Massachusetts

Representing more than 52,000 healthcare workers throughout Massachusetts, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the most politically active union in the Commonwealth. 1199SEIU caregivers have won higher job standards for healthcare workers, such as fair wages, affordable healthcare and achieving $15/hour for personal care attendants. 1199ers have also won historic victories for all working people across Massachusetts, including advocating for earned sick time, winning one of the highest minimum wages in the country, and many more.

Check out the latest stories from Massachusetts!


Jan 17, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU celebrate the release of freedom fighter Oscar López Rivera after 35 years in prison, and we thank…
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Jan 6, 2017
Happy New Year from 1199SEIU! Check out what we're up to for the beginning of 2017. Care, Not Chaos: Speak Up for Affordable Healthcare | In…
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Dec 22, 2016
As a result of your tireless advocacy and steadfast commitment to our mission, we achieved significant victories in our movement for quality…
Dec 20, 2016
"We thank President Obama for the pardons and clemencies he issued this week and throughout his years in office. The steps taken by the…
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Dec 16, 2016
This year was one of historic victories and, for many of us, heartbreaking 1199ers helped scores of working-family friendly candidates win…
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Dec 15, 2016
Updates from the Massachusetts region of 1199SEIU for the week of December 12, 2016
Dec 7, 2016
I would like to respond to Bill Newman’s piece, “As a bulwark, we need the flag” published in the Dec. 3-4 Weekend Gazette. I am an Amherst…
Oct 19, 2016
In response to the announcement by Southcoast Health Systems and Care New England terminating their affiliation agreement, Tyrék D. Lee,…
Oct 19, 2016
In response to the announcement by Southcoast Health Systems and Care New England terminating their affiliation agreement, Tyrék D. Lee,…
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Oct 18, 2016
Things you need to know as we head into Election Day.
Oct 17, 2016
While the Baker Administration continues to move forward with its PCA overtime management policy, we remain concerned about the impact that…
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Oct 11, 2016
Join 1199SEIU and the We Care for Haiti Committee in supporting the island’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew. Haiti is facing unthinkable…
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Oct 5, 2016
Last week, 1199SEIU Massachusetts Executive Vice President Tyrék Lee Sr. sat down with Chris Lovett for Boston Neighborhood Network News to…
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Sep 22, 2016
BOSTON, MA (September 21, 2016) Workers at Medical Resources Home Health Corp. overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract, the first…
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Sep 21, 2016
On Tuesday, September 20, PCAs joined our allies in the disability and elderly communities to rally at the Massachusetts State House for a…
Sep 15, 2016
On September 15, 1199SEIU Massachusetts Executive Vice President Tyrék Lee Sr. sat down with Catherine O'Neill for Boston Neighborhood…
Sep 5, 2016
September 5th marks 122 years since Labor Day became a federal holiday. Since then, we have gone to the polls 30 times to vote for…
Aug 19, 2016
BOSTON, MA (August 2, 2016) – Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East employed at eight hospital campuses operated by Steward…
Aug 19, 2016
New Bedford, MA (August 9, 2016) – South Coast healthcare workers have joined labor leaders and civil rights and social justice advocates in…
Aug 19, 2016
Boston, MA (August 11, 2016) – Healthcare workers at South Boston Community Health Center reached an agreement with health center leaders to…
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Quincy, MA 02171

877-409-1199

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Information for PCAs

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