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!


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....
Jun 3, 2013
1199 caregivers ended New York University?s school year with two leafletting actions at commencement ceremonies aimed at informing gradu...
May 6, 2013
Last September, 1199 caregivers along with NYU students led a rally at the law school?s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law a...
Apr 29, 2013
On Wednesday, April 24, 1199SEIU members held an informational picket at Forest Hill Healthcare Center in Newark,NJ, to demand a fair co...
Apr 19, 2013
A long bus ride and sweltering heat didn?t sap the energy of New Jersey 1199ers as they arrived in Washington DC to participate in a hug...
Apr 12, 2013
1199 member Aja Dunham headed to Camden, NJ on March 19 to testify in front of the Assembly Budget Committee about the state budget that...
Apr 9, 2013
During the week of April 1, some of New Jersey?s most influential political leaders visited nursing homes across the state to ?walk a da...

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