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December 29, 2016

Healthcare Workers Fight For $15!

Check out what is happening in your state: New York | Massachusetts | New Jersey | Maryland/DC | Florida

Home care and healthcare workers have dedicated their lives to providing quality care, but too many caregivers are trapped in poverty. Many healthcare workers make less than $15 an hour and are struggling to pay for food, housing, utilities and other basic essentials. This has a negative impact on patient care, because low wages hurt recruitment and retention of qualified caregivers.

The Fight For $15 is not just about low-wage caregivers, it is about the future of all healthcare jobs and our entire industry. By raising up our low-wage sisters and brothers, we can put upward pressure on employers to improve wages for every healthcare worker. Our vision is that ALL healthcare jobs should be good jobs with a living wage, health benefits and a union. This fight is even more urgent as billionaires keep amassing more wealth, undermining our economy and our democracy.

Fill out the form to the right to get involved today – Together, healthcare workers can win the Fight For $15 for ALL working people!

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Sep 29, 2016
Hospital workers at United Medical Center in Washington, DC marched into the Chief Financial Officer’s office in City Hall on September 28…
Sep 16, 2016
Just before midnight on Tuesday September 12, after hours of last-minute negotiations, 1199SEIU members at Cedar Oaks nursing home in South…
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Sep 2, 2016
Dozens of 1199SEIU members at Amboy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perth Amboy, NJ, took to the picket line on Wednesday, August 31 in…
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Jul 22, 2016
1199 members from Alameda Center nursing home in Perth Amboy, NJ, picketed at their workplace on Thursday, July 21st to demand that the…
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Jul 20, 2016
Laurel Regional Hospital (LRH) caregivers joined Prince Georges County elected officials and the Laurel community at a press conference in…
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Jul 13, 2016
In a showing of commitment and determination to improve jobs and protect quality care, nursing home workers at four Alaris Health facilities…
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Jul 6, 2016
Members at the Tampa nursing home are demanding that the owner, John Bartles, change the way he runs the facility. University Village has…
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Jul 2, 2016
This month, hundreds of caregivers in Florida should benefit from a significant increase in the minimum wage. After one of the most…
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Jun 27, 2016
With Our Support, Miami Beach Commissioners Raised the Minimum Wage. On June 8th the City Commission unanimously voted to raise the minimum…
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Jun 24, 2016
“What we have accomplished is for the benefit of all workers. I want to invite everyone to get involved with the union so we can be a…
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