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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...

Immigrants' rights are civil rights

President Barack Obama has come out fighting. His inauguration speech and his initiative on immigration...

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, let us remember...

Down to the Ground Game

The presidential candidates have made their cases. There's not much left to be said. President...

No time for complacency

I agree with New York Yankee great Yogi Berra, who said, "It ain't over till...

Con Ed and climate change

I cheered last week when I learned that the lockout of the Consolidated Edison workers...

Affordable Care Act: A huge step forward

Last week's Supreme Court decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

March on Father's Day to save our children

This Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, will be unlike any other for me. Besides the...

A Mother's Day gift

It is said that women hold up half the world, but they most certainly don't...

Our son, Trayvon

A parent's greatest concern is keeping her or his children safe. A parent's greatest grief...