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 3, 2021
“Reports that the State Department of Health is planning to dramatically cut health care services in one of the hardest hit areas of New…
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Feb 26, 2021
The Bread and Roses Gallery, also known as Gallery 1199, often served as a venue for the Union’s African American History Month programs.…
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Feb 22, 2021
Frustrated 1199ers at four New York City clinics run by Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) held informational pickets Jan. 7 to…
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Feb 19, 2021
Maya Wiley’s week may not have started well, just missing the threshold to qualify for public funds, but it’s ending with a bang: the…
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Feb 19, 2021
The endorsement by Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union is a major win for Ms. Wiley. The union was a key early supporter…
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Feb 8, 2021
During the last decades of the 20th century, 1199 delegates were privileged to attend new members’ classes conducted by two veteran labor…
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Jan 28, 2021
January 1959 was the infancy of the most significant organizing campaign in 1199’s history. After winning its first voluntary hospital…
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Jan 20, 2021
The founders of 1199 shared a deep commitment to organizing all healthcare workers regardless of job classifications. They were active in…
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Jan 19, 2021
Ansel Oommen, a clinical laboratory technologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, lives where art and science meet. Since…
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Jan 19, 2021
In the 1960s, the blue and white 1199 paper hats became a powerful symbol of economic and racial justice. The hat was worn during the…
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Jan 14, 2021
For hundreds of 1199ers, Jan. 20 is the anniversary of one of the most important days of their lives. These 1199ers were present 12 years…
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Jan 13, 2021
We are less than two weeks into 2021, and our nation is at a dangerous crossroads. The road behind us is littered with violent acts of…
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Jan 11, 2021
Today we welcome more than 100 new members at White Plains Hospital into the 1199SEIU family. They are joining hundreds of fellow members in…
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Dec 12, 2020
The hardworking women and men of 1199SEIU have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic for nine months. During this time, they have…
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Dec 5, 2020
1999 Was a Banner Year
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Nov 23, 2020
When 1199 became the first Union to oppose the war in Vietnam, it did not represent the views of the leadership alone, but also large…
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Nov 2, 2020
Hospitals don’t stay in good working order on their own. It takes crews of experienced professionals who can manage complicated systems, fix…
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Sep 14, 2020
The contract contains substantial wage raises, retro pay, and many other benefits. The negotiation committee recommends this agreement!
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Sep 7, 2020
Happy Labor Day!
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Sep 1, 2020
Our 1199SEIU Executive Committee has endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to become the next President and Vice President of the United…

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