Political Action Center

In 1963, 1199 won legalized collective bargaining for New York City hospital workers. The victory came through our members’ political might. Since then, we have built a powerhouse on that milestone as members continue to expand their political involvement and grow our vital Political Action Contributions (PAC) fund.

Over the years, 1199ers have helped to elect working-family friendly candidates in every region of our union, including New York City mayors David Dinkins and Bill de Blasio, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and, of course, President Barack Obama. We have been successful in beating back sharp cuts to healthcare and in lobbying to preserve critical funding for healthcare programs and wage increases, including the recent, historic $15-an-hour wage wins in Massachusetts and New York State. These victories represent the core values of our struggle. Together with our allies, we stand for fairness, security and dignity for all working people. We intend to continue building coalitions, registering voters and increasing the number of political activists among our ranks until every candidate and elected official hears our voice. Whether it is in the voting booth or the statehouse, we stand up for a country that works for everyone.

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Check out the latest stories from 1199SEIU’s Political Action Center!

Apr 7, 2016
During the National Day of Action for the Fight for $15, caregivers from 19 Consulate Healthcare nursing homes in Florida organize the l...
Apr 7, 2016
New collective bargaining agreement meets dual goals of maintaining and improving quality care at the hospital and protecting good jobs ...
Apr 7, 2016
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Apr 6, 2016
ampa, FL ? At a town hall on April 5 about the senior care crisis, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn issued a proclamation declaring April 5th, 2...
Apr 6, 2016
Tampa, FL - En un foro comunitario el 5 de abril sobre la crisis en el cuidado de las personas mayores o que viven con discapacidad, el ...
Apr 6, 2016
Vigil at Vassar Brothers Medical Center: NYSNA Nurses and 1199SEIU Technologists, Technicians, and Healthcare Workers are Standing Up fo...
Apr 2, 2016
A group of Western NY 1199ers traveled to the NYS Capitol in Albany on Feb. 3 to testify before the State Legislature?s Budget Committee...
Apr 1, 2016
Enfrentando la crisis del cuidado de las personas mayores en Tampa El Alcalde Bob Buckhorn se unir
Apr 1, 2016
Facing Tampa?s Senior Care Crisis Mayor Bob Buckhorn joins seniors, caregivers and industry experts at a Town Hall to unders...
Mar 31, 2016
Agreement means fewer hardworking homecare workers, nurse assistants and other caregivers will have to rely on food stamps to feed their...

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