UFCW 21 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America.
As of June 2, 2017, Local 21 is a member of the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions. Local 21 joins us in the wake of Kaiser Permanente recently acquiring Seattle-based Group Health.
This move expands Kaiser Permanente’s reach by nearly 590,000 health plan members, and adds more than 1,000 union workers to our fold. The local represents nurses, therapists and service workers.