WV/KY Healthcare

SEIU District 1199’s West Virginia and Kentucky Healthcare division represents nearly 7,000 workers. These fields include hospitals, nursing homes, community action agencies, clinics, councils on aging, Head Start, mental health, and blood services including the Red Cross.

SEIU District 1199 Update: “Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

Three months ago, SEIU District 1199 opened a Member Resource Center to enhance representation for all members of the Union. In this short time, the Member Resource Center has successfully handled a substantial volume of calls, inquiries, and requests for assistance. …

Health Care Insurance Coverage: Open Enrollment for 2018 Ends December 15th

If you or a family member need health care coverage for 2018, don’t forget to get covered. There are affordable plans available this year for residents of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. You must take action by December 15th. Please …

New Report: Strong Unions Key to Safer and Stronger Communities

This week, a groundbreaking report was released titled “Strong Unions, Stronger Communities.” The report highlights the importance of unions to fixing the rigged economy and making our communities stronger. The report also shows the importance of strong unions to safety …

SEIU 1199 Member Resource Center Offers Enhanced Hours and Immediate Assistance

If you need assistance or information, call the Member Resource Center at 877-419-7348. Your new Member Resource Center has enhanced hours and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM. If you need a copy of your contract, information …

Krinda Bailey Talks About the Impact of Kentucky’s “Right-to-Work” Law

SEIU District 1199 Members Hold Cookout in Huntington

On September 16th, members of SEIU District 1199 in the Huntington, West Virginia, area held a solidarity cookout and were joined by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.  Attendees reported that after standing together over the last year, it was nice to enjoy the park and …

2017 Scholarship Winners

West Virginia Mason Anderson, son of Amy Anderson, American Red Cross Ivy Hurt, Cabell Huntington Hospital Alexis Saunders, daughter of Katherine Brunny, ResCare – West Virginia Kevin Simpkins, son of Megan Simpkins, Cabell Huntington Hospital Kentucky Abby Collins, daughter of …

Welcome Packet & Video for New 1199 Members

“Your Member Resource Center Has Your Back!”

The Member Resource Center The new SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH Member Resource Center has officially opened. The Member Resource Center can help you with getting a copy of your contract, Union orientation materials and welcome information, a form for filing a …

2017 SEIU District 1199 WKO Election Results

To view election results click on the link below. 2017 Results

Highlands Regional Medical Center Workers United For a Fair Contract at Recent Vigil

Workers at Highlands Regional Medical Center gathered for a vigil and are united for a fair contract. Negotiations are currently ongoing with the management of the hospital. Members of SEIU District 1199 are deeply concerned about concessions proposed by management, …

SEIU 1199 Members to Hold Candlelight Vigil at HRMC

Information on the Vigil: When: Thursday, June 29th Time: 7PM Location: 5000 Kentucky Route 321 Prestonburg Kentucky @ HRMC

SEIU 1199 West Virginia Member Leaders Meet With Senator Capito’s D.C. Office

SEIU 1199 member leaders Ethel Turner and Joann Lambert traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with Senator Capito’s office. Medicaid saves lives and provides critical access to care for families across West Virginia. They stressed with urgency …

SEIU/1199 Election Materials – 2017

Please use the links below to view important information regarding the upcoming elections. By-Laws Change Vote Notification Final Election Schedule Candidates

Legislative Update for June 5th, 2017

  FEDERAL President Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord- On Thursday, President Trump announced the United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change. This decision fulfilled one of his key campaign pledges but …

SEIU 1199 Members Protest Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-3rd District) in Huntington

Congressman Jenkins has been a persistent voice for policies that are harmful to West Virginia’s working families. On June 1, 2017, in Huntington, West Virginia, members of SEIU District 1199 protested against U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-WV). Congressman Jenkins is running for …

Legislative Update – 5/31/2017

Federal Minimum Wage– Senators Sanders and Murray and Representatives Scott and Ellison are going to introduce the Raise the Wage Act, the new federal minimum wage bill.  If enacted, this legislation would raise the federal minimum wage to $9.25 this year …

Legislative Update for May 22, 2017

Federal Budget Trump administration will release their budget blueprint on Tuesday, May 23, which will build on the “skinny budget” released in March.  There are indications that Tuesday’s Trump budget will propose an additional $800 billion in cuts over 10 years to means-tested, mandatory …

Robert Reich: Why “Right to Work” is Wrong for Workers

District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections

SPECIAL NOTICE SEIU/District 1199 District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATING PETITION Pursuant to the By-Laws of SEIU/District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, CTW, CLC, an election of District Officers and …