Approximately 300 service workers join state’s largest and fastest growing healthcare union; technical workers await final vote outcome. Read More
Boston, MA (July 18, 2017) – In response to the failure of Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
ICYMI: Seneca Lake Fight Continues, But Score One for Mother Nature! https://t.co/ypowGNIYhE... Read More
Boston, MA (July 12, 2017) – In response to the strike by nurses at Tufts Medical Center, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More
Healthcare Workers, Members of 1199SEIU, to Picket Jewish Home of Central New York
Required 10-Day Notice Delivered Late Last Week
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 4101 E Genesee St., DeWitt, NY
At the heart of any organizing or advocacy is the simple act of a conversation. With the help of our community allies, Lynn residents and elected officials, we 1199ers have spent the last year sharing ideas about how best to address the healthcare needs for Lynn. We’ve conversed during community forums and city meetings, on street corners, at bus stops and in the hospital cafeteria. Read More
We are nurses in New York’s Hudson Valley who have been personally touched by the opioid epidemic besieging our communities. Read More
We are shocked by the senseless and horrific shooting that occurred at Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday. The mass shooting took the life of Dr. Tracy Tam, injured several healthcare workers, and sent shockwaves throughout our hospital and our city. Because of the brave healthcare workers, doctors, and nurses who leapt to care in the time of terrible crisis, many lives were saved that afternoon.
Healthcare Workers at The Grand at Pawling To Picket Nursing Home on Thursday, July 6
Below market union wages, unaffordable health benefits and persistent disrespect for caregivers has resulted in a revolving door of workers, diminishing continuity and overall quality of care.
Anthony Rodgers Wright is an activist and policy director for the national nonprofit Environmental Action. He has presented the case for climate justice, environmental justice, and climate change action at universities nation- and worldwide and written on the subjects for numerous publications. He is one of the creators of “The Leap,” a justice movement that calls for a fundamental shift in the way we care for each other and the earth. Rodgers Wright helped organize the Climate March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C. on April 29. Read More
U. S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that one in five Americans is a person with a disability. Historically these persons have suffered isolation, abuse and neglect. Although the disability rights movement has won significant victories in recent decades, far too many people with disabilities continue to face discrimination. Read More
A relieved group of 1199SEIU members at Hudson Park Nursing Home in Albany, NY unanimously ratified a collective bargaining agreement in April, after a year of negotiations, meetings, candlelight vigils, and informational picketing. Read More
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
The Human Rights Campaign & the National LGBTQ Task Force 1199SEIU represents workers at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Task Force was founded in 1973 in New York City as the National Gay Task Force. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980 as the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. Task Force and HRC workers are on the front lines of the fight against anti-LGBTQI hate crime, ensuring funding for healthcare and the treatment HIV/AIDS and advocating for rights and fairness in the workplace. Read More
Bill Pigford, a Unit Specialist at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD, says he has no time for people who did not bother to vote in the 2016 election Read More
1199SEIU’s Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus held its annual celebration on May 23 in the Union’s Cherkasky/Davis Penthouse. The event drew scores of 1199ers, guests and community allies who joined Caucus members for the yearly celebration of Asian American Pacific Heritage. The event included traditional music and dance, cuisines from throughout Asia and a panel discussion of challenges facing some of our Asian-American members and allies on the job and in our communities. Read More
Opponents of a plan to store gas near Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York declared a partial victory in mid-May when Crestwood, the Texas-based company seeking to build the storage containers in the lake’s unlined salt caverns, announced it was abandoning plans to store methane gas in the area. According to a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the company couldn’t secure long-term contractual commitments with customers. Read More
I’m so proud of 1199SEIU for many reasons, but one that I’m most proud about is our diversity. There are 19 countries in the world and I’d be surprised if there are many that aren’t represented in our union. When you include all the denominations, there are some two dozen major religions practiced in our country and 1199 members are included in all of them. And of course we also have thousands of non-believers. 1199ers can be counted across the political spectrum. And yet we are all together in one union. Read More
Hyannis, MA (June 27, 2017) – In response to the announcement about layoffs resulting from Quest Diagnostics’ acquisition of Cape Cod Healthcare’s outreach laboratory services, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement: Read More