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 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 Montefiore. 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.


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 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 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 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.
May 27, 2016
The Service Employees International Union held its 26th Annual Constitutional Convention May 22-24 in Detroit, MI. with thousands of members…
Apr 1, 2016
Members of 1199 have been fighting hard for the $15 minimum wage, and last week in New York we had an historic victory. We are now on the…

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