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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TU-climate-summit_feat.jpgSome 135 trade unionists from 15 nations gathered June 29 at SEIU Local 32BJ to discuss labor’s role in tackling the climate crisis and the international climate summit scheduled for Paris in December.

SafeWorkPlace_feat.jpgBoth houses of the New York State legislature finished this year’s session with passage of a bill that provides for additional penalties for assault and extends protections against workplace violence to “any employee who provides direct patient care” in a healthcare facility while they are at work. Previously, only EMTs and Registered Nurses were protected under this law.

ChineseActivists_feat.jpg1199SEIU homecare members of Chinese descent completed an intensive two-day activists training on June 18. The members will use their training to lead classes of their co-workers.

pr_parade_2k15_feat.jpgNew York City’s 58th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade was held Sunday, June 14, and once again it transformed Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue into glittering, mile-long spectacle of Boriquen pride. Scores of civic organizations, unions, schools, and businesses were represented in the procession of dancers, musicians, floats that made its way up the famous boulevard to the delight of the tens of thousands of proud onlookers. On view was every manner and size of Puerto Rican flag - proudly showing off the colors of their home country. Drawing over one million celebrants, New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade is the country’s largest celebration of ethnic heritage. Actress Rita Moreno was this year’s grand marshal.

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