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Today we welcome more than 100 new members from three Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) community health centers in Long Island into the 1199SEIU family.
The seminar/workshop is designed to offer nurses who are interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge in the principles and practices of starting and maintaining an intravenous line and intravenous therapy.
The violence rally in Charlottesville, VA lead by White supremacist on Saturday August 12, 2017 is strongly condemn by AFRAM SEIU New York Chapter. The acts of violence which led to the senseless death of Heather Heyer, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, Trooper Berke Bates and injury to dozens, we mourn their loss and pray for recovery.
1199SEIU members at Fresenius Dialysis Centers throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx have ratified a contract with significant improvements to wages, conditions and benefits.
PARTISANSHIP SUCCUMBED TO THE COMMON GOOD People power doesn’t sleep. The nation saw proof on July 28 at about 1:30 a.m. in the U.S. Senate, when three votes from Republican senators ended the latest drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
I’m a retired 1199 member and a person with a disability who is very relieved that the disastrous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are on hold, but we shouldn’t get comfortable. When something is unfair and unjust what do 1199ers do? We fight back! This American Healthcare Reform Act (AHCA) is still a dangerous reality and mostly for our most fragile populations. The AHCA does nothing but harm many, and any benefit will be to the wealthy with a huge tax break.
In Rochester, NY, America’s immigration story is unfolding among a community of refugees from Asia’s mountain kingdom of Bhutan.
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Housekeeper Dowaine Clarke thought he was going to die on June 30. “We were right next to a guy who had been shot and we had no idea where the shooter was,” says Clarke. “I had just come in to start my shift when a guy came in saying he’d been shot. I thought he was joking.”
As our nation deals with the aftermath of the terror and violence committed in Charlottesville, we mourn the loss of Heather Heyer and our thoughts are with all those injured during the attack. These horrific events remind us of the bravery of those, like Heather, who have the courage to stand up against racism and hate. Throughout our country’s history, we have witnessed examples of violence and oppression, and also experienced the power of those willing to fight against it.
1199SEIU represents 102 members at Westfield Center, a nursing home in northeastern New Jersey. Workers at the institution care for seniors as well as patients undergoing rehabilitation. Many of their patients are Medicaid- and Medicare-dependent. Over the last few months, workers from Westfield participated in a campaign through the Union’s labor-management partnership, the Nursing Home Alliance, to increase Medicaid funding for nursing home residents. Through their efforts—meeting with state leaders and rallying at the capitol in Trenton—1199 members won an extra $5.25 million for nursing homes.