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.


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Jun 12, 2019
1199SEIU released the following statement today praising a landmark agreement reached this evening to help protect renters in New York…
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Jun 10, 2019
Landlords and developers, fending off a new Democratic majority and proposed rent laws, have adopted some of the tactics of their…
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Jun 4, 2019
1199 is unique in this world. Our Union was founded not only as a workers’ rights organization, but also as one of freedom fighters. Written…
May 21, 2019
As a diverse union with members from all over the world, we recognize the invaluable contributions of immigrants and know that immigrant’s…
May 6, 2019
A Six-Hour Interprofessional Symposium in Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month
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Apr 29, 2019
The East Brooklyn Call to Action for Health and Economic Justice was an opportunity for community leaders, activists, and advocates to come…
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Apr 18, 2019
Busloads of NYC 1199ers headed east on April 17 to join their Suffolk County sisters and brothers for an informational picket at Long Island…
Apr 2, 2019
The proposed $550 million in Medicaid cuts ($1.1 billion with Federal matching funds) have been restored to the State budget, and there is…
Mar 29, 2019
New York, NY- As New York State’s budget deadline gets closer, and as Washington tries to destroy the Affordable Care Act in the courts, on…
Mar 27, 2019
The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus came together to mark International Women’s Day with a vibrant costume parade celebrating the diversity of…
Mar 22, 2019
We showed up and showed out on Tuesday in Albany to fight the proposed Medicaid cuts that are threatening our ability to provide high…
Mar 14, 2019
This week we welcome 106 new members into the 1199SEIU family at Staten Island University Hospital.
Mar 5, 2019
New York, NY- Hundreds of workers, members of 1199SEIU, braved the cold and came out at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to send a clear…
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Feb 25, 2019
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they…
Feb 13, 2019
Hundreds of 1199ers from across New York State braved a blizzard on February 12 to travel to Albany and press their elected representatives…
Feb 12, 2019
Join us as we go to Albany and urge lawmakers to fight for our top legislative priorities in the 2019-2020 state budget. Our priorities…
Feb 6, 2019
Your zipcode should not determine the quality of care. Over time, Medicaid and Medicare funding has failed to keep up with increased costs.…
Feb 6, 2019
Your zipcode should not determine the quality of care. Over time, Medicaid and Medicare funding has failed to keep up with increased costs.…
Jan 17, 2019
As healthcare has become the center of state and national attention, 1199SEIU is pleased to note that a number of healthcare concerns were…
Jan 11, 2019
New York, NY- 1199SEIU and a number of elected officials today launched a concerted effort to protect both recipients of Temporary Protected…

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