October 15, 2019
YouthCare Organizing

YouthCare Union Vote Information

October 30, 2019 – 3 locations
Hope Center
11729-1/2 36th Ave. NE     
Seattle, WA  98125
6:30 am - 9:30 am and
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
YouthCare Main Office
2500 NE 54th St.
Seattle, WA  98105
6:30 am - 9:30 am and     
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Orion Center
1828 Yale Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
6:30 am - 9:30 am and
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 31, 2019 – 2 locations
Jackson Street
3528 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA  98118
6:00 am - 7:00 am and     
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University District Youth Center (UDYC)
4516 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA  98105
7:00 am - 10:00 am and
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A few things to know about voting:

  • Secret ballot voting is conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a neutral government agency.
  • The NLRB will not allow absentee or proxy voting, or keep the polls open past the designated times. You can only vote in person at any of the designated locations during one of the designated times.
  • Ballots will be counted by the NLRB at UDYC after the voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Results will be known shortly afterwards.
  • It takes a majority of those who vote to win our election.
  • The ballot will ask “Do you wish to be represented for purposes of collective bargaining by Office & Professional Employees International Union Local 8?” If a majority of those who vote say “Yes,” we will officially have our union!



YouthCare Organizing Documents


September 24, 2019

Union Update -- "We're Moving Forward to Form our Union at YOUTHCARE!" 






September 16, 2019

Letter from the Organizing Committee to workers at YouthCare explaining the reasons for and process of organizing to form a union. 






September 16, 2019             
FAQs about forming a union
 

Contact Us


Corinne Cosentino, Organizer        

(206) 441-8880 ext. 113
(425) 318-2650
Corinne@opeiu8.org 


OPEIU Resources

OPEIU Local 8 Organizing Brochure  

Brochure describing the steps towards forming a union.

What's Different at Union Social Service Agencies?  

Reasons for union organizing at social service agencies.


Solid Ground Contract             
This is an example of a contract between OPEIU Local 8 and an organization that is similar to NJP.
 

Low Income Housing Institute Contract             
This is an example of a contract between OPEIU Local 8 and an organization that is similar to NJP.
 

Compass Housing Alliance Contract             
This is an example of a contract between OPEIU Local 8 and an organization that is similar to NJP.
 

OPEIU Local 8 Member Benefits             
Brochure describing many of the benefits enjoyed by members of OPEIU Local 8.
 
UnionPlus             
UnionPlus provides a wide variety of discounts to union members.
 

OPEIU Local 8 Annual Regional Meeting and Membership Assembly Schedule             
OPEIU Local 8 Regional Meetings are held throughout the year at locations across Washington State.