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.

Check out the latest stories from New Jersey!


Sep 27, 2013
As an 1199SEIU member and recreation therapist at Newark Extended Care in New Jersey, Glenn Hamilton uses games, arts, and crafts to hel...
Sep 20, 2013
1199SEIU members from across New Jersey filled a banquet hall in Newark, NJ, on September 18th to take part in one of the union?s most i...
Sep 12, 2013
1199SEIU members from across New Jersey headed to Montclair State University on Sunday, September 8th to show 1199 pride at an energetic...
Aug 27, 2013
On Tuesday, August 20th, 1199SEIU members at Newark Extended Care in Newark, NJ, welcomed Congressman Donald Payne Jr. into their facili...
Aug 26, 2013
On August 26th, 1920, after more than three generations of a courageous campaign, women earned the right to vote. Today we celebrate and...
Jul 30, 2013
At a Monday event in a packed conference hall in East Rutherford, NJ, Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic candidate for Governor, announc...
Jul 19, 2013
It?s been nearly 13 years since Grace Alexander bought her home in Newark, where four generations of her family currently live. But Bank...
Jul 1, 2013
The legislative efforts of 1199 members paid off big time when the state passed its fiscal year 2014 budget on June 24, which includes a...
Jun 10, 2013
A torrential downpour didn?t drench the spirits of 1199SEIU members at Hamilton Park Health Care Center in Jersey City as they held a li...
Jun 4, 2013
1199SEIU members in New Jersey are mourning the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away at age 89 after a long illness....
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Iselin, NJ

732-287-8117



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