Caucuses and Committees

1021 Social and Economic Justice Committee

Social and Economic Justice Chair: Derrick Boutte

AFRAM Solidarity Committee

The African American Committee is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development and networking for SEIU members and staff of African descent. We further engage to promote social, economic and political justice within our workplace, our communities, our nation and within our union.

Disability Caucus

Latino Caucus

The mission of the Latino Caucus is to organize, educate and develop Latino and community members’ involvement to achieve power, respect and social justice for working families. For more information, email Al Fernandez.

Lavender Solidarity Committee

The mission of the Lavender Solidarity Committee (LSC) is to advocate for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) rights within the union and at the workplace. We work to educate union members and employers about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, and to make sure our concerns are included in all aspects of union work, including contract bargaining, workplace rights, healthcare benefits and political action. The LSC is open to all SEIU 1021 members and staff.

Peace and Solidarity Committee

The purpose of the committee is to organize and inform our local union’s members about issues of peace including the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The committee also will work with other groups including United States Labor Against War (USLAW to which our local is affiliated) to engage the larger labor community regarding issues of peace and the effects of the war budget on vital human services at home.

The Peace and Solidarity Committee holds regular no cost phone conferences. For information on joining the Peace and Solidarity Committee and future meeting dates and times, please contact Linda Ray at 415-824-1505 or at dadaray2002@yahoo.com write: Peace & Solidarity in the subject line of e-mails.

Retirement Security Committee

The purpose of the Retirement Security Committee (RSC) is to work to achieve a secure retirement for all workers. The Committee provides education and training around pension issues to the members and is comprised of active and retired members committed to maintaining and improving retirement benefits, and retiree health care. In 2013, the RSC is composed of official voting delegates: twenty-one members who have been participating in the committee meetings and work will become the initial group of delegates. Additional delegates will be appointed by county COPE committees in their area. The Retirement Security Committee usually meets on the second Saturday of the month in Fairfield. Meetings are available through video conference. For more info, please contact Harry Baker at harry.baker@seiu1021.org.

Women’s Solidarity Committee

The mission of the Women’s Solidarity Committee is to advocate for gender equality within the union and at the workplace.   We work to educate union members and employers about issues of gender equality and the fair treatment of women, and to ensure that women’s concerns are included in all aspects of union work, including contract bargaining, workplace rights, healthcare benefits and political action.   The Women’s Committee is open to all SEIU 1021 members and staff.

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