New York, NY- 1199SEIU and a number of elected officials today launched a concerted effort to protect both recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as well as young people born in this country of undocumented parents (Dreamers). There are approximately 300,000 TPS recipients, including 26,000 New Yorkers. Many are Haitians, displaced by the devastating earthquake of 2009. 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Maria Castaneda says deporting these recipients is sending them back to a country unable to absorb them. “Haitians who came after the 2009 earthquake have integrated into our communities, and have made positive contributions to our life and culture. Many have children. Terminating TPS means separating families, something the federal government has no business doing. The Dreamers are young people who have skills this economy needs, and they should be allowed to stay and pursue a path to legalization.”
Following the completion of campus consolidation, we are now preparing to bargain our next contract as our current contract expires on June 15, 2019! We need to elect a bargaining committee and determine our priorities for negotiations. Our current contract has strong language and benefits which we want to build upon as well as incorporate new concerns and priorities. The 1199SEIU bargaining unit includes more than 1,600 Registered Nurses. Help start the process by reviewing a few highlights from the current contract, completing the survey, and nominating a bargaining committee member. Complete surveys by Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Become a member of the 1199SEIU Nurse Bargaining Committee! Nominate yourself or a nurse in your group by Friday, January 25, 2019 and help win a fair contract for 1199 nurses at Boston Medical Center.
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New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island: After months of bargaining, informational pickets and a strike vote, nearly 30,000 nursing home caregivers and other workers at nursing homes throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and Rockland County have reached strong contract agreements with their employers just in time for the holidays. The contracts are modeled after the ground-breaking contract 1199SEIU hospital and nursing home workers reached with employers with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes in July 2018.
New York, NY- After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers employed by NYU Langone have reached a new contract with their employer. As a result of caregivers showing NYU they will do what it takes to maintain the quality of jobs and care for New Yorkers, NYU is rejoining the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, and workers will be covered by the terms and conditions of the League agreement settled in July 2018. The contract maintains all health benefits, includes annual raises over the life of the contract, and continues NYU’s payments into the 1199 pension and benefit funds. It is subject to ratification by the membership.
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Today we welcome Respiratory Therapists at NewYork Presbyterian Queens into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their RN, professional and service worker colleagues at the hospital, where they have already negotiated some of the best pay and benefits in New York State.
What: Informational Picket
When: TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Schenectady Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
526 Altamont Ave, Schenectady
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