Thinking about retirement?

Sunset over Central OregonWhy join the retirees local?

After years of working you find yourself thinking about retirement. Whether you’re looking forward to spending more quality time with family and friends, picking up on projects, traveling, or being more involved in your community, we are your advocate for retirement security, including protection of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and PERS benefits.

You may be concerned that your savings, Social Security or retirement benefits may not be enough. Perhaps you are also thinking about part-time or seasonal work to supplement your retirement income. Health insurance costs may be of special concern. You may also be thinking about the friendships and social connections work gives you.

Our members are advocates for retirees. We are part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) Advisory Council in Washington, DC, which informs the work of the Secretary of Labor and the employee benefits community, thereby influencing the retirement and health care security of 150 million Americans. We also lobby Oregon lawmakers on issues of interest and concern to our members.

Protect your retirement by continuing your union membership. Retire with five years of membership, join within 90 days of retiring, and you receive a $2500 life insurance policy for $50/year dues – it costs less after you turn 75.

Mary Wood“We have informative regular meetings, count ballots for various internal elections, publish a retiree newsletter, write letters to politicians, fund raise for worthy community causes, represent our union at state and national retiree gatherings, run Local 001, attend General Council and much more. Join us in bringing attention to the issues important to us.”

—Mary Wood, Lincoln City Homecare Retiree

To join the Retirees Local:

Contact SEIU 503 Membership at (503) 581-1505 or (800) 452-2146

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