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 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 1, 2014
Twenty-five hundred 1199SEIU caregivers at New York City?s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) celebrated a major victory together wi...
Jul 1, 2014
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins paid a visit to 1199SEIU headquarters on June 20 for a discussion and signing of his new book, ...
Jun 30, 2014
With a strike planned to begin on April 9, contract talks between 2,000 members of 1199SEIU and Baltimore?s Johns Hopkins hospital manag...
Jun 30, 2014
1199SEIU members at Johns Hopkins Hospital are holding a major rally and march from 12-3pm on Saturday, May 10 at McKeldin Square in dow...

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