SEIU6 members are frontline essential workers who deep clean and disinfect commercial and community spaces, protect properties and assist the public through the pandemic and always. SEIU6 is committed to keeping our members safe and informed during these challenging times, and to making sure essential workers are respected, protected and paid.
SEIU6 supports universal vaccination as a strategy for keeping our members, their families and communities safe. Our union has been at the forefront of ensuring vaccine access for our members, and we’re here to help members understand and navigate vaccine mandates.
Where to get a vaccine in Washington
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and available to everyone 12 years of age and up. You do not have to be a US citizen or provide proof of immigration status to get the vaccine.
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Get the facts about COVID-19
King County Public Health resources in English, Amharic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese and more.
Workplace Health and Safety
Washington Department of Labor & Industries information and updates on Coronavirus.
For janitors covered under the King County Master Agreement, extra COVID-19 protections were negotiated into the July 2020 Contract Extension. These protections were strengthened in 2021 contract negotiations. Learn more about janitor protections.
SEIU6 Vaccine Clinic
On April 17th and 18th SEIU6 hosted a vaccine clinic in partnership with Discovery Health. Over 400 members in the airport, security and janitorial sectors were vaccinated, plus their family members. SEIU6 president Zenia Javalera got her vaccine alongside union members. City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was in attendance to support SEIU6 essential workers.
At SEIU6, we remain committed to removing barriers of access for our largely immigrant, majority BIPOC union, so that all members who want the vaccine will be able to get this protection. Learn more about the SEIU6 vaccine clinic.
SEIU6 CALLS ON STATE TO EXTEND VACCINE ELIGIBILITY TO ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS
As Washington State expands vaccine eligibility next week, essential janitors and security officers will once again be left off the list. While SEIU6 has partnered with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) to appeal to Governor Inslee and the State Department of Health to expedite access for these workers, janitors and security officers are being told to wait. Read the full story.
Tell Congress that Public Money for Airport COVID Recovery Must Go to Good Jobs.
Airport workers are essential to keeping people connected, our airplanes clean, and our airports secure.