Boston, MA (March 24, 2017) – The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, in response to the withdrawal of the House’s proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA):
The NY Daily News has recently expanded their coverage of healthcare workers, working people’s issues and our union. They’ve even created an “On The Job” section and assigned a reporter full-time to cover issues facing working New Yorkers.
Nurses & Healthcare Workers Urge Congress to Cancel Vote on Ruinous Health Bill Which Would Cause Suffering for Millions
New York City- Nurses, nurse assistants, homecare workers and other caregivers who work in hospitals, nursing homes and homecare programs are calling on Congressional Republicans to cancel the vote on the destructive health bill. Health professionals are raising alarms that the Republican plan will take away health coverage for 24 million Americans; raise costs for the middle-class and lower-income patients; slash Medicaid for vulnerable children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities; kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and hurt the economy; and hand out billions in tax breaks to insurance CEOs and the rich.
The Political Director is responsible for working with the Union wide Political Director to plan and implement the Union’s Political and Legislative Program for Long Island. The primary goals of the Political and Legislative Program include building the political power of the members of 1199SEIU and advancing the New Organizing program to expand the membership of the Union. The Political Director assists with contract and political campaigns both internally and externally. The Political Director will work with the Unionwide Political Director, Division Directors, Officers, and Organizers and the Union’s Political Action Department to carry out his/her responsibilities and develop his/her skills.
The Republican health plan would devastate patient care & healthcare jobs.
Boston, MA (March 22, 2017) – Service workers at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest and fastest growing healthcare union in Massachusetts. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and is part of Partners HealthCare.
1199SEIU Healthcare Workers at Albany’s Hudson Park Nursing Home Take to the Streets for the 3rd Time in Five Months
For-Profit Owners and Investors, Upstate Services Group, LLC, Refuse to Provide Affordable Health Benefits to Healthcare Workers What: Informational Picket* Who: 1199SEIU healthcare workers, (C.N.A.s, recreation aides, dietary laundry and housekeeping workers), elected officials, clergy, community and labor allies Where: 325 Northern Blvd, Albany When: TODAY, Tuesday, March 21 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Interviews and photo opportunities available at the site throughout the day
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they owe and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to moderate income families. Since its inception in 1999, the program has helped NYC members alone file for $100 million dollars in refunds.
Well, that didn’t take long. And we can’t say we weren’t warned. One month into his presidency, the man who ran the most racist, sexist, xenophobic, hate-filled and dishonest presidential campaign in at least one hundred years has completely lived up to his campaign image.