage and benefit cuts

Oregon is cutting hours and proposing health care cuts for $10.20 an hour home care workers.

Oregon public employee unions reach deal with state

Union bargainers agree — for the first time — to give up fully-paid health coverage.

SEIU Local 503 adds 7,700 new home care members

Over 7,000 state-paid personal service providers joined SEIU Local 503 June 2, making it the state’s largest union.