September 6, 2022

Following the Supreme Court ruling this summer to reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and remove the constitutional right to abortion, states like New York are already seeing a significant influx of people who live elsewhere and need to terminate their pregnancies safely.

Staff at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY)— who voted to form a union with 1199SEIU shortly before the pandemic broke out in August 2019 and went on to fight for and win their first contract during the height of the lockdown— are now once again on the frontlines, preserving much-needed reproductive rights and gender affirming care. As the legal framework safeguarding access to safe abortion and trans-inclusive health care is being dramatically eroded in many states across the country, the work of PPGNY members and their commitment to it, is more important than ever.