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Salem Area Community Action Center Meeting

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You are invited to a planning session for the Salem Community Action Center

 

George Orwell was an optimist

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Ethics signpostBack in October 2008, SEIU International appointed members to the SEIU Commission on Standards and Ethics. They touted this group as an, "independent panel of academics, clergy, ethicists, and union leaders." The fifteen members were supposed to deliver a "comprehensive package of recommendations to the International to ensure that the Union's leadership is held accountable to the members at all levels."  read more »

The storm is building

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A building stormWith so much focus on the economy and bargaining, I've been a little lax in pursuing some of the other areas of interest around SEIU Local 503. Actually, I have been following them, I just haven't been covering them on the site.

Right now, everyone is working very hard to address the upcoming budget woes. They're planning the contract negotiation campaign. It all sounds great. Everyone working together for the good of the membership.  read more »

March Bargaining

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UPDATED 26-Mar-2009 (see below)

The DAS bargaining team should have wrapped up two days of bargaining today. No word yet (at least to me) on what may have come out of the the effort. If you're one of the folks being kept in-the-loop, feel free to let us all know what is happening.  read more »

Good news about Sizemore

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At last we have some good news.

Circuit Court Judge Janice Wilson issued an injunction against Bill Sizemore. The injunction forbids him from ever again managing or profiting from any charitable organization. At least it's a baby step in the right direction.

Next, can we get someone to issue Sizemore a new wardrobe and introduce him to his new best "friend?"

Are you aware of the SEIU-UHW/NUHW situation?

There are major happenings in California around SEIU-UHW and NUHW. Do you know what is going on?

Andy Stern, Spammer

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Picture of Andy Stern taken by Joi Ito August 13, 2005 in Sundance, Utah.This morning, an e-mail went out from SEIU International, the parent organization for SEIU Local 503, to members across the country, including Oregon. The e-mail was adressed from Andy Stern, President of SEIU. It pointed the recipients to a video posted on YouTube.  read more »

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