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 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 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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Oct 19, 2017
One would think President Donald Trump would tire of trying to enact a travel ban against visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries.…
Oct 15, 2017
The 300 solar-powered lamps in these boxes are bound for Puerto Rico as part of the on-going 1199SEIU relief effort for the island in the…
Oct 13, 2017
1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and…
Oct 12, 2017
In another humanitarian response to help those devastated by the horrific storms in the Caribbean, 1199SEIU hosted a terrific event,…
Oct 12, 2017
With the Afya Foundation, 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, Maria Castaneda arrived in Puerto Rico last week to help deliver medical supplies…
Oct 9, 2017
New York State Department of Health Pre-deployment Briefing for Healthcare Relief Workers
Oct 3, 2017
When @1199SEIU members heard that a plane of medical supplies to help the injured in Puerto Rico was leaving this morning, they were quick…
Sep 7, 2017
In this issue of the magazine, we celebrate our Union’s successful efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act and defend Medicaid.
Sep 5, 2017
“President Donald Trump has made several destructive decisions during his nearly eight months in office. Few, however, are as cruel and…
Sep 5, 2017
Bring a non-union homecare worker! Kids are welcome! Food, face painting, arts & crafts! Selfie station and more!
Aug 21, 2017
Purpose: The PALS Full Provider Course Program is designed to provide healthcare professionals the essential knowledge and skills for a…
Aug 21, 2017
The program is designed to prepare Professional Registered Nurses to take the Medical Surgical Nurse Certification Examination by the…
Aug 18, 2017
Today we welcome more than 100 new members from three Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) community health centers in Long Island into the…
Aug 18, 2017
1199SEIU members at Fresenius Dialysis Centers throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx have ratified a contract with significant improvements to…
Aug 17, 2017
PARTISANSHIP SUCCUMBED TO THE COMMON GOOD People power doesn’t sleep. The nation saw proof on July 28 at about 1:30 a.m. in the U.S. Senate,…
Aug 17, 2017
I’m a retired 1199 member and a person with a disability who is very relieved that the disastrous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act…
Aug 16, 2017
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Housekeeper Dowaine Clarke thought he was going to die on June 30. “We were right next to a guy who had been shot and…
Aug 16, 2017
Janine Bassi did not start out as a union activist. In fact, she took some convincing before she could see the value of collective…
Aug 16, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in June issued a complaint against New York City’s prestigious NYU Langone Medical Center (NYU)…
Aug 16, 2017
Patient navigators at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY voted unanimously for 1199 representation in an election held June 16.
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