Every day, the nearly 450,000 healthcare workers of 1199SEIU stand united to secure quality care and good jobs for all. The members of 1199SEIU work in settings, including home care, nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Our members work in service, maintenance, technical, professional and nursing jobs. Our union is dedicated to the ideals that make it possible for every working person to create the life they envision for themselves and their family. We are continually mobilizing to call attention to and fight against every form of injustice. Through our Political Action Contributions (PAC), 1199SEIU fights for the needs of our communities by helping to elect working-family-friendly candidates and craft worker-friendly legislation and policy. Working people continue to face many challenges. Join us as we make our voices heard!
1199SEIU is taking a strong stand in support of the Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community after a dramatic upswing in racist attacks on Asian Americans. 1199SEIU President George Gresham vowed that the Union would bring its full strength in the fight against anti-Asian racism and that 1199 would, as is the Union’s tradition, organize a diverse and united movement to support the AAPI community and disempower the racist forces dividing the country. “We want to make very plain that racism in any form against any community is unacceptable,” said President Gresham. “Together with our allies we are going to speak loudly and with one voice that these attacks will not continue. 1199ers’ creed is that an injury to one is an injury to all. We intend to demonstrate this truth in our institutions, with our allies, and for the public at large.” You can report anti-API violence or discrimination you experience at StopApiViolence@1199.org.
Healthcare workers are our most valuable resource in addressing COVID-19, and keeping healthcare workers safe must be our top priority. 1199SEIU, the nation’s largest healthcare workers’ union, has been working tirelessly with our members and partners to make sure our healthcare workers have what they need to do their job well and under the best conditions possible. Learn more here about how workers can protect themselves and how you can stand with workers on the frontlines of this crisis. And be sure to keep up with the latest COVID-19 and vaccine news and information. Read the current edition of Frontline News here.
1199, the largest healthcare union in the country is proud to announce our endorsement of Maya Wiley for mayor of New York City. After a tumultuous year, it is critical we have a leader who can carry us through this next chapter of our city. This race will be decided by frontline healthcare workers, by immigrants, by our members, by the people. After an extensive process, our members have spoken. The people have spoken, and we want Maya Wiley to be our next Mayor.
Too many of New York’s nursing home residents are not receiving the quality of care they need. In fact, New York ranks among the worst five states in the country because of our high number of facilities providing below-average hours of care to residents. Nursing home caregivers are burned out and exhausted because they aren’t given the resources to take better care of the residents they know and love.
1199SEIU has been at the forefront of reporting and activism on the destructive effects of one of humanity’s greatest challenges — the ravages of climate change. We have long worked with environmental organizations such as Riverkeeper, a New York State organization that protects the Hudson River from contamination.