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



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Frustrated by aggressive management tactics in labor negotiations affecting nearly 300 employees, healthcare workers recently staged a picket at the main entrance of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

1199SEIU members and leaders gathered with Governor Patrick and state officials at Lynn Community Health Center recently to announce the first grants of the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund, a statewide effort to increase quality and reduce costs in healthcare.


Boston delegates gathered recently at the 1199SEIU office in Dorchester, MA for a discussion with City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley.

massgov_feat.jpgDORCHESTER, MA- On Saturday March 15th, seven hundred members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) participated in a forum at the 1199SEIU offices in Boston to assess the five candidates vying for the SEIU endorsement. Joe Avellone, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, and Juliette Kayyem took part in a gubernatorial forum that included questions regarding the state budget, immigration reform, economic inequality, the right to organize, and other issues important to SEIU members.

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