1199SEIU is proud to welcome the dedicated employees of Harlem United to the 1199 family. The Harlem United workers voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. By providing compassionate care to underserved people in Harlem living with HIV/AIDS, the workers at Harlem United embody the progressive spirit of the 1199 local.
“Winning the Fight for $15 and earning a living wage is a way to bring back dignity to the American worker," says Bridgette Montgomery of Mims, Florida who believes in the American Dream. "I think most Americans are like me. We want to live comfortably. We want to feed our families. Pay our bills. Contribute."
Florida is known to be a retirement destination for many seniors who come here to live the remainder of their life with the dignity and respect they deserve. There are currently more than 80,000 parents and grandparents living in Florida’s nursing homes, and a growing number receiving home care. The demand for long term care keeps growing, but Florida’s nursing homes and home care agencies don’t seem to be equipped to meet families’ needs… and they don’t seem to care.
Recently retired 1199er Sue Preset was honored by over 400 people who gathered at the United Steelworkers Local 1000 Hall in Corning, NY on Sunday to help raise money for her formidable medical expenses. Many spoke of Sue’s generosity, perseverance and commitment to improving the lives of others.
On Tuesday, April 26th, the healthcare workers at Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth overwhelmingly voted to ratify an unprecedented new three year contract!
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.