The 1199SEIU Maryland/DC Division represents over 10,000 members who work in major academic medical centers and other hospitals and dozens of long-term care facilities in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and throughout the state of Maryland.

1199SEIU is a leader on social justice issues in Maryland and the District, moving successful campaigns to raise the minimum wage, create marriage equality and expand rights for our newest Americans.

Formed in 2005 out of the merger of the former SEIU locals 1199E-DC and 1998 with 1199SEIU, the MD/DC division is a political powerhouse, mobilizing members to support and win electoral and issue campaigns.

1199SEIU workers led an historic strike at Baltimore’s world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 that set a new benchmark for labor agreements in the healthcare industry.

Jun 27, 2019
Thanks to members of 1199SEIU, Maryland issued updated staffing regulations for Long Term Care Facilities effective June 17, 2019.
Jun 7, 2019
The Maryland/DC Division of 1199 recently threw a special housewarming party for Johns Hopkins floor tech Simone Hicks, who this spring…
May 17, 2019
The proposed budget from Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Vincent Gray is a disaster for healthcare in Wards 7 and 8. The funding…
Apr 16, 2019
A host of Maryland labor organizations joined students and environmental, faith, health, labor, and civic organizations in Annapolis Feb. 15…
Apr 15, 2019
The 2019 Maryland Legislative Session was exciting! With your help showing up to vote, knocking on doors, and contributing to our PAC,…
Feb 25, 2019
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they…
Feb 21, 2019
Residents of Ward 7 and 8 deserve a full-service hospital with specialty services like cardiac and cancer care. There is no guarantee these…
Jan 22, 2019
Join fellow 1199 members in Annapolis, at the Calvert House Hotel, 58 State Cir., for our annual Legislative Action Day! This is our chance…
Jan 2, 2019
Workers at several Baltimore area hospitals including Sinai and Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) recently settled a set of landmark,…
Dec 26, 2018
Anxiety punctuated much of the last year, but 1199ers continued to shine, winning in the workplace, standing up to attacks on health care,…


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