With 275,000 members in 1,000 facilities in three states and the District of Columbia, 1199SEIU has hundreds of contracts with employers in all health sectors, from hospitals to clinics, pharmacies, home care agencies and nursing homes, as well as to several human service agencies. Since 1998, more than a dozen former SEIU healthcare companies have merged with 1199, and they have brought their own history, conditions and contracts. The strategic goal of 1199SEIU is to achieve a high level for all health professionals. Here are summaries of some of our biggest contracts. These are just summaries, not the contracts themselves.1199SEIU Members, please note that there are many differences, even small ones, between collective agreements. Please consult your CBA or delegate for the exact language. The League Contract The traditional core of 1199 is established in the hospital industry of New York and Long Island, where dozens of institutions form the League of Hospitals and Homes for collective agreements with our Union. The 1199SEIU/League contract is a master contract that covers tens of thousands of hospital staff. This is the `standard contract` which we want to deal with the terms – wages, benefits and protection of workers – throughout our Union. Many hospitals and medical centers outside the league have “me too” contracts that are based on league contracts. The concierge contract is not a home help contract.
Home care staff can be divided into two categories: home attendants and home help. Contracts for home health workers are negotiated with sublicensing home care agencies, which are in turn outsourced by certified home health agencies. It is a master`s contract for tens of thousands of nurses in Long Island, New York and its northern suburbs. As with the league contract for hospital employees, the contract in greater New York is the model of wages and benefits that we have achieved in the retirement home sector. There are separate contracts with each licensed agency for home health care. Here is the master contract for janitors and interior guards, which covers about 40,000 workers in New York. Almost all Home expectant contracts are the same, but members should consult their own CBA.