Upstate NY

The Upstate/WNY Division of 1199SEIU is the voice of health care employees in western, central, and northern New York State. The region includes more than 23,000 healthcare workers at 29 hospitals, 70 long term care facilities and clinics, a home care agency, a physicians practice, and a business clerical group. Members of 1199SEIU's Upstate/WNY division work in 26 counties throughout Upstate New York from the Adirondacks to Niagara Falls, and include registered nurses, hospital workers, professionals, nursing home workers, and home care.

1199SEIU members in the region are leaders in raising standards for all healthcare workers. We have fought for and won contracts with good wages and yearly raises, employer paid health and pension benefits, a greater voice for workers, advancement for technical and professional employees, training and upgrading opportunities for all employees, job security and more. We make our voices heard at our workplaces, in our community and at seats of local, state and federal government.

Check out the latest stories from Upstate NY!


Oct 21, 2016
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 workers at Elderwood Grand Island Nursing Home in Erie County voted YES to join us in the fight for higher…
Aug 7, 2016
Thanks to the effort and votes of Western New Yorkers and 1199SEIU members like you who are enrolled Democrats, last week I attended the…
Aug 5, 2016
Nursing home workers from Emerald North, Emerald South, Sheridan Manor / Safire North towns, and Williamsville Suburban/Safire Williamsville…
Apr 27, 2016
Recently retired 1199er Sue Preset was honored by over 400 people who gathered at the United Steelworkers Local 1000 Hall in Corning, NY...
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...
Feb 25, 2016
Belinda Blanck, an RN at Crouse Hospital, in Syracuse, NY for four decades, has held some of nurses she works with when they were newbor...
Feb 25, 2016
1199ers in New York State?s Central New York District continue to work with broad swaths of the community to prevent the storage of haza...
Nov 18, 2015
In another victory in the Fight for Fifteen, the mayors of two major upstate New York cities, Buffalo and Rochester, said that they will...
Sep 18, 2015
After months of difficult bargaining, spirited picketing and a strike vote, the 1199SEIU nursing home workers at Fiddlers Green Manor in...
Jul 4, 2015
?We have better health insurance at a lower rate, and other benefits including a pension and an education fund. This contract means a b...
Jun 18, 2015
On Jan. 1, 1863, Pres. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil War didn?t end for another two-and-a-half years. ...
Mar 24, 2015
On February 27, workers at Auburn Nursing Home voted to join 1199SEIU. The 63 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Certified Nursing Ass...
Feb 18, 2015
Qualified members are urged to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit eitc_fa.jpgDevery Reid-Holmes, a patient ...
Jan 11, 2015
Once again proving that there is strength in unity, 1199SEIU members at Mount St. Mary?s Hospital in Lewiston, New York overwhelmingly r...
Dec 24, 2014
Only a few days before Santa Claus is expected, 200 former employees of Grace Manor Nursing Home in Buffalo, members of 1199SEIU, United...
Nov 24, 2014
A historic storm hit Buffalo, NY this week, dumping over 7 feet of snow, collapsing roofs, stranding travelers, and impacting nearly ten...
Oct 23, 2014
Buffalo, NY ? On Wednesday evening, members rallied in support of Governor Cuomo outside the WNED studios in Buffalo before attending th...
Oct 17, 2014
1199SEIU members work at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, six other area nursing homes, and ...
Sep 17, 2014
Dunkirk, NY ? The votes have been cast and counted and after months of difficult and stalled negotiations, the 1199SEIU healthcare worke...
Aug 22, 2014
Members braved the wind, rain, and cold at this year?s 1199SEIU Family Picnic at Point Au Roche that felt less like the middle of August...
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Upstate NY Offices
2421 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY
716-982-0540

Buffalo
2421 Main Street, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 982-0540

Rochester
259 Monroe Ave., Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-0830

North Country (Gouverneur)
95 East Main Street, 2nd Fl.
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-9013

Syracuse
250 S. Clinton Street Ste. 200
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 424-1743




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