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The Regional Plan Association (RPA) yesterday released more details on its proposal to combine three commuter-rail networks in the New York City area.
The city's largest police union is calling on other union leaders to stop appearing at public events with Mayor de Blasio, accusing hizzoner of not being a friend of labor.
More than 70 Home Health Aides at the BeSure Home Health Services agency in the Bronx have voted unanimously to join us in the fight for higher wages, fairness and respect on the job. Workers voted to come together to negotiate better benefits, sick pay and vacation time.
I came into this world around the same time that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young minister, made history by leading the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. That movement led to the Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
Over 75 Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Technicians, Nursing Assistants, clerical, and service employees represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, will hold an informational picket tomorrow, Thursday, March 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Anthony Jordan Health Center’s main building, 82 Holland Street at Hudson Avenue, in Rochester.
Today we welcome Surgical Services Representatives and OR Scheduling Coordinators at Vassar Brothers Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their service worker co-workers at the hospital, where they have already negotiated some of the best pay and benefits in New York State.
Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the for-profit, downstate owners of Newfane Rehabilitation and the 130 LPNs, CNAs, dietary employees, and housekeepers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, that began in January stalled in recent weeks prompting caregivers to plan an informational picket in front of the facility this Friday, March 23.
Albany, N.Y.—In a partnership that has proved to be effective for more than a decade, the healthcare workers’ union, 1199SEIU, and the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), under the umbrella of the Healthcare Education Project (HEP), have teamed up once again to ensure adequate funding in the State budget for financially struggling healthcare institutions across New York.
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.