Women's Caucus


The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus is committed to enhancing opportunities for education, training, mentorship, leadership development, improving economic status and networking for 1199SEIU women members and staff. The Caucus is also committed to promoting the health and well-being of all women of 1199. The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus endeavors to educate and support women of all ages and ethnicities. Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health is key to achieving the utmost potential of all women.

We further engage to promote social, economic and political justice within our workplace, our communities, and our nation and within our Union. We are committed to encouraging every woman in 1199SEIU to achieve their fullest potential by utilizing the educational benefits provided thanks to the bargaining efforts of our union in order to achieve these goals.

We shall further encourage our members to actively engage in efforts to organize the unorganized and to fully participate in the development and implementation of labor’s political agenda and programs.

Apr 11, 2017
Women’s Caucus in attendance at the Mayor’s Office’ Women’s Herstory Celebration where 1199 Political Organizer Winsome Black-Batten was honored on March 15, 2017
Apr 6, 2017
On March 24, 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus members gathered at New York City’s Hotel Trades Council Offices to honor the accomplishments of members who have advanced the interests of women in the labor movement and in their communities. The evening included a presentation of awards, music, dance performances and a poetry reading.
Mar 22, 2017
1199ers marched throughout the regions—along with millions from Antarctica to Accra, Ghana—to tell the White House that human rights aren’t up for grabs. On Jan. 21—one day after the presidential inauguration—nearly 5 million people flooded the streets in hundreds of cities and towns around the nation and the world. At some 670 marches ranging in size from a handful to hundreds of thousands of people, the world’s women and their supporters asserted their commitment to nonviolence and protecting the rights of women, disabled persons, the LGBTQI community; and civil rights, reproductive justice, and the environment.
Mar 18, 2014
On Saturday, March 8, in honor of International Women's Day, hundreds of 1199 caregivers and New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) m...
Jul 19, 2012
On July 18, hundreds of women leaders, working mothers, and business owners gathered on New York City Hall steps to announce the launch ...
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