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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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Nov 9, 2017
On Thursday November 2, 2017, the 1199 family welcomed more than 100 new members from three Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) community health…
Jul 25, 2017
Today we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family.
May 25, 2017
Today we welcome more than 50 new members from three Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) community health centers in Long Island into the…
May 18, 2017
Today we welcome more than 30 new members from St John’s Riverside Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family.
May 16, 2017
Northampton, MA (May 16, 2017) – The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
May 11, 2017
Today we welcome more than 60 new members from Greater Hudson Valley Health System into the 1199SEIU family.
Apr 25, 2017
More than 125 workers at the hospital in Irving, NY, are now members of the state’s largest and fastest growing healthcare union.
Mar 22, 2017
Boston, MA (March 22, 2017) – Service workers at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United…
Feb 9, 2017
Today we welcome 36 new members into our 1199 family after a unanimous vote to join our union. The CNAs and housekeeping staff at the Hope…
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…
Oct 6, 2016
Healthcare workers at Start Treatment and Recovery Centers have voted overwhelmingly, by 93 votes to 37, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
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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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.