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    Hahnemann sale expected to trigger more oversight for hospital closures

    Hahnemann sale expected to trigger more oversight for hospital closures

    Michael D'Onofrio Tribune Staff Writer | Philadelphia Tribune Photo/Michael D'Onofrio: 'They [Hahnemann Hospital's owners] did not care. They locked floors. They had chains on the doors," says Regina Franklin, middle, a former Hahnemann employee and a member of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees 1199C. She  [ read more ]

    Gun Violence: Beyond a Conversation - Nov. 30

    Gun Violence: Beyond a Conversation - Nov. 30

    Free Community Summit and Gun Buy Back - Canaan Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Derick Brennan, Senior Pastor 5430 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Honorable Dwight Evans Special Panelists: Phila. District Attorney Larry Krasner, Esq. and Moderator: Michael Coard, Esq. sponsored  [ read more ]

    Gov. Wolf Announces Innovative Apprenticeships in Early Education, Addiction Counseling, and Health Care

    Gov. Wolf Announces Innovative Apprenticeships in Early Education, Addiction Counseling, and Health Care

    Governor Tom Wolf joined workers, employers and leaders of the District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund to announce state approval of five innovative apprenticeships that are helping workers to build careers in early childhood development, addiction counseling and as advanced medical assistants.  [ read more ]

    District 1199C Announces New Leadership

    District 1199C Announces New Leadership

    from The Philadelphia Tribune, Nov. 5, 2019 - Philadelphia’s largest union of health care workers has made a change in leadership. Longtime President Henry Nicholas has assumed a new position as president emeritus.  [ read more ]

    Kendra Brooks captures a Philadelphia City Council seat in a historic win for the Working Families Party and Philly progressives

    Kendra Brooks captures a Philadelphia City Council seat in a historic win for the Working Families Party and Philly progressives

    by Sean Collins Walsh and Laura McCrystal, photo by: Heather Khalifa Inquirer Staff Photographer.  [ read more ]

    Get Your Skates Ready! District 1199C Roller Skating Party

    Get Your Skates Ready! District 1199C Roller Skating Party

    District 1199C Roller Skating Party - Tuesday , December 17th - 5pm - 9pm - Rolling Thunder Skating Rink 7017 Roosevelt Blvd.  [ read more ]

    Chris Woods/Paul Himmel - Who's Who in Philly Labor

    Chris Woods/Paul Himmel - Who's Who in Philly Labor

    Check out the November 4, 2019 podcast of The Who’s Who in Philly Labor Show featuring 1199C President Chris Woods.  [ read more ]

    District 1199C Announces Key Leadership Change: Henry Nicholas Assumes New Position as President Emeritus, Chris Woods Selected as New President of District 1199C

    District 1199C Announces Key Leadership Change: Henry Nicholas Assumes New Position as President Emeritus, Chris Woods Selected as New President of District 1199C

    PHILADELPHIA (October 21st, 2019) – Today, Philadelphia’s largest union of healthcare workers is announcing a change in leadership. Long-time President Henry Nicholas has assumed a new position as President Emeritus. Executive Vice President Chris Woods, in accordance with the Union’s By-Laws, has been confirmed by the Executive Board to serve as  [ read more ]

  • Welcome to District 1199C

    1199C Benefit & Pension Funds for Hospital and Health Care Employees – Philadelphia and Vicinity

    © Lois Mauro

    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 ]

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    Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains
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    CHOP and HUP are in the building today to pay their thanks to an incredible person and organizer, Linda Fields. District 1199C would like to thank her for her dedication and contributions that far exceeded those required of her job. Her fearless leadership is valued and will be sorely missed, however, she intends to run for State Senate in the 24th Senatorial District. The state will be lucky to have such a dedicated civil servant. Union Members please go support Linda in her endeavors by volunteering and contributing. Her Facebook page is Facebook.com/FriendsOfLindaFields
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