Political Action Center

In 1963, 1199 won legalized collective bargaining for New York City hospital workers. The victory came through our members’ political might. Since then, we have built a powerhouse on that milestone as members continue to expand their political involvement and grow our vital Political Action Contributions (PAC) fund.

Over the years, 1199ers have helped to elect working-family friendly candidates in every region of our union, including New York City mayors David Dinkins and Bill de Blasio, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and, of course, President Barack Obama. We have been successful in beating back sharp cuts to healthcare and in lobbying to preserve critical funding for healthcare programs and wage increases, including the recent, historic $15-an-hour wage wins in Maryland, Massachusetts and New York State. These victories represent the core values of our struggle. Together with our allies, we stand for fairness, security and dignity for all working people. We intend to continue building coalitions, registering voters and increasing the number of political activists among our ranks until every candidate and elected official hears our voice. Whether it is in the voting booth or the statehouse, we stand up for a country that works for everyone.

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Nov 22, 2019
Members of 1199SEIU played an important part in political victories in Orlando, Saint Petersburg and South Florida earlier this month,…
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Nov 2, 2019
There might not be a presidential or gubernatorial race on the ballot on November 5, but 1199SEIU Florida members are excited and working…
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Sep 16, 2019
The GW Hospital violated labor laws by improperly withdrawing recognition of the labor union representing hospital workers, according to a…
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Sep 5, 2019
We are, unfortunately, in an era of the propagation of “fake news.” And also, equally unfortunate, is that the spread of fake news is not…

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