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 1, 2014
Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive Change Governor Overruled Republican Opposit...
Dec 12, 2013
The nurses and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU strongly support the appointment of Lilliam Barrios-Paoli as Deputy Mayor for Health and H...
Oct 15, 2013
On October 11h, 1199SEIU New Jersey Executive Vice President Milly Silva, the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor and running mate of ...
Jun 28, 2013
?Recent Supreme Court decisions have both outraged the members of our union and given us cause for celebration. Regardless, we are commi...
Oct 31, 2012
On January 5, members of 1199SEIU in Baltimore hosted the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO, as the 300,000-member labor federation announced supp...
Apr 16, 2012
An April 15 article on "Alternet", the award-winning Internet news magazine, describes the leadership role of the 1199SEIU MD-D.C. regio...
Jan 25, 2012
1199SEIU, New Jersey?s largest long-term-care union, has called upon the state legislature in Trenton to pass the marriage equality legi...
Jan 1, 1970
On January 16th, Martin Luther King Day, hundreds of Maryland 1199ers rallied with union members and progressives from across the state ...
Jan 1, 1970
There are moments in the history of 1199SEIU that remind one that it is more than a union of caregivers fighting to improve the lives of...
Jan 1, 1970
The long struggle for civil rights in America took another step forward early this month when Maryland Governor Martin O?Malley signed a...
Sep 1, 2014
Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive Change Governor Overruled Republican Opposit...
Dec 12, 2013
The nurses and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU strongly support the appointment of Lilliam Barrios-Paoli as Deputy Mayor for Health and H...
Oct 15, 2013
On October 11h, 1199SEIU New Jersey Executive Vice President Milly Silva, the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor and running mate of ...
Jun 28, 2013
?Recent Supreme Court decisions have both outraged the members of our union and given us cause for celebration. Regardless, we are commi...
Oct 31, 2012
On January 5, members of 1199SEIU in Baltimore hosted the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO, as the 300,000-member labor federation announced supp...
Apr 16, 2012
An April 15 article on "Alternet", the award-winning Internet news magazine, describes the leadership role of the 1199SEIU MD-D.C. regio...
Jan 25, 2012
1199SEIU, New Jersey?s largest long-term-care union, has called upon the state legislature in Trenton to pass the marriage equality legi...
Jan 1, 1970
On January 16th, Martin Luther King Day, hundreds of Maryland 1199ers rallied with union members and progressives from across the state ...
Jan 1, 1970
There are moments in the history of 1199SEIU that remind one that it is more than a union of caregivers fighting to improve the lives of...
Jan 1, 1970
The long struggle for civil rights in America took another step forward early this month when Maryland Governor Martin O?Malley signed a...

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