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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Jun 13, 2016
There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. One Blood is asking those that are not or do not know your…
Jun 13, 2016
A central tenet of our nation?s democracy is the right to vote. ?It?s a civil rights issue that we?ve been fighting for a long time, say...
Jun 13, 2016
Members GOTV for Hillary Clinton in New York and Pennsylvania primaries. Purple Power was on display during the...
Jun 13, 2016
Ruby Williams has been working as an aide for Premier Home Health Care in New York City for more than a decade. But as a single mother e...
Jun 10, 2016
The most important title among the many in 1199SEIU is Delegate. It is the delegates alone who comes into daily direct contact with work...
Jun 9, 2016
With Donald Trump the presumed Republican candidate for President, here are the ways he would be good for us healthcare workers and 1199...
Jun 1, 2016
When we stand united, we win! 1199SEIU is proud to stand with our endorsed candidates in the 2016 New York State Elections. We have a strong…
May 31, 2016
On Thursday, May 26, thirty two caregivers from Alaris Health at the Atrium, an assisted living facility in Jersey City, NJ, voted…
May 18, 2016
Orlando, FL – After months of negotiations, Consulate Health Care and caregivers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East in…
May 16, 2016
1199SEIU members in Maryland are celebrating electoral victories in Baltimore City and the race for Maryland’s open Senate seat during…

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