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!


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 ...
Apr 11, 2013
On Election Day, 1199SEIU members in Upstate New York will have extra incentive to get out and cast their vote for two fellow 1199 membe...
Mar 4, 2013
Elin Raimondi has been caring for sick children as Maternity Float at Women and Children?s Hospital of Buffalo (WCOB) for many years. Bu...
Mar 4, 2013
The 80 certified nursing assistants and therapy assistants who work at Niagara Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo voted ...
Feb 13, 2013
Mattie Best a founding member of 1199 in Rochester, NY passed away in late January. In 1973, Mattie teamed up w...
Jan 25, 2013
1199SEIU hosted an Inaugural Gala and Martin Luther King Celebration at Rochester?s Harro East Ballroom on Inauguration night. Over 200 ...
Jan 25, 2013
Dressed to impress and feeling victorious, more than 400 people came out on a cold January 21 night to enjoy an ?Evening of Elegance? at...
Jan 25, 2013
Close to 200 1199ers and community activists gathered on January 21 to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama at an inaugur...
Jan 7, 2013
On Thursday, June 20, 120 caregivers and other workers with Unity Living Nursing Home in Rochester, New York voted by a strong majority ...
Jan 6, 2013
Buffalo, NY - After extensive negotiations Wednesday, Thursday, and late into the evening on Friday, Kaleida and the Union Bargaining Co...
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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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