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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Aug 22, 2018
Here’s what you need to know to vote in the 2018 general election.
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Aug 22, 2018
The 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Funds celebrated the accomplishments of graduates with June events in New York City and Massachusetts.…
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Aug 22, 2018
As 1199’s leadership emphasizes the importance of growing the Union by recruiting young members and leaders, it hasn’t lost sight of the…
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Aug 22, 2018
Over the past few months, more than 900 workers at clinics, hospital and home health agencies have voted to join 1199SEIU.
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Aug 22, 2018
The Union’s Executive Council on July 20 unanimously approved two resolutions. One resolution supports the decriminalization of marijuana…
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Aug 22, 2018
Policy-makers are increasingly recognizing the benefits of community-based primary health care. That primary care is often…
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Aug 20, 2018
Throughout the Union’s regions, 1199ers are answering the call to mobilize voters to beat back the political assault on working people.
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Aug 20, 2018
Summer’s over, sisters and brothers, and we have only two months until Election Day, so we’ve got the fight of our lives before us.
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Aug 16, 2018
Governor Cuomo consistently stands with us to help protect New Yorkers from Washington’s health care attacks and other issues that impact…
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Aug 12, 2018
Final preparation is underway for the colorful costume-packed, music-filled New York Caribbean Carnival.
Aug 7, 2018
At 1199SEIU we’re always looking for new ways to protect and extend members’ rights as the healthcare landscape continues to change,…
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Aug 2, 2018
Last month, we learned that corporate tax receipts are near a 75-year low as a share of the overall economy and that the federal budget…
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Jul 18, 2018
On Monday, May 21st, our Negotiating Committee gave its list of demands for a new, fair contract to Management from the League of Voluntary…
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Jul 9, 2018
The 1199 Professional & Technical Department held a union-wide meeting for Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC) on April 24 at…
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Jul 9, 2018
Since collective bargaining rights were written into law eight decades ago there hasn’t been such a hostile political environment for…
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Jul 6, 2018
As attacks against our labor movement intensify, 1199 is responding on various fronts, chief among them the stepping up of its leadership…
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Jul 6, 2018
Benefits under threat, NYU Langone workers stand up to the healthcare mega system.
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Jul 6, 2018
1199SEIU’s collective bargaining agreement with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes covers some 80,000 workers in lower New York…
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Jul 5, 2018
Whether it was Lower Manhattan or in Los Angeles, labor leaders and activists took to the streets to protest the White House’s immigration…
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Jul 5, 2018
Dozens of educators and members of 1199 SEIU gathered Sunday afternoon with Bronx Council Member Andy King and 1199 SEIU President George…

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