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
On a beautiful Saturday on Carson Beach, approximately 1,000 community members gathered to celebrate the launch of the low wage worker movement in Massachusetts earlier this summer. Hundreds signed up to join the Fight for $15 cause and join in a week of action for low wage workers, beginning August 27th.
The 1199SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund is a benefit that helps many 1199SEIU members improve their skills to further their careers and improve the care of patients. The deadline to apply for fall semester classes in Massachusetts is August 14.
1199SEIU caregivers celebrated a victory when a new bill requiring a public hearing process for the sale, closure, transfer of ownership, or license application of any skilled nursing facility passed in the state legislature. This new requirement is in addition to the current reviews by the Department of Public Health
Mo Mohamoud is a 22 year old home care worker and 1199SEIU member from New Bedford, MA. He recently joined other workers and progressives from across the country at Netroots Nation in Detroit, a convention that focuses on strengthening communities, inspiring action, and serving as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo in the public sphere. Netroots is about learning and creating change.