If you paid a visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, you might have noticed that the hallways were bustling. Not from freshman representatives moving into new offices, but from dozens of purple clad 1199ers lobbying to protect Medicare and Medicaid as Congress searches for a solution to the fiscal cliff.
In just a few weeks, 1199SEIU members at three Baltimore hospitals will head to the bargaining table to start negotiating new union contracts.
When Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc along the east coast last weekend, thousands of people lost electricity for days.
With help from their 1199SEIU brothers and sisters, workers at Summit Park have won a strong contract after a year-long fight for better wages and working conditions.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by close to one hundred healthcare workers from across Baltimore at the historic Eubie Blake Cultural Center to receive their endorsement in the race for Baltimore City Mayor.