Labor Union

SEIU Local 925

Website:

www.seiu925.org/

Location:

SEATTLE, WA

Tax ID:

91-2126024

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(5)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $9,263,037
Expenses: $8,012,745
Assets: $11,392,459

Formation:

1942

Type:

Labor Union

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 925 is a Washington-based local union of the SEIU, representing 17,000 education workers, as well as local government and nonprofit employees. It works to make sure education remains “priority” to the Washington State government and advocates for the expansion of social programs and public services. [1] It has offices in Seattle, Vancouver, Longview, Bremerton, and Bellingham. [2]

Activity

In 2015, the Freedom Foundation, a conservative organization, along with the National Right to Work Legal Foundation, sued Local 925 as well as the state of Washington on behalf of four family home-care providers for forcing them to pay union dues. [3] The Freedom Foundation canvassed SEIU members to convince them to legally opt out of their dues citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Harris vs. Quinn. The efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. [4] [5]

In 2016, Local 925 was forced to pay nearly $32,000 after the state Attorney General’s office sued the union for improper self-reporting on its in-kind and cash campaign contributions. [6]

In August 2021, Local 925 was preparing to bargain Washington State to ensure that its public-school teachers had adequate protective equipment and could be ensured a safe and sanitary environment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [7]

Initiatives

COPE

Local 925 promotes SEIU’s political action committee, the Committee on Political Education (COPE), on its website asking for contributions to influence politics, hold politicians accountable, and to raise business taxes so that the U.S. government can provide full funding for education including college. [8]

embRACE

The Local has an initiative it calls embRACE, a mission to promote critical race theory-aligned diversity policies and engagement among the members of the union. It seeks to train specifically its members of diverse backgrounds in union leadership and provide them with mentorship opportunities. It hosts celebrations for Black History Month at the Northwest African American History Museum, celebrations for the history of Asian and Pacific Islander workers every June, and celebrates Dia De Los Muertos during which it makes an “ofrenda” at El Centro de la Raza to honor its deceased union leaders. [9]

Funding

Federal tax returns filed by Local 925 in 2019 showed a total revenue of $9,263,037, total expenses of $8,012,745, and total assets of $11,392,459. [10]

Leadership

Karen Hart is the president of the Local. [11] She serves on the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies’ Visiting Committee at the University of Washington, a school which employees many Local 925 members. [12]

Tricia Schroeder is the vice president of the Local. [13] Before joining SEIU, Schroeder worked as an organizer at Neighbor to Neighbor, a community building nonprofit, and as a consultant for various political campaigns. [14]

References

  1. “Our Union.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/our-union/. ^
  2. “Contact Us.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/contact-us/. ^
  3. Brunner, Jim. “Labor Law Challenged: Freedom Foundation Sues SEIU 925.” The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company, March 6, 2015. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/freedom-foundation-files-suit-against-seiu-925/. ^
  4. Horton, Avery. “Meet the ‘Anti-Union’ Organizers.” NWLaborPress, February 1, 2018. https://nwlaborpress.org/2018/01/meet-the-anti-union-organizers/. ^
  5. Brunner, Jim. “Behind Washington I-1501 Lies Union’s Feud with Conservative Think Tank.” The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company, October 26, 2016. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/behind-washington-1-501-lies-unions-feud-with-conservative-think-tank/. ^
  6. “SEIU 925 to Pay Nearly $32,000 after AG Lawsuit over Campaign Finance Reporting Deficiencies.” Washington State – Office of the Attorney General , February 8, 2016. https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/seiu-925-pay-nearly-32000-after-ag-lawsuit-over-campaign-finance-reporting. ^
  7. Heffernan, Marissa. “Local School Districts Waiting, Planning in Case of State Vaccine Mandate.” Longview Daily News, August 13, 2021. https://tdn.com/news/local/education/local-school-districts-waiting-planning-in-case-of-state-vaccine-mandate/article_2e0218b8-c12a-5eb3-bb06-d2cdaa8cb9ef.html. ^
  8. “COPE.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/cope/. ^
  9. [1] “EmbRACE.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/embrace/. ^
  10. Service Employees International Union Local 925, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2019, Part I Lines 12, 18, and 20. ^
  11. “Our Union.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/our-union/. ^
  12. “Karen Hart.” Karen Hart | Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://labor.washington.edu/people/karen-hart. ^
  13. “Our Union.” SEIU Local 925. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.seiu925.org/our-union/. ^
  14. “Tricia Schroeder.” LinkedIn. Accessed October 3, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tricia-schroeder-9598b14. ^

Associated Organizations

  1. SEIU 775NW (Labor Union)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 1942

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Dec Form 990 $9,263,037 $8,012,745 $11,392,459 $27,891 N $202,875 $8,923,447 $12,611 $429,890 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $9,701,941 $8,396,866 $10,142,923 $28,647 N $341,303 $9,172,404 $5,865 $435,919 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $9,841,679 $9,044,511 $8,872,231 $63,030 N $262,499 $9,263,394 $4,488 $400,727
    2016 Dec Form 990 $9,789,176 $9,641,783 $8,110,279 $98,246 N $595,258 $8,704,069 $4,406 $395,518 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $9,325,494 $9,056,233 $8,228,709 $9,966 N $363,473 $8,201,762 $11,975 $436,620 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $8,994,986 $10,189,343 $7,624,916 $21,014 N $659,513 $8,186,889 $11,656 $364,400 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $9,017,268 $8,753,124 $8,267,535 $25,501 N $0 $9,007,093 $10,175 $344,573 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $9,101,844 $8,621,752 $8,159,051 $24,391 N $0 $9,127,804 $-25,960 $232,976 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $8,989,031 $8,192,708 $7,678,621 $24,053 N $0 $9,283,820 $-294,789 $211,175 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    SEIU Local 925

    1914 N 34TH ST STE 100
    SEATTLE, WA 98103-9085