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    Salima Pace is one of a new generation of union leaders. But why stop at that?

    Salima Pace is one of a new generation of union leaders. But why stop at that?

    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 ]

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    First Shipments of COVID-19 - A Letter from Pres. Chris Woods

    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 ]

    A Statement by Chris Woods on the Killing of Walter Wallace, Jr.

    A Statement by Chris Woods on the Killing of Walter Wallace, Jr.

    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 ]

    1199 Week at Seaport Museum

    1199 Week at Seaport Museum

    1199Week @ Seaport Museum - FREE for members October 25, 2020 through November 1, 2020. Calling All Members, Families and Associates of 1199C  [ read more ]

    Philly Shipyard - Multiple Positions Available

    Philly Shipyard - Multiple Positions Available

    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 ]

    US Postal Service Now Hiring - 191 Zip Codes

    US Postal Service Now Hiring - 191 Zip Codes

    US Postal Service - Philadelphia Office is hiring. City Carrier Assistant ($17.29/hr.). Review full benefits, position requirements, and search job opportunities at usps.com/careers  [ read more ]

    Resource Hubbs By The Office of Councilmember Isaiah Thomas

    Resource Hubbs By The Office of Councilmember Isaiah Thomas

    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 ]

    New Medical Provider - Keystone Health Plan East

    New Medical Provider - Keystone Health Plan East

    We are happy to announce effective December 1, 2020, our new medical provider will be Independence Blue Cross Keystone Health Plan East Point of Service. Keystone Health Plan East (Keystone) is committed to bringing you an innovative, cost-effective health benefits solution that will enhance the health and well-being of you and your families.  [ 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 ]

  • From Our Twitter Feed


    Congratulations are in order for #1199C for being recognized by AFSCME International for WINNING A MAJOR VICTORY at Delaware Valley Residential Care 🏆
    #FeelTheDifference https://t.co/7WSyc3cEt1

    Congratulations to District 1199C's Vice President Elyse Ford ( @vp1199C_ )for being appointed to the Philadelphia AFL-CIO Executive Council’s Civil & Human Rights Committee.
    #1199C https://t.co/lx2xEL3kJw
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    . @PhillyMayor Can I count on you to support @KendraPHL #Paidsick Leave Bill? From a @1199CNUHHCE Worker

    The bill was voted on in committee on Monday, June 22nd. It will get a final vote this week! Support #paidSick leave for front line workers! @cindybassphilly, @CouncilmanDerek @CherelleParker9 @CouncilmemberKJ

    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 1199CNUHHCE photo