LGBTQ Rights

1199SEIU’s support for LGBTQ rights predates the formation our union’s Lavender Caucus in 2002. The caucus centralized the union’s ad hoc support for LGBTQ issues under a group dedicated to working closely with labor and LGBTQ organizations in New York and other 1199SEIU regions. The caucus also cooperates in efforts with the AFL-CIO’s Pride at Work constituency.

1199SEIU represents workers at LGBTQ organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. Some of these members have been profiled in union publications.

Our union is proud of our long record working in political and legislative arenas on the behalf of LGBTQ rights. Union leadership and members have marched and lobbied for gay marriage in New York State and the nation. In 2016, a contingent of 1199ers proudly took its place among the contingents of the marchers at New York’s City’s Pride March.

Sep 6, 2016
Coy Jones is our Political Organizer in Orlando, Florida. One month after the Pulse Tragedy, she couldn’t just sit there and watch Senator…
Aug 22, 2016
Workers at Baltimore-based Chase Brexton Health Care spoke out at a rally organized by Chase Brexton patients and community advocates.
Jun 17, 2016
As we grieve for Orlando, our sister Anita Williams is grieving for her cousin Eddie. The tragedy in Orlando this weekend has affected us…
Jun 13, 2016
There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. One Blood is asking those that are not or do not know your…
Jun 9, 2016
This issue of "Our Life & Times" arrives as many of our sisters and brothers in the LGBTQ community are celebrating Pride Month. And no ...
Apr 8, 2016
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU denounce the recent passage of legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina which openly endorses d...
Dec 29, 2015
This was an exciting year for 1199SEIU?s growing membership base, with nearly 4,000 workers joining in 2015. This new membership include...
Jan 23, 2015
On Tuesday, January 13, 200 healthcare workers at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center voted overwhelmingly to join with 1199SEIU. These...
Oct 14, 2014
1199SEIU President George Gresham joined Julian Bond, US Senator Kay Hagan and the Riverside Church?s Rev. James Forbes as featured spea...
Sep 1, 2014
1199SEIU Endorses Governor Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive ...
Sep 6, 2016
Coy Jones is our Political Organizer in Orlando, Florida. One month after the Pulse Tragedy, she couldn’t just sit there and watch Senator…
Aug 22, 2016
Workers at Baltimore-based Chase Brexton Health Care spoke out at a rally organized by Chase Brexton patients and community advocates.
Jun 17, 2016
As we grieve for Orlando, our sister Anita Williams is grieving for her cousin Eddie. The tragedy in Orlando this weekend has affected us…
Jun 13, 2016
There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. One Blood is asking those that are not or do not know your…
Jun 9, 2016
This issue of "Our Life & Times" arrives as many of our sisters and brothers in the LGBTQ community are celebrating Pride Month. And no ...
Apr 8, 2016
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU denounce the recent passage of legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina which openly endorses d...
Dec 29, 2015
This was an exciting year for 1199SEIU?s growing membership base, with nearly 4,000 workers joining in 2015. This new membership include...
Jan 23, 2015
On Tuesday, January 13, 200 healthcare workers at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center voted overwhelmingly to join with 1199SEIU. These...
Oct 14, 2014
1199SEIU President George Gresham joined Julian Bond, US Senator Kay Hagan and the Riverside Church?s Rev. James Forbes as featured spea...
Sep 1, 2014
1199SEIU Endorses Governor Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive ...

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