SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH is the healthcare and social service union for West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. District 1199 represents nearly 29,000 healthcare, social service and public sector workers. The union is part of the Service Employees International Union whose 2 million members make it the largest union of healthcare workers and the fastest growing union in the world.
SEIU District 1199’s Public division represents nearly 5,000 workers. These workers are employed in a variety of fields including higher education, Head Start programs, community action agencies, county government, libraries, boards of developmental disabilities and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
At Cleveland State University, the SEIU Bargaining unit consists of around 400 professional staff members.