SEIU 1021

Retiree Program


The Retiree Council is composed of delegates from the Retiree Chapters:

  • ACRE,
  • East Bay Retirees,
  • West Bay Retirees,
  • Sonoma Area Retirees,
  • and San Joaquin Retirees.

The Council makes decisions on policy and budget for the Retired members of SEIU 1021. The Council organizes new Retiree chapters. The Council meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 AM, at 100 Oak Street, Oakland, or by Zoom. The Retiree Council organizes the annual Retirees Holiday luncheon in December in Oakland. Contact Pete Albert,

To become a Retired member of SEIU Local 1021, you can download the membership application.

For CalPERS Retirees, click here: Application.

For all other Retirees, click here: Application.

Dues are $36 per year. Members retired from Alameda County and other employers using the Alameda County Retirement System (ACERA) can arrange for automatic dues deduction from your monthly retirement warrant. Members retired from CalPERS jurisdictions can also get automatic dues deductions. For all other Retirees, we ask that you send a check in December-January for one year’s dues of $36.

The Membership office will send reminder dues invoices in December each year.

Retiree Chapters:

- ACRE: Alameda County Retired Employees  Retired members in the Alameda County Employees Retirement Assn (ACERA), retired from jurisdictions of Legacy Local 616. These employers are:

  • Alameda County,
  • Alameda Health System,
  • Housing Authority of Alameda County (HACA),
  • Superior Court of Alameda County.

The ACRE Board meets monthly on the first Monday of the month, at 10:00 AM, by Zoom or at 100 Oak Street, Oakland. Contact Pete Albert,

-East Bay Retiree chapter – Retired CalPERS members who worked at jurisdictions of Legacy Local 790:

  • Oakland School District,
  • BART,
  • Peralta Colleges,
  • and the Cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond.

And any other jurisdiction/employer in the East Bay, other than Alameda County. The East Bay chapter meets monthly on the first or second Wednesday, at Noon at Harry’s Hofbrau, 14900 East 14th Street, San Leandro, or by Zoom. Contact Pat Davis at 830-7335,

West Bay Retiree chapter – members retired from the City/County of San Francisco, and Retired members of SFERS. The West Bay chapter meets on the third Monday of the month, at Noon, at the union office at 350 Rhode Island Ave, San Francisco, or by Zoom. When the third Monday is a holiday (January & February), the chapter meets on the fourth Monday. Contact David Williams, C: 415-939-5149,

Sonoma County Retiree chapter – members retired from jurisdictions in Sonoma County. The Sonoma chapter meets every month, on the second Thursday, Contact Chip Atkin at 707-321-3191,

San Joaquin area Retirees – members retired from San Joaquin jurisdiction like San Joaquin County, San Joaquin County Superior Court, and the Valley Mountain Regional Center. For information, contact Dorothy Taylor, 209-479-4079,


PENSIONS: Retirees participate in the Retirement Security Committee of Local 1021, and follow activities at their own pension systems. 

SEJ (Social & Economic Justice Committee). Retirees are active in the workgroups of the SEJ, such as the Environmental workgroup, Lavender Caucus, Women’s Caucus, and Disability Caucus.

COPE – Retirees are eligible to serve on county COPE committees of SEIU-1021, and they can be delegates to the Local 1021 COPE committee.

LABOR COUNCILS – Retirees can be delegates to county Central Labor Councils

Local 1021 Retirees participate in senior and retiree groups, like CARA, the FORUM clubs at Central Labor Councils, Seniors and Disability Action, etc.

CARA – the California Alliance for Retired Americans. Local 1021 Retirees partner with CARA on their advocacy programs on behalf of seniors and retirees. CARA focuses on legislation at the State and Federal level, and on campaigns like Single Payer California.

New Member Organizing program (NEMO) of Local 1021. NEMO, formerly the Reserve Organizing Committee (ROC), recruits active and retired members of Local 1021 to participate in the organizing campaigns of Local 1021. 

Single-Payer/Medicare for All. Local 1021 has a very active Medicare for All Committee. This group advocates for a Single Payer healthcare model in California and in the country. Many of our Retired members are active in this group and work with partners like CARA to pursue universal healthcare for all.