As a union of healthcare workers, patient satisfaction is our highest calling. This is best secured by ensuring a highly motivated workforce with a strong voice in the workplace. We have fought to have a voice in patient care and in the workplace as a whole.
To that end, 1199SEIU works with employers, elected officials and healthcare advocates to improve the quality of healthcare and to make it available to all.
Through our efforts, we have helped secure billions of dollars in healthcare funding in New York State alone, with similar wins, though on a smaller scale, throughout regions we serve. We continue our work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and advance legislation that expands access to quality care for all.
Workers Represented: 10,000 Number of Facilities: 19
HCA affiliated hospitals represented by 1199SEIU:
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center Blake Medical Center, Bradenton Central Florida Medical Center Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Fawcett Memorial Hospital Kendall Regional Medical Center Largo Medical Center Medical Center at Trinity Northside Hospital Northwest Medical Center Oak Hill Hospital Osceola Regional Medical Center Palms West Hospital Plantation General Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center St. Petersburg Hospital West Palm Medical Center Westside Regional Medical Center University Hospital
Dozens of 1199SEIU Florida members recently turned Tallahassee purple for Senior Day, one of the most important public events this Legislative Session. Caravans of CNAs and other workers with 1199SEIU, the first labor union to be a community sponsor of the high-profile action, made their voices heard for seniors and their caregivers to lawmakers, news media and other key audiences.
Healthcare workers at Tamarac Convalescent Center are declaring victory after ratifying their new contract. That’s because they secured a strong deal that will put more money in their pockets, an extra sick day and give longtime employees additional vacation time. Read More
An arbitrator has found that Consulate Health Care violated the contract bargaining agreement when it refused to reclassify PRN workers at Bay Breeze Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center when their work hours exceeded the contractually allotted amount. This decision is a huge victory for the hardworking CNAs and other permanent staff at Bay Breeze who joined together through their union, 1199SEIU Florida, to file a grievance concerning this issue. Read More
Workers at Pinecrest Convalescent Home have approved a new contract. It’s a good deal that includes higher minimum wages and annual pay raises for certified nursing assistants, dietary aides, housekeepers and the other hardworking employees at the facility. Read More
Bill Pigford came of age in Laurel, Mississippi, in the early 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr Martin Luther King.
Today we welcome the clerical workers at Vassar Nuvance Medical Practice into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their service worker colleagues at the hospital, where they have already negotiated some of the best pay and benefits in New York State. Read More
Tallahassee was awash in the power of purple as dozens of 1199SEIU members made their voices heard for seniors and their caregivers on Senior Day actions throughout the Florida State Capitol.
Caravans of workers came from Tampa Bay, Central and South Florida in a show of strength to lawmakers, news media, and community partners dedicated to better serving nursing home patients and staff.
As we look back on 2019, we’re proud and excited by what 1199SEIU members accomplished when we got active and engaged. Standing together, we fought for what’s right for our families and our communities,delivering numerous electoral victories across the state. Read More
1199ers from the Bronx travelled to Albany to explain the priorities for their communities to their elected representatives. Read More
Background: In December, when The Lutheran Care Network (TLCN), owners of Good Samaritan & Kenwood Manor in Delmar filed for bankruptcy, they asked the court to gut the workers’ collective bargaining agreement as a condition of purchase. Read More
NYS Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Commissioner Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan has not approved any closure plans for TLC Lakeshore Hospital in Irving yet administrators at the hospital abruptly closed the doors on Sunday, February 2nd!
Albany, NY It’s been three weeks since the healthcare workers at Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Kenwood Manor in Delmar, NY (members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East) withdrew their notice to strike. Read More
Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund and Find Out If You Are Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Read More
Helen Sandiford-Ayers has been a nurse for decades and still loves her job. Currently she works at North Shore Medical Center. Over the years, Sandiford-Ayers has worked at different hospitals and departments from post-partum to cardiac and telemetry. She admits that when she was a young adult, she had reservations about a career in nursing because of one fear—the sight of blood. This fear stems from a childhood health problem. Despite this potential roadblock nearly 40 years ago, Sandiford-Ayers applied for a civil service nursing program in Trinidad, her native homeland. To her surprise, she was accepted. Read More
When Lauren Malic was a little girl growing up in New Orleans, her dream was to become a nurse. Years later, she never lost sight of her dream, even after her family lost everything when Hurricane Katrina ripped the roof off their home. They relocated to Florida, Malic enrolled in nursing school and got a job as a transporter at UHealth Tower in Miami. But money was tight. Read More
PURPOSE: This seminar is offered to meet the training requirements of Chapter 544 of the Laws of 1988 that states that all physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists and dental hygienists must provide documentation of having completed two hours coursework or training about the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment to obtain or renew a license. The target audience are registered nurses and other licensed professionals who require this training. Read More
This program is designed to prepare Professional Registered Nurses to take the Medical Surgical Nurse Certification Examination by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Read More