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 members have 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.


Aug 30, 2019
Of the 3,000 victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, some 600 were union members. The majority were firefighters, but…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the many 1199 heroes on Sept. 11, 2001, one made the ultimate sacrifice. Cabrini Hospital EMT Marc Sullins, aged 30, lost his life trying…
Aug 30, 2019
The decade of the 1980s was a difficult period for 1199, as the Local grappled with complex questions of affiliations and its relation to…
Aug 30, 2019
In 1979, in part to mark the twentieth anniversary of 1199’s hospital organizing victories, the Union’s Bread and Roses program held an…
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Aug 30, 2019
For most Americans, Labor Day – the first Monday in September – marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But for us in…
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Jun 19, 2019
Below is a statement from Milly Silva, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU:
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Jun 18, 2019
Union leadership and 4,000 delegates sworn in in Midtown ceremony.
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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…
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Feb 21, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued four late December decisions affirming a judge’s 2016 rulings that New Jersey’s Alaris…
Jan 18, 2019
“The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU congratulate Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin…

CONTACT US

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

For Media Inquiries
Bryn Lloyd-Bollard | bryn.lloydbollard@1199.org | 732.606.5949

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