Women’s Rights

When 1199 began organizing hospitals, it quickly became a majority-women union. Since then, few unions have done more to empower and improve working conditions for women. Healthcare contract gains include unique training programs aimed at supporting women, as well as the establishment of the 1199SEIU Child Care Fund — the only such fund in the U.S. labor movement — to help provide working families with affordable, quality child care and youth programs.

When the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in 1974, members of 1199 were among the first CLUW activists. Our work with women’s rights groups includes staunch support for Planned Parenthood and the rights of women over their own bodies and their healthcare choices..

The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus holds an annual International Women’s Day celebration that draws union representatives from countless nations and that stands as a powerful and dramatic example of women’s achievements and international solidarity.

Jun 5, 2019
It should be shocking that a state senator would cite white supremacist talking points to justify a radical rollback of women's healthcare…
Jun 4, 2019
For Mother’s Day this year, we heard from 1199SEIU “kids“ about how their mother’s Union membership made their lives better.
Mar 27, 2019
The 1199SEIU Women’s Caucus came together to mark International Women’s Day with a vibrant costume parade celebrating the diversity of…
Apr 30, 2018
Coretta Scott King, the wife and fellow activist of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also occupies a place of honor in 1199’s history.
Jan 23, 2018
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on…
Jan 25, 2017
On Jan. 20, Midtown Manhattan belonged to the 400,000 women and men who flooded the city’s streets and unequivocally declared their support…
Mar 14, 2016
National & Local Latino Leaders in Miami Speak Out Against GOP Presidential Candidates' Extremism Miami, FL ? Last week in F...
Oct 26, 2015
I was just scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when I came across a great 1199 post: A big, pink ?1199SEIU Stands With Planned Parent...
Sep 10, 2014
In the Democratic Primary, the 275,000 New York State members of 1199SEIU proved their strength in the electoral arena once again throug...
Jun 25, 2014
Union that has pushed candidates over the top will do whatever it takes to win Local Living Wage Laws, Dream Act, Campaign Finance Refor...

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