SEIU local 503

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Oregon public university workers reached a tentative agreement early Saturday morning with university administrators on a new contract that covers wages, benefits, and other workplace policies.

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Talks broke down Monday in negotiations between management and classified staff at Oregon’s public universities. Workers could strike next Monday if no agreement is reached.


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Home care workers rallied in Salem Thursday, saying the agency responsible for paying them frequently fails to do so on time. Home care workers support people who are aging or physically disabled.

Recorded On: July 13, 2018

Air Date: July 16, 2018

Funding the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) has been a challenging topic for many years. The current estimated shortfall between expected revenue and anticipated pension payments is 25 Billion dollars. That raises a lot of questions.How did we get here? What has been done within legal requirements to reduce that gap and how will the State and local governments cover the difference? What will it take to resolve the issue?

Rachael McDonald

Classified workers at Oregon's 7 public universities have tentatively agreed to a new contract. The union was planning a strike vote next week if a settlement couldn’t be reached.

Rachael McDonald

The 5-thousand classified workers at Oregon's 7 public universities are negotiating with administration for a new contract. The old one expired in June. These are the people who clean classrooms, shelve books and cook for students.

"My name is Shawna Schultz, and I am a food service worker."

Schults works in Carson Hall, one of the U of O dorm buildings.

Schultz: "I supervise students. Teach them the rules of the kitchen and we service our guests and also maintain a very safe environment for our students."