With over 47,000 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: 47,000 Number of Delegates: 482 Number of Facilities: 87
A: “There are a lot of reasons. You are on an equal footing with management. You have job security. The benefits of going to school through the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund. Thanks to the TUF, I have been able to go back to school. The union allows the opportunity for workers and management to collaborate on solving problems.”
A: “I was already a certified nursing assistant and I liked taking care of people. I like establishing the relationship. Some of the consumers don’t have family members or have someone come by often. I like to get to know someone one-on-one. I like the connection, that little bond.”
Downsizing. Floor closures. Service cuts. For too long, the community and safety net hospitals where so many 1199SEIU members work have been forced to struggle with the consequences of under-payments by public and private insurers in return for the quality care we provide.