1199SEIU New Jersey Division
Phone: 732.287.8113

Contact 1199SEIU New Jersey

The 1199SEIU New Jersey Division was formed out of the merger of the former SEIU Local 1199 NJ with 1199SEIU in October 2008. The New Jersey Division, with nearly 8,000 workers, represents the largest percentage of long term care workers in the State. Our nursing home members include certified nurses assistants, LPNs, Recreational Aides, Maintainence and Housekeepers. We also represent hundreds of Home Health Aides who also provide direct care to elderly and disabled individuals throughout the state.

Number of Members: 8,000
Number of Delegates: 250
Number of Facilities: 78



New Jersey Delegates

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


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genesis_feat.jpgAfter several sessions of tense back-and-forth negotiations with management, over one thousand members at 13 Genesis nursing homes across New Jersey have ratified a new contract. The agreement secures wage increases for all members while safeguarding their health plan, pension, paid time off and other crucial benefits.

NHFuning_feat.jpgOn Thursday, June 11, 1199SEIU members made their way to Trenton to educate New Jersey legislators about the critical need to improve Medicaid funding in the state budget. 1199ers say that lack of funding is jeopardizing quality care by contributing to low staffing levels, shortages of supplies, and poor job standards for caregivers who often struggle to get by earning less than $25,000 a year.

One hundred and seven healthcare workers at FountainView Care Center in
Lakewood, NJ, became the newest members of 1199SEIU on March 26 after voting
overwhelmingly in favor of forming a union.

iwdNJ_feat9-(1).jpgEvery March 8th, millions from around the globe come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, a holiday commemorating women’s struggles for equal rights, justice, and freedom. Originally established over a century ago as a remembrance of a 1908 garment workers strike protesting working conditions in New York City sweatshops, today it continues to be a time to reflect on past achievements and to prepare for challenges that lie ahead.

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