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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 wake of the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Maria.
1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. There are 67 hospitals on the island and currently, 50 of those hospitals are operating on a generator. Many are running short of supplies.
In another humanitarian response to help those devastated by the horrific storms in the Caribbean, 1199SEIU hosted a terrific event, STANDING TOGETHER, CARING FOR EACH OTHER.
Boston, MA (October 12, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order today:
Boston, MA (October 12, 2017) – Responding to the press conference about criminal justice reform hosted today by Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Senator William Brownsberger, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement:
With the Afya Foundation, 1199SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, Maria Castaneda arrived in Puerto Rico last week to help deliver medical supplies provided by the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).
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New York State Department of Health Pre-deployment Briefing for Healthcare Relief Workers
“While we understand the significant cost of complying with the recent court rulings overturning decades of New York State policy on 24-hour homecare cases,...
Our coalition of New York State consumers, health care and human service workers, and providers and insurers wrote to you several times during Congress’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal debate.