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Healthcare Workers Fight For $15!

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Healthcare workers have dedicated their lives to providing quality care, but too many caregivers are trapped in poverty. Many healthcare workers make less than $15 an hour and are struggling to pay for food, housing, utilities and other basic essentials. This has a negative impact on patient care, because low wages hurt recruitment and retention of qualified caregivers.

The Fight For $15 is not just about low-wage caregivers, it is about the future of all healthcare jobs and our entire industry. By raising up our low-wage sisters and brothers, we can put upward pressure on employers to improve wages for every healthcare worker. Our vision is that ALL healthcare jobs should be good jobs with a living wage, health benefits and a union. This fight is even more urgent as billionaires keep amassing more wealth, undermining our economy and our democracy.

Fill out the form to the right to get involved today – Together, healthcare workers can win the Fight For $15 for ALL working people!

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Jun 10, 2019
1199SEIU represents over 700 Registered Nurses at Brooklyn’s Brookdale Medical Center and its associated long term care facility, the…
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Jun 7, 2019
The Maryland/DC Division of 1199 recently threw a special housewarming party for Johns Hopkins floor tech Simone Hicks, who this spring…
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Jun 7, 2019
New collective bargaining agreements at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center are a demonstration of increasing…
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Jun 7, 2019
New collective bargaining agreements at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center are a demonstration of increasing…
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Jun 4, 2019
Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1959, some 450 workers at two Charleston, South Carolina, hospitals struck for more than three months for…
May 30, 2019
We are proud to welcome 38 new members who work as Laboratory Technologists at the Health Quest facility attached to Vassar Brother Hospital…
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Apr 30, 2019
In a unanimous vote, The Sands at South Beach Rehabilitation and Nursing Center members recently approved their new contract. It’s a strong…
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Apr 18, 2019
Busloads of NYC 1199ers headed east on April 17 to join their Suffolk County sisters and brothers for an informational picket at Long Island…
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Apr 17, 2019
Certified Nursing Assistant Elomie Minott has a good reason to smile. That’s because she has returned to a job she loves – caring for her…
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Apr 17, 2019
Justice has finally come for Jorge Tschebortarjew, a driver who worked at Hillcrest Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood…
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