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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Earlier this month,  the Legislature’s conference committee released their final version of this upcoming year’s Fiscal Year 2015 state budget.  The final budget was then approved by both the House and Senate, and then signed by the Governor late last week.

image.jpegMembers of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a settlement with the management of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  A deal was reached on wages, benefits, sick days, and holiday pay.

Agnes_Chirwa_feat.jpgNearly ninety caregivers at the Zenith Lexington Nursing Home voted unanimously to strike following the slash and burn takeover of a local nursing home by an out-of-state company, which has resulted in massive pay and healthcare cuts. Caregivers were out on the picket line for 24 hours, starting at 7am Monday morning. More than two hundred community members, politicians, and activists joined the striking workers for a rally at the picket line Monday night.

MEM_GlobeAd_WeCareForMA_feat.jpgWe're not your grandfather's union...but we care for him like he's family.

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