As COVID first swept Washington, union workers in healthcare, education, and child care stepped up to support our communities. Many extended existing union contracts – meaning no raises in 2021. Now, in 2022, the state must fully fund the contracts we bargained to ensure competitive wages and benefits that attract and retain public sector workers. […]
Welcome to 2022! As the new President of SEIU 925, I am optimistic and excited to enter this new year and continue our union’s commitment to building a better world for all workers. Growing up in the town of Union, WA (yes, really!) I saw hard-working people stretch themselves to the bone but not make […]
This is a bittersweet time. I came to SEIU 925 in 2004 and for the past 11 years have served as your President. It has been a tough decision, but I am retiring at the end of this year. I came to SEIU 925 having served as a community and labor organizer and as […]
WHAT IS WA CARES, AND WHAT IS LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE? The WA Cares Fund is a new public benefit in Washington State to help people pay for long-term care, a type of care you may need when experiencing an injury, disability, or other health issue that makes it difficult to care for yourself. People with […]
SEIU 925 members have several questions regarding the vaccination policy and our Memorandum of Understanding. We will add to this document if we hear additional questions, or have answers to those we are still researching. The majority of the questions relate to members who are working through their options as to whether or not to […]
To earn SEIU 925’s endorsement, candidates must fill out a questionnaire and sit for an interview where union members ask about their past partnership with unions, how they will advance racial equity at the city, county, or school board level, and their positions on key issues to SEIU 925 members.
Today, Governor Inslee announced mask requirements for people working in K-12, most child care spaces, and higher education.
Last summer, the world witnessed the exponential regrowth of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the tragic murder of George Floyd.
Our tax code is upside-down and backwards. Families who earn the least pay the most, while the wealthiest pay a fraction of their fair share. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Statement from Karen Hart on recent election results in Washington’s 5th Legislative District: “Our union is proud to have supported Ingrid Anderson, a nurse and long-time union leader, for State Senate.