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 10, 2012
The federal Department of Labor is proposing to revise the Fair Labor Standard Act to include most home health workers. This would guara...
Feb 1, 2012
Nursing home caregivers, students and street theater performers conducted a satirical manhunt outside of NYU Law School for school Trust...
Feb 1, 2012
Nursing home caregivers, students and street theater performers conducted a satirical manhunt outside of NYU Law School for school Trust...
Jan 27, 2012
Aida Garcia, who went from an outpatient registrar at NYC’s Roosevelt Hospital to help build 1199’s 70,000 member-strong Homecare Di...
Jan 27, 2012
Late last year, our billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, summoned the press to City Hall to announce that life expectancy in New York i...
Jan 27, 2012
Aida Garcia, who went from an outpatient registrar at NYC?s Roosevelt Hospital to help build 1199?s 70,000 member-strong Homecare Divisi...
Jan 27, 2012
Late last year, our billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, summoned the press to City Hall to announce that life expectancy in New York i...
Jan 24, 2012
Unions help working families fulfill their dreams in many different ways. At SEIU, this includes yearly college scholarship opportunitie...
Jan 24, 2012
Unions help working families fulfill their dreams in many different ways. At SEIU, this includes yearly college scholarship opportunitie...
Jan 19, 2012
A spirited January 18 rally and press conference on the steps of New York’s City Hall demonstrated broad support and enthusiasm for th...
Jan 19, 2012
A spirited January 18 rally and press conference on the steps of New York?s City Hall demonstrated broad support and enthusiasm for the ...
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
» Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs | » Survey Finds Rising Perception of Class Tension Remember that American...
Jan 14, 2012
1199SEIU welcomed a crowd of activists, journalists and the general public to the January 9 opening reception for its new multimedia exh...
Jan 14, 2012
1199SEIU welcomed a crowd of activists, journalists and the general public to the January 9 opening reception for its new multimedia exh...
Jan 3, 2012
It?s official: hardworking Americans are getting poorer. According to the latest census data, a record number of Americans are now poor,...
Jan 3, 2012
It’s official: hardworking Americans are getting poorer. According to the latest census data, a record number of Americans are now poo...
Dec 30, 2011
Even though many of the tents in parks across the country have been dismantled, the Occupy movement lives on in not only in spirit and o...
Dec 30, 2011
Even though many of the tents in parks across the country have been dismantled, the Occupy movement lives on in not only in spirit and o...
Dec 21, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board has approved new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for workers to ...

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