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.

Mar 14, 2016
National & Local Latino Leaders in Miami Speak Out Against GOP Presidential Candidates' Extremism Miami, FL ? Last week in F...
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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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Mar 20, 2014
Hi Folks, In celebration of Women's History Month, the NYC Central Labor Council is "taking Rosie to work"! Rosie the Rivete...
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Mar 20, 2014
Hi Folks, In celebration of Women's History Month, the NYC Central Labor Council is "taking Rosie to work"! Rosie the Rivete...
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Mar 20, 2014
Hi Folks, In celebration of Women's History Month, the NYC Central Labor Council is "taking Rosie to work"! Rosie the Rivete...
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Mar 18, 2014
By Paulette Johnson, 1199SEIU delegate and CNA at Regency Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Editor?s note: On Saturday, March 8...
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Mar 18, 2014
On Saturday, March 8, in honor of International Women's Day, hundreds of 1199 caregivers and New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) m...
Sep 12, 2013
1199SEIU members from across New Jersey headed to Montclair State University on Sunday, September 8th to show 1199 pride at an energetic...

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