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Defeating Ebola

As president of a health care workers union, my primary responsibility is to defend the interests of our members and their patients, families and communities

The power of the ballot

One month from now, our nation’s voters will head to the polls.

We’re sticking with Rep Charlie Rangel

An effective labor union supports its organizing efforts with robust political and legislative action.

Justice for home care workers

Home care workers today face a major challenge as the health care industry embraces managed long-term care (MLTC), a system that streamlines the delivery of long-term services to people who are elderly or disabled and who wish to stay in ...

Lessons of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

This year’s African-American History Month takes place a half-century after one of the most important years in our nation’s history. On July 2, 1964, after seven weeks of a vicious filibuster by Southern senators, the Civil Rights Act (CRA) was ...

Nelson Mandela mourned like Martin Luther King

The word “icon” has become a cliché after careless overuse, but in the case of Mandela, the term is absolutely appropriate.

MTA fare hikes lower than expected, TWU wonders ‘where’s our money?’

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced that it overestimated the proposed fare hikes for 2015 and 2017, and New Yorkers won’t feel the pinch as much as expected. “MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated,” read an ...

Bill de Blasio’s vision of one New York

Congratulations to Bill de Blasio

Holding our nation hostage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, went through a tortuous journey before being passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld ACA’s ...

Honoring Vivian Fox

Vivian Fox serves as executive director of the 1199SEIU Child Care Funds and president of the 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation. Established in 1998, the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for children and youth. ...

We’re standing with de Blasio

We at 1199 SEIU count as friends most of the New York City’s Democratic candidates for mayor. None, however, have stood with us as consistently and steadfastly as Bill de Blasio.

Continuing the March on Washington

Recently, race has taken center stage in our nation’s discourse. George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights decisions and the bankruptcy of Detroit are among the events that are inextricably tied to our nation’s relationship with its people of ...

Solidarity with our sisters

March is International Women's Month, which both celebrates women's accomplishments and reminds us what we...

A transformational president

I will be in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 for the second inauguration of our...

The incomparable Basil Paterson

This column is usually devoted to issues of concern to members of 1199SEIU and working...

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