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.

Feb 27, 2018
Health clinic workers at Columbia University in New York City who voted more than a year ago to join 1199SEIU are in a protracted first…
Feb 27, 2018
Generations of schoolchildren throughout our country have been taught to believe in a number of shared ideals and values:
Feb 15, 2018
1199SEIU and the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program to help ensure that working people pay only the…
Feb 12, 2018
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund is offering free tax preparation to 1199SEIU members and their families so that they may take…
Feb 8, 2018
This week we welcome more than 110 new members from 10 Mount Sinai off-site locations and a City MD urgent care site into the 1199SEIU…
Feb 5, 2018
Victory! Last week Group of “44” and Greater NY nursing home members preserved standards for those who serve our vulnerable and elderly…
Feb 2, 2018
1199ers who work at Columbia University in New York City joined hundreds of the college’s graduate student teaching assistants Feb. 1 for a…
Feb 1, 2018
1199SEIU members joined healthcare leaders, elected officials and public transportation advocates for a press conference at New York City…
Jan 23, 2018
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on…
Jan 16, 2018
New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1st…
Jan 12, 2018
Environmental activists, experts and 1199ers joined actor Alec Baldwin the union’s Manhattan headquarters to congratulate NY Governor Andrew…
Jan 12, 2018
New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about…
Jan 8, 2018
“Today the Trump Administration ruled to strip nearly 200,000 Salvadorans of the protections afforded to them under Temporary Protected…
Nov 14, 2017
Luis Santiago walked into a strike on the day he started as an HIV/AIDS counsellor at Jamaica Hospital in New York City. Service workers…
Nov 14, 2017
Since its inception in 1965, The Anne Shore Camp program has been sending eligible 1199ers’ children who are between the ages of nine and…
Nov 13, 2017
In the American labor lexicon, apprentices are generally more associated with hammer and nails than blood sugar checks.
Nov 10, 2017
It’s been a victorious week for working people, with healthcare champions winning elections across our regions!
Nov 9, 2017
On Thursday November 2, 2017, the 1199 family welcomed more than 100 new members from three Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) community health…
Nov 1, 2017
1199SEIU denounces the actions of Jack Martins, candidate for Nassau County Executive, who is standing by a divisive and hateful campaign…
Oct 24, 2017
GOOD NEWS! After over a year of negotiations and numerous set-backs, Rite Aid workers have accomplished what sometimes felt unachievable:…


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