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.

Sep 1, 2014
Cuomo-Hochul: Democratic Leadership that Delivers Real Progressive Change Governor Overruled Republican Opposit...
Aug 22, 2014
Employees of Bethany Gardens Skilling Living Center in Rome, NY held an informational picket on August 6 to protest the lack of a new la...
Aug 7, 2014
On Thursday, August 7, the caregivers of 1199SEIU launched a public information campaign to educate New Jersey residents about quality c...
Jul 14, 2014
199SEIU members at Regency Grande Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dover, NJ, made a showing of strength and unity at an energetic p...
Jul 1, 2014
jeff.hall@1199.org | 617-281-8384 | http://www.twitter.com/1199mass Lexington Nursing Home Caregivers Strike after Zenith Co...
Jun 19, 2014
Caregivers head into negotiations with employers today as master contract affecting over 110,000 healthcare workers at over 100 hospital...
Jun 18, 2014
Members said no to management-proposed cuts and cost shifting in current talks with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.Hundreds...
Jun 13, 2014
June got off to a busy start for 1199ers in New Jersey as hundreds of caregivers at five nursing homes held informational pickets to spe...
May 31, 2014
On March 30?one day before the official deadline for Marylanders to enroll in private health insurance through the Maryland Health Conne...
May 29, 2014
The Affordable Care Act is helping to accelerate changes in the healthcare delivery system that were underway even before the passage 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

  • New York’s healthcare consumers, providers, health plans and workers have grown increasingly anxious about the future since the October 1s Read More
  • 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
  • “Today the Trump Administration ruled to strip nearly 200,000 Salvadorans of the protections afforded to them under Temporary Protected St Read More
  • 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
  • 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