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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Dec 27, 2018
1199SEIU home care workers were out in force Thursday morning in front of Elderplan in Brooklyn demanding: Be Fair to Those Who Care!
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Dec 26, 2018
Anxiety punctuated much of the last year, but 1199ers continued to shine, winning in the workplace, standing up to attacks on health care,…
Dec 21, 2018
Two major bargaining groups of metro-area nursing homes each reached a contract with 1199SEIU, agreeing to wage increases for 30,000 workers…
Dec 20, 2018
New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island: After months of bargaining, informational pickets and a strike vote, nearly 30,000 nursing…
Dec 20, 2018
New York, NY- After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers…
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Dec 20, 2018
Today we welcome Respiratory Therapists at NewYork Presbyterian Queens into the 1199SEIU family. They will join their RN, professional and…
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Dec 4, 2018
New York, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the appointment of Alethia E. Jones as…
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Nov 2, 2018
This week we welcome more than 50 new members at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens into the 1199SEIU family.
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Nov 1, 2018
It’s well-known that healthcare workers face some of the highest rates of accidental injury on the job, but it’s less well-known that health…
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Oct 29, 2018
In its slick advertising campaign, NYU Langone Medical Center promises the institution is #MadeForNY. 1199ers want to know exactly which New…
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Oct 23, 2018
Sisters and Brothers, there are only a few days to go before Election Day, when the fate of our families, communities and country will be…
Oct 11, 2018
New York, NY – President George Gresham has released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United…
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Sep 18, 2018
It should come as no surprise to individuals who operate within the home health care sector that fraud and abuse can and does happen. As any…
Sep 18, 2018
One year after Hurricane Maria, join us to honor those we lost and stand in solidarity with those fighting to recover.
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Sep 13, 2018
In less than two months, voters across the country can begin to lead our nation out of the nightmare of the Trump administration. We would…
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Sep 6, 2018
Home health care workers are often shorted on their wages and harassed by their agencies, according to an investigation by the New York City…
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Sep 4, 2018
Money in abandoned or dormant accounts is scheduled to be turned over to New York State.
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Sep 4, 2018
Organized labor is facing an array of attacks. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling is threatening public sector unions. The building…
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Sep 4, 2018
In the Labor Power 50, we recognize top labor leaders who are key players in the world of New York politics and government. It’s also worth…
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Aug 30, 2018
Although New York state has passed $15 minimum wage legislation, there are thousands of home health care workers, mostly immigrant women of…

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