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.

Mar 14, 2019
This week we welcome 106 new members into the 1199SEIU family at Staten Island University Hospital.
Feb 25, 2019
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they…
Feb 13, 2019
Hundreds of 1199ers from across New York State braved a blizzard on February 12 to travel to Albany and press their elected representatives…
Feb 12, 2019
Join us as we go to Albany and urge lawmakers to fight for our top legislative priorities in the 2019-2020 state budget. Our priorities…
Feb 5, 2019
The seminar/workshop is designed to offer nurses who are interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge in the principles and practices…
Jan 11, 2019
New York, NY- 1199SEIU and a number of elected officials today launched a concerted effort to protect both recipients of Temporary Protected…
Dec 27, 2018
1199SEIU home care workers were out in force Thursday morning in front of Elderplan in Brooklyn demanding: Be Fair to Those Who Care!
Dec 26, 2018
Anxiety punctuated much of the last year, but 1199ers continued to shine, winning in the workplace, standing up to attacks on health care,…
Dec 21, 2018
Two major bargaining groups of metro-area nursing homes each reached a contract with 1199SEIU, agreeing to wage increases for 30,000 workers…
Dec 20, 2018
New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island: After months of bargaining, informational pickets and a strike vote, nearly 30,000 nursing…
Dec 20, 2018
New York, NY- After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers…
Dec 20, 2018
Today we welcome Respiratory Therapists at NewYork Presbyterian Queens into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their RN, professional and…
Dec 6, 2018
Your 1199SEIU Benefit Fund is working with Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) to offer a FREE financial information series for 1199SEIU…
Dec 4, 2018
New York, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the appointment of Alethia E. Jones as…
Nov 2, 2018
This week we welcome more than 50 new members at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens into the 1199SEIU family.
Nov 1, 2018
It’s well-known that healthcare workers face some of the highest rates of accidental injury on the job, but it’s less well-known that health…
Oct 29, 2018
In its slick advertising campaign, NYU Langone Medical Center promises the institution is #MadeForNY. 1199ers want to know exactly which New…
Oct 11, 2018
New York, NY – President George Gresham has released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United…
Sep 18, 2018
It should come as no surprise to individuals who operate within the home health care sector that fraud and abuse can and does happen. As any…
Sep 18, 2018
One year after Hurricane Maria, join us to honor those we lost and stand in solidarity with those fighting to recover.


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310 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036



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