October 23, 2021
Local 8 Committees
Committee List with Contact Info
Committees are open to all members except Grievance Review Committee whose members must be experienced Shop Stewards appointed by the President of Local 8.

Committee List

Communications Committee Food Drive

Our Communications Committee is coordinating an OPEIU Local 8 Food Drive to give back in our communities. We have a goal of at least 100 members participating by the upcoming Membership Assembly in September. To participate, donate food, a gas card, gift card or cash to a local food bank or Northwest Harvest food drop location, and then share a photo and/or post on the Food Drive Padlet Bulletin Board where members have been posting their donations so we can see our collective progress. If you prefer to send in your info for us to post, or for any questions or to find out how to get involved with the Communications Committee, email corinne@opeiu8.org.


Political Action Committee (PAC)

Race, Equity and Social Justice Committee
(previously called Diversity Committee)
Mission Statement: 

The Race, Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) Committee works to support and empower marginalized workers. We know our fates are interconnected and many workplace injustices are rooted in racism and discrimination. We are committed to fighting for social and economic justice for all through training, educational resources, public advocacy, community organizing, and creating space for hard conversations. Together in solidarity we can work to end racism and all forms of oppression.

Meets via Zoom on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 pm.  Contact Valarie Peaphon valarie@opeiu8.org or Tara Powell tara@opeiu8.org.

Union Potluck Party, Sat. Oct. 9, 2021  

RESJ Committee Accomplishments  9/21/2021

Letter to Cecil Hansen, Duwamish Tribe of Indians re Duwamish Federal Recognition  5/18/2021

Labor Toolkit on Anti-Asian Racism   5/13/2021

RESJ Committee Accomplishments   12/14/2020

Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and Nationwide Protests    6/02/2020

    Bread and Roses poster

Gender Pronouns Guide   12/13/2019

Solidarity Resolution     9/28/2019

Sanctuary Union Resolution    9/23/2017

Race to Labor: Can Organized Labor Be an Agent of Social & Economic Justice?  by Bill Fletcher, Jr.