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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Check out the latest stories from 1199SEIU’s Political Action Center!

May 13, 2016
Baltimore City became the newest city to take on the Fight for $15 with the introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for workers in…
May 13, 2016
Baltimore City became the newest city to take on the Fight for $15 with the introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for workers in…
May 13, 2016
Baltimore City became the newest city to take on the Fight for $15 with the introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for workers in…
May 13, 2016
Baltimore City became the newest city to take on the Fight for $15 with the introduction of a bill to raise the minimum wage for workers in…
May 10, 2016
RALLY & MARCH FOR SAFE STAFFING AT VASSAR BROTHERS MEDICAL CENTER NYSNA nurses & 1199SEIU healthcare workers have been worki...
Apr 28, 2016
Is there a senior care crisis in the sunshine state? See it for yourself? Florida is known to be a retirement d...
Apr 28, 2016
Energized by the national Fight For $15, these women are the voice of wage justice for Florida?s workers. by Tobias Packer f...
Apr 26, 2016
List of nursing homes and photos at the bottom On April 14, Consulate workers made history after holding strikes at 19 Consu...
Apr 12, 2016
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU call on the Suffolk County Republican Party to immediately cancel its planned event with Donald Trum...
Apr 8, 2016
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU denounce the recent passage of legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina which openly endorses d...

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  • Our U.S. Senators in New York, Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, are on our side! They refuse to vote for any bill that will cut Medicai Read More
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