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.

Check out the latest stories from Upstate NY!


May 26, 2017
On Monday, 1199SEIU members at Brooks Memorial Hospital ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will increase wages, provide…
May 16, 2017
With a contract that expired on April 30, 2017 and a couple of months of negotiations that have not resulted in agreement, the 1199SEIU…
May 12, 2017
Opponents of a plan to store gas near Seneca Lake in upstate New York prevailed this week, after Crestwood, a Texas-based corporation,…
Apr 11, 2017
Nursing home workers at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Syracuse have overwhelmingly signed on to join 1199SEIU, United…
Apr 11, 2017
Last week, hospital workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, at both Carthage Area Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital…
Apr 7, 2017
Nursing home workers at Elderwood at Grand Island in Grand Island, NY unanimously voted Thursday to issue notice to management of their…
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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Upstate NY Offices
2421 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY
716-982-0540

Buffalo
2421 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 982-0540

Rochester
259 Monroe Ave., Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-0830

North Country (Gouverneur)
95 East Main Street, 2nd Fl.
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-9013

Syracuse
250 S. Clinton Street Ste. 200
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 424-1743


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