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 12, 2012
In a nearly unanimous vote on December 5, newly unionized workers at St. Catherine's Laboure Health Care Center in Buffalo, NY, ratified...
Jun 12, 2012
In an effort to lift the spirits of 1199SEIU members who have been in difficult contract negotiations with their employer at Nathan Litt...
Jun 9, 2012
The traditional last day of The Great New York State Fair begins on a positive note with our annual Labor Day Parade. 1199SEIU proudly m...
Jun 3, 2012
Fight for a Fair Economy (FFE-Buffalo Chapter) held an all-day training on February 18 for some one hundred 1199ers and community activi...
May 12, 2012
Nearly 200 people attended The western New York 1199SEIU Nurse Council holiday party in Lockport, NY on December 1.
May 7, 2012
On June 25, the Central New York Political Endorsement Recommendation Committee, made up of 1199SEIU staff and members from Crouse Hospi...
May 3, 2012
The mission of 1199SEIU?s Purple Gold progam is to engage, educate, and empower the young members of the union. The goal is to create ne...
May 3, 2012
Melissa Doris, an 1199SEIU member at Jewish Home of CNY in Syracuse, has been chosen for the New York Association for Continuing/Communi...
May 3, 2012
After close to four decades of caring for the sick and elderly in Western New York, Doris Crawl has retired. In 1974, Doris began her ca...
Apr 18, 2012
Nearly 200 community activists and outraged taxpayers gathered outside of the US Post Office on William Street in Buffalo, to call on co...
Mar 28, 2012
1199 members and staff joined with more than a thousand protestors in a march from the Liberty Pole in Downtown Rochester to the Federal...
Mar 28, 2012
If you live in Western New York, you can come to the Buffalo 1199SEIU office until Friday, April 13, and e-file your taxes for free! If ...
Mar 28, 2012
This year, the upstate NY division of 1199SEIU has given back to the Rochester community by sponsoring soccer teams, which are open to t...
Mar 22, 2012
1199ers and other union members in Buffalo, NY gathered on March 17 at the Edward Sanders Community Center for a door-to-door voter regi...
Mar 8, 2012
Forty 1199ers from Buffalo and Rochester traveled to Erie, PA on July 28 to help register new voters and inform voters in the change in ...
Mar 2, 2012
1199SEIU opened the doors to their new Central New York location in downtown Syracuse on January 25, and welcomed hundreds of Delegates,...
Feb 11, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton stopped in Syracuse on October 19 to hold a rally in support of 1199SEIU -endorsed Congressional Candidate...
Feb 8, 2012
On a beautiful July 25th evening, over 600 1199SEIU members from Central New York area hospitals and nursing homes met at the Rosemond G...
Jan 6, 2012
Nearly 175 people gathered at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Allen Street in downtown Buffalo, NY for an informational picket in supp...
Jan 5, 2012
On Tuesday, April 17th, 1199SEIU, SEIU Local 200 United, and other community allies hosted a dodge ball game in Syracuse?s Clinton Squar...
Contact us


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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