Throughout June, July and August, 1199 members met with candidates running for office in November. Members identified issues that were important to them for various reasons, things like healthcare, protecting worker pensions or $15 minimum wage and helped to develop questions to ask candidates ahead of time. Hundreds of members participated in these meetings and
Lamont is guarding reserves for recession to come. Critics say he’s prioritizing austerity over COVID response
Five months into the pandemic, with another COVID wave looming and the national economy in free fall, Gov. Ned Lamont is socking away Connecticut’s dollars, reminding lawmakers these resources may need to last for many years. But with more than 4,400 dead from the coronavirus in the state, hundreds of thousands unemployed, an education system
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Fifty-two years ago, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously asserted the dignity of all work, he seemed to foresee this moment when it would become so clear that the labor of everyone — farmworkers, grocers, delivery drivers, caregivers, nursing assistants — was essential to all of our health and well-being. “One day,”
University janitor Francisco Acosta was granted a year-long extension on his stay in the United States last Thursday, Jan. 23, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Today Francisco was granted a year extension on his stay of deportation at his check-in with ICE,” Acosta’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ representative Franklin Soults wrote
We’re committed to building an economy and a democracy that works for everyone, to winning $15 an hour and a union for all working people—Black, white, and brown—and to working together to hold politicians accountable. Find out how we’re doing that with the 2020 Presidential candidates here! Estamos comprometidos a construir una economía y una democracia que
District 1199 Endorses Ned Lamont for Governor, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman for Lt. Governor, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer
HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest union of health care workers, the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, announced its endorsement today of Ned Lamont for Governor. The union represents more than 25,000 professional and paraprofessional caregivers in Connecticut. District 1199 also endorsed Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman for Lieutenant Governor, Shawn Wooden for Treasurer,
Connecticut State Senate passes HB 5051, a new act requiring more financial transparency for nursing homes receiving Medicaid funds. SEIU 1199 New England President David Pickus issued the following statement after the Connecticut State Senate voted in favor of passing the new law for nursing home transparency: “Today’s vote sends a strong message to large,
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional, expanding care to 32 million Americans, protecting consumers from a range of insurance company abuses, creating competitive marketplaces in states for individuals to purchase lower-cost insurance, and improving the quality of health care.
Retiring 1199 President Carmen Boudier and newly-elected President David Pickus each offered a few words to the November 2011 Delegates’ Assembly. You can watch their speeches here.