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 Maryland and Washington, DC.

1199SEIU is a leader on social justice issues in the region, 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 a historic strike at Baltimore’s world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 that set a new benchmark for labor agreements in the healthcare industry.

Jul 13, 2020
As of July 1, 2020, District of Columbia workers now have paid parental, family, and medical leave.
May 24, 2020
We have received numerous calls from members saying that they received a call from “1199” about an additional benefit for which the member…
May 11, 2020
We are proud to endorse candidates who will fight for a healthy and equitable District of Columbia. We must elect representatives who will…
May 11, 2020
This week is dedicated to you, and we are excited to share some special events designed to help you connect with other nurses nationwide,…
Apr 23, 2020
When a Union of virtually all male pharmacy workers began organizing hospital workers in 1959, they unleashed an army of working women…
Apr 22, 2020
Talk to residents of Baltimore and DC about the candidates who will make our cities work for working people.
Apr 1, 2020
Request for Maryland and DC mail-in ballots must be received by May 26, 2020. Primary Election Day is June 2.
Mar 25, 2020
1199SEIU is committed to making sure that you are informed, safe, and properly compensated as we respond to COVID-19. This document will be…
Mar 23, 2020
We are proud to endorse candidates who have the experience and the vision to make Baltimore City and the District of Columbia work for…
Mar 13, 2020
As we continue to learn the specifics of the coronavirus, it is imperative that we serve as advocates for protecting the health of our…


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Baltimore, MD 21201

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Landover, MD 20785

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