Upstate / WNY

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.

Aug 27, 2012
On beautiful and sunny July 28, more than 125 members and their families from upstate New York got together for a day of fun and unity a...
Aug 23, 2012
1199SEIU healthcare workers joined Citizen Action of New York, SEIU Local 200 United, and community allies on the regional ?Nuns on the ...
Aug 20, 2012
Fifty 1199 activists from across Upstate New York traveled to Erie, PA last weekend to conduct voter education and registration. The 119...
Aug 14, 2012
1199SEIU nursing home workers at Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located in the beautiful upstate New York mounta...
Aug 10, 2012
The constant rain didn?t stop 1199SEIU healthcare workers from holding a Community Outreach Walk in Gloversville, New York, the southern...
Aug 3, 2012
In less than 30 days, the caregivers at Odd Fellow & Rebekah Nursing Center in Lockport, NY, have held an informational picket outside o...
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...


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 13202



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