Local 083 Stewards

Contract issues? Not sure? Discipline issues?

Contact the OSU Chief Steward Message Phone 24/7: 541-602-3154.   The Chief Steward will check these messages daily, and return your call within 24 hours, often sooner.

Any questions contact your campus organizer 24/7: Siobhan Burke, at burkes@seiu503.org, or call/text 630-699-0281. She will connect you to steward asap if needed.

Member Resource Center on contract questions related to universities:  highered@seiu503.org  Member Resource staff available Monday-Thursday 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM and on Friday from 10:30 AM-4:30 PM (except holidays).

One SEIU 503 HQ phone number to reach the Member Resource Center, Member Benefits, or to reach another department or staff member (business hours): 1-844-503-SEIU (7348)

Weingarten Rights:

Say your supervisor calls you into his or her office and closes the door. The atmosphere is tense. You believe this meeting could lead to disciplinary action against you. At this moment, you can ask to have a union steward to represent you. This is invoking your Weingarten Rights.
Here’s what to say to your boss:
“I request to have a union representative present on my behalf during this meeting because I believe it may lead to disciplinary action being taken against me. “
Your supervisor will tell you a)there is no possibility of discipline and a steward is not needed, b)that they will delay the meeting until you can schedule a steward, c)may ask you to waive your rights to a steward.
If you choose to waive your rights please email or contact us after the meeting for advice/guidance.

OSU Stewards  – If you want to become a steward contact the organizer or chief steward asap. You are needed! Stewards are volunteers but they receive paid time to do steward work.  OSU is eligible to have 25 stewards.

  • Gloria O’Brien, Chief Steward (East Greenhouse)
  • Amber Ahlgren (Nash)
  • Deb Carroll (Valley Library)
  • Leo Rianda (Waldo)
  • Patrick Brashears (Ship Ops)
  • Lora Sylvester and Tim Borgen (Arnold)
  • James Bartholemew and Sunshine Ward (Marketplace West)
  • Lynn Thompson and Dillon Randall (McNary)
  • Shane Rumusod (UHDS 35th Street)
  • Ken Howard (Milne)
  • Noah McKay and Whitney Larkin (ILC)
  • Brady Esch (Public Safety)
  • Chris Kulah (Radiation Center)

Staff Organizer: Siobhan Burke

burkes@seiu503.org   630-699-0281 (call or text)

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