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 7, 2016
Jul 6, 2016
Members at the Tampa nursing home are demanding that the owner, John Bartles, change the way he runs the facility. University Village has…
Jul 6, 2016
On June 4th, our Political Organizer Coy Jones was a featured speaker on the "Bold Black Women's Voices" roundtable hosted by the Florida…
Jul 5, 2016
After 22 years of living in this country, Rochelle Salcedo will vote for the first time for President this November. As soon as she became a…
Jul 2, 2016
This month, hundreds of caregivers in Florida should benefit from a significant increase in the minimum wage. After one of the most…
Jun 27, 2016
On June 23rd, the Supreme Court announced a split decision on US v. Texas, the case against President Obama’s executive actions on…
Jun 27, 2016
With Our Support, Miami Beach Commissioners Raised the Minimum Wage. On June 8th the City Commission unanimously voted to raise the minimum…
Jun 24, 2016
“What we have accomplished is for the benefit of all workers. I want to invite everyone to get involved with the union so we can be a…
Jun 15, 2016
1199SEIU members in Maryland are celebrating victories in races for Baltimore City Council and in Maryland’s open Senate seat during April…
Jun 15, 2016
Baltimore City became the newest city to take on the Fight For $15 with the April 18 introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for…

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