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Faced with the unenviable task of having to confront COVID-19 head-on this summer, members of District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, many of whom are frontline workers, found themselves without adequate personal protective equipment, hazard pay, and, in some cases, remote work opportunities that complied with governmental guidance. As union spokesperson Ben Waxman told Philadelphia Magazine back in August, local management placed both workers and the communities in which they lived [ read more ]
The first shipments of COVID-19 have begun arriving at Philadelphia area hospitals. News reports indicate that the vaccine will be widely available to our members who work in front line positions very soon. [ read more ]
Yesterday, officers from Philadelphia Police Department shot and killed a 27-year old Black man named Walter Wallace, Jr., in West Philadelphia. The following is a statement on the incident from the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, District 1199C. The statement can be attributed to Chris Woods, President of District 1199C. [ read more ]
The training coordinator supports all training department activities with responsibilities that include; course design/implementation, scheduling, instruction, course evaluation and other related administrative duties for all PSI training activities. The successful candidate will train incumbent workers as well as newly hired employees and will coordinate with HR and PSI management teams to ensure all jobs are fully staffed with trained employees. [ read more ]
The Office of Councilmember Thomas will be presenting Resource Hubbs (After School Programs) throughout the city for Youth ages 14-21. This program is designed to help youth by giving them the support and resources they need during these difficult times. The program runs from October 15th-November 28th every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday and Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. The program will take place at churches and recreation centers. [ 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 ]
The Philadelphia City Council has the opportunity to pass a bill that would give all workers the ability to have paid leave if they test positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who tested positive and must self-isolate. Support #paidSick #1199C https://t.co/mwzeOViUTo