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.

Aug 6, 2015
My name is Amanda Duran. My mother, Ormenia Duran, is an 1199 member at Jamaica Hospital in Queens. When we found about the 1199 ALS cha...
Aug 5, 2015
First contract between 1199SEIU members and Steward Health Care will ensure pay raises and sustainable benefits for 170 workers at Nasho...
Jul 15, 2015
?We?re concerned because continuity of care is a critical part of quality care?and what?s more important than that? If the sale is allow...
Jul 14, 2015
?I was feeling like little was going to be done, but now I have hope.? 1199SEIU hosted Dr. Jasper Goss, Wendy Verheyden and ...
Jul 8, 2015
After several sessions of tense back-and-forth negotiations with management, over one thousand members at 13 Genesis nursing homes acros...
Jun 25, 2015
?The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU celebrate the Supreme Court decision affirming that over 8 million lower and middle income Americans...
Jun 11, 2015
Background: Nursing home workers at The Manor, members of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, have a collective bargaining agreeme...
Jun 9, 2015
Background: Nursing home workers at The Manor, members of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, have a collective bargaining agreeme...
May 28, 2015
Kindalay Cummings-Akers, 1199SEIU Personal Care Attendant, with Representative Stephen Lynch, and Senator Elizabeth Warren
May 22, 2015
Healthcare workers back Medicaid ACO pilot proposal As legislative discussions continue regarding the potential creation of ...


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