1199SEIU is a rich tapestry of members from every corner of the globe. Our diversity enriches and strengthens our union. Originally founded largely by Eastern European immigrants, 1199 has always embraced and recognized the contributions of immigrants to our workplace and movement. Anti-immigrant bias is a tool of those who would profit by dividing the ranks of working people.
In the later half of the 20th century through the first years of this one, 1199 has worked closely with Haitian, Latino and Asian-Pacific Islander communities toward comprehensive immigration reform and to put an end to the scapegoating of immigrants, including those in the Muslim community.
We call for an end to mass deportations and have worked and marched beside our allies in favor of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
LABOR LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS TURN OUT FOR IMMIGRANTS
July 5, 2018
Whether it was Lower Manhattan or in Los Angeles, labor leaders and activists took to the streets to protest the White House’s immigration policies.
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:
STATEMENT ON NAZI RALLY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
August 14, 2017
The neo-Nazi led and racist fueled violence rally in Charlottesville, VA is a shocking act of terror. But, this is nothing we have not seen in our country’s history before. Torches carried by the terror group mirror KKK and Nazi rallies that have occurred across our country, dating back to the 19th century.