1199SEIU Pres. Gresham Thanks Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for Push for Federal Dollars to Fight COVID-19

March 27, 2020


Contact: Stuart Marques
Stuart.Marques@1199.org | 917.273.6194

New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham released the following statement thanking New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for helping to secure federal healthcare funding to fight the COVID-19 crisis:

“We thank Senator Chuck Schumer for leading the charge to provide much needed funding for our healthcare system. These resources will help equip healthcare institutions to continue to provide quality care as they battle the COVID-19 crisis.

“This global pandemic is like nothing we have seen in our lifetime, and in the U.S., New York has been hardest hit. 1199SEIU members are on the front lines, fighting each and every day to slow the spread and flatten the curve. We are grateful for the leadership of both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and their support of the frontline healthcare workers who are fighting to keep New York, and the rest of the country healthy.”


With over 450,000 caregivers, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. We represent workers in five states including Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and the District of Columbia.