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.



May 21, 2019
As a diverse union with members from all over the world, we recognize the invaluable contributions of immigrants and know that immigrant’s…
Apr 30, 2019
In a unanimous vote, The Sands at South Beach Rehabilitation and Nursing Center members recently approved their new contract. It’s a strong…
Apr 18, 2019
Busloads of NYC 1199ers headed east on April 17 to join their Suffolk County sisters and brothers for an informational picket at Long Island…
Apr 17, 2019
Certified Nursing Assistant Elomie Minott has a good reason to smile. That’s because she has returned to a job she loves – caring for her…

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