Health Care for All

As a union of healthcare workers, patient satisfaction is our highest calling. This is best secured by ensuring a highly motivated workforce with a strong voice in the workplace. We have fought to have a voice in patient care and in the workplace as a whole.

To that end, 1199SEIU works with employers, elected officials and healthcare advocates to improve the quality of healthcare and to make it available to all.

Through our efforts, we have helped secure billions of dollars in healthcare funding in New York State alone, with similar wins, though on a smaller scale, throughout regions we serve. We continue our work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and advance legislation that expands access to quality care for all.

Jan 28, 2016
1199SEIU President George Gresham announced that Debra Pucci has been appointed as his Chief of Staff. Ms. Pucci has worked for over 25 ...
Dec 16, 2015
Demanding fair treatment for its workers, registered nurses and health care workers from Fresenius dialysis clinics leafleted on Decembe...
Dec 16, 2015
Healthcare workers from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and registered nurses from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)...
Dec 10, 2015
WHAT: Candlelight Vigil WHO: 1199SEIU caregivers, residents, family, clergy, elected officials, community leaders
Dec 9, 2015
199 members are holding walk-ins in hospitals across New York City today to demand that employers respect the rights of workers and incl...
Nov 30, 2015
Caregivers at Sinai Hospital held a candlelight demonstration on February 11, 2015, to call for a fair contract and to protest the hospi...
Nov 23, 2015
"We can?t afford to go to the doctor when we get sick?that?s not good for the residents!? Where: Northern Riverview Healthca...
Nov 20, 2015
ANNAPOLIS ? Leaders from Dimensions, the operator of Laurel Regional Hospital, were called to Annapolis by the Maryland House of Delegat...
Nov 17, 2015
?Today the Executive Board of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, and 1199S...
Nov 6, 2015
Summit will focus on drawing attention to Puerto Rico?s fiscal and health care crisis and strategizing best ways to prevail upon Washing...


HCA Fast Facts:

Workers Represented: 10,000
Number of Facilities: 19

HCA affiliated hospitals represented by 1199SEIU:

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Blake Medical Center, Bradenton
Central Florida Medical Center
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Largo Medical Center
Medical Center at Trinity
Northside Hospital
Northwest Medical Center
Oak Hill Hospital
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Palms West Hospital
Plantation General Hospital
St. Lucie Medical Center
St. Petersburg Hospital
West Palm Medical Center
Westside Regional Medical Center
University Hospital

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