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Certified nursing aides, or CNAs, and their supporters marched by the hundreds from the War Memorial to the State House calling for legislative relief from the pressures of an increasingly demanding job.
March is National Social Work Month. 1199SEIU represents more than 2,000 social workers who are employed in a variety of settings. These professionals are much more than discharge planners and therapeutic ears. Social work professionals provide care in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and legal services organizations.
Maurice Gray started his career as a high school teacher in Jamaica. It was not until he came to join his sister in New York in the 1980s that he started to consider a career in health care.
Coretta Scott King, the wife and fellow activist of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also occupies a place of honor in 1199’s history.
For more than a year, some 150 1199 members at George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) have been locked in a battle for a contract with an increasingly hostile management that refuses to bargain in good faith
These are tough times for working people. Nothing new about that, as I’m sure you know. But they’re about to get a whole lot tougher as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to destroy public workers’ rights to collective bargaining. This has been at the top of the wish list of corporate America for years. They’ve just been waiting for the right moment, which is at hand.
This morning, 65 licensed practical nurses, medical technicians, nursing assistants, clerical and service employees represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center will stage a walkout and picket to protest management’s wage freeze proposal.  The staff will return to work on Tuesday.
On the evening of Thursday, April 19th, NYU Langone workers from NYU Tisch, NYU Langone-Brooklyn and the Hospital of Joint Diseases hosted a community forum to address their concerns about the hospital giant’s divisive behavior and the potential impact this could have on stable middle-class jobs and quality care for New Yorkers. New York State Assembly Member and Chair of the Health Committee Richard Gottfried attended the forum, and gave a rousing speech of support.
Today we welcome more than 115 technical workers at Northern Westchester Hospital into the 1199SEIU family. They will now be able to negotiate with the hospital’s existing 1199 bargaining unit, which is part of the LIJ Northwell Health System, to win better pay and benefits.