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!


Dec 23, 2013
Sixty-five certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facility in Watertown, NY...
Nov 11, 2013
When she started speaking about running for Mayor of Rochester, NY earlier in the year, the state?s Lieutenant Governor and former mayor...
Nov 1, 2013
On Monday, January 21, 1199SEIU will host Inaugural Galas in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York. The galas are cele...
Oct 21, 2013
Danielle Gates-White has been a Patient Financial Clearance Rep at Kaleida Health for over 15 years. During that time, Danielle has been...
Oct 5, 2013
Over 200 nurses and other healthcare professionals participated in a conference on ?Dealing with Violence in a Healthcare Environment? o...
Sep 8, 2013
On August 7, 2013 Mayor Byron Brown announced the launch of the Buffalo Peacemakers Gang Intervention Program, a new public safety initi...
Aug 27, 2013
Over 800 1199SEIU members, family, and friends got together on July 31st to kick off the 2013 political season and thank 1199 Political ...
Aug 27, 2013
With sand pails and shovels in tow, 1199SEIU members in New York?s Mohawk Valley region gathered August 10 to picnic on the beach at Del...
Aug 14, 2013
The union movement works to improve the lives of all people who work?not just those who have the benefits of union membership. 1199SEIU,...
Jul 29, 2013
Workers at Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home in western New York overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract on July 23. The nea...
Jul 10, 2013
After asking tough questions of all the Erie County Legislature candidates, and holding current elected officials accountable on their s...
Jun 19, 2013
?Rain, rain, go away! 1199 is here to stay!? chanted Guthrie Corning Hospital employees and community allies during an informational pic...
Jun 12, 2013
1199 members and members from the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists- Buffalo Chapter participated in a Black Friday demonstration outsi...
Jun 6, 2013
Some three hundred and fifty caregivers at three upstate New York nursing homes joined 1199SEIU in May. The driving force behind their d...
Jun 3, 2013
Nursing Home and Hospital workers across Upstate New York are being forced to do more with less at their jobs because of the decreases M...
May 31, 2013
Kaleida Health?s latest proposals to the Union Bargaining Committee would impact every member?s lives with regard to wages, health insur...
May 29, 2013
There has never been a better time to go back to school. The ?1199 Healthcare Workers College Fair? on May 8, sponsored by 1199SEIU, the...
May 21, 2013
1199SEIU healthcare workers in New York?s North Country took to the streets in Plattsburgh on May 4th to participate in the annual March...
May 15, 2013
Caregivers of the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center unanimously approved new labor contract terms this week after several months of negoti...
May 2, 2013
Thirteen stars of the ?2013 Women Working? calendar were paid tribute on January 23 at the Troy, headquarters of the New York Workforce ...

CONTACT US

Upstate NY Offices:

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

Rochester
259 Monroe Avenue, 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, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-424-1743




New York
New York

Hudson Valley / Capital Region
Hudson Valley / Capital Region

Maryland/DC
Maryland/DC

Massachusetts
Massachusetts

New Jersey
New Jersey

Florida
Florida