On Tuesday, January 13, 200 healthcare workers at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center voted overwhelmingly to join with 1199SEIU. These workers became interested in organizing with 1199SEIU in order to further the center’s mission of providing quality health care and education to New York’s underserved gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. They include nurses, doctors, social workers, patient care associates, medical assistants and many others.
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East would like to welcome the homecare workers of ElderServe to the 1199 family. On January 16, the 336 ElderServe home health aides voted and declared by a landslide victory their desire to achieve higher wages, affordable healthcare and respect on the job.
“The recent anti-immigrant actions by right-wing Republicans in Congress would tear families apart, waste government resources, increase economic inequality and hurt our economy. The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU denounce the cruel and divisive amendments to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 240). These amendments would rip millions of families apart by crippling President Obama’s 2012 executive action, which defers deportation of “DREAMers,” aspiring citizens who were brought here as children by their parents.
When it comes to the taxes closest to home, the less you earn, the harder you’re hit.
That is the conclusion of an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that evaluates the local tax burden in every state, from Washington, labeled the most regressive, to Delaware, ranked as the fairest of them all.
Governor Cuomo was an eloquent champion for a grand vision of government as a positive source for good. When others were casting government as the problem in order to favor the 1%, he shined a spotlight on growing economic inequality and stood up for working people and the poor. See our full page ad in the NY Daily News honoring the life of Governor Mario Cuomo.
1199SEIU healthcare workers honor the lives of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. We condemn the unjust assassinations of two men who worked to keep New York City safe. See our full page ad in the NY Daily News remembering their lives.
Only a few days before Santa Claus is expected, 200 former employees of Grace Manor Nursing Home in Buffalo, members of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East learned they will be receiving the holiday gift they’ve been waiting for---a settlement check. Right before the New Year, the 1199SEIU caregivers will receive anywhere from $900.00 to $5,000.00 with an average check of about $1,500.00.