Walter wore many hats and had many roles during his lifetime. He started as a refuse collector and helped build a union that remains a strong voice for working men and women in the City of Los Angeles.
In addition to his work at SEIU Local 347, Walter was
Executive Director of SEIU Local 99. In all of his roles he fought
tirelessly for the right of public employees to bargain collectively
with their employers over wages and working conditions. He negotiated the first-ever employee contract in the history of the City of Los Angeles.
He spent his lifetime building on that first contract, always working
to improve the lives of city workers so that the American Dream could become a
reality for tens of thousands of working Angelenos.
Saturday September 17, 2011 @ 10:00am
500 S. Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that your tax-exempt
contributions be made to the Templeton Library Association. Please send
them to Michelle Buehler, 9600 Enchanto, Atascadero, CA 93422. Flowers
will be accepted the morning of service at 500 S. Virgil Avenue, Los
For more information, please contact Martine Ellis at (310) 251-1601.
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