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Members at Plaza Health Network Nursing Homes Join the #FightFor15

PlazaWorkers_Oct2015_feat.jpgAfter decades of loyal service, the majority brave caregivers at Plaza Health Network don’t even make $15/hour to care for their families. However, Plaza and its new CEO, Elaine Bloom, will tell you that they value your work. How can they say that? Members want to know how Plaza Health Network can agree to pay the federal government $17 million to settle a Department of Justice investigation for Medicare fraud, but can’t pay its caregivers what they deserve. Something has got to change! 

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!

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