#CodeBlueRally in Albany on 3/14 Facing massive healthcare cuts from DC, were telling NY state legislators they m https://t.co/vZ0il5963M... Read More
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The courage and leadership of Florida’s Majory Stoneman Douglas High School students in the aftermath of brutal mass killings, have inspired activists for social change and sparked renewed calls for gun control. The students call to mind historic youth protests such as the 1963 Children’s Crusade to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama.
When Marilyn Mosby was sworn in as the 25th State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in 2015 she was the youngest chief prosecutor in any American city. She again made history by choosing to bring charges against the six Baltimore police officers accused in the murder of Freddie Gray. As a woman of color, she represents just 1% of elected prosecutors in the entire country. She graduated from Boston College Law School in her home state of Massachusetts, where she grew up in a law enforcement family, and participated in the state’s historic METCO Program, the longest running voluntary school desegregation program in the country. Ms. Mosby says that experience, along with the murder of a 14-year-old cousin, set her on the path of fighting for a safe and just society for all people. Ms. Mosby is up for re-election in June and is backed by a large coalition of
allies – including 1199SEIU. She’s married to Maryland State Delegate Nick Mosby; they live in West Baltimore with their two daughters. Read More
In 1199SEIU, there are likely as many political opinions as there are members. While 1199SEIU’s history reflects a progressive union, the organization’s true unifying thread is not allegiance to a political party but members’ commitment to quality
health care, fair wages and just working conditions. Read More
Like many of her colleagues at Maryland’s Chase Brexton Health Care, 1199SEIU delegate Stacey Jackson is deeply committed to providing quality services to LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Her dedication is professional and intensely personal. Read More
Health clinic workers at Columbia University in New York City who voted more than a year ago to join 1199SEIU are in a protracted first contract struggle with the wealthy institution. Read More
Generations of schoolchildren throughout our country have been taught to believe in a number of shared ideals and values: Read More
1199 SEIU today enthusiastically endorsed Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for re-election citing the Governor's leadership in protecting working families, and his commitment to strengthening worker protections even as President Trump and Washington Republicans are waging an unprecedented war on worker rights and healthcare access. Read More
Boston, Mass. (February 13, 2018) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will raise new concerns about the closing of Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation during a hearing on Tuesday, February 13th. Read More
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund is offering free tax preparation to 1199SEIU members and their families so that they may take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to moderate income families.
This week we welcome more than 110 new members from 10 Mount Sinai off-site locations and a City MD urgent care site into the 1199SEIU family.
Victory! Last week Group of “44” and Greater NY nursing home members preserved standards for those who serve our vulnerable and elderly community members throughout New York. Each group of workers won the 3.5 percent raise they’d been fighting for since last August, and preserved their benefits. Read More
1199ers who work at Columbia University in New York City joined hundreds of the college’s graduate student teaching assistants Feb. 1 for a rally to demand the university recognize the grad students’ year-old vote for representation by the United Auto Workers (UAW). The teaching assistants voted overwhelmingly for representation by the UAW in the face Columbia’s freighted anti-union campaign. Since then, the wealthy, Ivy League institution has used a host of legal maneuvers to avoid bargaining with the teaching assistants, most recently publicly announcing its refusal to recognize the election or the teachers’ status as workers. Read More
1199SEIU members joined healthcare leaders, elected officials and public transportation advocates for a press conference at New York City Hall in lower Manhattan to announce a new report from the Center for an Urban Future that reveals New York City’s healthcare workers face the worst commutes of workers in any industry. The study attributes the disparity to service gaps in the city’s public transportation system disproportionately affecting the outlying areas in boroughs outside Manhattan. Read More
Last fall, just one month after signing a new collective bargaining agreement with 1199SEIU, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation in Syracuse, New York, management arbitrarily began to make changes to the pay and benefits of some LPNs. This contract violation was part of a pattern of disrespect by the employer toward 1199 members and their legally binding contract. Read More
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on January 21, 2017. Last year’s event in the U.S. capital drew hundreds of thousands of participants and spawned thousands of sister marches of every size around the world. Demonstrators called for equal rights, a fair justice system, an end to the systemic oppression of people of color, fair treatment of LGBTQ persons, environmental and reproductive justice and more. Read More