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’s five boroughs and its suburbs; the union represents more than 200,000 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 the Montefiore systems. 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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Feb 22, 2017
Alarmed by Threats to Healthcare Funding, Healthcare Workers and Allies Are Standing up
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Feb 19, 2017
Today the 255 workers employed by Sodexo at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester County voted overwhelmingly to become members of our…
Feb 13, 2017
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest healthcare union in the U.S., has decided to join Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, a…
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Feb 9, 2017
Today we welcome 36 new members into our 1199 family after a unanimous vote to join our union. The CNAs and housekeeping staff at the Hope…
Jan 31, 2017
As a union of healthcare workers, the majority of whom are women, we know how important it is to protect the right to choose and access to…
Jan 26, 2017
“As union members, we know that the #1 priority for working Americans is good jobs and economic progress. That is one of the major reasons…
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Jan 25, 2017
On Jan. 20, Midtown Manhattan belonged to the 400,000 women and men who flooded the city’s streets and unequivocally declared their support…
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Jan 25, 2017
This January, Rite Aid and Walgreens expect to finalize their merger, making Walgreens the largest retail pharmacy chain in the world. This…
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Jan 20, 2017
Today we welcome more than 500 new members from Mercy Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family.
Jan 17, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU celebrate the release of freedom fighter Oscar López Rivera after 35 years in prison, and we thank…
Jan 12, 2017
New York, NY – While millions of Americans were sleeping last night, the Senate voted to begin steps to decimate the Affordable Care Act –…
Jan 11, 2017
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a plan in place would cause thousands of Long Islanders to lose their health coverage, slash…
Jan 10, 2017
The nurses and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo’s bold progressive vision that he outlined for working families in his…
Jan 6, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo’s plan to make childcare more affordable for middle class New Yorkers. His…
Jan 4, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo¹s bold proposal to ensure tuition-free college for middle and lower-income New…
Dec 30, 2016
I am ready to VOTE YES for 1199SEIU, so that we can negotiate a fair, legally binding contract that includes:
Dec 30, 2016
New York, NY – On January 1, all workers who make under $11 an hour in New York City will begin to earn a higher wage as part of the Fight…
Dec 23, 2016
"1199SEIU is proud to stand with transit advocates, legal, and community based groups to support the Fair Fares campaign...
Dec 20, 2016
"We thank President Obama for the pardons and clemencies he issued this week and throughout his years in office. The steps taken by the…
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Dec 16, 2016
1199SEIU has long been a leader in campaigns for pro-worker policies and politicians. As such, the overwhelming majority of its political…
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212-582-1890

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