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In the US, only around 12% of those infected with COVID-19 will require hospitalization.1 The remaining 88% are people who will manage their illness and recover at home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath; these symptoms are usually accompanied by fatigue and loss of appetite. [ read more ]
Governor Wolf has extended his Stay-At-Home order for all non-life essential businesses/organizations. Therefore, District 1199C Union hall will remain closed until June 4th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reevaluate as necessary and post any planned changes to this date. [ read more ]
The PA Department Of Health has established a process to file a complaint regarding licensed in-patient healthcare facilities, like nursing homes and hospitals, as well as out-patient healthcare facilities, like ambulatory surgical facilities and home health care agencies, to ensure they deliver safe health care to residents of Pennsylvania. The first step is to complete and submit an online form at Health.PA.gov. [ read more ]
Join us for a Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 member experiences and questions. The town hall will be moderated by Chris Woods and feature State Representatives & Councilmember Helen Gym who will be on hand to answer questions. [ read more ]
Jose Espinoza from EL SOL LATINO has published a list of Community sites that are providing free food in Philadelphia to provide relief for people who are struggling financially from the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. These sites have been set up in addition to the schools free meals program. [ read more ]
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Guide to donning (putting on the gear) & doffing (taking off the gear) PPE. [ read more ]
All District 1199C members will receive a 5% discount on your order Every Thursday at participating ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations operated by our good friends, the Brown Family. Please see below for details and a list of locations. [ read more ]
Welcome to District 1199C
District 1199C is an affiliate of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. The roots of the National Union go back to June 7, 1932 when a group of pharmacists founded the Pharmacists Union of Greater New York.
Our own history began in December 1969, when a conference was held to form the 1199 National Organizing Committee for the express purpose of organizing health care workers throughout the country. Hoping to organize, committee representatives went to various cities across the country including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston and Philadelphia. At that time hospital workers were not allowed to join a union! The National Organizing Committee successfully lobbied Harrisburg for the passage of Act 195 which gave hospital workers in Pennsylvania the right to organize and compelled employers to bargain in good faith. [ read more ]