Quality Care & Good Jobs For All

Final 1199 Anthem Workshop

We are holding our final anthem workshop. All members & their families are welcome to participate.

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Stand & tell the owners of Alaris Health to settle a fair contract that protects patients & workers.
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1199SEIU Education Director Publishes Book on Social Justice Icon

Jones_feat.jpgBarbara Smith is one of the most committed and effective social justice activists whose name you do not know. She has been on the frontlines of social change through the civil rights movement as well as fighting for the liberation of working class people, women and LGBTQ communities. One of 1199’s own, the distinguished Alethia Jones, PhD, has recently published a book that documents 40 years of Barbara Smith’s groundbreaking voice and contributions to our struggles.

Campaign by DC Homecare Workers Boosts Salaries By 33 Percent

Nov12meeting-group_feat.jpgThanks to the campaign by DC’s homecare workers, more agencies are obeying the law and paying the city’s living wage of $13.60 an hour.

1199SEIU Philippines Relief Fund

HayanAd-print_feat.jpgIn 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 of Filipino residents throughout the islands. In all, the disaster impacted 16 million people. More than 4 million people were displaced and 6 million workers had their livelihoods stripped away. Vast areas were swept clean of homes, schools and hospitals. The corpses were strewn among the wreckage making the spread of disease an imminent danger. Survivors were left without water, food or shelter.

1199ers Demand Respect & Dignity at Alaris Health

alerisRespect_feat.jpgIn September 2014, nursing home caregivers at four Alaris Health nursing homes in New Jersey went on strike to demand an end to the company's unfair labor practices and a fair contract that protects patients and workers.

Respect for Healthcare Workers and Science Are the Best Ways to Stop Ebola

MILLY-SILVA-facebook_feat.jpgAs the number of confirmed Ebola cases in West Africa grows beyond 10,000 and as the first cases appear in the US, many fear the rise of a global pandemic. In order to protect New Jersey and the nation overall, it is vital that officials respond to the crisis in ways that are scientifically justified, effective, ethical, and safe. (Yet as we’ve witnessed over the past week, many elected leaders around the nation appear to be acting more out of political expediency rather than sound, informed judgment. I would eliminate this sentence as we don’t want to be seen as implicitly criticizing Cuomo).

With a Rally for Gov. Cuomo, Labor Flexes Its Muscle in Times Square

cuomorally11314_feat.jpgLabor flexed its considerable muscle for the Democratic ticket in tomorrow’s election with a rally in Manhattan’s Times Square earlier today. The event drew contingents from across the labor spectrum including a purple army of 1199ers, members its sister local, building service workers’ Local 32 BJ, members of the Hotel Trades Council and a broad swath of building trades workers, among many others.

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