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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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.
Aug 15, 2017
This summer’s Unity and Power vote, which was conducted union-wide over six weeks. In nearly 1,300 elections at 800 employers, 93% of voting…
Aug 14, 2017
The remarks by Mr. Loeb regarding State Senate Democratic Caucus leader Andrea Stewart Cousins are repugnant. To liken an African American…
Aug 14, 2017
The neo-Nazi led and racist fueled violence rally in Charlottesville, VA is a shocking act of terror. But, this is nothing we have not seen…
Aug 10, 2017
Join us Sunday, August 13th as we celebrate and march in the 2017 Dominican Day Parade.
Aug 7, 2017
As groups representing millions of New York consumers, providers, health plans, employers and frontline health care and human services…
Aug 4, 2017
We, the Undersigned, urge you to stop the layoffs at Wyckoff Hospital. These layoffs will surely devastate patient care, take jobs away from…
Jul 31, 2017
Knowledge of GAAP, governmental, and organizational regulation and policy. Supervise junior accountant in preparing Bank Reconciliations,…
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…
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