Like many of her colleagues at Maryland’s Chase Brexton Health Care, 1199SEIU delegate Stacey Jackson is deeply committed to providing quality services to LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Her dedication is professional and intensely personal. Read More
Health clinic workers at Columbia University in New York City who voted more than a year ago to join 1199SEIU are in a protracted first contract struggle with the wealthy institution. Read More
Generations of schoolchildren throughout our country have been taught to believe in a number of shared ideals and values: Read More
1199 SEIU today enthusiastically endorsed Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for re-election citing the Governor's leadership in protecting working families, and his commitment to strengthening worker protections even as President Trump and Washington Republicans are waging an unprecedented war on worker rights and healthcare access. Read More
Boston, Mass. (February 13, 2018) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will raise new concerns about the closing of Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation during a hearing on Tuesday, February 13th. Read More
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund is offering free tax preparation to 1199SEIU members and their families so that they may take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to moderate income families.
This week we welcome more than 110 new members from 10 Mount Sinai off-site locations and a City MD urgent care site into the 1199SEIU family.
Victory! Last week Group of “44” and Greater NY nursing home members preserved standards for those who serve our vulnerable and elderly community members throughout New York. Each group of workers won the 3.5 percent raise they’d been fighting for since last August, and preserved their benefits. Read More
1199ers who work at Columbia University in New York City joined hundreds of the college’s graduate student teaching assistants Feb. 1 for a rally to demand the university recognize the grad students’ year-old vote for representation by the United Auto Workers (UAW). The teaching assistants voted overwhelmingly for representation by the UAW in the face Columbia’s freighted anti-union campaign. Since then, the wealthy, Ivy League institution has used a host of legal maneuvers to avoid bargaining with the teaching assistants, most recently publicly announcing its refusal to recognize the election or the teachers’ status as workers. Read More
1199SEIU members joined healthcare leaders, elected officials and public transportation advocates for a press conference at New York City Hall in lower Manhattan to announce a new report from the Center for an Urban Future that reveals New York City’s healthcare workers face the worst commutes of workers in any industry. The study attributes the disparity to service gaps in the city’s public transportation system disproportionately affecting the outlying areas in boroughs outside Manhattan. Read More
Last fall, just one month after signing a new collective bargaining agreement with 1199SEIU, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation in Syracuse, New York, management arbitrarily began to make changes to the pay and benefits of some LPNs. This contract violation was part of a pattern of disrespect by the employer toward 1199 members and their legally binding contract. Read More
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on January 21, 2017. Last year’s event in the U.S. capital drew hundreds of thousands of participants and spawned thousands of sister marches of every size around the world. Demonstrators called for equal rights, a fair justice system, an end to the systemic oppression of people of color, fair treatment of LGBTQ persons, environmental and reproductive justice and more. Read More
Boston, MA (January 22, 2018) - More than 400 healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will soon receive a wage boost to $15/hour as part of an agreement with Steward Health Care. Read More
Boston, Mass. (January 17, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU today announced they will host two rallies to highlight the negative impacts that the closing of Kindred-owned nursing homes in Canton and Needham will have on the region. Read More
New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1st Federal budget deadline passed without funding for key healthcare programs. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) expired on September 30. New York is projected to burn through its CHIP reserves in two months. October 1 also saw the implementation of damaging cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) funding to safety net providers and the expiration of funding for
rural hospitals. Read More
Environmental activists, experts and 1199ers joined actor Alec Baldwin the union’s Manhattan headquarters to congratulate NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on reaching an agreement to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021.
New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about immigration from Africa and the Caribbean: Read More