The 1199SEIU Maryland/DC Division represents over 10,000 members who work in major academic medical centers and other hospitals and dozens of long-term care facilities in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and throughout the state of Maryland.

1199SEIU is a leader on social justice issues in Maryland and the District, moving successful campaigns to raise the minimum wage, create marriage equality and expand rights for our newest Americans.

Formed in 2005 out of the merger of the former SEIU locals 1199E-DC and 1998 with 1199SEIU, the MD/DC division is a political powerhouse, mobilizing members to support and win electoral and issue campaigns.

1199SEIU workers led an historic strike at Baltimore’s world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 that set a new benchmark for labor agreements in the healthcare industry.

Check out the latest stories from Maryland/DC!

Apr 30, 2012
At a hearing on June 21, DC Councilmembers looked at the troubling record of VMT, a private health services contractor that runs the Dis...
Mar 31, 2012
Members of 1199 joined activists Thursday evening in Baltimore to stage a mock celebration of the Romney nomination and the Republican e...
Dec 31, 2011
The management of Civista Medical Center in Southern Maryland recently learned an important lesson: No matter where an 1199SEIU caregive...
Dec 31, 2011
1199ers joined with Good Jobs Better Baltimore, elected leaders, and faith and youth organizations at a Baltimore City Hall press confer...
Nov 30, 2011
Some 230 nurses from 1199 will be attending this year?s SEIU Nurse Alliance conference at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Cent...
Nov 30, 2011
For years, caregivers who work for Washington, DC healthcare contractor VMT have warned of its cynical commitment to profits over patien...
Nov 30, 2011
Last week was a good week for democracy in the United States. Thousands of grassroots activists, including many 1199SEIU members, conver...
Oct 31, 2011
America?s Fortune 500 companies are used to getting what they want. But in Baltimore, two of the country?s biggest utility companies are...
Apr 30, 2011
On the first day of December, Baltimore Gas & Electric sponsored the city?s elaborate tree-lighting ceremony, featuring local celebritie...
Jan 1, 1970
On June 30, 1199ers from St. Elizabeth?s Nursing Home in Baltimore, supported by their brothers and sisters from several nearby faciliti...
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Baltimore, MD 21201


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