Retired, But Active!

June 10, 2019


Hundreds of 1199SEIU retirees gathered in Orlando, FL on April 16 to shake a tail feather and celebrate the Division’s growth. The Union’s Retiree Division represents over 60,000 retired but active members and is the Union’s fastest growing division. The event marked the inauguration of the Miami area George Gresham Chapter of the Retiree Division. “The luncheon is one of the greatest things,“ said Wendell James, who retired to Miami after working for decades in New York City. “I consider it like a family reunion. People who worked together years ago attend every year and look out for each other.” For more information about the Union’s Retiree Division and its chapters, go to