Only hours after after a bill that would legalize marijuana in New Jersey was shelved over a lack of support, Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday told a packed room in Union City that he will greatly expand New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Read More
We showed up and showed out on Tuesday in Albany to fight the proposed Medicaid cuts that are threatening our ability to provide high quality healthcare across New York State. Here's why: Read More
This week we welcome 106 new members into the 1199SEIU family at Staten Island University Hospital.
Influencing the way politicians vote is a big business.
Last year alone, clients in New York City spent a total $102.6 million to help your elected officials make up their minds on anything from major development projects to whether LinkNYC kiosks are too close to bus stops. Read More
BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) — Healthcare workers met with local elected officials Friday to warn of the consequences of Medicaid cuts proposed for nursing homes across the state. Read More
1199 members begin six month training program to develop skills Read More
1199 Massachusetts Executive Board share political action program and 2019-2020 legislative agenda with newly elected officials. Read More
New York, NY- Hundreds of workers, members of 1199SEIU, braved the cold and came out at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to send a clear message to Albany that our communities cannot afford the massive cuts to healthcare that have been proposed to balance the State budget.
Staten Island University Hospital Physician's Assistants – 1199SEIU First Contract Survey Read More
This week, a 45-year-old immigrant in the U.S. illegally died in Border Patrol custody. His death follows the December deaths of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal and 8-year-old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez in United States immigration custody. Both deaths prompted demands for improving healthcare for immigrants in detention. Read More
Jumaane D. Williams, a Democratic councilman from Brooklyn, was elected as New York City public advocate Tuesday night, notching a victory over 16 other candidates in a free-for-all race that could give him a platform to seek higher office. Read More
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they owe and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to-moderate income families. Read More
Over the last several years, Western New York has seen a marked increase in the number of for-profit nursing homes owned by out-of-town operators. Read More
ALBANY – Labor leaders and top government officials in New York warned that Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court case decided last June, was a direct attack on public-employee unions by conservatives who wanted to see their power diminished. Read More
Brenda Anderson has worked as an LPN in Buffalo nursing homes for 25 years, and for most of them she’s been a union delegate. Read More
Residents of Ward 7 and 8 deserve a full-service hospital with specialty services like cardiac and cancer care. There is no guarantee these will be offered at the new hospital. These residents may now have to travel 30-45 minutes to Foggy Bottom for high-risk services. Read More
Central Sterile Technicians (CSTs) are responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, sterilization, packaging, and distribution of surgical and medical supplies. At Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA, a department of 10 techs works round the-clock to ensure the safety and health of patients and staff. Good Sam CSTs handle all manner of surgical equipment—from clamps to pieces of surgical robots. The department also services a number of Boston-area hospitals, ensuring that some of the world’s most advanced medical care is performed in healthy and safe environments. Read More
In early January, nurses and other healthcare employees who work at HCA-affiliated hospitals in Central and South Florida overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have cut their existing benefits. Read More
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued four late December decisions affirming a judge’s 2016 rulings that New Jersey’s Alaris Health engaged in unlawful behavior towards employees who went on strike in 2014. Read More