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

LATEST NEWS

  • BOSTON, MA (March 9, 2017) – Congressional Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – will be Read More
  • Ayer, MA (March 8, 2017) – Technical healthcare workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center have overwhelmingly signed on to join 1199SEIU Un Read More
  • This is a survey that will be used to establish goals for our 2017 bargaining campaign. Your opinions are very important so please take a f Read More
  • On Thursday, March 2, 85 technical workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, MA joined 1199SEIU through a card check recognition pro Read More
  • March is Women's History Month when we take time to reflect and honor women – from throughout our history up to today – who have helped Read More
  • “Western New York’s Congressman Chris Collins, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, is one of se Read More
  • "Unfortunately, much of the discussion around healthcare in the President’s address to Congress last night was spent rehashing misleading Read More
  • Healthcare workers say working people cannot let ourselves be divided by ignorance, fear and hate, but must unite for a fair economy and pro Read More
  • Press Conference Today: Recently released Congressional Health Plan could place needed healthcare services at risk. WHEN: Friday, February Read More
  • Extreme right-wing elected officials in Congress are determined to eliminate affordable, quality healthcare. Their actions would cause 30 mi Read More
  • Alarmed by Threats to Healthcare Funding, Healthcare Workers and Allies Are Standing up Read More
  • The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on the withdrawal Read More