1199 SEIU Marks 60th Anniversary; Solidarity Was Key in Historic 1959 Victory

Before 1199: Hospitals were exempt from labor laws because they were considered charitable organizations. And the great majority of unions were reluctant to organize poverty-wage workers, most of whom were women of color.

1199 SEIU Marks 60th Anniversary; Solidarity Was Key in Historic 1959 Victory

By 1199 Magazine | March / April 2019

This year marks the 60th anniversary of 1199’s emergence as New York’s major healthcare union. The