When @1199SEIU members heard that a plane of medical supplies to help the injured in Puerto Rico was leaving this morning, they were quick to step up and help get those supplies to those who needed them.
More than 100 are expected at the rally, including neighborhood and community activists, elected officials, clergy, members of several labor unions, leaders and allies. Rally participants will be urging the hospital to pay their fair share in the community and to sign a Fair & Free Elections Code of Conduct.
Faith Leaders Strongly Oppose Latest Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Our coalition of New York State consumers, health care and human service workers, and providers and insurers urge you to strongly oppose the new Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could be voted on in the Senate in the coming days. If the bill clears the Senate, it would be sent to the House for your consideration. Your opposition to the bill is critical, as its implementation would catastrophically cut Federal funding to New York’s health care system and severely compromise your constituents’ access to health care coverage and services.
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Resources to find food, water and other assistance as a result of Hurricane Irma.
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In this issue of the magazine, we celebrate our Union’s successful efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act and defend Medicaid.
Healthcare Workers Condemn Trump Administration’s Cruel Decision to End DACA Program for Immigrant Children
Boston, MA (September 5, 2017) – In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
Statement by George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on ending of DACA
“President Donald Trump has made several destructive decisions during his nearly eight months in office. Few, however, are as cruel and damaging as the destruction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This program has provided renewable, two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in this country since they were children and often only know the United States as home. They’re called Dreamers, but President Trump has created a nightmare for these nearly 800,000 people, most of whom have made positive contributions to the U.S.