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Join the AFT Washington Retiree Chapter

If you are retired and fit one or more of the following categories, you can join the Retiree Chapter simply by completing an application form and mailing it to us at 625 Andover Park West, Suite 111, Tukwila, WA  98188. THERE ARE NO DUES.

  • You were ever a member of an AFT Washington, WFT, and/or WSFT Local
  • You were employed by AFT Washington, WFT, and/or WSFT
  • You have had or have some association with an AFT local outside the State of Washington or with the national American Federation of Teachers

You may also join the chapter if you are the spouse or partner of a Retiree-Chapter member or a member of her or his family.

If you have questions, please contact Merrilee Miron at or 1-866-992-3892 ext. 8083.

Retiree Chapter Executive Board

The AFT Washington Retiree Chapter 8045R Executive Board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five at-large Directors.


Forums on Protecting, Strengthening, and Expanding Social Security for ALL Generations

Join Robby Stern, President of the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Chair for Social Security Works Washington for a discussion on the state of Social Security and Medicare.

Get more detailed information by downloading the flyers linked to the forums below:

Tuesday, September 6: Greenlake Forum from Noon to 1:30 PM
Bridge at Village Cove, 6850 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Suite B-12:00, Seattle
Bring a brown bag lunch.

Monday, September 26: Kent Forum from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent
Lunch is $4

RSVP requested at or 206-448-9646.

Retiree Chapter's 2016 Annual Meeting

After a brief business meeting, the AFT Washington Retiree Chapter L8045R, held a forum on the upcoming elections, both state and national. Guest speakers were Senator Pramila Jayapal who is endorsed by AFT Washington for the 7th Congressional District; Gerard Friesz, the AFT Western Regional Director, who spoke on the national elections; and Bernal Baca, who spoke about AFT Washington's candidate and ballot initiative endorsement process.

To view photos, please click on the arrows to advance the photos.

Photos by Garet Munger 

How to preserve and share your legacy

On October 21, 2014, the chapter sponsored a workshop on “How to Save, Show and Share Your Personal Legacy," conducted by Jeannine Florance, a personal historian and photo organizer, working out of Bend, Oregon. As part of the workshop, she distributed a handout regarding resources that can be helpful in such personal-legacy projects, which you may view here.

How To Pick A Candidate, A Step-by-Step Guide

This helpful guide, produced by the League of Education Voters-Seattle, outlines seven steps to successfully picking a candidate who is running for office -- including looking at their campaign information, rating candidates, and examining the candidate's campaign finances.

Download a copy at

"Just Scrap the Cap"

A humorous video about parents whose Social Security benefits were reduced which meant they had to move in with their son.