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Extreme right-wing elected officials in Congress are determined to eliminate affordable, quality healthcare. Their actions would cause 30 million hardworking Americans to lose healthcare coverage and also, would threaten the economic viability of the healthcare institutions that serve our communities. The recently released Congressional plan does not protect healthcare coverage -- it destroys it!
Alarmed by Threats to Healthcare Funding, Healthcare Workers and Allies Are Standing up
Boston, MA (February 21, 2017) – Hundreds of workers, immigrants and community advocates joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III for a “We Will Persist” Rally to highlight how Massachusetts will continue to fight to protect and advance key issues.
Today the 255 workers employed by Sodexo at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester County voted overwhelmingly to become members of our union. The vote was almost unanimous at 211 votes to 2, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
Frigid temperatures didn’t stop some eighty nursing home workers at New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newark, NJ, from holding an energetic picket at their facility on February 16. 1199SEIU members called for the picket after 7 months of contract negotiations during which the company failed to adequately address urgent concerns including the lack of decent health benefits for workers and their families.
The snowy weather won't slow us down! 1199ers are taking action, settling contracts and standing up for quality care. Take a look:
The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination for secretary of labor:
“The hospital is so short staffed, that managers frequently interrupt us at our breaks and during meals, telling us to report back to work, adding to an already hectic day. This situation is not good for workers and our patients. We need more staff.”
WHAT: Media Opportunity: Community leaders will be calling on newly-elected Congresswoman Claudia Tenney to not vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan in place.
WHAT: Media Opportunity: 1199SEIU members and community activists and leaders will be calling on newly- elected Congresswoman Elisa Stefanik to not vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan in place.