New Jersey

Representing over 16,000 healthcare families in New Jersey, 1199SEIU is on the frontlines in the fight for good jobs, healthcare, and civil rights. As the largest union of long-term care workers in the state, 1199SEIU has played a leading role in protecting nursing-home funding and building a statewide movement to improve staffing levels and ensure quality resident care.

Formed in 2008 through a merger of 1199 New Jersey with 1199SEIU, the union has grown to become one of the Garden State’s most influential voices on issues affecting working families, including the Fight for $15, immigration reform, and the movement for racial justice.

New Jersey 1199SEIU members have mobilized to win groundbreaking nursing-home contracts that are the strongest in the state. These improved job standards have in turn enhanced recruitment and retention of qualified, committed caregivers for New Jersey’s elderly and disabled.


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Sep 29, 2022
Do you have federal student loans or know someone who does? Do you/they work for a not-for-profit healthcare institution or other non-profit…
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Sep 1, 2022
No matter how young or old we are, we Americans have grown up hearing quite a few myths about our democracy that very often proved to be…
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Jun 24, 2022
“As a union of healthcare workers, we recognize that the right to an abortion is fundamental to reproductive health, overall health, and…
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Jun 22, 2022
New York, NY—On Tuesday, June 14, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest union of healthcare workers in the nation, installed…
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Jun 15, 2022
When he was murdered in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis supporting a sanitation workers’ strike. This is well known. Less well…
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May 17, 2022
Join us for an evening of celebration and activism as we hear from our Members and Special Guest Speakers: Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA…
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Apr 21, 2022
When NYS Council of Churches head Rev. Peter Cook said last month that, “the time is up for paying these guardian angels a living wage,” he…
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Apr 19, 2022
In 2011, Occupy Wall Street shook up the established political order by sharply raising the question of income and wealth inequality. “We…
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Mar 24, 2022
Damian Rivera, a union delegate (shop steward) and CNA at Complete Care at Marcella Center in Burlington Twp., was fired the day after he…
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Mar 10, 2022
Statement of George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the nation’s largest healthcare union:

CONTACT US

555 Route One South
Iselin, NJ 732-287-8117

For Media Inquiries
Michael Carter:
michael.carter@1199.org | 732.754.3180

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