(Salem, OR) -- Workers for the State of Oregon who are members of the State Employees International Union plan to hold informational pickets across the state on Wednesday. Bargaining continues on their next two-year contract. They want better pay, to keep up with inflation and to reduce turnover. Currently, nearly nine-thousand jobs in state government are unfilled and they say the lack of help is putting pressure on current workers. They plan to picket in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ontario, Bend, Brookings and many other cities where there are government offices.