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.

Jun 19, 2019
Below is a statement from Milly Silva, Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU:
Jun 18, 2019
Union leadership and 4,000 delegates sworn in in Midtown ceremony.
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
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…
Oct 24, 2018
“The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU are heartbroken for the children who have lost their lives due to the outbreak of adenovirus at Wanaque…
Oct 11, 2018
New York, NY – President George Gresham has released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United…
Aug 22, 2018
Here’s what you need to know to vote in the 2018 general election.
Aug 21, 2018
Workers at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston, NY took matters into their own hands with a one-day picket July…
Aug 20, 2018
Throughout the Union’s regions, 1199ers are answering the call to mobilize voters to beat back the political assault on working people.


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Iselin, NJ 732-287-8117

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