Boston, MA (January 22, 2018) - More than 400 healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will soon receive a wage boost to $15/hour as part of an agreement with Steward Health Care. Read More
Boston, Mass. (January 17, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU today announced they will host two rallies to highlight the negative impacts that the closing of Kindred-owned nursing homes in Canton and Needham will have on the region. Read More
New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1st Federal budget deadline passed without funding for key healthcare programs. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) expired on September 30. New York is projected to burn through its CHIP reserves in two months. October 1 also saw the implementation of damaging cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding to safety net providers and the expiration of funding for
rural hospitals. Read More
Environmental activists, experts and 1199ers joined actor Alec Baldwin the union’s Manhattan headquarters to congratulate NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on reaching an agreement to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021.
New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about immigration from Africa and the Caribbean: Read More
On Monday, January 8th, nurses and other caregivers braved the cold and held and informational picket in front of Sapphire at Goshen Nursing & Rehab to protest the facility’s decision to lay off 10 of its Registered Nurses and the impact this action could have on quality care for residents. Read More
“Today the Trump Administration ruled to strip nearly 200,000 Salvadorans of the protections afforded to them under Temporary Protected Status. Read More
Goshen, NY-This month, Sapphire Nursing & Rehab at Goshen (formerly Elant at Goshen) is planning on laying off 10 of its Registered Nurses. Workers fear that this could lead to short staffing and place an undue burden on Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), which could affect their ability to provide the best quality of care to patients. Read More
Today we welcome nearly 100 new Professional and Clerical workers from Bon Secours Community Hospital into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their service worker colleagues at the hospital who have already negotiated some of the best pay and benefits in New York State. Read More
We are facing the most profound attack on working people in our union's history, including court cases that threaten our ability to join together in unions, regressive federal and state legislation, punitive executive actions, and healthcare cuts. But in 2017, we've won and continue to keep winning in our workplaces and in our communities to protect the gains we've made and move forward. Read More
Union County Sheriff and state Senator-elect Joe Cryan came out in support of workers at the AristaCare at Delaire Nursing Home in Linden this week as they held an afternoon prayer vigil urging the owners to restore benefits and settle a fair contract. AristaCare slashed benefits when they bought the facility this summer.
This week, 40 more Northern New York healthcare workers, Home Health Aides (HHAs) at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, voted to assert their collective strength and become members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. They are now united with LPNs, CNAs and resident care assistants at Samaritan, who all voted this fall to join the largest healthcare workers union in the country.
A radio ad released this week by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East urges that Rep. Tom MacArthur vote against the Republican tax bill “disaster” that House and Senate leadership haphazardly shoved through Congress. Read More
Congressional Republicans are pushing through their bill with tax cuts for the wealthy at a mighty speed! In fact, the Senate passed the bill in the late hours of the night/early morning—and most Senators had not even seen or read it! Meanwhile, they haven’t found the time to renew the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)!
THE HOPEFUL NEWS IS THAT IT ISN’T OVER YET. The Senate tax bill still has to be reconciled with an earlier House version, so the same bill is passed by both chambers. There is still time to stop the bill! URGENT! Call your Congressional representatives TODAY at 844-898-1199 and make sure they vote against the #GOPTaxScam #KillTheBill and renew CHIP immediately!... Read More
Nursing Home Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ratify Their First Collective Bargaining Agreement Read More
Over 170 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, currently involved in contract negotiations at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, are holding an informational picket tomorrow to bring public awareness to staffing problems at the facility, which they say is having an impact on care. Read More
Boston, Mass. (November 27, 2017) - The executive council of 1199SEIU has voted to endorse Democrat Sue Chalifoux Zephir for the 11-community Worcester and Suffolk Senate seat vacated by Sen. Jennifer Flanagan. Read More
Boston, MA (November 24, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to new homecare legislation signed into law: Read More
“Let us work together for immediate and adequate hurricane relief, as well as lasting economic reconstruction, debt cancellation and self-determination in Puerto Rico.” Read More