Welcome to the homepage for the Oregon Department of Agriculture Sublocal 603! We know that when we win at the bargaining table, it’s because our members take an interest, get active in their union, and take action to support one another. Read on below to stay updated and support the fight for a fair workplace.

Questions about telework?
With the State reopening as of May 1st, 2022, many workers have been directed to come back to the office. Unfortunately we are seeing management denying full time or hybrid schedules to people that feel they can complete all or most of their duties remotely. If you feel you are being denied the full amount of telework that allows you to complete the duties of your position this may be a violation of Article 138 in our Union contract. Please contact the Member Assistance Center at

1-844-503-SEIU (7348)

Here is a useful guide that talks about telework agreements and what should be considered, as well as how to go about filing a grievance:

SEIU Local 503 State Steward's Guide on Remote Work (February 2022)

Meet your 2022 Sublocal Leadership Team
SEIU 503 is a member-run union. Members elect a leadership team of their peers every two years. With legal, negotiation and logistical support from union staff, your leadership team fights to make sure your priorities are reflected in the workplace.


Roberta Rash (Chief Steward)

Jose J Torrecillas

Current Office Holders

President – Max Ragozzino

Vice President – Michael Williams

Secretary – Colton B Bond

Treasurer – Sandra L Hiatt