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News & Events
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 ]
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 ]
Members are invited to a job fair at the Sterling Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Media, PA location on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10:00 - 3:30pm. For details, contact Human Resource Manager Jada McKenzie. [ read more ]
Philadelphia Tribune workers mull strike after paper allegedly refuses to provide safe working conditions
by John Bowden August 13, 2020 - Employees at the Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest continuously-running African American newspaper in the country, are reportedly mulling a strike over working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [ 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