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Retired, but active! 1199SEIU’s retirees play a vital role in our union’s collective bargaining, organizing and political campaigns. The union’s Retirees Division works to help mobilize retirees so they can continue the mission of fighting for quality care and good jobs for all.

The union’s Retirees Division is the fastest-growing division of our union, with chapters in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Florida and North and South Carolina. Some 94,000 1199SEIU retirees participate in numerous educational programs, activities and other events throughout their states. Check the calendar to the right to learn more about upcoming activities. If you are looking for information about your pension or benefits, please contact the Retirees Division at 646.472.8761 or at

Check out the latest stories about 1199 Retirees!

May 18, 2017
Monnie Callan has been a union activist for more than half her life. And with a recent celebration marking her 90th birthday, that is…
Mar 30, 2017
Jan Bregman retired last October after 18 years as a monitor tech at HCA-affiliated Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Her low-key…
Apr 27, 2016
Recently retired 1199er Sue Preset was honored by over 400 people who gathered at the United Steelworkers Local 1000 Hall in Corning, NY...
May 7, 2014
Fifty-five years ago, a union of 5,000 drugstore workers led a 46-day strike that transformed New York City?s healthcare system by endin...
Sep 30, 2013
Earlier this year, Carolyn Smith was elected vice president of the 1199 Retired Members Division. But Retirees VP is just one of the man...
Sep 6, 2013
1199SEIU retiree Clifton Broady can attest to the victories of our nation?s civil rights struggles. He has been fighting on the frontlin...
Mar 31, 2013
The Maryland/DC Retirees and Seniors are a growing group within the 1199SEIU family. The group engages working and retired seniors in th...
Jan 11, 2013
JJ Johnson, a widely respected labor journalist and lifelong activist for progressive causes, retired on December 31from the position of...
May 3, 2012
After close to four decades of caring for the sick and elderly in Western New York, Doris Crawl has retired. In 1974, Doris began her ca...
Jan 27, 2012
Aida Garcia, who went from an outpatient registrar at NYC?s Roosevelt Hospital to help build 1199?s 70,000 member-strong Homecare Divisi...

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