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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Jan 1, 1970
Caregivers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are rejoicing the recent ratification of a hard-won contract, which will substantially lift wages f...
Jan 1, 1970
After months of tense negotiations, nurses at University of Maryland Regional Charles Medical Center (UMCRMC) in Charles County ratified...
Jan 1, 1970
In response to new state legislation that cuts safe staffing levels and bedside care in Florida nursing homes by 18 minutes per resident...
Jan 1, 1970
In January, more than 2,000 nursing home workers voted to prioritize Medicaid expansion in advance of their contract negotiations at 65 ...

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