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1199ers Blast Partners’ Plan to Close Lynn Campus of North Shore Medical Center

Lynn_feat.jpgHealthcare workers are ramping up their criticisms of Partner HealthCare for closing the only hospital in the wealthy system’s network that directly serves a low-income community. A new radio advertisement by the largest healthcare union in Massachusetts, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, warns that “the Partners scheme to make Lynn the largest city in our state without an emergency room is dangerous.”

1199SEIU Members Advocate at State House for Legislation that Would Boost Community Hospitals

state_house_feat.jpgOn Tuesday, September 22nd, local healthcare workers and members of 1199SEIU came to the Massachusetts State House for a hearing to speak out in favor of new bill to protect community hospitals. At the same time, 1199ers are launching a drive to collect signatures for a ballot initiative that takes similar steps to protect healthcare in our communities. This legislation and ballot initiative would rein in expensive hospitals and provide a boost to local community hospitals. The measures would save the state an estimated $267 million in reduced healthcare spending.

More than 1,900 Cape Cod Healthcare Employees Hail New Contract Agreements as Good for Workers and Patients

cape_cod_hospital_feat.jpgMore than 1,900 healthcare workers across the Cape Cod Healthcare system will see higher wages and other benefit enhancements as part of five new contract agreements reached with Cape Cod Healthcare.

1199SEIU Marches In The 2015 African American Day Parade

AA_feat.jpg1199SEIU marches down the streets of Harlem, NYC, in the 2015 African American Day parade.

1199 Ad in the NY Daily News Welcoming The #PeoplesPope

Daily-News-Pope-Francis-Ad_feat.jpgCheck out our full-page ad in tomorrow’s NY Daily News welcoming the #PeoplesPope & his message of social, economic & climate justice!

Healthcare Workers Welcome Pope Francis

queens-tribune-logo.pngLisa Johnson, a 45-year-old homecare worker from Queens, is thrilled that Pope Francis is bringing his message of economic justice to New York, because she feels he is speaking directly about her and her family. A single mother raising four children, Lisa must work two jobs to make ends meet – often logging seven-day weeks and sometimes 22-hour days. She loves caring for her patients and jokes that she can withstand the long hours because “I don’t need that much sleep,” but she has little choice; she must do whatever it takes to provide for her children.

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