SEIU Healthcare 1199NW retirees have an opportunity to stay or become involved with our union’s important work.

We were invited to the 2014 Delegate Assembly, which was appropriately themed Bridging the Divide, where retirees had our own break-out session to begin to determine whether and how we might stay involved in 1199 actions and projects.

We brainstormed for ongoing or new projects that we thought active retirees could join, or even lead, and came up with an incredibly long list. We’ve met twice as a group since that date at the Renton office, and have identified a number of urgent and ongoing regional campaigns and issues that we’ll support now and in the near future, including:

  • Supporting signups for ACA coverage in WA State
  • $15 Now involvement
  • Immigrants’ rights work (including the rallies outside the Tacoma Detention Center and the May Day March to begin at Judkins Park in Seattle)
  • Providing organizing support for campaigns for regional current and future union employees in the region
  • Patient and worker safety campaigns and classes (including the upcoming June 7 Safety Conference)
  • Lobbying at the State level
  • Working in cooperation with other regional unions and organizations who promote causes that we support

This is not a complete or detailed list, and as the work and political climate changes, there will be new and different work to be done and decisions to make.

If you are an SEIU Healthcare 1199NW retiree, or if you will retire soon, and if you want to stay involved in our important work, please consider joining us.

Our next planned meeting is to be held on Friday, May 30 from 11AM to 2PM at the Renton office. If you know in advance that you will join us, it would be helpful for the lunch order if you are able to RSVP to Rick Polintan  (

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

15 S. Grady Way, Suite 200 Renton, WA 98057 | 425-917-1199
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