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
As part of a Week of #WageAction, union and nonunion home care workers held a Speak out for $15 on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. After the Speak Out, home care workers and other 1199 members joined fast food workers at a protest in Downtown Crossing.
While many allies of 1199SEIU are running for various offices across Massachusetts today, healthcare workers wanted to share a special reminder of our endorsements in the following Bay State races. These candidates have been strong advocates for the rights of healthcare workers and patients. As caregivers we are proud to lend them our support in the Massachusetts Primary Election on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
The future of healthcare and homecare jobs in our state is directly tied to the decisions made by elected officials. 2014 is an important election year in Massachusetts. The next Governor and Attorney General of Massachusetts will be making many decisions that impact healthcare jobs and our ability to continue delivering quality care.
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.