Remembering Walter Backstrom

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.
Memorial Services
Saturday September 17, 2011 @ 10:00am
SEIU 721
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 Angeles 90020.
For more information, please contact Martine Ellis at (310) 251-1601.

0 responses to “Remembering Walter Backstrom

  1. Dad There is not a day that goes by that I dont miss you. I will always love you until I see you again