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  • Becoming a member of District 1199NM
    Updated On: Sep 14, 2016

    Why Join the Union?

    Becoming a member of District 1199NM is like having a safety net. Your Union contract provides:

    A Voice:  

    Becoming a member allows you to voice your opinion and become active in negotiating your contract without fear of retaliation. In a union hospital you can express your professional opinion and voice your concerns without fear of retaliation.

    Job Security and Protection:

    Your union contract is a legally binding document that sets forth your wages, hours and working conditions. It protects you from unjust discipline terminations, which gives you a voice in case of layoffs.

    Through the grievance process, employees can safely express complaints, and disputes can be addressed by giving you an opportunity to seek the advice and representation of a union representative.

    District 1199NM is always actively organizing and paying attention to working conditions. The union actively defends the contract, ensuring that employees can count on the rights they have negotiated in the contract.  

    Financial Security:

    Your contract ensures our financial security by protecting benefits like overtime pay and differentials. The union fights to ensure that we not only earn a living wage but that wages are competitive.  

    Strength in Numbers:

    With each new union member our voice becomes louder. This means better representation and a better contract. A strong membership sends the message that employees are aware of their rights and are willing to stick together for their rights.    

    The greatest benefit:

    The greatest benefit of joining the union is the strength that comes from the solidarity of your co-workers and workers across the country. You are not alone when you raise health and safety concerns. You are not alone in the fight for fair wages and treatment or when you file grievances. You are also not alone in the national issues that affect you and your family.


    Your contract, your salary, and your benefits are some of the best in comparison to others in New Mexico and in the industry. Hospitals represented by District 1199NM lead the way determining wages and benefits. But only with a strong membership can we continually fight to successfully stave off the erosion of benefits like retirement and health care that has hit so many workers.

    Sign a union card today, and let this only be the beginning of your involvement with the union!

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