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1199 Stands with Orlando


Join 1199 healthcare workers as we stand united to help Orlando after such horrible tragedy.

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Professional and technical workers are uniting to address our concerns around staffing, scope of practice, continuing education and

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Statement Re: Shooting at LGBT Nightclub in Orlando

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Minimum Wage Boost is a Huge Victory for DC Workers

DC-FF15-Victory_Memes_feat.jpgNearly nine hundred 1199SEIU members working in Washington, DC will receive significant raises thanks to the tireless fight waged by workers, activists and labor unions to raise the city’s minimum wage.

Pharmacy Techs Join 1199’s Growing Membership at Vassar Brothers Hospital

VassarVictory_feat.jpgOn Thursday, June 16th, pharmacy technicians at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU. The techs united with over 800 Vassar workers who are existing members of 1199, making the majority of the hospital’s staff part of our rapidly growing union.

Statement Re: Passing of Advance Home Health Aide Bill

1199-100x.jpg"The advanced home health aide bill passed by the Legislature yesterday will allow more New Yorkers with age-related and other disabilities to live safely and independently in their communities. In doing so it will provide relief for family caregivers and a career ladder for home care workers. We thank the Assembly and Senate leadership, and especially Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader John Flanagan, and Higher Education Committee chairs Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and Senator Ken LaValle, for their hard work to craft and pass this important piece of legislation.

With No Resolution To Staffing Problems In Sight, 1199SEIU Members at Vassar Brothers Medical Center Took To The Picket Line

vassarStrike_feat.jpgAn informational picket in front of Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday highlighted the serious concerns of 1199SEIU members about the lack of staff to adequately meet patient’s needs and its potential impact on quality care. When five and a half hours of informational picketing came to an end, more than 330 high-spirited members had turned out to join their co-workers on the line.

Statement on The One Year Anniversary Of The Charleston Massacre

Methodist-Episcopal-Church_feat.jpg"Today is the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. On the evening of June 17, 2015, a white supremacist walked into the church we know as Mother Emanuel, sat through a weekly Bible study, then calmly opened fire on our sisters and brothers there and slaughtered nine parishioners. For African Americans and the broader Progressive community, Mother Emanuel is a symbol of freedom, the Civil Rights Movement and the battle to end slavery’s bondage. This heinous act of violence was intended to divide our nation.

The Work We Do: The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

CaptDanHalloran_feat2.jpgThe Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) began in 1888, when it was established as a permanent research station by the first U.S. Fish Commissioner, Spencer Fullerton. Fullerton recognized the area’s unique properties; at Woods Hole plants and animals from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream come together with those from the cold water of Cape Cod Bay providing unique research opportunities for scientists, researchers and students from around the world.

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.