With over 49,000 members in Massachusetts delivering quality care in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, clinics, and at home, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the fastest-growing union in the Bay State.

Number of Members: 49,000
Number of Delegates: 482
Number of Facilities: 87



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Every day in our country, millions of home care workers are being denied basic rights that other workers enjoy. For example, many home care workers are being denied important protections with respect to the minimum wage, overtime, and travel payment. It’s time we change that.

After months of negotiations, 1199SEIU members at Union Hospital have ratified a new contract. Our unity and advocacy convinced Partners executives to give in on several key items to help form the basis of the agreement. The bargaining committee fought long and hard over wages, benefits, and job protection.

A recent community forum hosted by 1199SEIU members drew over 150 healthcare workers, advocates, and elected leaders to the union hall in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, MA. Topics at the forum included key 1199SEIU legislative priorities, upcoming labor negotiations, wage inequality, and the emerging Fight for $15 movement.

1199SEIU members in the Boston Medical Center B.E.S.T. (Boston Emergency Services Team) unit have unanimously ratified a one-year contract!

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