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1199SEIU is Florida’s largest healthcare union and has been part of 1199SEIU since 2010. 1199SEIU currently represents workers at more than 100 facilities across the state. Members work in some of Florida’s largest for-profit healthcare chains and academic institutions, including HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), Tenet, Consulate, Greystone and University of Miami Hospital.
In addition. the almost 25,000 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU are able to advocate for good jobs and quality patient care. "Having a strong union voice gives us more power to advocate for patient care," said Betsy Marville, RN, Executive Vice President of SEIU Healthcare Florida’s Nurse Division.
Florida healthcare workers, since joining 1199SEIU, have built momentum and provided energy and resources to continue organizing more caregivers into the union as well as advocating for protections for all workers in healthcare and beyond.
The New Jersey Division, with over 7,000 workers, represents the largest percentage of long term care workers in the State. Our nursing home members include certified nurses assistants, LPNs, Recreational Aides, Maintenance and Housekeepers. We also represent hundreds of Home Health Aides who also provide direct care to elderly and disabled individuals throughout the state. The Division was formed out of the merger of the former SEIU Local 1199 NJ with 1199SEIU in October 2008.
1199SEIU has some 200,000 members in New York City and Long Island. The Capital/Hudson Valley Division of 1199SEIU covers the northern suburbs of New York City on both sides of the Hudson River. The Upstate New York Division of 1199SEIU is the voice of health care employees in western, central, and northern New York State. 1199 began as New York City pharmacists’ Union in 1932 and New York City remains, to this day, the primary base of the organization. In 1959, the largely male, Jewish drugstore Union began to transform itself by launching drives to organize the city’s voluntary, not-for profit hospitals and their primarily female, African-American and Latino workers.
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With over 37,000 members in Massachusetts delivering quality care in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, clinics, and at home, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the fastest-growing union in the Bay State. 1199SEIU is also the largest union of healthcare workers in the Commonwealth, having tripled in size since the former SEIU Locals 2020 and 9 merged to create the Massachusetts Division of 1199SEIU in October 2005. From Cape Cod to the Berkshires, 37,000 1199SEIU Massachusetts members are united as advocates for quality care and quality jobs.
The Maryland/DC Division includes over 9,000 members who work in major academic medical centers and other hospitals and dozens of long-term care facilities in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and their suburbs. The Division was formed in 2005 out of the merger of the former SEIU Locals 1199E-DC and 1998 with 1199SEIU.