Nation’s Largest Healthcare Union, 1199SEIU, Endorses Andy Kim for US Senate

April 22, 2024

Contact: Bryn Lloyd-Bollard



Iselin, NJ— 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East has announced its endorsement of Rep. Andy Kim for US Senate.  The Union represents some 8,000 nursing home, hospital, and pharmacy workers throughout New Jersey and 450,000 caregivers across the East Coast.

“We trust members of 1199SEIU to take care of our loved ones during the most vulnerable and critical times of their lives, with their members also being responsible for making sure hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities across the state function every day,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “As the son of a New Jersey nurse, I grew up watching the hard work and dedication needed to work in these fields, and I thank 1199SEIU for trusting me to fight for them in the Senate.”

“As a healthcare worker and an immigrant, I’m so very proud to support Andy Kim for Senate,” said Son Bui, a certified nursing assistant and 1199SEIU member from Jersey City.  “I’ve seen firsthand how he stands up for workers and families—and I cannot wait to have him as our Senator!”

“Rep. Andy Kim has been an incredible leader for New Jersey, and we are excited to do what it takes to make him our next Senator," said Rhina Molina, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU.  "We know Andy as a humble and compassionate public servant—someone who has long championed quality healthcare, workers’ rights, and our democracy.  We’re taking nothing for granted this year as we gear up to turn out the vote on Primary Day and onto November.”


1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in New Jersey and nationwide. We represent over 8,000 healthcare workers in New Jersey and over 450,000 total members throughout New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, D.C.   Our mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all.