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1199ers Join Albany Rally For Housing Protections

Tenants-rally_feat.jpgOn Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, dozens of 1199SEIU members headed to Albany to rally with some 200 New York City tenants to push for vital rent reforms that would restore some housing protections and make the city more affordable. They were joined by many of their Union brothers and sisters who were in the Capital for the annual Black and Puerto Rican/Hispanic Legislative Caucus weekend.

The EITC Program Helps Make Dreams Come True

eitc_feat.jpgDevery Reid-Holmes, a patient care tech at Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital, used her tax refund last year for a down payment on her new home. Her federal and state refunds totaled more than $10,000 thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) a program for low-and-moderateincome workers.

Granddaughter of Union Pioneer: Turns Life Around

bhm_feat.jpgThis is true for Janice Snipes, a University of Rochester cook’s helper and the granddaughter of 1199SEIU pioneer Mattie Best, who passed away in January 2013.

The Work We Do: University of Miami Hospital

UMH_feat.jpgThe 560-bed University of Miami Hospital (UMH) is the South Florida region’s first university-owned, multispecialty acute care hospital. 1199SEIU represents 1,800 workers at the institution, which has been organized since 2003, when it was Cedars Medical Center. 1199ers at UMH work in a broad range of capacities—as nurses, clerical workers and maintenance technicians, just to name a few. They serve a diverse and growing area population. 1199SEIU members come to work each day with a common goal: to be the best caregivers for all South Florida residents.

Hospital Workers Hold Candlelight Demonstration for Affordable Health Care and Fair Pay

Sinai_Candlelight_Demo_BHHS-(52)_feat.jpgCaregivers at Sinai Hospital held a candlelight demonstration on February 11, 2015, to call for a fair contract and to protest the hospital’s latest proposals to raise out-of-pocket costs for medical expenses. Joined by community activists and allies, dozens of workers gathered near the hospital on Greenspring Avenue, holding tea light candles and chanting “We need affordable healthcare!”

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