In the wee hours of June 23, some 270 members at three New Jersey nursing homes settled a hard-won contract settlement and averted a one-day strike planned for the same day. Read More
This summer’s Unity and Power vote, which was conducted union-wide over six weeks. In nearly 1,300 elections at 800 employers, 93% of voting members approved amendments to the 1199 Constitution that will change the Union’s dues cap, adjust officer elections to help facilitate the democratic process, and give the 1199 Executive Council the authority to create a an “Associate Member” classification of membership that will diversify and
strengthen the Union’s ranks. Read More
The remarks by Mr. Loeb regarding State Senate Democratic Caucus leader Andrea Stewart Cousins are repugnant. To liken an African American woman to the Ku Klux Klan in any context is far beyond insulting, it is the essence of racism. As the Chair of the Success Academy Charter School Network, deleting his comments from a post are not nearly good enough. Read More
The neo-Nazi led and racist fueled violence rally in Charlottesville, VA is a shocking act of terror. But, this is nothing we have not seen in our country’s history before. Torches carried by the terror group mirror KKK and Nazi rallies that have occurred across our country, dating back to the 19th century. Read More
Northampton, MA (August 11, 2017) – Technical workers at Cooley Dickinson Hospital voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest and fastest growing healthcare union in Massachusetts. Cooley Dickinson Hospital is located in Northampton and is part of Partners HealthCare.
Unaffordable health benefits will no longer burden workers at 2 Hudson Valley nursing homes--Wingate at Dutchess and Wingate at Ulster. In July, the members unanimously ratified their first 1199SEIU collective bargaining agreement, after 2 years of negotiations. The workers fought hard and won the 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund (starting in 2020); a health plan that has little to no premiums, no deductibles, zero to minimal co-pays for participating or non-participating providers, no charge for generic or preferred brand prescriptions, no charge for participating urgent care providers, and excellent prescription dental and vision care benefits.
Join us Sunday, August 13th as we celebrate and march in the 2017 Dominican Day Parade. Read More
Quincy, MA (August 10, 2017) – In response to the Attorney General’s findings about the 2014 closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, Filaine Deronnette, Vice President of Health Systems at 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
Hyannis, Mass. (August 9, 2017) – Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU are raising concerns about Cape Cod Healthcare’s (CCHC) proposal to outsource its outreach laboratory services to Quest Diagnostics.
As groups representing millions of New York consumers, providers, health plans, employers and frontline health care and human services workers, we share a common belief that every New Yorker deserves affordable health insurance and high quality care. You have heard from many of our organizations, individually and jointly, during the recent debate over health care repeal legislation. Read More
We, the Undersigned, urge you to stop the layoffs at Wyckoff Hospital. These layoffs will surely devastate patient care, take jobs away from hardworking New Yorkers and hurt our community economically. We also urge you to reconsider joining a Brooklyn multi-hospital system, as was recommended by New York State. Read More
This is a victory for all Americans, but it is especially a victory of, by, and for women. Eighty-five percent of our nation’s female Senators voted last night to save the Affordable Care Act. Without their courageous leadership—from both sides of the aisle—today would have been a dark day for our country. Read More
"Last night's vote in the US Senate to defeat the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was a tremendous victory for patients, caregivers and everyone who cares about quality healthcare." Read More
Boston, MA (July 28, 2017) – In response to the vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
New York’s elected officials have mobilized a powerful campaign to protect the Affordable Care Act in partnership with 1199 members.
“Senate Republicans have elected to go forward with a procedural vote on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Under any of the versions being considered, this legislation will result in tens of millions of Americans losing access to affordable healthcare, deep cuts in services for seniors and people with disabilities and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost. Read More
Today we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family. Read More
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s legislative hearing convened by the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, submitted the attached written testimony that includes in part the following: Read More
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
1199SEIU we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family. Read More