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.
Winning contracts. Strengthening our 1199 family. Standing up for our values. 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
Participants at the historic Jan. 21 Women’s Marches were urged to return to their communities to continue to advance the struggles for justice, rights and equality. Read More
“The Empire State Equity Act would make Federal funding for New York State’s Medicaid program more equitable and is exactly the kind of conversation we should be having in Washington. Millions of New York children, seniors, people with disabilities and working families depend on Medicaid for vital care and support. Read More
At a recent meeting with a representatives of Zenroen, a national trade union federation in Japan, 1199SEIU was asked to become a signatory to an international appeal for the elimination of nuclear weapons. We gladly agreed. Read More
Staten Island member Vishally Ahmed was a leader in the Fight For $15: “We have to make sure we keep this progress going.” Read More
Jan Bregman retired last October after 18 years as a monitor tech at HCA-affiliated Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Her low-key manner belies a tenacious spirit that eight years ago made Bregman instrumental in bringing the Union into Northside. Read More
The recent surge in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids across our nation is an immoral and deplorable attack on our immigrants – documented and undocumented – our democracy and our entire citizenry. Read More
Healthcare workers condemn President Trump's executive order repealing the Clean Power Plan. We strongly support all protections for clean air and water which safeguard the health of Americans. Read More
Today is a tremendous victory for not only the physical and economic health of America, but also the fundamental moral health of our nation. Read More
Boston, MA (March 24, 2017) – The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, in response to the withdrawal of the House’s proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA): Read More
The NY Daily News has recently expanded their coverage of healthcare workers, working people’s issues and our union. They’ve even created an “On The Job” section and assigned a reporter full-time to cover issues facing working New Yorkers. Read More
New York City- Nurses, nurse assistants, homecare workers and other caregivers who work in hospitals, nursing homes and homecare programs are calling on Congressional Republicans to cancel the vote on the destructive health bill. Health professionals are raising alarms that the Republican plan will take away health coverage for 24 million Americans; raise costs for the middle-class and lower-income patients; slash Medicaid for vulnerable children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities; kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and hurt the economy; and hand out billions in tax breaks to insurance CEOs and the rich.
The Republican health plan would devastate patient care & healthcare jobs.
Boston, MA (March 22, 2017) – Service workers at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest and fastest growing healthcare union in Massachusetts. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and is part of Partners HealthCare. Read More
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. Read More
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. Medicaid block grants. 1199ers are on the frontlines of the battle for our healthcare system. Read More
For-Profit Owners and Investors, Upstate Services Group, LLC, Refuse to Provide Affordable Health Benefits to Healthcare Workers
What: Informational Picket*
Who: 1199SEIU healthcare workers, (C.N.A.s, recreation aides, dietary laundry and housekeeping workers), elected officials, clergy, community and labor allies
Where: 325 Northern Blvd, Albany
When: TODAY, Tuesday, March 21 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Interviews and photo opportunities available at the site
throughout the day Read More