Racial Justice

When a 5,000- member drug store union, took on the formidable task of organizing New York’s powerful voluntary hospitals in 1959, hospital workers earned as little as $32 for a 44 to 48-hour work week. Some 10 years later, those hospital workers had quadrupled their salaries and gained significant benefits.

Today, our contract standards are second to none in the nation’s healthcare industry. And 1199SEIU has emerged as one of New York City’s most powerful forces for economic justice. Throughout our history, we have joined hands and marched shoulder to shoulder with economic justice advocates.

In recent years, we’ve worked with Occupy Wall Street and have become a major force in the Fight for $15 movement. We continue to fight for training and career ladders for 1199ers regardless of classification. And we lobby for programs and legislation for workers as a whole.

Jan 5, 2016
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Maryland/DC Division came together with community organizations to make the holidays special fo...

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