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Today we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family.
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s legislative hearing convened by the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, submitted the attached written testimony that includes in part the following:
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
1199SEIU we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family.
Approximately 300 service workers join state’s largest and fastest growing healthcare union; technical workers await final vote outcome.
Boston, MA (July 18, 2017) – In response to the failure of Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
Boston, MA (July 12, 2017) – In response to the strike by nurses at Tufts Medical Center, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
Healthcare Workers, Members of 1199SEIU, to Picket Jewish Home of Central New York Required 10-Day Notice Delivered Late Last Week Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: 4101 E Genesee St., DeWitt, NY
At the heart of any organizing or advocacy is the simple act of a conversation. With the help of our community allies, Lynn residents and elected officials, we 1199ers have spent the last year sharing ideas about how best to address the healthcare needs for Lynn. We’ve conversed during community forums and city meetings, on street corners, at bus stops and in the hospital cafeteria.
We are nurses in New York’s Hudson Valley who have been personally touched by the opioid epidemic besieging our communities.