News & Information

1199SEIU and the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program to help ensure that working people pay only the taxes they owe and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC, a tax credit for low-and moderate-income families, was originally enacted in 1975 as the EIC. Over the years, with tax reform and legislation, the program has expanded.
Boston, Mass. (February 13, 2018) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will raise new concerns about the closing of Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation during a hearing on Tuesday, February 13th.
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund is offering free tax preparation to 1199SEIU members and their families so that they may take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax refund for low-to moderate income families.
This week we welcome more than 110 new members from 10 Mount Sinai off-site locations and a City MD urgent care site into the 1199SEIU family.
Victory! Last week Group of “44” and Greater NY nursing home members preserved standards for those who serve our vulnerable and elderly community members throughout New York. Each group of workers won the 3.5 percent raise they’d been fighting for since last August, and preserved their benefits.
1199ers who work at Columbia University in New York City joined hundreds of the college’s graduate student teaching assistants Feb. 1 for a rally to demand the university recognize the grad students’ year-old vote for representation by the United Auto Workers (UAW). The teaching assistants voted overwhelmingly for representation by the UAW in the face Columbia’s freighted anti-union campaign. Since then, the wealthy, Ivy League institution has used a host of legal maneuvers to avoid bargaining with the teaching assistants, most recently publicly announcing its refusal to recognize the election or the teachers’ status as workers.
1199SEIU members joined healthcare leaders, elected officials and public transportation advocates for a press conference at New York City Hall in lower Manhattan to announce a new report from the Center for an Urban Future that reveals New York City’s healthcare workers face the worst commutes of workers in any industry. The study attributes the disparity to service gaps in the city’s public transportation system disproportionately affecting the outlying areas in boroughs outside Manhattan.