With over 49,000 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: 49,000 Number of Delegates: 482 Number of Facilities: 87
Healthcare and home care workers across the nation are joining the growing Fight for $15 movement! If we fight together, we can put an end to poverty pay for Massachusetts healthcare and homecare workers in 2015. Whether you make less or more than $15/hour, we need to unite and raise standards for workers in our industry so that all healthcare workers can win more.
1199SEIU delegates recently gathered in Boston to discuss upcoming contract campaigns, potential 9c cuts by the Governor, and the Fight for $15. They also welcomed guest speakers from Massachusetts Jobs Not Jails.
On January 29, 1199SEIU caregivers met with newly elected legislators and went to the Massachusetts State House in Boston to advocate for new bills that will improve the lives of home care and healthcare workers.
Last Thursday, January 15th – as part of a National Day of Action to stand up for airport workers on the late Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday – 1199ers joined ReadyJet employees at Logan Airport’s Chapel to stand for respect and dignity in the workplace.