August 13, 2018 Press Releases

1199SEIU Endorses Antonio Delgado for Congress in NY-19

Kingston, NY – The Delgado for Congress campaign is proud to announce that 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East has endorsed Antonio Delgado for Congress in New York’s 19th congressional district. 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the nation, represents the rights of caregivers working in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, clinics, pharmacies and all other areas of the healthcare industry.

Today, August 13, at 2:30 p.m., Antonio will meet with 1199SEIU members, employees of the Livingston Hills Nursing Home in Hudson, who are fighting to protect their wages as well as maintain their healthcare and pension benefits. Antonio will hear firsthand from a group of healthcare employees about the obstacles they are facing in their struggle to earn a livable wage and keep their hard-earned benefits.

“Antonio knows what it means to roll up his sleeves and put in the hard work,“ Gabrielle Seay, Political Director for 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East said. “His focus on healthcare and attention to the needs of healthcare workers, their families, and their communities demonstrates the kind of leadership we need in upstate New York. We know he will be a powerful advocate for workers, and continue to stand up for the rights of the working families in our region and not for special interests or big corporations. We are very pleased to endorse Antonio Delgado for Congress in NY-19.”

“Our healthcare workers deserve to earn a livable wage, and know through their own work, how critical it is to achieve universal quality, affordable healthcare for everyone.1199SEIU helps to improve and expand quality patient care, protect and improve the lives of it’s members and their families, and works in solidarity with our communities. I wholeheartedly believe in their mission and am grateful for their endorsement. I look forward to working together to achieve universal healthcare coverage for everyone and to protect the rights of our healthcare workers,” Antonio Delgado said.

SEIU is the largest union in the United States with over two million members. There are approximately 18,000 1199SEIU members in the 19th congressional district.