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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Jan 12, 2017
New York, NY – While millions of Americans were sleeping last night, the Senate voted to begin steps to decimate the Affordable Care Act –…
Jan 11, 2017
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a plan in place would cause thousands of Long Islanders to lose their health coverage, slash…
Jan 10, 2017
The nurses and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo’s bold progressive vision that he outlined for working families in his…
Jan 6, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo’s plan to make childcare more affordable for middle class New Yorkers. His…
Jan 4, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU applaud Governor Cuomo¹s bold proposal to ensure tuition-free college for middle and lower-income New…
Dec 30, 2016
I am ready to VOTE YES for 1199SEIU, so that we can negotiate a fair, legally binding contract that includes:
Dec 30, 2016
New York, NY – On January 1, all workers who make under $11 an hour in New York City will begin to earn a higher wage as part of the Fight…
Dec 23, 2016
"1199SEIU is proud to stand with transit advocates, legal, and community based groups to support the Fair Fares campaign...
Dec 20, 2016
"We thank President Obama for the pardons and clemencies he issued this week and throughout his years in office. The steps taken by the…
Dec 16, 2016
1199SEIU has long been a leader in campaigns for pro-worker policies and politicians. As such, the overwhelming majority of its political…
Dec 16, 2016
This year was one of historic victories and, for many of us, heartbreaking 1199ers helped scores of working-family friendly candidates win…
Dec 15, 2016
Members at New York’s Legal Aid Society are getting ready to head to the negotiating table. At press time, talks for the 1199 bargaining…
Dec 14, 2016
A month has now passed since the results of the presidential elections set in. And there are still six weeks to go before President Obama…
Dec 10, 2016
More than one hundred members of 1199SEIU from New York, Massachusetts and the Maryland/DC Region were in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5 and 6…
Dec 8, 2016
Great News for Rite Aid Workers! Rite Aid’s Attempts to undercut the strength of our union have not succeeded. A judge with the National…
Dec 2, 2016
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, spoke at the podium at Columbus Circle in a demonstration of solidarity with the hundreds of 1199…
Nov 29, 2016
1199SEIU members from Central Brooklyn hospitals came together on November 21st, along with members of sister unions and local community…
Nov 16, 2016
The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds launched a Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program, which is a partnership between…
Nov 14, 2016
World premiere of Black Women in Medicine, the powerful documentary film directed by Crystal R. Emery, with the mission to inspire Americans…
Nov 10, 2016
Over the past year, we poured our hearts and souls into advancing the 1199SEIU Action Platform – good jobs, economic justice, quality…
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212-582-1890


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