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1199ers Turn Up The Heat In the Fight for 15!


Thousands of 1199SEIU members participated in actions.

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1199ers Turn Up The Heat In the Fight for 15!

FF15_roundup_feat.jpgIn a national day of action marked by events in some 200 cities across the country, working people from every labor sector - fast food, academia, hotels and hospitality, child care, homecare, retail and scores of others - rallied, marched, and demonstrated to make heard the growing demand heard for a fair, livable wage of $15 and hour and the right to join a union. Among them were thousands of 1199SEIU members who participated in actions uniowide.

Why we fight for $15 an hour: Today's low-wage worker move is about fixing an economy that's fundamentally broken for most workers

dailyNews_feat.jpgAs a home-care worker, Rosemarie Rumbley is on the front lines of the fight to provide quality health care to those who need help taking care of themselves — mostly people with disabilities and elderly men and women, like our parents or grandparents.

AG Eric Schneiderman will join Fight for $15 rally

dailyNews_feat.jpgAttorney General Eric Schneiderman will rally with home health care aides Wednesday as part of the Fight for $15 movement. Schneiderman plans to join as many as 5,000 health care aides on 64th St. and Central Park West ahead of the larger march to Times Square.

The March2Justice Begins

march2justice_launch2_feat.jpgMembers of The Justice League NYC – accompanied by a group of dedicated supporters, which included 1199SEIU Pres. George Gresham and several other Union officers - set off Monday on their March2Juctice, a 250-mile walk to Washington, DC to raise awareness about the plague of police violence in America’s Black communities, the increasing militarization of law enforcement, and the inequity juvenile justice system.

EXCLUSIVE: Home health workers join ‘Fight for $15’ to increase minimum wage

dailyNews_feat.jpgHome health care aide Rosemarie Rumbley makes $10 an hour caring for a woman who was paralyzed during routine back surgery — but when it comes to her own health insurance, she has to rely on Obamacare.

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