Want to Join 1199?

Interested in joining 1199SEIU?

We are the largest and fastest growing union of healthcare workers nationwide, with over 400,000 members working for nursing homes, homecare agencies, hospitals, and community clinics. 1199 members fought hard for the $15 minimum wage, and on March 31st 2016 New York had a historic victory. We are now on the path to a $15 minimum wage for all working people across the state!

Over 100,000 members of 1199 and over 3 million total working people will have their pay raised by the $15 minimum wage. This is not only about lifting up low-wage caregivers, but also about improving wages for ALL healthcare workers and boosting our economy as a whole. As Governor Cuomo declared often while fighting alongside us, "We are all connected to each other." The $15 minimum wage will put upward pressure on employers to raise wages for everybody, and lead our entire nation toward a better future where hard work is rewarded with fair pay.

We are continuing to grow and build the most effective voice for our patients, our families and each other. Learn more about joining 1199SEIU today!

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Dec 16, 2016
This year was one of historic victories and, for many of us, heartbreaking 1199ers helped scores of working-family friendly candidates win…
Dec 2, 2016
Today the 194 workers employed at the Institute for Family Health (a large Federally Qualified Health Center) in the mid-Hudson voted…
Oct 18, 2016
The caregivers at Baptist Health Rehab and Nursing Center (Baptist Nursing Home) voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
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Oct 6, 2016
Healthcare workers at Start Treatment and Recovery Centers have voted overwhelmingly, by 93 votes to 37, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
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Sep 22, 2016
On September 21, 1199 members at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown—formerly Maryland General Hospital—voted 136 to 7 in support…
Sep 9, 2016
1199SEIU Florida members at eight Airamed nursing homes banded together early and showed management they meant business. The bargaining…
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May 31, 2016
On Thursday, May 26, thirty two caregivers from Alaris Health at the Atrium, an assisted living facility in Jersey City, NJ, voted…
Nov 24, 2015
On Friday, November 20, another group of nursing home workers, this time licensed practical nurses (LPNs), voted unanimously to join the...
Sep 4, 2015
More than ever, nursing home workers are looking for the peace of mind that comes with a collective bargaining agreement ...
Aug 21, 2015
What: Announcement and Discussion of Contract : *unconfirmed ? 1199SEIU, Executive Vice President Maria Kercado ? 1199SEIU workers at Mi...
Jul 8, 2015
After several sessions of tense back-and-forth negotiations with management, over one thousand members at 13 Genesis nursing homes acros...
Jun 30, 2015
Following historic Fight for $15 victory for Personal Care Attendants, workers at Medical Resources Home Health Corp. have voted to join...
Apr 29, 2015
Workers and County Legislators Want Better Standards for Residents & Employees Scotia, New York-On April 24, over 160 caregi...
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Apr 1, 2015
One hundred and seven healthcare workers at FountainView Care Center in Lakewood, NJ, became the newest members of 1199SEIU on March 26 ...
Jan 9, 2015
AYER, MA ? 170 workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center have voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. 1199S...
Eva James
Eva James
CA/RN , Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
This union has enhanced my life with the various benefits offered, such as medical and educational. I had to have major surgery a while back, and 1199 covered all of my expenses.
Eva James
Tiona Rockett
CNA , Syracuse
I know I have a secure pension with 1199SEIU with guaranteed monthly payouts after I retire. That’s important to me and my family. A nonunion facility doesn’t guarantee anything.
Eva James
Anestine Bentick
CNA, South Boston Community Health Center
Unfortunately, my husband lost his battle with cancer but even during that tough process, I was thankful for the family health insurance we have. My family was able to focus on his health rather than worrying about cost. As 1199 members, we are able to negotiate how much we contribute to our health insurance and it was a valuable benefit for me during that tough time.
Eva James
Bernice Gilmore
Housekeeper, Arch Plaza, North Miami, Florida
I supported joining with 1199SEIU because there is power in numbers. With more power, we are bargaining for better benefits and win good health insurance for ourselves and our families.