The City Council is moving quickly to pass a “green buildings” bill that would dramatically reduce the carbon emissions of every building in New York City larger than 25,000 square feet, with strict timelines and major fines for noncompliance. We agree that the causes of climate change, including emissions from large buildings, must be urgently addressed and admire the Council’s advocacy on this issue. Read More
As PCAs, we care for Massachusetts. Every day, we enter the homes of those who are family or who have become like family to ensure they are able to live independently. Read More
Tell Governor Baker to Invest in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities Read More
The care we provide is important. That is why PCAs are united in 1199SEIU, a healthcare workers union. Being a PCA can be isolating. Often our voices are silenced by the lack of connection between each other.
The proposed $550 million in Medicaid cuts ($1.1 billion with Federal matching funds) have been restored to the State budget, and there is no doubt in our minds that taking to the streets and raising our voices made all the difference. Read More
1199SEIU President George Gresham released the following statement today regarding the passage of the FY2020 New York State budget Read More
New York, NY- As New York State’s budget deadline gets closer, and as Washington tries to destroy the Affordable Care Act in the courts, on ACA, The 1199SEIU-Greater New York Hospital Association Healthcare Education Project (HEP) have released a new ad calling on Albany to stand firm and pass a budget that protects access to healthcare for all state residents, especially those who are most vulnerable. HEP is a joint project of 1199SEIU and GNYHA.
A federal judge in Washington threw a significant roadblock into the Trump administration’s efforts to compel poor people on Medicaid to work in exchange for health benefits, rejecting a Kentucky program for a second time while saying that rules in effect in Arkansas “cannot stand.” Read More
The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus came together to mark International Women’s Day with a vibrant costume parade celebrating the diversity of ethnicities and nations in our union. Honoring this year’s theme that Women are the Heartbeat of the Nations, members heard from our Political Director, Gabby Seay, about how 2018 saw a record number of women becoming law-makers both in Washington DC and in the New York State Capitol in Albany.
It’s a promising new drug for multiple myeloma, one of the most savage blood cancers. Called Ninlaro, it can be taken as a pill, sparing patients painful injections or cumbersome IV treatments. In a video sponsored by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., one patient even hailed Ninlaro as “my savior.” Read More
Maria Castaneda was first elected Secretary-Treasurer of 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East in 2007, and has twice been re-elected. She holds the second highest position in her union, representing over 400,000 healthcare workers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Maria is the highest ranking Asian American woman labor leader in the United States. Read More
George Gresham was born in Virginia and his family moved north to New York City when he was young. His mother was a homecare worker, and his father was a union truck driver, which helped provide financial stability for their family.
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.