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!


Aug 22, 2014
Employees of Bethany Gardens Skilling Living Center in Rome, NY held an informational picket on August 6 to protest the lack of a new la...
Aug 14, 2014
Employees of Brooks Memorial Hospital held an informational picket in front of the 65-bed western NY community hospital on August 7. The...
Aug 14, 2014
Despite stormy weather, over 600 1199SEIU members, family, and friends gathered at the Rosemond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY on July 30th...
Jul 29, 2014
Last month, 1199SEIU members at The Pines of Utica, NY, proudly and overwhelmingly ratified their very first union contract....
Jul 29, 2014
Stand up and show your support for Brooks Memorial by signing the petition! Brooks Memorial, a 65-bed hospital in Dunkirk, N...
Jun 26, 2014
In an effort to protect quality standards in nursing care, Syracuse, NY nursing home workers and members of 1199SEIU held a public town ...
Jun 4, 2014
Over 120 1199ers at Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will held an informational picket on Thursday, March 27, 2014 outside of ...
Apr 26, 2014
April 15, 2014 marked the close of another successful tax season for 1199SEIU?s EITC Free Tax Preparation Program in Syracuse, NY. This ...
Mar 25, 2014
1199 Environmental Service workers at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY are kicking off a new training initiative to advance Crouse effort...
Mar 23, 2014
Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty (UPOP) honored 50 local women for their significant contributions to the Buffalo, NY communit...
Mar 23, 2014
1199SEIU Vice President Rickey Elliott was a great leader for social justice and a loving father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.
Mar 17, 2014
Over the past decade, our union has secured millions of dollars for low-income members, under the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC...
Feb 21, 2014
On February 16, Ina J. Ferguson received the ?The Best of Buffalo: Public Policy Award? during the Black, Puerto Rican & Asian legislati...
Jan 30, 2014
Syracuse, NY ? Despite frigid temperatures, a contingency of Nursing Home workers marched to Senator Valesky?s district office today to ...
Jan 22, 2014
Syracuse, NY ? 1199SEIU in collaboration with the Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center is pleased to announce the grand opening of th...
Dec 23, 2013
Sixty-five certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facility in Watertown, NY...
Nov 11, 2013
When she started speaking about running for Mayor of Rochester, NY earlier in the year, the state?s Lieutenant Governor and former mayor...
Nov 1, 2013
On Monday, January 21, 1199SEIU will host Inaugural Galas in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York. The galas are cele...
Oct 21, 2013
Danielle Gates-White has been a Patient Financial Clearance Rep at Kaleida Health for over 15 years. During that time, Danielle has been...
Oct 5, 2013
Over 200 nurses and other healthcare professionals participated in a conference on ?Dealing with Violence in a Healthcare Environment? o...
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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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