1199SEIU Maryland/DC Division

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The Maryland/DC Division was formed in 2005 out of the merger of the former SEIU Locals 1199E-DC and 1998 with 1199SEIU. The Division includes over 10,625 members who work in major academic medical centers and other hospitals and dozens of long-term care facilities in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and their suburbs.

Number of Members: 10,625 
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Maryland/DC Delegates

Everyday, 1199SEIU members are continuing to build on our historic growth in Maryland / DC by uniting and organizing healthcare and home care workers across the state.


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thomas_perez_feat.jpgHundreds of D.C. homecare workers and their supporters met March 18th in an exuberant town hall meeting, which included a keynote speech by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, who brought the crowd to its feet, urging the workers to organize and fight for a living wage, benefits and respect on the job.

tufdc_feat.jpgUnion members at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC have a unique opportunity to freshen up core competencies, learn new skills…and earn substantial pay raises of up to 5 percent!

Sinai_Candlelight_Demo_BHHS-(52)_feat.jpgCaregivers at Sinai Hospital held a candlelight demonstration on February 11, 2015, to call for a fair contract and to protest the hospital’s latest proposals to raise out-of-pocket costs for medical expenses. Joined by community activists and allies, dozens of workers gathered near the hospital on Greenspring Avenue, holding tea light candles and chanting “We need affordable healthcare!”

DEC11-PRESS-CONFERENCE_feat.jpgBraving the bitter cold, District of Columbia homecare workers gathered in front of DC Superior Court on December 11 to file the first in a series of lawsuits against three of the city’s largest Medicaid providers, alleging widespread failure to obey the law and pay required wages over a period of three years. DC home care workers will seek class action certification on behalf of their coworkers in the coming weeks.

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