Local 083 Stewards

  • Having issues at work?
  • Want some advice or help in resolving them?
  • Contact the OSU Chief Steward Message Phone at: 541-602-3154.   The Chief Steward will check these messages daily, and return your call.

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. You may refuse to answer accusational questions and any you believe may lead to discipline until a steward arrives to represent you. Click here for further details on what you must do to invoke your 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. If I am denied my right to have a union representative present I will refuse to answer accusational questions and any I believe may lead to discipline.”

We are currently updating this list. Please contact the chief steward if you have questions. Thanks!

Name Location Phone E-mail
Gloria O’Brien (Chief) East Greenhouse 541-740-7609 obrieng60@gmail.com
 Lora Sylvester Arnold Dining
Patrick D. Breshears Ship Operations
503-843-5111 (H)
971-237-8050 (C)
For HMSC and research vessel employees
Deborah D. Carroll Library
Amber Ahlgren Nash Hall
Tim Borgen Arnold Dining
Ken Howard Milne
Leonora Rianda Waldo Hall
Lynn Thompson McNary Dining
Shane Rumusod UHDS Maintenance
Noah McKay ILLC
James Bartholemew Marketplace West
Sunshine Ward Marketplace West
Whitney Larkin
Katie Baetsch Arnold Dining
Sue Plagemann ROTC

Campus Organizer: Siobhan Burke, Adams Hall

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

Member Resource Center

The SEIU Local 503 Member Resource Center is a place stewards and members can call when needing advice or assistance with work place issues and/or grievances. Staff who work the Member Resource Center are dedicated to supporting stewards and members who are navigating through a variety of issues, grievances and problems.  To contact the MRC: 1-877-798-0008

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