Biomedical Technicians and Hospitality Associates at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, resoundingly vote ‘Yes!’ for 1199SEIU

July 15, 2020

Today we welcome 29 new members at Vassar Brothers Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family. They are joining hundreds of fellow members at the hospital and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley, who have already negotiated some of the best pay and benefits in the country.

In an overwhelming victory for the Vassar Brothers Hospitality Associates and the Biomedical Technicians of HealthQuest/Nuvance who all work at the Poughkeepsie site.

By providing compassionate and professional service to patients and relatives at Vassar Brothers, our new colleagues embody the spirit of the 1199 local.

1199SEIU is the largest healthcare worker’s union in the US, with more than 400,000 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 Vassar Brothers voted to join our union to enable them to negotiate for 1199’s no cost healthcare benefits, pension, child care, job security and educational benefits.