What a week for our 1199 sisters and brothers across east coast!
1. 1199SEIU members at Sprain Brook Manor Rehab Center in Scarsdale, N.Y. this week ratified their first contract; the agreement includes employer-paid health benefits, two raises in a year, significant job protections and the settlement of outstanding unfair labor practices amounting to more than a half million dollars in payments to workers. http://www.1199seiu.org/after_a_10_year_struggle_1199_members_at_sprain_brook_celebrate_first_contract_with_gratitude_and_hope
2. Workers at Mid-Rockland Imaging in New City, NY voted overwhelmingly to join 1199. They’re now among the thousands of professional and technical workers who have a strong union voice for patient care, job security and benefits. http://www.1199seiu.org/mid_rockland_victory
3. 1199 joined @maketheroadny, @32bjseiu, @citizenactionny, the United Auto Workers and a host of labor and community groups as part of the #NYRenews Coalition in calling on New York State’s legislature to pass the The Climate & Community Protection Act. http://www.1199seiu.org/statement_re_ny_renew
4. New Jersey 1199 members at AristaCare at Cedar Oaks and Norwood Terrace held pickets calling for a fair contract that protects quality care by ensuring that caregivers have good health insurance, fair wages, and enough sick time to care for themselves and their families! https://www.facebook.com/1199seiu/posts/10153795105712525