Definitions for "1199: The National Health Care Workers' Union"
The National Health Care Workers' Union (originally known as the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union District 1199) was a labor union originally founded by Leon J. Davis for pharmacists in New York City in 1932. While the union was founded by left-wing, predominantly Jewish pharmacists, it organized all workers in drug stores on an industrial basis, including pharmacists, clerks, and so-called "soda jerks."