1199SEIU members and their guests packed the Union’s Davis/Cherkasky Penthouse in Manhattan on March 9 for an evening panel discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace, workplace safety, sexual assault treatment and recovery, and worker’s rights. Hosted by the 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus, the event sought to provide a forum for discussion and solution-oriented access to expertise. 1199SEIU Sec. Treasurer Maria Castaneda welcomed attendees, who included Union members and staff, along with numerous friends and family members.
It is a fact that we are facing well-funded efforts by extremist billionaires who are trying to block our ability to join unions and collectively bargain. (LINK to the RTW) The good news is that 1199SEIU members in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region have been active, building our chapters and building our union.
Registered Nurses at New York Presbyterian Queens (NYPQ) held an informational picket outside the hospital on Thursday to call for a fair contract after eight months of negotiating with little movement from management’s side.
Every year, 1199SEIU honors hundreds of members who become new American citizens with help from the 1199SEIU Citizenship Program.
Today we welcome 130 new members from Brookhaven Memorial Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family.
The courage and leadership of Florida’s Majory Stoneman Douglas High School students in the aftermath of brutal mass killings, have inspired activists for social change and sparked renewed calls for gun control. The students call to mind historic youth protests such as the 1963 Children’s Crusade to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama.
When Marilyn Mosby was sworn in as the 25th State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in 2015 she was the youngest chief prosecutor in any American city. She again made history by choosing to bring charges against the six Baltimore police officers accused in the murder of Freddie Gray. As a woman of color, she represents just 1% of elected prosecutors in the entire country. She graduated from Boston College Law School in her home state of Massachusetts, where she grew up in a law enforcement family, and participated in the state’s historic METCO Program, the longest running voluntary school desegregation program in the country. Ms. Mosby says that experience, along with the murder of a 14-year-old cousin, set her on the path of fighting for a safe and just society for all people. Ms. Mosby is up for re-election in June and is backed by a large coalition of allies – including 1199SEIU. She’s married to Maryland State Delegate Nick Mosby; they live in West Baltimore with their two daughters.
In 1199SEIU, there are likely as many political opinions as there are members. While 1199SEIU’s history reflects a progressive union, the organization’s true unifying thread is not allegiance to a political party but members’ commitment to quality health care, fair wages and just working conditions.
Like many of her colleagues at Maryland’s Chase Brexton Health Care, 1199SEIU delegate Stacey Jackson is deeply committed to providing quality services to LGBTQ community and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Her dedication is professional and intensely personal.