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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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…
Nov 3, 2016
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 workers at Allied Health Services home care agency in New York City overwhelmingly voted YES by 143 to 22 to…
Nov 2, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
1199SEIU’s Professional and Technical workers covered under the contract with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes achieved a major…
Oct 20, 2016
Participants in this year’s Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) celebrated their growth and achievement with a celebration held Aug. 18 at…
Oct 19, 2016
The economic crisis of 2007- 2008 was precipitated largely by a collapse of the sub-prime home mortgage market; these loans were peddled…
Oct 19, 2016
After a fraught organizing campaign that involved firings and unfair labor practice charges, and drew a passionate community rally and at…
Oct 19, 2016
1199SEIU members are standing firm against attempts by Rite Aid, one of the largest drugstore chains in the nation, to win major contract…
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