Laboratory Technologists at Health Quest in Poughkeepsie join the 1199SEIU family

May 30, 2019

HealthQuest_Victory-SM.pngWe are proud to welcome 38 new members who work as Laboratory Technologists at the Health Quest facility attached to Vassar Brother Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, into the 1199SEIU family.

The newest members of our union decided overwhelmingly, by 27 votes to 11, to join 1199.

By providing compassionate and professional care to people across the Hudson Valley, our new colleagues embody the spirit of the 1199 local.

1199SEIU is the largest healthcare workers’ union in the US, with more than 450,000 members in five states along the Eastern seaboard. We are one of the fastest growing unions in the country.

As well as having a larger say in their working lives, the newest members at Health Quest voted to join our union to enable them to negotiate for 1199’s child care, job security, affordable quality healthcare and educational benefits.