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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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Jul 8, 2020
Pledge to Vote for Vice President Joe Biden, let’s build an America for All in 2020!
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Feb 19, 2020
Bill Pigford came of age in Laurel, Mississippi, in the early 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr Martin Luther…
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Jan 16, 2020
Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund and Find Out If You Are Eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
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Dec 26, 2019
At town halls, summits and on social media, 1199SEIU Florida members are making their voices heard in the next Presidential election. At…

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