Want to Join the Healthcare Worker’s Union?



HomecareLogo_fa.jpg Interested in joining 1199SEIU? We are the largest and fastest growing union of healthcare workers nationwide, with over 400,000 members working for nursing homes, homecare agencies, hospitals, and community clinics. 1199 members fought hard for the $15 minimum wage, and on March 31st 2016 New York had a historic victory. We are now on the path to a $15 minimum wage for all working people across the state!


Over 100,000 members of 1199 and over 3 million total working people will have their pay raised by the $15 minimum wage. This is not only about lifting up low-wage caregivers, but also about improving wages for ALL healthcare workers and boosting our economy as a whole. As Governor Cuomo declared often while fighting alongside us, "We are all connected to each other." The $15 minimum wage will put upward pressure on employers to raise wages for everybody, and lead our entire nation toward a better future where hard work is rewarded with fair pay.


We are continuing to grow and build the most effective voice for our patients, our families and each other. Learn more about joining 1199SEIU today!


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  • “Unfortunately, my husband lost his battle with cancer but even during that tough process, I was thankful for the family health insurance we have. My family was able to focus on his health rather than worrying about cost. As 1199 members, we are able to negotiate how much we contribute to our health insurance and it was a valuable benefit for me during that tough time.”

  • "I supported joining with 1199SEIU because there is power in numbers. With more power, we are bargaining for better benefits and win good health insurance for ourselves and our families."

  • “This union has enhanced my life by the various benefits offered, such as medical and educational. I had to have major surgery a while back, and 1199 covered all of my expenses.”

  • "I know I have a secure pension with 1199SEIU with guaranteed monthly payouts after I retire. That’s important to me and my family. A nonunion facility doesn’t guarantee anything."

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