News and Updates

Our contract with OHSU provides for a Labor Management Committee (LMC), made up of HOU members and OHSU administration to regularly discuss mutually agreeable solutions to problems faced by by hous

At our last general membership meeting, we passed a resolution to get our dues money working for members.

We remain at the bargaining table with OHSU regarding our 2023-2024 salaries.

We're excited to announce that we've just signed a new Letter of Agreement (LOA) with OHSU Administration regarding moonlighting.  Formerly, moonlighting in inpatient settings was restricted in our contract due to medicare regulations. Those regulations have changed, and the new LOA has ammended our contract accordingly to allow for increased moonlighting opportunites for our members. Many of us are financially stressed and welcome the opportunity to perform this work and earn some extra money.


  • Please share your stories about living in Portland on an OHSU salary

  • Send your stories to your union secretary, Aly Dubrovsky (Psychiatry) at [email protected]

  • Let us know whether we may include your name (anonymous is okay too!), and whether your story may be shared at the bargaining table and/or with the general public

Your HOU bargaining team met yesterday evening with OHSU HR, GME, and their outside counsel to begin the discussion about our 2023-2024 salaries. This negotiation is limited in scope to salaries for a single academic year, with a broader contract renegotiation to follow next year.

On January 4th, 2023, a delegation of HOU members will be meeting OHSU’s administration to negotiate a pay increase for the 2023-2024 academic year. This will be the third and final year of our first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with OHSU, and the CBA does not specify what the raise for this year will be.

TriMet wants your feedback.

Take the survey and/or attend an Open House. Major service changes throughout the system are proposed, including eliminating express service bus lines to Marquam Hill. 

We’re excited to announce a change in Step III reimbursement that will save all our members money.  Due to changes in NBME recommendations, OHSU has recently begun requiring submission of an official transcript to verify passing the Step III exam in order to provide reimbursement.  Because that transcript costs $75, we viewed this as an effective reduction in the reimbursement for this exam guaranteed by our contract.

Are you new a resident or intern starting at OHSU? Welcome aboard!

As you may be aware, as house officers at this university you are represented by our union, AFSCME Local 4820. A group of your coresidents founded the union a few years back to address issues faced by residents and interns at OHSU. We’re excited to have a union here and are looking forward to sharing some information with you about it as you navigate the onboarding process.

TL/DR: Resident Pilot Program: Lyft + Tram = 24/7 transportation between Waterfront and Hill. Sign-up for Lyft Campus Connector here. This gives you access to subsidized Lyft rides between the Hill and Waterfront at all hours that the Tram isn’t running (up to $20 per ride) — weekdays 9pm-5am, Saturday until 9am and after 5pm, Sunday all day.