RN Council

Campaign Underway to Save Laurel Regional Hospital

Aug 12, 2015

The recent announcement of the downsizing of Laurel Regional Hospital caught Union members, local elected officials, and community members by surprise. Click here to learn about the campaign to keep critical services in the community and save our jobs.

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Our 2013 Holiday Party: A Night to Remember

Feb 04, 2014

Boy, oh boy, does 1199 know how to throw a party!

Held at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square in New York City, our union’s 2013 holiday party was nothing less than fabulous. Delegates from all over came together; we each brought a toy part of a union toy drive for underprivileged children.

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Welcome New Delegate Dawn Connolly-Jones!

Jul 25, 2013

dawnconnollyjones100.jpg1199SEIU MD/DC RNs welcome Dawn Connolly-Jones, a newly elected delegate at Civista (now known as The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center), has been a nurse at the hospital for 20 years.

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My Experience at the RN Leadership Retreat

Apr 12, 2013

elaine_thumb.jpgA few of my E800 colleagues and I attended our first 1199SEIU leadership conference, and, boy, was it more than we could have hoped for! The location at National Harbor was beautiful. The food, fellowships, speakers, and workshops were all excellent! We all walked away feeling enlightened as to how we make things happen with our union and energized to keep our workplace moving forward.

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Dimensions Healthcare System


Deborah Wilkes, RN, NICU,


Arnetta Perry, RN, Med/Surg (E800),


Kimberly Perkins, RN, ER,



Lorita Waltz, RN, Infusion,


U-M Charles Regional Medical Center

Dawn Connolly-Jones, RN, 2 East/2 North,


Debbie Ali, RN, PACU/SDS,


Denovia Moore, RN, 2 South,


Gail Kingman, RN, 2 East/2 North,


Union Office

Jennifer Foster-Epps, VP

Office: 301-341-1000

Mobile: 410-200-5418

Fax: 301-341-0657


Gail Kingman, RN, RN Member Organizer

Office: 301-341-1000

Mobile: 301-609-2231

Fax: 301-341-0657



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  • Background: The workers at Baptist Nursing Home dedicate their lives to the care and comfort of the nursing home’s ill, injured, frail and Read More
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  • 1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Ma Read More
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  • With the Afya Foundation, 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, Maria Castaneda arrived in Puerto Rico last week to help deliver medical supplies p Read More
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  • More than 100 are expected at the rally, including neighborhood and community activists, elected officials, clergy, members of several labor Read More