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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Oct 18, 2016
It was the Fight for $15 campaign that first attracted Beverly Miller to political action. She saw how effective activism could be. Miller…
Oct 18, 2016
Things you need to know as we head into Election Day.
Oct 18, 2016
Hundreds of 1199SEIU members at two NYU-Langone Medical Center facilities in New York City held informational pickets Aug. 31 to protest the…
Oct 18, 2016
1199SEIU’s Training and Employment Funds (TEF) and the New York Yankees teamed up on Sept. 14 to raise money to train bilingual healthcare…
Oct 18, 2016
Scores of 1199SEIU members, their families and local supporters held an informational picket at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY on Aug.…
Oct 18, 2016
Eighty-four years ago, 1199’s late President Leon Davis and a group of his fellow pharmacists and drugstore workers came together to form…
Oct 18, 2016
In the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sept. 26, Sec. Clinton spent the better part of the evening…
Oct 11, 2016
Join 1199SEIU and the We Care for Haiti Committee in supporting the island’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew. Haiti is facing unthinkable…
Oct 6, 2016
Healthcare workers at Start Treatment and Recovery Centers have voted overwhelmingly, by 93 votes to 37, to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
Sep 30, 2016
Callen-Lorde workers have ratified their first contract with 1199SEIU. The terms of the three-year contract include improvements to employee…
Sep 28, 2016
I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world, being able to serve 400,000 dedicated caregivers as president of our Union.
Sep 27, 2016
Hundreds of 1199SEIU members and community allies came together in East Flatbush on September 22 to discuss how Brooklyn’s healthcare system…
Sep 26, 2016
As President Obama held a Leaders Summit on Refugees during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, more than 150 members of…
Sep 15, 2016
Living up to the reputation of “political powerhouse,” the hard work of 1199SEIU members once again played an important role in achieving…
Sep 15, 2016
Living up to the reputation of “political powerhouse,” the hard work of 1199SEIU members once again played an important role in achieving…
Sep 13, 2016
After 1199SEIU healthcare workers fought long and hard to negotiate some of the best wages and benefits in New York, management wants to…
Aug 26, 2016
Scores of 1199SEIU members, their families and local supporters held an informational picket at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY Aug. 23…
Aug 26, 2016
Scores of 1199SEIU members, their families and local supporters held an informational picket at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY Aug. 23…
Aug 25, 2016
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year in the United States.
Jul 1, 2016
This year, thousands of Delegates from Massachusetts to Florida were sworn in to serve in the position for the next three years. In unio...
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