More than one hundred members of 1199SEIU from New York, Massachusetts and the Maryland/DC Region were in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5 and 6 to lobby lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the need keep in place the vital patient protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) –even if the law is repealed during the Trump administration. The effort was spearheaded by the Healthcare Education Project, a community-based partnership of 1199SEIU and the Greater New York Hospital Association. Read More
Great News for Rite Aid Workers! Rite Aid’s Attempts to undercut the strength of our union have not succeeded. A judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Rite Aid engaged in unfair labor practices when they tried to remove future pharmacists from the bargaining unit. Read More
I would like to respond to Bill Newman’s piece, “As a bulwark, we need the flag” published in the Dec. 3-4 Weekend Gazette. I am an Amherst resident, and I know Bill and respect him and his work. Nine times out of ten, he and I will surely agree. (Originally Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette) Read More
Washington DC - On Tuesday, December 6th at 12:00 pm EST, nurses, doctors and healthcare workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) will host a telebriefing underscoring what’s at stake for Americans who depend on the benefits and protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite the disastrous consequences for working people, seniors and children, Republican leaders may rush to hold a repeal vote as soon as January. Read More
“How can the Center’s management say they care about the community, when Whitney Young’s workers---who provide the actual care and services and live in the community---can’t afford the health benefits offered, and still the Center won’t budge in negotiations? ... It certainly isn’t what Whitney Young had in mind.”
The victory at Standing Rock demonstrates once again that standing in solidarity is one of the most effective strategies for “taking the future back”. It is only by unifying together that we can force the urgent transition to sustainable energy sources and away from dangerous dirty fuel. Read More
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, spoke at the podium at Columbus Circle in a demonstration of solidarity with the hundreds of 1199 members and community allies who had assembled to march on Rite Aid.
Today the 194 workers employed at the Institute for Family Health (a large Federally Qualified Health Center) in the mid-Hudson voted overwhelmingly to become members of our union. The vote was almost unanimous at 135 votes to 14, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Read More
Native Americans and allies are protesting the construction of the 1,100 mile “Dakota Access Pipeline” that would transport millions of gallons of dirty oil per day. President Obama temporarily halted construction, but now the governor of North Dakota has ordered the protest camps to be evacuated, and protesters have been attacked with dogs, water hoses, tear gas grenades and rubber bullets. Read More
We stand in solidarity with the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and all who would be affected by the proposed 1,100-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline. We thank President Obama for halting construction of the pipeline, and call on him to stop it permanently. And we call on North Dakota Governor Dalrymple to reverse his evacuation order and end the attacks on protestors.
1199SEIU members from Central Brooklyn hospitals came together on November 21st, along with members of sister unions and local community allies, to hear a summary of the latest proposal to revamp of Brooklyn’s healthcare system.
The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds launched a Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program, which is a partnership between 1199SEIU UHWE, NYC Department of Small Business Services through the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, LaGuardia Community College and the Training Fund. The new program kicked off on the first day of National Apprenticeship Week. Read More
1199 members say that a fair contract will go a long way in helping to recruit and retain the staff needed to take care of the residents and the upkeep of the facility. Read More
World premiere of Black Women in Medicine, the powerful documentary film directed by Crystal R. Emery, with the mission to inspire Americans to rethink their limitations. Read More
Over the past year, we poured our hearts and souls into advancing the 1199SEIU Action Platform – good jobs, economic justice, quality healthcare for all, rights, democracy and a healthy planet – and the candidates who would champion it, including our choice for president Hillary Clinton. Read More
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 workers at Allied Health Services home care agency in New York City overwhelmingly voted YES by 143 to 22 to join us in the fight for higher wages, fairness and respect on the job. Workers voted to come together to negotiate better benefits, sick pay and vacation time. Read More
Angie Martinez to host the Get Out the Vote rally held in partnership with NAACP Youth and College Division on November 7th ; YesJulz to serve as special correspondent
Massachusetts For-Profit Corporation, Wingate Healthcare, Refuses to Provide Market Wages and Affordable Health Benefits to Nursing Home Workers Despite Persistent Issues With Staff Turnover and Short-Staffing Read More
1199SEIU NJ members are working hard to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. And they also are active in helping to elect labor-friendly Congressional and local candidates.