1199 Action Platform

We are half a million healthcare workers united to win a better future for our patients, families, communities and our country. Over 22,000 members participated in creating our Platform, which represents the core values we are fighting for, so every candidate hears our voice and we can improve our lives. Together with our allies, we are standing up for a nation that works for working people, with fairness, security and dignity for all.

GOOD JOBS & ECONOMIC JUSTICE

  • $15, healthcare and a union for all low-wage workers
  • Affordable childcare and college
  • Strong contracts for all workers
  • Paid family and sick leave
  • Affordable housing and foreclosure protections
  • Preserving pensions and Social Security
  • Investing taxpayer dollars in good jobs not war
  • Making sure the 1% pay their fair share

QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

  • Expanding Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
  • Safe staffing for the full healthcare team
  • Access to community healthcare

RIGHTS & DEMOCRACY

  • Women’s rights, health services and equal pay
  • Justice system reform and civil rights
  • Workers’ rights to join a union
  • Immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship
  • Rights and equality for the LGBTQ community
  • Protecting voting rights and getting corporations out of elections

A HEALTHY PLANET

  • Clean air, water and food
  • Renewable energy, green jobs and stopping climate change

LATEST NEWS

  • Luis Santiago walked into a strike on the day he started as an HIV/AIDS counsellor at Jamaica Hospital in New York City. Service workers wal Read More
  • Since its inception in 1965, The Anne Shore Camp program has been sending eligible 1199ers’ children who are between the ages of nine and Read More
  • In the American labor lexicon, apprentices are generally more associated with hammer and nails than blood sugar checks. Read More
  • When Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. island of Puerto Rico, it took the lives of three people and left 70 percent of the residents without power Read More
  • On Thursday November 2, 2017, the 1199 family welcomed more than 100 new members from three Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) community health c Read More
  • Healthcare workers in Watertown have chosen to assert their collective strength by organizing and voting to become members of 1199SEIU. Wat Read More
  • A statement from Ken Spurgeon, R.N. at Auburn Community Hospital and 1199SEIU Vice Chair: Read More
  • 1199SEIU denounces the actions of Jack Martins, candidate for Nassau County Executive, who is standing by a divisive and hateful campaign st Read More
  • GOOD NEWS! After over a year of negotiations and numerous set-backs, Rite Aid workers have accomplished what sometimes felt unachievable: th Read More
  • One would think President Donald Trump would tire of trying to enact a travel ban against visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. Read More
  • Over 170 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, currently involved in contract negotiations at Fort Hud Read More
  • Boston, MA (October 17, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the follow Read More
  • 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest, fastest-growing, most progressive healthcare union in the country, and we are lookin Read More
  • Background: The workers at Baptist Nursing Home dedicate their lives to the care and comfort of the nursing home’s ill, injured, frail and Read More
  • The 300 solar-powered lamps in these boxes are bound for Puerto Rico as part of the on-going 1199SEIU relief effort for the island in the wa Read More
  • 1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Ma Read More
  • 1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Ma Read More
  • With the Afya Foundation, 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, Maria Castaneda arrived in Puerto Rico last week to help deliver medical supplies p Read More
  • Background: More than seven hundred 1199SEIU members are employed at 5 upstate New York nursing homes owned by The Grand Healthcare System; Read More
  • More than 100 are expected at the rally, including neighborhood and community activists, elected officials, clergy, members of several labor Read More