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 Maryland, 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
On January 16th, Martin Luther King Day, hundreds of Maryland 1199ers rallied with union members and progressives from across the state ...
Jan 1, 1970
It was an exciting year for 1199 SEIU?s Maryland/DC Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF). The Fund grew in 2012 to include 30 institutions,...
Jan 1, 1970
A recent decision by the Maryland attorney general supports labor protections for workers at UMMC, the flagship hospital of the statewid...
Jan 1, 1970
Sisters and Brothers:When I accepted the role of Executive Vice President of 1199?s Maryland-DC region this January, I made a commitment...

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