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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Tenants-rally_feat.jpgOn Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, dozens of 1199SEIU members headed to Albany to rally with some 200 New York City tenants to push for vital rent reforms that would restore some housing protections and make the city more affordable. They were joined by many of their Union brothers and sisters who were in the Capital for the annual Black and Puerto Rican/Hispanic Legislative Caucus weekend.

CLvictoryphoto_feat.jpgOn Tuesday, January 13, 200 healthcare workers at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center voted overwhelmingly to join with 1199SEIU. These workers became interested in organizing with 1199SEIU in order to further the center’s mission of providing quality health care and education to New York’s underserved gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. They include nurses, doctors, social workers, patient care associates, medical assistants and many others.

elderserve_feat.jpg1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East would like to welcome the homecare workers of ElderServe to the 1199 family. On January 16, the 336 ElderServe home health aides voted and declared by a landslide victory their desire to achieve higher wages, affordable healthcare and respect on the job.

“The recent anti-immigrant actions by right-wing Republicans in Congress would tear families apart, waste government resources, increase economic inequality and hurt our economy. The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU denounce the cruel and divisive amendments to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 240). These amendments would rip millions of families apart by crippling President Obama’s 2012 executive action, which defers deportation of “DREAMers,” aspiring citizens who were brought here as children by their parents.

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