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1199SEIU denounces the actions of Jack Martins, candidate for Nassau County Executive, who is standing by a divisive and hateful campaign strategy designed to provoke fear and falsely link protections for immigrants with violent crime. An abhorrent campaign mailer, paid for by the New York Republican State Committee, depicts dark-skinned men covered in tattoos as MS-13 gang members, and suggests that Martins’ opponent, Laura Curran welcomes violent and criminal activity in the community.
On October 26, seventy-five professional and technical employees at Absolut Care at Orchard Park and Aurora Park voted overwhelmingly to become members of 1199SEIU, the powerful healthcare workers union.
GOOD NEWS! After over a year of negotiations and numerous set-backs, Rite Aid workers have accomplished what sometimes felt unachievable: they have won a strong contract at Rite Aid.
1199ers are rising up! Together, we will strengthen our chapters and turfs, elect healthcare champions and win on our issues agenda. Take a look at what we've been up to!
We, the 56,000 Massachusetts healthcare workers of 1199SEIU, are pleased to offer this written testimony on An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (HEALTH Act).
One would think President Donald Trump would tire of trying to enact a travel ban against visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. After all, he’s gone to the well three times, and each time he’s been rebuffed. In the latest ruling, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii cited President Trump’s own bigoted words, adding that the ban had not, as the administration claimed, been “cured” of religious animus. “The revised order suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor,” Judge Watson wrote.
Over 170 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, currently involved in contract negotiations at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, will hold an informational picket today to bring public awareness to staffing problems at the facility, which they say is having an impact on care.
Boston, MA (October 17, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to the Massachusetts state Senate’s proposed healthcare legislation:
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest, fastest-growing, most progressive healthcare union in the country, and we are looking for an Online Director to work out of our New York City office. The members of 1199SEIU are driven by a mission to achieve quality healthcare and good jobs for all. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment, using the latest communications strategies to win social justice for working families, this job is for you.