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!

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...
Jan 2, 2012
Some 130 caregivers at Odd Fellow Nursing Home and other community supporters, braved the winter chill on January 25 and went to the pic...
Dec 14, 2011
In Buffalo, NY, hundreds of faith, labor, and community members rallied on December 10 in Niagara Square before marching to three locati...
Nov 21, 2011
After 25 years on Oak St. in Syracuse, 1199SEIU Central NY headquarters has moved. Throughout our extensive off...
Nov 21, 2011
Healthcare workers at Bethany Gardens in Rome, NY unanimously ratified a new labor agreement on November 8. The new three-year contract ...
Nov 20, 2011
Again, organized labor has made a stunning victory in what was once thought of as an unwinnable race in upstate New York. Democrat Erie ...
Nov 18, 2011
Built out of wood in 1934, the crumbling foundation of the Evan?s Street Bridge in Downtown Syracuse created a symbolic backdrop as a cr...
Nov 17, 2011
?Through rain, through snow, OCCUPY BUFFALO? could be heard all though out downtown Buffalo on November 16. Members of the Fight for a F...
Oct 14, 2011
On October 12, over 100 1199ers and community activists in the Buffalo area gathered for the Fight for a Fair Economy Training. Particip...
Sep 11, 2011
The City Council of Auburn in upstate New York unanimously passed a resolution on November 3 that memorializes Auburn Memorial Hospital ...
Aug 18, 2011
After a long fight by 1199SEIU and its community partners, the NYS Department of Health has named Specialty Care Group, a long term care...
Jan 11, 2011
Thirty-two Occupy Rochester protesters were arrested by the Rochester Police Department at they attempted to occupy Washington Square Pa...


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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