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Stronger Together: A Podcast from SEIU Local 503

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Latest Episodes

Stronger Together: The Steward Episode! (Episode 7)

On the latest episode of Stronger Together, a Podcast from SEIU Local 503, we talk all things stewarding! We start by talking with Micki Varney, our local’s Chief Steward who will discuss the details for stewarding in our public sector shops. Then we speak with our staff attorney Jared Franz about arbitration and how to have the strongest possible shop. Finally we talk with Joy’e Willman about the steward program for care providers and how we have found a unique way to get workers involved in contract enforcement. We will be getting into the weeds, so stay tuned and find out more about why stewards are so important and what it takes to be a leader in your workplace! Below you can follow our podcast feed on Soundcloud, and listen to new episodes here as they are released. We will also share new episodes online when they come out, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, Podbean. We also encourage you to sign up for a steward training, which are now offered remotely and from the comfort of your home! We offer steward training for public services, nursing homes, and homecare workers, so find the one that is right for you and get registered!

74 MIN2 w ago
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Stronger Together: The Steward Episode! (Episode 7)

Understanding the State Budget Crisis: A Special Episode of Stronger Together

The State of Oregon is the largest employer in Oregon, and the recent budget forecast is grim. In this special episode of Stronger Together, we bring to you a recent Q&A session that our union did with state employees answering some of the most important questions we have fo the coming several months.

66 MINMAY 27
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Understanding the State Budget Crisis: A Special Episode of Stronger Together

"I am essential and I vote!": Interviews w/ Shemia Fagan, Rob Fullmer, and CAPE Board (Episode 6)

On the latest episode of Stronger Together, the SEIU Local 503 podcast, we talk about the upcoming Oregon political primary! We start with the SEIU Local 503 Political Director Andrea Cooper’s interview with Cayle Tern, who serves on 503’s CAPE Board. CAPE is the member committee that interviews political candidates and then recommends endorsements to the local’s executive board. Tern talks about their experience with CAPE and why union members should get involved in politics. Next she interviews Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan, who has been a close ally of SEIU 503 and has fought hard for the issues that are important to our members. Fagan talks about her political journey, why she cares so deeply about worker rights, and what will distinguish her in the role. Finally, Cooper interviews Rob Fullmer, and SEIU Local 503 member and candidate for State Legislature for District 36 in Portland. Fullmer talks about how he first became active in our union, how the Labor Candid...

43 MINMAY 14
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"I am essential and I vote!": Interviews w/ Shemia Fagan, Rob Fullmer, and CAPE Board (Episode 6)

Frontline Pandemic Employees Speak Out: Stronger Together Ep. 5

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we spoke with two frontline workers who are addressing some of our most pressing needs in Oregon. We start by talking with Irene Hunt, a homecare worker who has spoken out about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how continuing to provide direct care to her clients is both crucial and risky in the current climate. We then talk with Adam Lane who works for the Oregon Employment Department, which is processing hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims around the Coronavirus layoffs. He discusses problems occurring at the department, which may be putting many of these public employees at risk.

42 MINAPR 22
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Frontline Pandemic Employees Speak Out: Stronger Together Ep. 5

How Our Union is Protecting Workers During the Pandemic: Stronger Together Ep. 4

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a public health crisis unfold that’s unlike anything in our life times. The impact that COVID-19 has on daily life is already significant, and the impact it will have on our Union is just starting to come into focus. On this episode of "Stronger Together" we’ve got Melissa Unger and Andrea Cooper for SEIU 503 to talk about how our union and our state is responding. We talk about what we are fighting for, how these changes are affecting Oregonians, and what is coming next.

32 MINMAR 28
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How Our Union is Protecting Workers During the Pandemic: Stronger Together Ep. 4

Covid-19, Legislative Session, and Elections: SEIU 503 News Roundup

In a special News Roundup episode, we discuss some of the big issues that are currently happening with SEIU 503 members. This includes: *How to be prepared for Covid-19. *What we are calling on employers to do to protect our safety. *What is at stake with the Republican shut-down of our legislature. *Jackson County Employees may head out on strike. *A reminder to vote in your sublocal elections!

5 MINMAR 13
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Covid-19, Legislative Session, and Elections: SEIU 503 News Roundup

Stronger Together Ep. 2: #NoMoreCostlyWalkouts

On this episode of Stronger Together, the official podcast from your union, SEIU Local 503, we look at the costly Republican walkout and what it means for SEIU members. We speak with our political director, Andrea Cooper, about why the Republicans have broken quorum and the capitol and what is at stake in this legislative session. We also hear from child welfare worker Kelly Paluso, who will talk about how this walkout could affect our foster care system and the families it supports. We will close with some clips from our February 25th rally at the Capitol, and hear what some other SEIU 503 members think about this walkout. Remember to visit NoMoreCostlyWalkouts.com to learn more about what this GOP walkout means for Oregon.

21 MINFEB 28
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Stronger Together Ep. 2: #NoMoreCostlyWalkouts

Stronger Together Ep. 1: Historic win at Portland Public Schools

On our inaugural episode of Stronger Together, the official podcast of SEIU Local 503, we hear from our Executive Director Melissa Unger about our vision is for the next five years as a union. Next, we hear from Adam Napier, a leader at the Portland Public Schools who led his coworkers to a massive contract victory last month. Finally, we will talk with Steve Demarest, the president of SEIU Local 503, about what started his career as a union activist and what is happening with our union elections in advance of General Council.

41 MINJAN 29
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Stronger Together Ep. 1: Historic win at Portland Public Schools
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Latest Episodes

Stronger Together: The Steward Episode! (Episode 7)

On the latest episode of Stronger Together, a Podcast from SEIU Local 503, we talk all things stewarding! We start by talking with Micki Varney, our local’s Chief Steward who will discuss the details for stewarding in our public sector shops. Then we speak with our staff attorney Jared Franz about arbitration and how to have the strongest possible shop. Finally we talk with Joy’e Willman about the steward program for care providers and how we have found a unique way to get workers involved in contract enforcement. We will be getting into the weeds, so stay tuned and find out more about why stewards are so important and what it takes to be a leader in your workplace! Below you can follow our podcast feed on Soundcloud, and listen to new episodes here as they are released. We will also share new episodes online when they come out, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, Podbean. We also encourage you to sign up for a steward training, which are now offered remotely and from the comfort of your home! We offer steward training for public services, nursing homes, and homecare workers, so find the one that is right for you and get registered!

74 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Stronger Together: The Steward Episode! (Episode 7)

Understanding the State Budget Crisis: A Special Episode of Stronger Together

The State of Oregon is the largest employer in Oregon, and the recent budget forecast is grim. In this special episode of Stronger Together, we bring to you a recent Q&A session that our union did with state employees answering some of the most important questions we have fo the coming several months.

66 MINMAY 27
Comments
Understanding the State Budget Crisis: A Special Episode of Stronger Together

"I am essential and I vote!": Interviews w/ Shemia Fagan, Rob Fullmer, and CAPE Board (Episode 6)

On the latest episode of Stronger Together, the SEIU Local 503 podcast, we talk about the upcoming Oregon political primary! We start with the SEIU Local 503 Political Director Andrea Cooper’s interview with Cayle Tern, who serves on 503’s CAPE Board. CAPE is the member committee that interviews political candidates and then recommends endorsements to the local’s executive board. Tern talks about their experience with CAPE and why union members should get involved in politics. Next she interviews Secretary of State candidate Shemia Fagan, who has been a close ally of SEIU 503 and has fought hard for the issues that are important to our members. Fagan talks about her political journey, why she cares so deeply about worker rights, and what will distinguish her in the role. Finally, Cooper interviews Rob Fullmer, and SEIU Local 503 member and candidate for State Legislature for District 36 in Portland. Fullmer talks about how he first became active in our union, how the Labor Candid...

43 MINMAY 14
Comments
"I am essential and I vote!": Interviews w/ Shemia Fagan, Rob Fullmer, and CAPE Board (Episode 6)

Frontline Pandemic Employees Speak Out: Stronger Together Ep. 5

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we spoke with two frontline workers who are addressing some of our most pressing needs in Oregon. We start by talking with Irene Hunt, a homecare worker who has spoken out about the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how continuing to provide direct care to her clients is both crucial and risky in the current climate. We then talk with Adam Lane who works for the Oregon Employment Department, which is processing hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims around the Coronavirus layoffs. He discusses problems occurring at the department, which may be putting many of these public employees at risk.

42 MINAPR 22
Comments
Frontline Pandemic Employees Speak Out: Stronger Together Ep. 5

How Our Union is Protecting Workers During the Pandemic: Stronger Together Ep. 4

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a public health crisis unfold that’s unlike anything in our life times. The impact that COVID-19 has on daily life is already significant, and the impact it will have on our Union is just starting to come into focus. On this episode of "Stronger Together" we’ve got Melissa Unger and Andrea Cooper for SEIU 503 to talk about how our union and our state is responding. We talk about what we are fighting for, how these changes are affecting Oregonians, and what is coming next.

32 MINMAR 28
Comments
How Our Union is Protecting Workers During the Pandemic: Stronger Together Ep. 4

Covid-19, Legislative Session, and Elections: SEIU 503 News Roundup

In a special News Roundup episode, we discuss some of the big issues that are currently happening with SEIU 503 members. This includes: *How to be prepared for Covid-19. *What we are calling on employers to do to protect our safety. *What is at stake with the Republican shut-down of our legislature. *Jackson County Employees may head out on strike. *A reminder to vote in your sublocal elections!

5 MINMAR 13
Comments
Covid-19, Legislative Session, and Elections: SEIU 503 News Roundup

Stronger Together Ep. 2: #NoMoreCostlyWalkouts

On this episode of Stronger Together, the official podcast from your union, SEIU Local 503, we look at the costly Republican walkout and what it means for SEIU members. We speak with our political director, Andrea Cooper, about why the Republicans have broken quorum and the capitol and what is at stake in this legislative session. We also hear from child welfare worker Kelly Paluso, who will talk about how this walkout could affect our foster care system and the families it supports. We will close with some clips from our February 25th rally at the Capitol, and hear what some other SEIU 503 members think about this walkout. Remember to visit NoMoreCostlyWalkouts.com to learn more about what this GOP walkout means for Oregon.

21 MINFEB 28
Comments
Stronger Together Ep. 2: #NoMoreCostlyWalkouts

Stronger Together Ep. 1: Historic win at Portland Public Schools

On our inaugural episode of Stronger Together, the official podcast of SEIU Local 503, we hear from our Executive Director Melissa Unger about our vision is for the next five years as a union. Next, we hear from Adam Napier, a leader at the Portland Public Schools who led his coworkers to a massive contract victory last month. Finally, we will talk with Steve Demarest, the president of SEIU Local 503, about what started his career as a union activist and what is happening with our union elections in advance of General Council.

41 MINJAN 29
Comments
Stronger Together Ep. 1: Historic win at Portland Public Schools
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