Retirement Resources

Retiree Status for OPEIU Local 8 Members

OPEIU Local 8 offers the opportunity for retired members to extend your membership through Retiree Status. This would allow you to attend Membership Assemblies and other Local 8 activities and retain your right to be a voting member. In addition, you’ll retain the $3,500 American Income Life Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy and have access to the UnionPlus Benefits Program. Retiree Status dues is just $5.00 a month. To sign up for OPEIU Local 8 Retiree Status contact or 1-800-600-2433 ext. 0

You can also fill out the Retiree Status Form and send to the Local 8 office.

Identifying Your Retirement Plans

Depending on where you work, you may be eligible to participate in the OPEIU Pension and/or Retirement Plan, or may have a separate Retirement Plan through your employer. If you aren’t sure, check your Union Contract or contact your Union Representative.

OPEIU Western States Pension Plan

The following is the direct link to the Western States Pension website for those members who participate in this pension plan.

Retirement Resources

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action

Works to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens. Strives to mobilize retired union members and other senior and community activists into a grassroots movement advocating for a progressive political and social agenda.

Social Security Administration

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

OPEIU Local 8 401(k) Retirement Plan

The following information is for Local 8 members who currently participate in the OPEIU Local 8 401(k) Plan OR who are eligible to participate. Look in your Union Contract to see if you are eligible to participate.

The following information is current as of 4/14/2021:

The following information is current as of 12/23/21:

For more information about the OPEIU Local 8 Retirement Plan contact First Hill Trust at