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Rally To Demand Justice For Eric Garner

Sat., July 18, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
225 Cadman Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
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Contract Win Means Financial Gains and Nest Eggs for Nursing Assistants

Thanks to a newly ratified contract, the dedicated nursing assistants at Baltimore’s Springwell Senior Living Community—formerly known as The Wesley Home—have a chance to better care for their own futures.

1199ers Take Part in Labor Climate Summit

TU-climate-summit_feat.jpgSome 135 trade unionists from 15 nations gathered June 29 at SEIU Local 32BJ to discuss labor’s role in tackling the climate crisis and the international climate summit scheduled for Paris in December.

Largest Healthcare Union in the United States, 1199SEIU, Reaches Strategic Agreement with Nation's Leading Medical Marijuana Company

prn_logo_feat.jpgNEW YORK, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 1199SEIU, America's largest healthcare Union, and Columbia Care LLC one of the nation's leading vertically-integrated manufacturer and distributor of medical marijuana products and services licensed to operate in DC, AZ, IL and MA, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in New York State and Massachusetts to serve as a partnership model for the entire nation. Because of Columbia Care's commitment to provide the highest quality health care and create good jobs to the working people of New York State, the workers of 1199SEIU have strongly endorsed Columbia Care's application and believe it should be awarded one of the five licenses being issued.

The Nation: Shouldn’t Home Care Workers Earn a Living Wage?

theNationLogo_feat.jpgHealthcare workers in Massachusetts got good news twice this past week. First, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and its insurance exchange rules—a system expected to add some 360,000 Massachusetts residents to the healthcare rolls. On Friday, about 35,000 workers who are providing disability and senior care through state programs got a major pay raise. Their new wage of $15 an hour puts Massachusetts personal-care assistants at the helm of the low-wage workers’ movement known as the Fight for 15.

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