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    5% OFF at ALL Brown's ShopRite and Fresh Grocer Locations

    5% OFF at ALL Brown's ShopRite and Fresh Grocer Locations

    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 ]

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    Emergency Child Care Services in New Jersey

    Please refer to the following table for a list of Emergency Child Care Centers in New Jersey.  [ read more ]

    AFSCME Issues A Resolution Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

    AFSCME Issues A Resolution Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

    FIGHTING FOR WORKING PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. AFSCME represents 1.4 million members serving in hundreds of occupations across the 2 nation from nurses to corrections officers, childcare providers to sanitation workers—providing 3 the vital services in both the public and private sectors including non-profits  [ read more ]

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    UPDATE: District 1199C Union Hall Remain Closed Until April 30th

    District 1199C Union hall will remain closed until April 30th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reevaluate as necessary and post any planned changes to this date.  [ read more ]

    COVID-19 in Pa.: We have to ensure care for our caregivers

    COVID-19 in Pa.: We have to ensure care for our caregivers

    By Chris Woods - published by Pennsylvania Capital-Star - March 29, 2020. It was a horrible day. The headlines screamed, “Stocks Plunge, Rattled by Oil Market and Coronavirus”; “Coronavirus: Italy death toll soars amid travel ban;” “CDC warns against long plane trips and cruises as coronavirus cases mount.” But America’s most  [ read more ]

    The CARES Act (H.R. 748) Overview

    The CARES Act (H.R. 748) Overview

    The Congress adopted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. The adopted bill is an improvement upon the initial bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Specifically, it provides $150 billion to state and local governments to fund response to the COVID-19  [ read more ]

    Hospital workers' union demands OT for prison medical workers

    Hospital workers' union demands OT for prison medical workers

    March 23, 2020 - John N. Mitchell Tribune Staff Writer - The approximately 500 members of District 1199C NUHHCE, many of whom are people of color, are being told they must go to work in the city jails every day and they are continuing to do so, according to union  [ read more ]

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

    What is COVID-19? What are the symptoms of COVID-19? How is COVID-19 spread? We've assembled a list of frequently asked question to help inform members about the details around the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  [ 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 ]