1199SEIU New York City

310 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 582-1890

Contact 1199SEIU NYC/Long Island

1199 began as New York City pharmacists’ Union in 1932 and New York City remains, to this day, the primary base of the organization. In 1959, the largely male, Jewish drugstore Union began to transform itself by launching drives to organize the city’s voluntary, not-for profit hospitals and their primarily female, African-American and Latino workers.

Number of Members: 200,000
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Everyday, 1199SEIU members are continuing to build on our historic growth in New York by uniting and organizing healthcare and home care workers across the state.


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billPaterson_feat.jpgThe world’s working people have lost one of their great defenders.

Basil Paterson, who dedicated his life to the struggle for civil and labor rights, died on April 16 at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He was 87. His wife, Portia, his sons, Daniel and David, and five grandchildren survive him.

MartinLutherKingspeakinginMemphis_feat.jpgOn April 4, 1968—exactly 45 years ago –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis TN. The preeminent civil rights leader of the 20th century was also a determined anti-war activist and defender of labor rights. He was in Memphis to help in the organizing of sanitation workers in that city.

Laura_Goodwin_feat.jpgWhen Laura Goodwin began working in 2005 as a processing clerk at Manhattan’s New York University Medical Center she felt that something was not right.

MUST-2_feat.jpgAs the April 1 deadline for the 2014-15 New York State budget approaches, more than 5,000 homecare, nursing home and hospital workers rallied in Albany On March 26 for quality long-term care. The reason: New York has begun to shift the reimbursement policies in the homecare and nursing home industries to long-term managed care.

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