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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Oct 14, 2019
The first step in making change is making your voice heard. 1199ers who work in hospitals and nursing homes in New York City traveled to…
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Oct 10, 2019
Last month, right after Labor Day, CNN conducted an unusual— actually, unique—seven-hour-long forum for the leading Democratic presidential…
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Oct 10, 2019
At our Presidential Issues Forum held in New York City in September, Patrick Gaspard, Executive Director of the Open Societies Foundation…
Sep 30, 2019
Mineola, LI, NY- After a long, contentious struggle, workers at NYU-Winthrop Hospital on Long Island voted on Wednesday, September 25, to…
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Sep 30, 2019
Successful vote caps an over year long battle to organize workers in the face of management opposition.
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Sep 4, 2019
After negotiating throughout the summer months with an employer who was proposing givebacks on the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund and…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the 3,000 victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, some 600 were union members. The majority were firefighters, but…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the many 1199 heroes on Sept. 11, 2001, one made the ultimate sacrifice. Cabrini Hospital EMT Marc Sullins, aged 30, lost his life trying…
Aug 30, 2019
The decade of the 1980s was a difficult period for 1199, as the Local grappled with complex questions of affiliations and its relation to…
Aug 30, 2019
In 1979, in part to mark the twentieth anniversary of 1199’s hospital organizing victories, the Union’s Bread and Roses program held an…
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Aug 30, 2019
For most Americans, Labor Day – the first Monday in September – marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But for us in…
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Aug 22, 2019
The 1199SEIU Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus marked the end of Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a broad-ranging celebration held on May…
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Aug 21, 2019
New York Leaders Come Out in Support of AG James Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
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Aug 19, 2019
New York, NY - 1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding the NYPD’s announcement of the firing of…
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Aug 7, 2019
The 1,000 members who work as Researchers, Clerical, Library and Technical staff at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan ended…
Jul 24, 2019
The seminar/workshop is designed to offer nurses who are interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge in the principles and practices…
Jun 27, 2019
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Jun 18, 2019
Union leadership and 4,000 delegates sworn in in Midtown ceremony.
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Jun 17, 2019
It seems like getting sick will cost you an arm and a leg, literally. The on-going Healthcare and prescription drug catastrophe is a…
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Jun 14, 2019
The New York State Legislature is considering a bill which, if enacted, would limit patient hospital choice and hurt hospital systems…


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