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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Nov 16, 2011
"This is NOT what democracy looks like. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East strongly condemns the violent removal of pea...
Nov 14, 2011
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) and its New York City chapter held their annual fundraiser in the 1199SEIU Penthouse at 330. W. 42nd ...
Nov 14, 2011
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) and its New York City chapter held their annual fundraiser in the 1199SEIU Penthouse at 330. W. 42nd ...
Nov 11, 2011
1199ers in the New York metropolitan region are preparing to take part in a November 17 Day of Action for good jobs and a fair, democrat...
Nov 11, 2011
On Tuesday, nearly 550 Pocono Medical Center service and maintenance workers in Pennsylvania voted by 92 percent to ratify a new contrac...
Nov 11, 2011
1199ers in the New York metropolitan region are preparing to take part in a November 17 Day of Action for good jobs and a fair, democrat...
Nov 11, 2011
On Tuesday, nearly 550 Pocono Medical Center service and maintenance workers in Pennsylvania voted by 92 percent to ratify a new contrac...
Nov 9, 2011
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), of which 1199SEIU is a founding member, and its New York City chapter will hold its annual fundraise...
Nov 9, 2011
Since the 2008 economic collapse Americans have wondered when our government would start working for us again instead of the banks that ...
Nov 9, 2011
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW), of which 1199SEIU is a founding member, and its New York City chapter will hold its annual fundraise...
Nov 9, 2011
Since the 2008 economic collapse Americans have wondered when our government would start working for us again instead of the banks that ...
Nov 2, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in lower Manhattan, 1199SEIU hosted two screenings of the new documen...
Nov 2, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in lower Manhattan, 1199SEIU hosted two screenings of the new documen...
Oct 28, 2011
Representatives of labor and the civil rights movement met October 26 at 1199SEIU’s Manhattan headquarters to lay plans for a huge Dec...
Oct 28, 2011
Representatives of labor and the civil rights movement met October 26 at 1199SEIU?s Manhattan headquarters to lay plans for a huge Decem...
Oct 19, 2011
The New York City Labor Chorus, which includes several 1199ers, will mark 20 years of rousing songs for the labor rights, peace justice ...
Oct 19, 2011
At 4 pm this Friday, October 21, Occupy Wall Street protesters are marching and picketing in lower Manhattan with our brothers and siste...
Oct 19, 2011
The New York City Labor Chorus, which includes several 1199ers, will mark 20 years of rousing songs for the labor rights, peace justice ...
Oct 19, 2011
At 4 pm this Friday, October 21, Occupy Wall Street protesters are marching and picketing in lower Manhattan with our brothers and siste...
Oct 13, 2011
1199SEIU members were among the hundreds who gathered at noon on October 11 in midtown Manhattan for a Billionaire’s March through Man...
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