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 23, 2015
On Tuesday, January 13, 200 healthcare workers at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center voted overwhelmingly to join with 1199SEIU. These...
Dec 22, 2014
In early December, 1199SEIU New York State political activists went to the nation?s Capitol in Washington, DC to meet with their Congres...
Dec 1, 2014
A world where World AIDS Day would honor those we?ve lost to AIDS and at the same time celebrate the disease?s eradication. While that d...
Nov 30, 2014
On Friday, March 7, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited Baltimore during a press conference at 1199SEIU to encourage residents to get sign...
Nov 7, 2014
Healthcare workers cite role of higher-cost providers and underpayments by Medicaid/Medicare in closure of Quincy Medical Center
Oct 30, 2014
DORCHESTER, MA ? Leaders of the state?s largest union of healthcare workers issued the following statements today. The statements are fr...
Sep 23, 2014
NORTH ADAMS, MA ? 1199SEIU Exec. Vice President Veronica Turner has issued the following statement regarding a recent state-commissioned...
Sep 10, 2014
1199ers at four Alaris Health nursing homes in New Jersey have given notice to their employer of their intent to hold a series of three-...
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...
Sep 1, 2014
1199SEIU Endorses Governor Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive ...


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

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  • New York, NY -1199SEIU President George Gresham today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent comments about i Read More
  • On Monday, January 8th, nurses and other caregivers braved the cold and held and informational picket in front of Sapphire at Goshen Nursing Read More
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  • Goshen, NY-This month, Sapphire Nursing & Rehab at Goshen (formerly Elant at Goshen) is planning on laying off 10 of its Registered Nurses. Read More
  • Today we welcome nearly 100 new Professional and Clerical workers from Bon Secours Community Hospital into the 1199SEIU family. They will jo Read More
  • Union County Sheriff and state Senator-elect Joe Cryan came out in support of workers at the AristaCare at Delaire Nursing Home in Linden th Read More
  • This week, 40 more Northern New York healthcare workers, Home Health Aides (HHAs) at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, voted to assert Read More
  • A radio ad released this week by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East urges that Rep. Tom MacArthur vote against the Republican tax bill Read More
  • Boston, MA (November 24, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the follo Read More
  • Boston, MA (November 16, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU and Steward Health Care today announced the launch of a new apprenticeship Read More
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  • 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