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1199SEIU Workers Demand Contract with NY Blood Center

August 20, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—About 30 1199SEIU healthcare workers picketed outside the NYPD’s police academy on East 20th Street and 3rd Avenue on Tuesday because they’ve been working for the New York Blood Center without a labor contract since June.

Westchester Phoenix House Perfect for Struggling Adolescents

August 11, 2014
By Stephanie West

Westchester, NY - Phoenix House Academy in Westchester offers the perfect haven for adolescents struggling with substance abuse during the summer break before back-to-school season. It's not too late for teens to participate in the Phoenix House Academy summer programs before school starts. In fact, the academy's short-term residential programs for teens ages 14-20 help students prepare for the fall semester.

SEIU Healthcare Workers Win Raises in Maryland

August 7, 2014
By Stephanie West

Baltimore, Maryland - Fresh from a major victory at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where 1199SEIU members will receive pay raises as high as 38 percent during the new contract, the SEIU1199 Maryland-DC region has also just won other strong new contracts.

Chief Of Doctors Union Orders 100 cc's Of Activism - Stat!

July 28, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Dr. Frank Proscia at an earlier rally.

New York, NY - It’s no surprise that the men and women in the white lab coats have their hands full caring for their patients - but the head of the largest and oldest union in the country for doctors, says that physicians are now stepping up their advocacy, and fighting hard to help directly reshape the future of healthcare in the city. 

Halbig Ruling: Pointless Legal Assault on Americans

July 25, 2014
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Washington, DC - After the D.C. Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, one of several pending court cases challenging tax credits for people who have purchased insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

1199SEIU Nurses May Strike Alaris Health

July 24, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Jersey City, NJ—Avery Eisenreich is a multimillionaire and CEO of Alaris Health who is refusing to bargain in good faith with 450 caregivers, even though the company made over $40 million in profit in 2012, according to their union 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East.

Planned Parenthood In Crisis: Workers Demand Union!

July 24, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Planned Parenthood staffers show union solidarity.

New York, NY - Planned Parenthood is supposed to dispense care and concern, but workers in Central New York say that they are feeling more like unwanted “step-children” - and they want union representation to redress their grievances.

AdvantageCare Benefits from ObamaCare

July 23, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Staten Island, NY—While right-wing think tanks and pundits continue to whine over ObamaCare, the president of a physicians-led health care organization said that because of the Affordable Care Act more residents in the nearby community are seeking treatment at his facility.

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