1199SEIU New York City

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

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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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1199SEIU this month released a joint statement with the New York State Nurses Association declaring their opposition to the Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport for eventual export 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.

peoples-climate-march_feat.jpg1199SEIU will soon begin mobilizing members to join advocates from more than 400 organizations at a People’s Climate March September 21 in New York City.

Victory_feat.jpgAfter months of negotiations that culminated in a weekend of marathon talks at a Manhattan hotel, this morning at roughly 3:30 a.m.1199SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York announced a tentative, four-year collective bargaining agreement.

IMG-2755_feat.jpgOn July 16, while more than 70,000 New York metropolitan-area 1199SEIU members were voting on whether or not to go on strike against dozens of hospitals and nursing homes belonging to the League of Hospitals, another group of healthcare workers were able to celebrate a victory. A tentative contractagreement was reached between more than 130 1199SEIU members and the Institute for Family Health, a network of federally qualified health centers.

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