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.


May 18, 2017
Dr. Leana Wen has served as Baltimore, Maryland’s City Health Commissioner since January, 2015. Before taking the job she was an emergency…
May 18, 2017
1199SEIU represents tens of thousands of Professional and Technical workers and Registered Nurses.
May 18, 2017
Monnie Callan has been a union activist for more than half her life. And with a recent celebration marking her 90th birthday, that is…
May 18, 2017
Not since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, had the stakes been so high. From coast to coast, people…
May 18, 2017
From Brexit in the U.K. to President Trump’s victory here at home, recent events convey that the world is tilting right. The McKinsey Global…
May 18, 2017
On the afternoon of March 24, thousands of 1199SEIU members took a moment to celebrate a hard won victory when Rep. Paul Ryan pulled the…
May 16, 2017
More than 800 healthcare workers have been killed in the six-year old war in Syria. NPR recently reported a study which shows Syria to be…
May 16, 2017
Braving icy winds from the East River, 1199SEIU members held an informational picket before delivering a message of solidarity for Liberia’s…
May 16, 2017
It should not come as a surprise to 1199ers that working people these days have few friends in high places in Washington, D.C. Despite…
May 11, 2017
Hundreds of 1199SEIU Registered Nurses gathered at the state capital in Albany, New York this week to warn elected officials about the…
May 4, 2017
“The Republican plan is about slashing care for children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities att he expense of give a…
May 1, 2017
1199ers joined with members from SEIU 32B, New York State Nurses (NYSNA), and unions representing auto, electrical, postal, government,…
May 1, 2017
More than 35 busloads of 1199ers from New York, New Jersey and Maryland-DC were among the more than 200,000 marchers who descended on the…
Apr 27, 2017
A total of 98 technical and services workers on Long Island, New York, have overwhelmingly signed on to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
Apr 26, 2017
New York, NY- The early morning of Saturday, April 29th will see a beehive of activity in 10 locations as healthcare workers from throughout…
Apr 25, 2017
New York, NY- As people from around the country make plans for a massive, historic Climate March on April 29, 1199SEIU is both proud and…
Apr 21, 2017
New York, NY – A coalition of more than two dozen non-profit organizations, labor unions and advocacy groups today sent a joint letter to…
Apr 12, 2017
"The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU thank Governor Cuomo, Assemblyman Heastie, and Senator Klein for their successful effort to ensure…
Apr 6, 2017
On March 24, 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus members gathered at New York City’s Hotel Trades Council Offices to honor the accomplishments of…
Mar 30, 2017
“The Empire State Equity Act would make Federal funding for New York State’s Medicaid program more equitable and is exactly the kind of…

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