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Tenants Rally for Stronger Rent Laws!

IMG_8202_th.jpgEsther Gowrie, a C.N.A. at Jewish Home Lifecare in Manhattan, has lived in her apartment in Chelsea for nearly 30 years. If legislators don’t act to strengthen rent laws by June 15, she could be could be one of the millions of New York City tenants who lose their rent protections under rent stabilization laws.

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Rachel Platten Performs Her Hit 'Fight Song'

platten_feat.jpgOn Thursday, 5/14, 1199SEIU nurses were invited to Good Morning America to show their fighting spirit. Rachel Platten performed her hit song “My Fight Song,” encouraging people of all walks of life to display their “Fight Song Message” and 1199SEIU nurses brought their fight for safer staffing!

1199ers Flex Their Muscle in Two NYC Special Elections

Marva_feat.jpgIn two special elections on Tuesday, May 5, 1199SEIU members once again proved their ability to flex their political muscles and get results. In Brooklyn, energized delegates, political activists and member volunteers helped Diana Richardson across the finish line and into the seat representing Assembly District 43. Members also supported with yeoman’s effort Vinnie Gentile’s unsuccessful bid to replace disgraced former Congressman Michael Grimm in Congressional District 11, which covers all of Staten Island and parts of south Brooklyn.

1199SEIU Hosts Japanese Union Delegation

japan_feat.jpg1199SEIU hosted on April 27 at its Manhattan headquarters members of U.S. Labor Against the War and Zenroren, Japan’s National Confederation of Trade Unions. The groups are participating in meeting exchange program as part of a conference on nuclear non-proliferation.

Gloves On, Shovels Out: 1199ers Clean Up After Fiery Baltimore Riots

mddc_cleanup_feat.jpgThe morning after intense demonstrations and riots tore through Baltimore City—leaving behind shattered glass, torched cars and buildings, and a community reeling in shock—members and staff of 1199SEIU wearing purple shirts and work gloves convened at the union hall on North Eutaw Street to assist neighboring businesses victimized by the previous nights’ vandalism.

The Housing Crisis: A Forum on New York's Rent Laws with Public Advocate Tish James

Housing-Square-V1_feat.jpgJoin us on April 30th for a forum on New York's Rent Laws with Public Advocate Tish James.

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