Upstate NY

The Upstate/WNY Division of 1199SEIU is the voice of health care employees in western, central, and northern New York State. The region includes more than 23,000 healthcare workers at 29 hospitals, 70 long term care facilities and clinics, a home care agency, a physicians practice, and a business clerical group. Members of 1199SEIU's Upstate/WNY division work in 26 counties throughout Upstate New York from the Adirondacks to Niagara Falls, and include registered nurses, hospital workers, professionals, nursing home workers, and home care.

1199SEIU members in the region are leaders in raising standards for all healthcare workers. We have fought for and won contracts with good wages and yearly raises, employer paid health and pension benefits, a greater voice for workers, advancement for technical and professional employees, training and upgrading opportunities for all employees, job security and more. We make our voices heard at our workplaces, in our community and at seats of local, state and federal government.

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Mar 7, 2017
Our contract will expire April 30, 2017 - negotiations are set to begin in late March 2017. This survey is one way to get input and…
Mar 7, 2017
This is a survey that will be used to establish goals for our 2017 bargaining campaign. Your opinions are very important so please take a…
Mar 2, 2017
“Western New York’s Congressman Chris Collins, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, is one of several…
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Jan 26, 2017
Members, family, and friends gathered at Strong Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 16 for the 36th annual 1199SEIU Rochester tribute to…
Jan 11, 2017
Utica, NY – On Thursday, Janurary 12, Mayor Robert Palmieri, members of the Utica Common Council, frontline healthcare workers, and…
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Dec 16, 2016
This year was one of historic victories and, for many of us, heartbreaking 1199ers helped scores of working-family friendly candidates win…
Nov 16, 2016
1199 members say that a fair contract will go a long way in helping to recruit and retain the staff needed to take care of the residents and…
Nov 2, 2016
Community activists, local officials and 1199SEIU caregivers from the Syracuse, NY area held a spirited rally February 5 urging NY State...
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Oct 21, 2016
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 workers at Elderwood Grand Island Nursing Home in Erie County voted YES to join us in the fight for higher…
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Aug 7, 2016
Thanks to the effort and votes of Western New Yorkers and 1199SEIU members like you who are enrolled Democrats, last week I attended the…
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Aug 5, 2016
Nursing home workers from Emerald North, Emerald South, Sheridan Manor / Safire North towns, and Williamsville Suburban/Safire Williamsville…
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Apr 27, 2016
Recently retired 1199er Sue Preset was honored by over 400 people who gathered at the United Steelworkers Local 1000 Hall in Corning, NY...
Apr 2, 2016
A group of Western NY 1199ers traveled to the NYS Capitol in Albany on Feb. 3 to testify before the State Legislature?s Budget Committee...
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Feb 25, 2016
Belinda Blanck, an RN at Crouse Hospital, in Syracuse, NY for four decades, has held some of nurses she works with when they were newbor...
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Feb 25, 2016
1199ers in New York State?s Central New York District continue to work with broad swaths of the community to prevent the storage of haza...
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Nov 18, 2015
In another victory in the Fight for Fifteen, the mayors of two major upstate New York cities, Buffalo and Rochester, said that they will...
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Sep 18, 2015
After months of difficult bargaining, spirited picketing and a strike vote, the 1199SEIU nursing home workers at Fiddlers Green Manor in...
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Jul 4, 2015
?We have better health insurance at a lower rate, and other benefits including a pension and an education fund. This contract means a b...
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Jun 18, 2015
On Jan. 1, 1863, Pres. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil War didn?t end for another two-and-a-half years. ...
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Mar 24, 2015
On February 27, workers at Auburn Nursing Home voted to join 1199SEIU. The 63 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Certified Nursing Ass...
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716-982-0540


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