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We are shocked by the senseless and horrific shooting that occurred at Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday. The mass shooting took the life of Dr. Tracy Tam, injured several healthcare workers, and sent shockwaves throughout our hospital and our city. Because of the brave healthcare workers, doctors, and nurses who leapt to care in the time of terrible crisis, many lives were saved that afternoon.
Healthcare Workers at The Grand at Pawling To Picket Nursing Home on Thursday, July 6 Below market union wages, unaffordable health benefits and persistent disrespect for caregivers has resulted in a revolving door of workers, diminishing continuity and overall quality of care.
Anthony Rodgers Wright is an activist and policy director for the national nonprofit Environmental Action. He has presented the case for climate justice, environmental justice, and climate change action at universities nation- and worldwide and written on the subjects for numerous publications. He is one of the creators of “The Leap,” a justice movement that calls for a fundamental shift in the way we care for each other and the earth. Rodgers Wright helped organize the Climate March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C. on April 29.
U. S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that one in five Americans is a person with a disability. Historically these persons have suffered isolation, abuse and neglect. Although the disability rights movement has won significant victories in recent decades, far too many people with disabilities continue to face discrimination.
A relieved group of 1199SEIU members at Hudson Park Nursing Home in Albany, NY unanimously ratified a collective bargaining agreement in April, after a year of negotiations, meetings, candlelight vigils, and informational picketing.
In the wee hours of June 23, some 270 members at three New Jersey nursing homes settled a hard-won contract settlement and averted a one-day strike planned for the same day.
The Human Rights Campaign & the National LGBTQ Task Force 1199SEIU represents workers at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Task Force was founded in 1973 in New York City as the National Gay Task Force. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980 as the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. Task Force and HRC workers are on the front lines of the fight against anti-LGBTQI hate crime, ensuring funding for healthcare and the treatment HIV/AIDS and advocating for rights and fairness in the workplace.
Bill Pigford, a Unit Specialist at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD, says he has no time for people who did not bother to vote in the 2016 election
1199SEIU’s Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus held its annual celebration on May 23 in the Union’s Cherkasky/Davis Penthouse. The event drew scores of 1199ers, guests and community allies who joined Caucus members for the yearly celebration of Asian American Pacific Heritage. The event included traditional music and dance, cuisines from throughout Asia and a panel discussion of challenges facing some of our Asian-American members and allies on the job and in our communities.
Opponents of a plan to store gas near Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York declared a partial victory in mid-May when Crestwood, the Texas-based company seeking to build the storage containers in the lake’s unlined salt caverns, announced it was abandoning plans to store methane gas in the area. According to a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the company couldn’t secure long-term contractual commitments with customers.