Last updated on: 1/16/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We are half a million nurses and healthcare workers and we declare our strong support for policies that address the dangers of climate change and prioritize public health, green jobs and renewable energy…

We must take the effects of pollution and climate change seriously, and take bold steps to ensure a healthy future, including strongly restricting the use of dirty fuels and investing in clean energy research, development, and jobs…

Together, we can stop this pipeline and build a sustainable vision of our future which includes a stable climate, green jobs, renewable fuels and a clean, healthy environment for all.”

“Unions Representing Half a Million Nurses & Healthcare Workers Declare Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline, Vow to Mobilize Thousands of Members for UN Climate March,” 1199.seiu.org, July 24, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We are a Union of healthcare workers. We work in the homecare, hospital and nursing home industries, as well as pharmacies, freestanding clinics and other healthcare settings. We care for the sick, the infirm, the elderly. Ours is noble work.

With nearly 400,000 members throughout New York State, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland and the District of Columbia, we are the largest local union in the world…

We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which is, with 2.1 million members, the largest labor Union in North America.”

“1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
We are a Union of healthcare workers,” 1199seiu.org (accessed Jan. 16, 2015)

Mission:

“We are dedicated to our patients, our members and our families. The mission of our Union is to improve and expand quality patient care, to protect and improve the lives of our members and our families, and to work in solidarity with working people in our communities and around the world.”

“1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
We are a Union of healthcare workers,” 1199seiu.org (accessed Jan. 16, 2015)

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Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?