This Labor Day, Florida’s Working Families Presented With Great Challenges, Opportunities For Their Freedoms
The Labor Day holiday was created in 1894 to honor both the struggles and achievements of the American workforce. More than a century later, workers in Florida are still fighting for their freedom to earn a secure life for their families.
Although New York state has passed $15 minimum wage legislation, there are thousands of home health care workers, mostly immigrant women of color, who are paid only half of the hours they work.
When Phiwa Nkosi gave birth to her son nine years ago, she was handed a packet of forms to fill out the day she was discharged from Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. A social worker had compiled the paperwork to apply for food stamps and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC) and encouraged her to sign up for government benefits.
On August 24, 2018, over 7,500 workers with NYU Langone began bargaining their first contract in decades without the support of their League brothers and sisters. NYU claimed they left the League of Voluntary hospitals to do better by employees and patients, and now our members are holding them to it. #UniteFightWin #Made4WhoseNY
Here’s what you need to know to vote in the 2018 general election.
The 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Funds celebrated the accomplishments of graduates with June events in New York City and Massachusetts. The annual celebrations recognize members who complete Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) programs during the academic year.
This spring and summer, twenty-five 1199SEIU members who work at the University of Maryland (U of M) Medical Center’s Midtown Campus in Baltimore, participated in an innovative apprenticeship program to help workers advance their careers and increase the numbers of Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs)in the healthcare workforce.
As 1199’s leadership emphasizes the importance of growing the Union by recruiting young members and leaders, it hasn’t lost sight of the importance of its veteran members. The value of veteran workers was demonstrated in the recent contract victory of some 80,000 New York 1199ers in the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.
Over the past few months, more than 900 workers at clinics, hospital and home health agencies have voted to join 1199SEIU.
July Resolutions Approved by Executive Council Support Public Sector Members, Decriminalization of Marijuana
The Union’s Executive Council on July 20 unanimously approved two resolutions. One resolution supports the decriminalization of marijuana and calls for sentence reduction and the reclassification and sealing of criminal records for those convicted of low level possession of the substance.