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Join us Sunday, August 13th as we celebrate and march in the 2017 Dominican Day Parade.
Quincy, MA (August 10, 2017) – In response to the Attorney General’s findings about the 2014 closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, Filaine Deronnette, Vice President of Health Systems at 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
Hyannis, Mass. (August 9, 2017) – Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU are raising concerns about Cape Cod Healthcare’s (CCHC) proposal to outsource its outreach laboratory services to Quest Diagnostics.
As groups representing millions of New York consumers, providers, health plans, employers and frontline health care and human services workers, we share a common belief that every New Yorker deserves affordable health insurance and high quality care. You have heard from many of our organizations, individually and jointly, during the recent debate over health care repeal legislation.
We, the Undersigned, urge you to stop the layoffs at Wyckoff Hospital. These layoffs will surely devastate patient care, take jobs away from hardworking New Yorkers and hurt our community economically. We also urge you to reconsider joining a Brooklyn multi-hospital system, as was recommended by New York State.
This is a victory for all Americans, but it is especially a victory of, by, and for women. Eighty-five percent of our nation’s female Senators voted last night to save the Affordable Care Act. Without their courageous leadership—from both sides of the aisle—today would have been a dark day for our country.
"Last night's vote in the US Senate to defeat the repeal of the Affordable Care Act was a tremendous victory for patients, caregivers and everyone who cares about quality healthcare."
Boston, MA (July 28, 2017) – In response to the vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
New York’s elected officials have mobilized a powerful campaign to protect the Affordable Care Act in partnership with 1199 members.
“Senate Republicans have elected to go forward with a procedural vote on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Under any of the versions being considered, this legislation will result in tens of millions of Americans losing access to affordable healthcare, deep cuts in services for seniors and people with disabilities and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost.