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.


Mar 14, 2012
More than one thousand New York City home attendants speaking at least 10 different languages, came to Albany, New York’s capital, on ...
Mar 14, 2012
More than one thousand New York City home attendants speaking at least 10 different languages, came to Albany, New York?s capital, on Ma...
Mar 6, 2012
Luthmin Boodram, who works for Alliance Home Services based in the Bronx, says she’s “worried sick.” That worry is about her threa...
Mar 6, 2012
Luthmin Boodram, who works for Alliance Home Services based in the Bronx, says she?s ?worried sick.? That worry is about her threatened ...
Mar 5, 2012
For decades, employers have stacked the deck legally against workers’ ability to join together for a voice on the job and a better lif...
Mar 5, 2012
For decades, employers have stacked the deck legally against workers? ability to join together for a voice on the job and a better life ...
Mar 1, 2012
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Mar 1, 2012
Worth Read, a Look or a Listen: One week?s list of musical selections, movies and books worth checking out. Read These...
Feb 21, 2012
1199SEIU retirees and leaders were among the 10,000 activists who marched and rallied February 11 in Raleigh, N.C., for jobs, education,...
Feb 21, 2012
1199SEIU retirees and leaders were among the 10,000 activists who marched and rallied February 11 in Raleigh, N.C., for jobs, education,...
Feb 17, 2012
The long struggle to free Jon-Adrian Velázquez, the wrongfully imprisoned son of 1199SEIU retiree Maria Velazquez, was given a major bo...
Feb 17, 2012
The long struggle to free Jon-Adrian Vel
Feb 15, 2012
In 2010, the 1199SEIU Executive Council voted unanimously to endorse then-State Senator Eric Schneiderman in a highly competitive campai...
Feb 15, 2012
In 2010, the 1199SEIU Executive Council voted unanimously to endorse then-State Senator Eric Schneiderman in a highly competitive campai...
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 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...

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