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!

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...
Jan 4, 2013
1199SEIU members have begun bargaining with Kaleida Health, their largest Upstate New York employer. 1199SEIU, CWA 1168, CWA 1122, and t...
Dec 10, 2012
Wednesday?s chilly Central New York weather did not stop 1199SEIU and hundreds of community activists from leading a march from Syracuse...
Nov 26, 2012
One hundred fifty caregivers and other workers with Williamsville Suburban nursing home in Williamsville, NY voted overwhelmingly to joi...
Nov 9, 2012
The Cayuga County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO held a ?meet and greet? yesterday with Congressional Candidate Dan Maffei at the Ancien...
Oct 22, 2012
On September 27, 1199 Delegates in Syracuse and central New York celebrated the educational achievements of members who participated in ...
Oct 16, 2012
1199SEIU and SEIU Local 200 United members at Strong Hospital and the University of Rochester has just completed a strong week of action...
Sep 27, 2012
1199SEIU members in New York?s the Southern Tier braved the rain and wind on September 22 to picnic at Harris Hill Park in Elmira, NY. T...
Sep 27, 2012
1199ers joined this year?s Faithful Sunday on September 23, a collective day of voter registration and education at Syracuse-area church...
Sep 24, 2012
Purple Power has increased in Buffalo with 1199?s latest victory by nursing home workers at Niagara Lutheran and St. Catherine Health Ca...
Sep 19, 2012
NY State Assemblymember Sean Ryan spoke at the 1199 Delegate Assembly in Buffalo on primary election night. ?I would like to thank 1199S...
Sep 19, 2012
1199 members from western New York have been mobilizing throughout 2012, registering their communities to vote and to stand up for quali...


Upstate NY Offices:

2421 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14214

259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14607

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

250 S. Clinton Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13203

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