Caucuses / Committees
In addition to standing up for workers’ rights on the job, our union is also home to a number of caucuses and committees that focus on tackling problems facing our communities.
SEIU 1021 caucuses and committees are open to all members and staff.
To find out about upcoming caucus and committee meetings, visit our union calendar.
SEIU 1021 Social and Economic Justice Committee
The purpose of the Social and Economic Justice Committee is to build partnerships with community allies committed to improving opportunities for working people, in particular workers from under-represented, low income, and diverse communities. This committee supports caucuses and committees designed to bring us closer to our mission of achieving a society where all workers and their families live and work in dignity and respect.
AFRAM Solidarity Committee
The African American Solidarity Committee is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development and networking for SEIU members and staff of African descent. This committee promotes social, economic and political justice within our workplace, our communities, our nation and within our union.
Latino Professional Caucus
The mission of the Latino Professional Caucus is to organize, educate and develop Latino and community members’ involvement to achieve power, respect and social justice for working families.
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 works with other groups including United States Labor Against War (USLAW) to engage the larger labor community regarding issues of peace and the effects of the war budget on vital human services at home.
Retired members of SEIU Local 1021 participate in the Retiree Council and/or their Retiree chapters. They also participate in the COPE committees of Local 1021, and in the Social and Economic Justice Committee, and its caucuses. Retirees are active in the Retirement Security Committee of Local 1021, and other groups. Our Retired members also help the union’s Organizing program by participating in the Reserve Organizing Corps – ROC. Retiree dues are $3.00 per month. Learn more here.
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. Learn more here.
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.