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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Jun 16, 2017
On Monday, June 12, hundreds of 1199 members—including clerical staff, housekeepers, dieticians, social workers, and technicians—braved the…
Jun 16, 2017
OUR JOBS, PATIENTS AND FAMILIES OUR UNDER THREAT. Politicians are trying to slash healthcare funding, the industry is rapidly undergoing…
Jun 5, 2017
“The health care plan proposed by the extreme right-wing will wreak havoc on our health care system by cutting hundreds of billions of…
Jun 1, 2017
"The Trump administration, backed by dirty fuel CEOs, is to abandon the US pledges under the Paris Agreement, which was a vital step towards…
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May 25, 2017
Today we welcome more than 50 new members from three Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) community health centers in Long Island into the…
May 25, 2017
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives irresponsibly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) without an impact analysis from…
May 18, 2017
Today we welcome more than 30 new members from St John’s Riverside Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family.
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May 18, 2017
Dr. Leana Wen has served as Baltimore, Maryland’s City Health Commissioner since January, 2015. Before taking the job she was an emergency…
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May 18, 2017
1199SEIU represents tens of thousands of Professional and Technical workers and Registered Nurses.
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May 18, 2017
Monnie Callan has been a union activist for more than half her life. And with a recent celebration marking her 90th birthday, that is…
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May 18, 2017
Not since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, had the stakes been so high. From coast to coast, people…
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May 18, 2017
From Brexit in the U.K. to President Trump’s victory here at home, recent events convey that the world is tilting right. The McKinsey Global…
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May 18, 2017
On the afternoon of March 24, thousands of 1199SEIU members took a moment to celebrate a hard won victory when Rep. Paul Ryan pulled the…
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May 16, 2017
More than 800 healthcare workers have been killed in the six-year old war in Syria. NPR recently reported a study which shows Syria to be…
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May 16, 2017
Braving icy winds from the East River, 1199SEIU members held an informational picket before delivering a message of solidarity for Liberia’s…
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May 16, 2017
It should not come as a surprise to 1199ers that working people these days have few friends in high places in Washington, D.C. Despite…
May 11, 2017
Hundreds of 1199SEIU Registered Nurses gathered at the state capital in Albany, New York this week to warn elected officials about the…
May 4, 2017
“The Republican plan is about slashing care for children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities att he expense of give a…
May 1, 2017
1199ers joined with members from SEIU 32B, New York State Nurses (NYSNA), and unions representing auto, electrical, postal, government,…
May 1, 2017
More than 35 busloads of 1199ers from New York, New Jersey and Maryland-DC were among the more than 200,000 marchers who descended on the…
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