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
WHAT: Media Opportunity: 1199SEIU members and community activists and leaders will be calling on newly- elected Congresswoman Elisa Stefanik to not vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan in place. Read More
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the U.S., has decided to join Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, a program based at the Murphy Institute’s Center for Labor & Policy Studies in New York. TUED is today a vibrant global network of 54 unions in 18 countries, from both North and South, committed to building political support for extending democratic control over energy. Read More
Today we welcome 36 new members into our 1199 family after a unanimous vote to join our union. The CNAs and housekeeping staff at the Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care won their union vote by a resounding 36-0. Read More
We have developed an agreement with Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. The agreement outlines a free and fair election process that allows approximately 500 service workers to make their own decision about whether or not to join our union. This agreement is another important step in our ongoing advocacy to ensure all workers – including those not yet unionized – have good jobs, fair wages and respect, dignity and a voice in the workplace. Read More
As a union of healthcare workers, the majority of whom are women, we know how important it is to protect the right to choose and access to affordable, quality women’s health. We applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal to codify the right to choose established by Roe V. Wade in the New York State constitution, and we call on state legislators to support this amendment. Read More
Boston, MA (January 31, 2017) – 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital announced today agreement on a free and fair elections process that allows specific workers to decide on their own whether or not to join 1199SEIU. In response, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
Boston, MA (January 30, 2017) – Days after Senate Republican leadership delayed fast-food CEO and multi-millionaire Andy Puzder’s confirmation hearings for U.S. Secretary of Labor for the third time, working people today delivered hundreds of thousands of petitions to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and urged her to vote against Puzder’s nomination. Read More
SB379 builds on Maryland’s current authority to establish a “Hospital Employees Retraining Program” for the retraining and placement of hospital employees who are unemployed or may become unemployed as a result of the closing, delicensing, downsizing, or possible downsizing of a hospital or merging of hospitals.
Members, family, and friends gathered at Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 16 for the 36th annual 1199SEIU Rochester tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through song, dance, and poetry. Many of the presenters were talented children with wisdom beyond their years. Read More
“As union members, we know that the #1 priority for working Americans is good jobs and economic progress. That is one of the major reasons why we strongly oppose the construction of any dirty fuel pipelines, including Dakota Access and Keystone XL. Oil, coal and gas are relics of the old economy that create few permanent jobs while costing Americans billions of dollars related to health problems from pollution and clean-ups from spills. Read More