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
Seventy Massachusetts state representatives and senators have signed a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in support of the state’s personal care attendants and funding for homecare services.
Over two hundred Boston residents, including 1199SEIU members, gathered for an earned sick time implementation hearing in Boston on Monday. Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative creating a new law requiring earned sick time. Full implementation of the law is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015. However, big business lobbyists want to delay the law. Healthcare workers and advocates are uniting and speaking out to ensure that the will of the voters is respected.