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

We’ve continued to make good progress in addressing our concerns in discussions with management. 

We continue to have productive, collaborative bargaining sessions.  We are beginning to transition to our collective higher acuity concerns.  

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

The first is a hardship fund. This fund was set up to provide small cash disbursement to members who encounter unexpected financial difficulties. To learn more about this fund and how you can apply, click here.

We remain at the bargaining table with OHSU regarding our 2023-2024 salaries. Their latest offer is a 7% salary increase, plus a $250 “lump sum” to be paid at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year. Compared to their last offer, this is an increase of just 0.4% for a PGY1. We know this is not what our members deserve, particularly those with children or who support other family members, and we are working on HOU’s counteroffer.

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.