1199ers joined with members from SEIU 32B, New York State Nurses (NYSNA), and unions representing auto, electrical, postal, government, communications and other workers, at a rally in front of the US Department of Labor that preceded the Peoples Climate March on April 29th.
More than 35 busloads of 1199ers from New York, New Jersey and Maryland-DC were among the more than 200,000 marchers who descended on the nation’s capital April 29 for the People’s Climate March. Organized by the People’s Climate Movement, a coalition of dozens of organizations, the march called for social, economic and climate justice and resistance to the Trump administration and its cabinet of climate-change deniers.
A total of 98 technical and services workers on Long Island, New York, have overwhelmingly signed on to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. There were 61 ‘Yes’ votes compared with just 16 who voted against. Read More
New York, NY- The early morning of Saturday, April 29th will see a beehive of activity in 10 locations as healthcare workers from throughout the New York City area get on buses to travel to the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. The workers, members of 1199SEIU, are adding their voices to the hundreds of thousands of Americans calling for environmental justice and an end to government subservience to the fossil fuel industry and climate deniers.
More than 125 workers at the hospital in Irving, NY, are now members of the state’s largest and fastest growing healthcare union.
New York, NY- As people from around the country make plans for a massive, historic Climate March on April 29, 1199SEIU is both proud and humbled to partner with the Indigenous Environmental Network in sponsoring ground transportation to the March from several locations in the upper Midwest. The IEN played a leadership role in resisting the construction of both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, struggles that are ongoing. The 1199SEIU sponsorship will allow many indigenous people who might not have been able to attend the march to add their voices to the hundreds of thousands making a profound statement on April 29. IEN Executive Director Tom Goldtooth said the network is grateful for the continuing support . Read More
New York, NY – A coalition of more than two dozen non-profit organizations, labor unions and advocacy groups today sent a joint letter to the New York Congressional Delegation demanding that the delegation reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
As healthcare workers, we have dedicated our lives to caring for the total well-being of our patients, families and communities. But now, our values and our world are under attack by extreme right-wing politicians and corporate CEOs who want to destroy environmental protections and burn billions more tons of dirty fuels to make bigger proﬁts. 1199SEIU will be joining the Climate March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C. Read More
Together, we are creating a more perfect union for us all. 1199SEIU Massachusetts is about unity and worker power. Take a look at what we're up to in our workplaces and communities. Read More
BOSTON – Congresswoman Katherine Clark joined hundreds of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members and community allies today to rally against the extreme federal agenda and unite in a day of action to continue our fight for social, racial, and economic justice for all. At a rally on the State House Steps, Congresswoman Clark and workers celebrated the defeat of the Republican health care bill, reminded us that we must remain vigilant about ongoing attacks on affordable healthcare, immigrants, and working families, and talked about how we can ensure that the Commonwealth continues to lead the nation on affordable healthcare coverage, inclusion, and economic justice. Read More
Boston, MA (April 12, 2017) – Hundreds of healthcare workers met with legislators today to outline their issues agenda to promote quality care and social, racial and economic justice for all workers across the Commonwealth. Read More
Agreement with Hudson Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center includes 5% wage increase in first year alone, employee healthcare savings of up to $96/month and a joint union/management Training & Upgrading Fund
"The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU thank Governor Cuomo, Assemblyman Heastie, and Senator Klein for their successful effort to ensure tuition-free college for middle and lower-income New Yorkers going to school full time. Working families have been facing rising student debt and stagnant incomes for decades now, and higher education began to seem like it was only affordable for the privileged few. Read More
Nursing home workers at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Syracuse have overwhelmingly signed on to join 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East. Read More
Last week, hospital workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, at both Carthage Area Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital voted to approve new union contracts that include wage and benefit improvements that will result in better quality care for North Country residents. With threats to Medicaid funding putting rural hospitals at risk, union contracts provide stability for hospitals and protection for the communities that depend on them.
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 Read More
Nursing home workers at Elderwood at Grand Island in Grand Island, NY unanimously voted Thursday to issue notice to management of their intent to conduct an informational picket on Friday, April 28. The action comes six months after more than 100 LPNs, CNAs, and service employees at the facility voted to join 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East. Since then, the Employer has refused to recognize the Union and has not responded to repeated requests from 1199SEIU representatives to begin negotiations. Read More
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.