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    Philadelphia MLK Jr. Assoc. for Nonviolence 38th Annual Awards & Benefit Luncheon

    Philadelphia MLK Jr. Assoc. for Nonviolence 38th Annual Awards & Benefit Luncheon

    Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon  - The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc., the first and only affiliate of the King Center in Atlanta commissioned by Mrs. Coretta Scott King is planning its 38th Annual Awards and Benefit Luncheon to be held on Monday, January  [ read more ]

    In 2019, thousands of Pa. workers lost their jobs with little notice. Our lawmakers can fix that.

    In 2019, thousands of Pa. workers lost their jobs with little notice. Our lawmakers can fix that.

    by Chris Woods/Inquirer (photo by Tom Gralish) - It’s been a rough 2019 for many workers in Philadelphia, with several major employers closing with little or no warning. Back in late June of 2019, members of District 1199C at Hahnemann University Hospital received shocking news: the corporate owners of  [ read more ]

    Happy Holidays from District 1199C!

    Happy Holidays from District 1199C!

    District 1199C would like to extend warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year to all of our members and their families. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming festivities!  [ read more ]

    Philadelphia City Council - Health & Human Services Committee

    Philadelphia City Council - Health & Human Services Committee

    November 20, 2019 - Philadelphia City Council VIDEO: The Committee on Public Health and Human Services of the Council of the City of Philadelphia held a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 10:00 AM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on issues related to hospital closure management.  [ read more ]

    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 ]

    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 ]

  • 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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