NYC/Long Island

1199 was founded in 1932 as a New York City drugstore workers’ union. Today’s 1199SEIU represents the spectrum of healthcare professions in five states and the District of Columbia. What remains true, though, is that the vast concentration of 1199’s membership is centered in New York City and its suburbs; the union represents more than 250,000 workers in the region. Tens of thousands of 1199SEIU hospital-based members work throughout the mega-health systems that include Mount Sinai, NYU Langone, Presbyterian, Northwell Health (formerly Northshore LIJ), and Montefiore. These include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, off-site provider-based clinics, and other settings. The union represents 100,000 more members who work in nursing homes and home care settings.


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Mar 28, 2020
We demand that all 1199SEIU members will be paid during a quarantine period without using sick leave or PTO, regardless of the size of…
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Mar 27, 2020
New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham released the following statement thanking New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten…
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Mar 26, 2020
Miramar, FL - The following open letter from Dale Ewart, Acting Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, was…
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Mar 25, 2020
1199SEIU is committed to making sure that you are informed, safe, and properly compensated as we respond to COVID-19. This document will be…
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Mar 23, 2020
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Mar 21, 2020
Our nurses and other healthcare staff in hospitals and nursing homes having been working tirelessly on the front lines of public health to…
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Mar 21, 2020
On March 21, New Jersey Governor Murphy issued an executive order that closed non-essential retail businesses and directed residents to stay…
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Mar 20, 2020
On March 20, New York Governor Cuomo announced that all employees of non-essential businesses will be required to stay home, and as much as…
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Mar 18, 2020
As the U.S. combats the spread of the novel coronavirus, health care experts continue to debate how to best protect America’s protectors…
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Mar 17, 2020
In recognition of International Women’s Month, scores of Union sisters gathered at Union headquarters in Manhattan on Friday for an evening…
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Mar 15, 2020
New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement:
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Mar 13, 2020
As we continue to learn the specifics of the coronavirus, it is imperative that we serve as advocates for protecting the health of our…
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Mar 13, 2020
New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding calls to close New York City's schools in…
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Mar 13, 2020
Protecting Health Care Workers And Patients, Hospital Edition
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Mar 13, 2020
Sung to the tune of "Solidarity Forever" by Pete Seeger
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Mar 12, 2020
You can take the same steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 as you would to protect yourself against colds and the flu:
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Mar 12, 2020
ALBANY ― Assembly Democrats have a five-year, $450 million plan to combat the state’s homeless crisis — and local governments would decide…
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Mar 11, 2020
ALBANY – As Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo leads the state’s coronavirus response, state legislators are scrambling behind-the-scenes at the Capitol…
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Mar 5, 2020
A new coronavirus, COVID-19, has been identified as the cause of a cluster of severe pneumonia cases that emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province,…
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Feb 27, 2020
From its inception, the leftwing founders of 1199 allied themselves with the struggle of African Americans for social and economic equality.…


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