1199 Action Platform

We are half a million healthcare workers united to win a better future for our patients, families, communities and our country. Over 22,000 members participated in creating our Platform, which represents the core values we are fighting for, so every candidate hears our voice and we can improve our lives. Together with our allies, we are standing up for a nation that works for working people, with fairness, security and dignity for all.

GOOD JOBS & ECONOMIC JUSTICE

  • $15, healthcare and a union for all low-wage workers
  • Affordable childcare and college
  • Strong contracts for all workers
  • Paid family and sick leave
  • Affordable housing and foreclosure protections
  • Preserving pensions and Social Security
  • Investing taxpayer dollars in good jobs not war
  • Making sure the 1% pay their fair share

QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

  • Expanding Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
  • Safe staffing for the full healthcare team
  • Access to community healthcare

RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY

  • Women’s rights, health services and equal pay
  • Justice system reform and civil rights
  • Workers’ rights to join a union
  • Immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship
  • Rights and equality for the LGBTQ community
  • Protecting voting rights and getting corporations out of elections

A HEALTHY PLANET

  • Clean air, water and food
  • Renewable energy, green jobs and stopping climate change

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