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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Jun 7, 2018
Hundreds of healthcare advocates, including more than 136 members of 1199, came together at the Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, June 5 to tell…
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May 30, 2018
The Greater New York Hospital Association is supporting the Opioid Workforce Act of 2018, a bipartisan measure introduced in both houses of…
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May 25, 2018
This week, hundreds of 1199 SEIU hospital workers and students conducted a petition walk at NYU Tisch, delivering nearly 3,000 signatures…
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May 23, 2018
For a period of 40 years, something managed to keep inequality in check in the United States. From 1940 to 1980, the richest 1 percent took…
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May 23, 2018
Members of 1199SEIU crowded into the reception area of NYU Langone Health's executive offices Tuesday to deliver a petition demanding that…
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May 7, 2018
Delegates from the three major hospital systems in the most under-served part of Brooklyn came together at 1199SEIU headquarters in…
May 4, 2018
Hicksville, NY (May 4, 2018) –On May 4, the anniversary of the day the U.S. House voted to gut Medicaid, and rip healthcare away from 24…
May 3, 2018
Hicksville, NY (May 3, 2018) –On May 4, the anniversary of the day the U.S. House voted to gut Medicaid, and rip healthcare away from 24…
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May 3, 2018
Bronx, NY - This morning, the LPNs, CNAs and dietary employees represented by 1199SEIU at the Concourse Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in…
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May 1, 2018
March is National Social Work Month. 1199SEIU represents more than 2,000 social workers who are employed in a variety of settings. These…
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May 1, 2018
Maurice Gray started his career as a high school teacher in Jamaica. It was not until he came to join his sister in New York in the 1980s…
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Apr 30, 2018
Coretta Scott King, the wife and fellow activist of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also occupies a place of honor in 1199’s history.
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Apr 30, 2018
These are tough times for working people. Nothing new about that, as I’m sure you know. But they’re about to get a whole lot tougher as the…
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Apr 26, 2018
When we vote, we win! In the April 24th Special Election, 1199 members proved again that when we make our collective voices heard by…
Apr 6, 2018
More than 70 Home Health Aides at the BeSure Home Health Services agency in the Bronx have voted unanimously to join us in the fight for…
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Apr 4, 2018
I came into this world around the same time that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young minister, made history by leading the Montgomery,…
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Mar 12, 2018
1199SEIU members and their guests packed the Union’s Davis/Cherkasky Penthouse in Manhattan on March 9 for an evening panel discussion of…
Mar 7, 2018
Registered Nurses at New York Presbyterian Queens (NYPQ) held an informational picket outside the hospital on Thursday to call for a fair…
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Mar 7, 2018
Every year, 1199SEIU honors hundreds of members who become new American citizens with help from the 1199SEIU Citizenship Program.
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Mar 6, 2018
Today we welcome 130 new members from Brookhaven Memorial Medical Center into the 1199SEIU family.

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