Bargaining

Rally at Johnson Hall Noon Tuesday May 9

Meet your co-workers at Johnson Hall at noon Tuesday, May 9 to show President Schill and administrators how many of us need a fair contract—despite the state budget. Let’s make our voices heard. We need our healthcare costs to stay …

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Contract Negotiations at UO May 8–9, Help Us Tell Managers “No Takeaways!”

The pace of contract negotiations is picking up. The university bargaining team won’t be giving us a true economic proposal until May 12, but some of our key issues will be on the table when negotiations come to the UO …

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Union Makes Initial Bargaining Proposals

People who represent the union and management met for their first face-to-face negotiation session March 30 and 31 at Portland State University. Following are the proposals the SEIU bargaining team crafted for 2017-19 negotiations; they are based directly on your …

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Negotiation With Universities Begin

Union brothers and sisters, I thank each one of you who filled out a bargaining survey. Our team appreciates your input, and we will focus on your suggestions as we develop a sound strategy for winning a fair and equitable …

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Overcoming Our Bargaining Challenges

Recently, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was killed during 1968. I was only eight years old at the time, and even at that age I knew why he was in Memphis. The garbage workers there weren’t being …

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UO Took Meals From Student Workers During Summer

For years, Dining Service managers gave a free meal to each worker during their shift as part of their overall compensation. The practice is a common one in private sector food service establishments, because it is incentive for their workers. …

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Stay Informed, Get Union Info Fast

Update or add your email address for news about bargaining, protest actions and more. Or contact your Local 085 UO organizers to get connected and receive email updates. Evangelina Sundgrenz sundgrenze@seiu503.org David Pinsonneault pinsonneaultd@seiu503.org

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Send UO President Schill a Valentine

Download Your Valentine (opens PDF) Let’s send President Schill some love with a valentine and remind him of all we do for the UO. Tell him we need him on our side in contract negotiations, pushing the seven Oregon universities …

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Complete your bargaining survey today!

You and I—we’re the union. It’s important that the people on our bargaining team know what we value as they negotiate with people that represent the Oregon universities for fair wages, benefits and quality of life. Please take a moment to complete your bargaining survey.

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We’re in For Some Tough Bargaining Financial Negotiations Began Jan. 3

Union sisters and brothers, the higher education bargaining clock officially started January 3. We exchanged written proposals with the University Shared Services Enterprise, which bargains on behalf of the seven Oregon state universities. This time, we bargain solely over economic …

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