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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Jul 27, 2017
New York’s elected officials have mobilized a powerful campaign to protect the Affordable Care Act in partnership with 1199 members.
Jul 25, 2017
“Senate Republicans have elected to go forward with a procedural vote on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Under any of the…
Jul 25, 2017
Today we welcome more than 700 new members from four different health systems into the 1199SEIU family.
Jul 6, 2017
We are shocked by the senseless and horrific shooting that occurred at Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday. The mass shooting took the life of…
Jul 5, 2017
Anthony Rodgers Wright is an activist and policy director for the national nonprofit Environmental Action. He has presented the case for…
Jul 5, 2017
U. S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that one in five Americans is a person with a disability. Historically these persons have suffered…
Jun 30, 2017
The Human Rights Campaign & the National LGBTQ Task Force 1199SEIU represents workers at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National…
Jun 30, 2017
Bill Pigford, a Unit Specialist at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD, says he has no time for people who did not bother to…
Jun 30, 2017
1199SEIU’s Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus held its annual celebration on May 23 in the Union’s Cherkasky/Davis Penthouse. The event…
Jun 30, 2017
Opponents of a plan to store gas near Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York declared a partial victory in mid-May when…
Jun 28, 2017
I’m so proud of 1199SEIU for many reasons, but one that I’m most proud about is our diversity. There are 19 countries in the world and I’d…
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…
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.
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…
May 18, 2017
1199SEIU represents tens of thousands of Professional and Technical workers and Registered Nurses.
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310 West 43rd Streete

New York, NY

212-582-1890


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