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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Healthcare workers are our most valuable resource in addressing COVID-19, and keeping healthcare workers safe must be our top priority. 1199SEIU, the nation’s largest healthcare workers’ union, has been working tirelessly with our members and partners to make sure our healthcare workers have what they need to do their job well and under the best conditions possible. Learn more here about how workers can protect themselves and how you can stand with workers on the frontlines of this crisis.


We are in desperate need of resources to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the toll it continues to take. Healthcare workers can't do it alone. The federal government must do its part. Without providing access to lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and crisis pay to cover essential bills, childcare, and transportation to work, healthcare workers are being forced to choose between caring for their patients and caring for their families. 


CONTACT: Ed Gilhuly | | 305.807.6906 MIAMI—Nurses with Florida’s largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have rejected new COVID-19 protocols from Hospital Corporation of America that weaken protections for caregivers against the highly contagious virus in HCA facilities around the state. HCA is one of the biggest healthcare companies in the nation […]
If caregivers start falling in large numbers due to PPE shortages and other system shortfalls, who will take care of the rest of us? asks a healthcare union official. The following opinion column written by 1199SEIU Vice President Bob Gibson was published in the Tampa Bay Times: We’re more than a week away from the […]
Due to ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, worksite availability and staffing, New York City has suspended the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). We are working hard to continue providing quality programming during these uncertain times and will send email updates with resources and possible SYEP alternatives in the coming weeks. Stay tuned […]

As we prepare to welcome Joe Biden and Kamala Harris into the White House tomorrow. Let's take a moment to remember all the hard work we did to get them there.

"1199ers made over 300,000 member-to-member calls, sent nearly 400,000 member-to-member texts, and engaged some 500,000 voters.

"This remarkable effort worked; Joe Biden received the largest number of votes in presidential history, garnering some 80 million votes and shattering Barack Obama’s record from the 2008." - 1199 Magazine

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1199 SEIU Maryland/DC is celebrating Dr. King’s legacy with a virtual community block party. Join in the fun! ...

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As we commemorate the life of Dr King today, at a time of renewed public discord and political tension, the words of the great civil rights leader resonate more than ever. ...

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