Final preparation is underway for the colorful costume-packed, music-filled New York Caribbean Carnival. Read More
2018 SEIU Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Read More
Today we welcome over 600 service workers at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Long Island, who voted overwhelmingly, by 417-69, to be part of the 1199SEIU family. On August 1, the service employees, including Nurse Aides, Transporters, Phlebotomists, Environmental Service and Dietary workers and Medical Assistants join the 130 technical workers at Brookhaven who voted to be part of 1199 in March. Read More
Dana Balter has secured her first union endorsement as she aims to unseat U.S. Rep. John Katko in the 24th Congressional District race. Read More
At 1199SEIU we’re always looking for new ways to protect and extend members’ rights as the healthcare landscape continues to change, sometimes putting our hard-won job security and benefits at risk.
Join 1199SEIU healthcare and homecare workers, our families and community advocates at our Summer Unity Barbecue! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to build community and enjoy the free food and entertainment. Read More
Last month, we learned that corporate tax receipts are near a 75-year low as a share of the overall economy and that the federal budget deficit is increasing far faster than the White House and its congressional allies had predicted. The reason for the gaping gap is clear: The Trump-GOP tax cut, which amounted to a massive giveaway to big corporations and the super-wealthy. Read More
Pushed to the edge by hospital management, 1199SEIU healthcare workers at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital voted today to give their Negotiating Committee approval to send a 10-day notice to strike. The legally required notice informs the employer, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health about the workers’ intention to strike.
According to Jim Scordato, 1199SEIU Vice President, “By 8 p.m. when voting closed down, more than 80% of our 413-member bargaining unit had showed up and voted—and 95% of those people voted to send a strike notice, if management doesn’t begin to show signs of coming closer to settling a fair agreement.” Scordato also noted that the vote took place about three miles from the hospital, yet the nurses, lab and tech staff, and service and maintenance workers who have been trying to negotiate a fair contract for months felt it was important enough to make a stop to vote before or after work. Read More
PURPOSE: This Educational Activity will build upon the knowledge base of the experienced psychiatric nurses and help them prepare for passing the ANCC Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification. It will also serve as a refresher course for those who are currently certified and wish to renew their certification by either contact hours or seating for the examination. Read More
It’s been a long haul for the nurses, lab and tech staff, and service and maintenance workers who have been trying to negotiate a fair contract with Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Having done everything possible at the negotiating table to explain to management that short-staffing and high turnover create big obstacles to quality patient care, and that a decent contract with competitive market wages and affordable health benefits can mitigate the problem—management continues to turn a deaf ear.
On July 18 and 19th, the LPNs, PCAs and Medical Techs at Orchard Brooke Living Center in Orchard Park, NY, and the LPNs, CNAs and Housekeepers at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Wellsville, NY, voted decisively to become part of the 1199SEIU family.
Boston, MA (July 19, 2018) – The following is a statement from Tim Foley, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, in response to the release of the FY19 budget by the Massachusetts Legislative Conference Committee: Read More
Boston, MA (July 18, 2017) - Marlishia Aho, Communications Director of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to the Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) Cost Market Impact Report (CMIR) report on the proposed BI/Lahey/Seacoast merger: Read More
Livingston Hills Nursing Home has performed "much below average" on staffing measures available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (see attached document). At the same time, the owners offer below market wages and benefits—and there have been consequences. While required by CMS, the nursing home has not submitted recent staffing data, however, caregivers report a revolving door of staff, with dedicated and qualified workers leaving as soon as they find a job with improved pay and a better work environment. Read More
On Monday, May 21st, our Negotiating Committee gave its list of demands for a new, fair contract to Management from the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York. Read More
Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East played a key role in Maryland’s primary election yesterday, helping union-endorsed candidates win several important races, including Ben Jealous as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. The results demonstrate the power of workers standing together. Read More
The 1199 Professional & Technical Department held a union-wide meeting for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) on April 24 at 1199’s Manhattan headquarters. Read More
Since collective bargaining rights were written into law eight decades ago there hasn’t been such a hostile political environment for workers to negotiate contracts with their employers. Prior to that period, “labor relations” were often dictated by gun thugs and other hirelings at the service of Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, the coal barons of West Virginia and Kentucky, and their corporate brethren. Read More
As attacks against our labor movement intensify, 1199 is responding on various fronts, chief among them the stepping up of its leadership education and training. Read More