A group of Western NY 1199ers traveled to the NYS Capitol in Albany on Feb. 3 to testify before the State Legislature’s Budget Committee on Workforce Development. While they were there, they also had conversations with state legislators about the need to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15.
During African-American History Month, we are reminded that the struggles and victories of people of African descent are central to our nation’s progress. Every step on our long journey to equality has benefited the nation as a whole.
"The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU stand in solidarity with the people of Flint, Michigan, who have been affected by lead-poisoned water in a devastating and ongoing public health crisis."
On MLK Day, hundreds of home care and healthcare workers stood up for a $15/hour minimum wage as they marched through Harlem in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Members of 1199SEIU and the New York State Nurses Association held a joint informational picket at sites throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley today to urge the company to put patients before profits.
The emergence of 1199 as the foremost hospital union in the nation and Dr. King as the preeminent civil rights leader was no accident of history.
Quality Care & Good Jobs For All”, “We Care”, “We Care We Vote”, “Advocating For Our Patients, Advancing Our Professions”, and “Advocating For Our Patients, Advancing The Nursing Profession” are all trademarks of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.