Boston, MA (March 7, 2017) – Following today’s final meeting of the Special Commission on Provider Price Variation and release of its draft report, Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and a member of the Commission, issued the following statement: Read More
Our contract will expire April 30, 2017 - negotiations are set to begin in late March 2017. This survey is one way to get input and suggestions from all 1199SEIU members so that we can plan what our bargaining goals will be. This survey will also give the bargaining committee important information about how strongly you feel about these issues in your workplace and what you are willing to do to change them. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Read More
Boston, MA (March 7, 2017) – In response to the release of House Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
This is a survey that will be used to establish goals for our 2017 bargaining campaign. Your opinions are very important so please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
On Thursday, March 2, 85 technical workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, MA joined 1199SEIU through a card check recognition process. Instead of a secret-ballot election, Nashoba Valley management agreed to recognize the technical employees as members of our union because an overwhelming majority of our new brothers and sisters signed authorization cards to join us. This is an exciting victory - congratulations to the Nashoba Valley Medical Center workers for uniting with coworkers in 1199! Together, we are stronger. Read More
March is Women's History Month when we take time to reflect and honor women – from throughout our history up to today – who have helped pave the path toward a better future. We stand in solidarity with our sisters who continue to blaze the trail and keep up the fight for working women everywhere. Take a look at what 1199ers have been up to and are planning for this significant month ahead: Read More
“Western New York’s Congressman Chris Collins, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, is one of several members of the House who are charged with marking up and voting on the most recent Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The markup process could begin as early as
today. Read More
"Unfortunately, much of the discussion around healthcare in the President’s address to Congress last night was spent rehashing misleading attacks on the Affordable Care Act. The Act ended unfair discrimination by insurance companies, drove the rate of uninsured down to historic lows and spurred better care and more efficiency in the health care sector. Congress must build on this foundation, not tear it down. Read More
Boston, MA (March 1, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s address to Congress last night, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
Healthcare workers say working people cannot let ourselves be divided by ignorance, fear and hate, but must unite for a fair economy and progressive American values
Press Conference Today: Recently released Congressional Health Plan could place needed healthcare services at risk.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, Board Room Read More
Extreme right-wing elected officials in Congress are determined to eliminate affordable, quality healthcare. Their actions would cause 30 million hardworking Americans to lose healthcare coverage and also, would threaten the economic viability of the healthcare institutions that serve our communities. The recently released Congressional plan does not protect healthcare coverage -- it destroys it! Read More
Alarmed by Threats to Healthcare Funding, Healthcare Workers and Allies Are Standing up Read More
Boston, MA (February 21, 2017) – Hundreds of workers, immigrants and community advocates joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III for a “We Will Persist” Rally to highlight how Massachusetts will continue to fight to protect and advance key issues. Read More
Today the 255 workers employed by Sodexo at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester County voted overwhelmingly to become members of our union. The vote was almost unanimous at 211 votes to 2, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Read More
Frigid temperatures didn’t stop some eighty nursing home workers at New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newark, NJ, from holding an energetic picket at their facility on February 16. 1199SEIU members called for the picket after 7 months of contract negotiations during which the company failed to adequately address urgent concerns including the lack of decent health benefits for workers and their families. Read More
The snowy weather won't slow us down! 1199ers are taking action, settling contracts and standing up for quality care. Take a look: Read More
The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination for secretary of labor: Read More
“The hospital is so short staffed, that managers frequently interrupt us at our breaks and during meals, telling us to report back to work, adding to an already hectic day. This situation is not good for workers and our patients. We need more staff.” Read More
WHAT: Media Opportunity: Community leaders will be calling on newly-elected Congresswoman Claudia Tenney to not vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan in place. Read More