With over 52,000 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: 52,000
Number of Delegates: 482
Number of Facilities: 87



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Screen_Shot_2016-09-22_at_2.06.47_PM.pngBOSTON, MA (September 21, 2016) – Workers at Medical Resources Home Health Corp. overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract, the first contract at the company and the first contract with a private homecare provider in Massachusetts since the 2005 merger creating the current configuration of our union.

20160920_PCA_OT_Rally_11_edited.jpgOn Tuesday, September 20, PCAs joined our allies in the disability and elderly communities to rally at the Massachusetts State House for a fair overtime management policy. While the Baker Administration continues to move forward with its implementation of the PCA overtime management policy, PCAs and consumers remain concerned about the impact that the strict cap of 40 hours per week will have on quality care and services. 

Screen_Shot_2016-09-22_at_1.21.48_PM.pngOn September 15, 1199SEIU Massachusetts Executive Vice President Tyrék Lee Sr. sat down with Catherine O'Neill for Boston Neighborhood Network's "All About Boston" program to discuss his personal story, the importance of the upcoming election, and raising our collective voice as healthcare workers. Take a look!

Screen_Shot_2016-09-09_at_10.28.41_AM.pngLast week, 1199SEIU Massachusetts Executive Vice President Tyrék Lee Sr. sat down with Chris Lovett for Boston Neighborhood Network News to chat about the importance of the labor movement and voting in this year's election.

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PCA News and Updates

Click here to find out more information on the new PCA Ovretime Policy.

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