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The Governor's Recommended Budget 2009-11

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This morning, December 1st, Governor Kulongoski released his recommended budget for the 2009-11 biennium. Even a casual glance through the 31 page document shows what dire straights the economy is in. Massive cuts will affect all SEIU members, and the Oregonians we serve.

What are some of the things that stand out?  read more »

What I'm Thankful For

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I can think of a couple of things I am thankful for this year.

First, I'm thankful that the elections are over! I get so incredibly sick of the ads and the mailings. It's almost as bad as the Christmas music that starts well before Thanksgiving, and never ends!  read more »

Committee and Council Member Applications Due

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The applications to be on any of the standing or ad-hoc committees and councils for 2009-2001 are due on Monday, December 1st, 2008. If you are interested in serving, please fill out the application and get it submitted.

Election Results and SEIU 503

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The official election results have not been released on the Elections Division web site yet, so this information will be updated. How is SEIU 503 doing with their campaign this election year?

Update #1 (6-Nov-2008) - The election results were just updated at 8:09 PM, but they're still unofficial.

Update #2 (7-Nov-2008) - The election results were updated at 6:18 PM. Again, still unofficial.

Update #3 (9-Nov-2008) - Unofficial result updates from 1:54 PM.  read more »

Bargaining conference for SEIU 503; December 6th at the Portland, OR Lloyd Center Doubletree Inn

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Link to the 503 website to see more info and register

I strongly urge anyone with an interest in seeing how the bargaining for their upcoming contract will be formed to attend this event. For many of us, that means our contracts with the State of Oregon are impacted by this process; the members at THIS bargaining conference will elect which of us will sit at the bargaining table when the time comes, and also help set the agenda on what to bargain for! This event is HUGE. I am not kidding. You have a choice and a voice; it's up to you to exercise your right to be part of the process.

Farrell Hopkins
member of DHS local 200-18

Four for the Future?

The entire coalition for Statewide Officers, calling themselves Four for the Future, were elected. With three of the officers being recycled, and only one new officer to replace the ever-controversial Joe DiNicola, are we really looking to the future? Or are we looking at more of the same?

History repeats itself, and we never learn from it!
100% (2 votes)
What statewide officers?
0% (0 votes)
We're entering a Brave New World!
0% (0 votes)
Four for the Future!
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 2

The death of SEIU 503?

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Things don't look good on the Measure 64 front. The results are still unofficial, but right now they're showing:

Yes Votes 723,351 50.45%
No Votes 710,409 49.55%

I know that Measure 64 is bad. It will hurt the union. It will hurt other worthy charities.

But has anyone looked at the positive effects that could come from this?  read more »

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