Tag: 1199SEIU

Pushed Too Far, Nursing Home Workers Strike
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Pushed Too Far, Nursing Home Workers Strike

WELLSVILLE, N.Y.—After spending more than two years trying to win their first union contract, workers at the Highland Park Nursing Home in Wellsville staged a two-day strike Sept. 17-19, protesting unfair labor practices by the home’s owner. “We’ve been in negotiations for almost 26 months,” says Cindy Costello, a veteran licensed practical nurse who has…

No Way to Treat a Hero: L.I. Hospital Workers Rally for Hazard Pay
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No Way to Treat a Hero: L.I. Hospital Workers Rally for Hazard Pay

STONY BROOK, N.Y.—More than 250 workers at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island rallied in 90-degree heat July 22, demanding that the state university system give them $2,500 in hazardous-duty pay for working extra during the COVID-19 epidemic. “We have workers putting their lives on the line.” Carlos Speight, president of Civil Service Employees…

Remarkable 1199SEIU Member Leaves a Legacy of Excellence and a Vital Lesson About COVID-19
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Remarkable 1199SEIU Member Leaves a Legacy of Excellence and a Vital Lesson About COVID-19

Queens, NY – Dr. Yves Roseus, a Haitian-American immigrant, occupational therapist and 1199 SEIU member, died from COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic — but he lived as the embodiment of the American Dream.  The otherwise healthy 66-year-old was the son of an illiterate small farmer in Port-au-Prince who always taught him the importance…

Offsite Montefiore Workers Got Sick from COVID-19, But They Aren’t Getting Hazard Pay
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Offsite Montefiore Workers Got Sick from COVID-19, But They Aren’t Getting Hazard Pay

New York, NY – 1199SEIU members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx yesterday — while some members who work in the hospital’s main campus and satellite facilities have received crisis pay during the ongoing pandemic   — others who work in non-clinical departments in three offsite locations have not. The…

Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism
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Union Healthcare Workers Take a Knee Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism

Brooklyn, NY – Healthcare workers continuing to struggle on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spent Thursday’s noontime lunch break invoking the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery — and all the other victims of police violence, both here and across the nation. In Brooklyn, motorists on Rockaway Parkway…

NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget
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NYC Labor Unions Back $1 Billion Cut to NYPD Budget

New York, NY – The largest union representing property service workers in the United States in supporting the campaign to cut $1 Billion from the NYPD budget following a week of often violent police suppression of Constitutionally-protected demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Supporters of cutting the NYPD budget, including New York…

TWU Local 100 Bus Operator Gives Thumbs Up to BK Marchers as Labor Unions Denounce Police Brutality and George Floyd Killing
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TWU Local 100 Bus Operator Gives Thumbs Up to BK Marchers as Labor Unions Denounce Police Brutality and George Floyd Killing

Brooklyn, NY – A supportive B41 bus operator expressing solidarity with marchers protesting the police killing of George Floyd elicited cheers on Saturday afternoon, after she paused and allowed demonstrators to safely pass, honking her horn and giving everyone the thumbs up as they proceeded down Flatbush Avenue. The show of solidarity came a day…

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