In 2005, Public School Employees of Washington members voted to affiliate with Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
With 1 million members who are public service workers, including school employees across the nation and a total of 2.1 million members, SEIU is one of the largest and fastest growing unions in the country. By uniting the strength of workers who do similar types of work, SEIU works to increase funding to improve the quality of public services and help public service workers win better wages and benefits.
SEIU is strongly committed to growth of its membership as the key to achieving its broader mission to improve the lives of working people and their families. SEIU is the fastest growing union, and was among the first to organize public employees. SEIU is committed to the principle of organizing workers and servicing its members through supporting the efforts of its locals, and has long maintained a tradition of local autonomy — which recognizes and respects the right of its locals to direct their own organization.
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SEIU local unions in Washington:
SEIU Local 925 has 23,000 public school, early learning, university, and local government members. PSE has more in common with Local 925 than other SEIU locals and we work together frequently in Olympia and in some school districts.
SEIU Local 775 has 40,000 long-term care workers, including individual provider homecare workers, private sector homecare workers and nursing home workers around the state.
SEIU Local 1199NW has 26,000 nurses, hospital, clinic and mental health workers throughout the state.
SEIU Local 49 represents 10,000 property services and healthcare workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
SEIU Local 6 represents 4,000 property services workers including janitors and security officers in the Puget Sound region.
Click here to visit the SEIU Constitution & Bylaws website.