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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IMG_8202_th.jpgEsther Gowrie, a C.N.A. at Jewish Home Lifecare in Manhattan, has lived in her apartment in Chelsea for nearly 30 years. If legislators don’t act to strengthen rent laws by June 15, she could be could be one of the millions of New York City tenants who lose their rent protections under rent stabilization laws.

Marva_feat.jpgIn two special elections on Tuesday, May 5, 1199SEIU members once again proved their ability to flex their political muscles and get results. In Brooklyn, energized delegates, political activists and member volunteers helped Diana Richardson across the finish line and into the seat representing Assembly District 43. Members also supported with yeoman’s effort Vinnie Gentile’s unsuccessful bid to replace disgraced former Congressman Michael Grimm in Congressional District 11, which covers all of Staten Island and parts of south Brooklyn.

japan_feat.jpg1199SEIU hosted on April 27 at its Manhattan headquarters members of U.S. Labor Against the War and Zenroren, Japan’s National Confederation of Trade Unions. The groups are participating in meeting exchange program as part of a conference on nuclear non-proliferation.

RM-AI-Onesheet_feat.jpg“Rebel Music” is a thought-provoking documentary from MTV, highlighting stories of young fearless musicians and artists rising up against social and political barriers and overcoming oppression and injustice around the world to forge a better future.

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