Massachusetts

Representing more than 60,000 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 $16.10/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.


Sep 5, 2019
Aug 30, 2019
Of the 3,000 victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, some 600 were union members. The majority were firefighters, but…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the many 1199 heroes on Sept. 11, 2001, one made the ultimate sacrifice. Cabrini Hospital EMT Marc Sullins, aged 30, lost his life trying…
Aug 30, 2019
The decade of the 1980s was a difficult period for 1199, as the Local grappled with complex questions of affiliations and its relation to…
Aug 30, 2019
In 1979, in part to mark the twentieth anniversary of 1199’s hospital organizing victories, the Union’s Bread and Roses program held an…
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Aug 30, 2019
For most Americans, Labor Day – the first Monday in September – marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But for us in…
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Aug 15, 2019
Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU recently announced they are throwing their enthusiastic support behind five candidates for Boston City…
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Jun 18, 2019
Union leadership and 4,000 delegates sworn in in Midtown ceremony.
Jun 7, 2019
Nursing home workers pushed to the edge by out-of-state owners not committed to communities they serve
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Apr 16, 2019
Maintaining Union Strength 1199SEIU Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) in Massachusetts have a lot of irons in the fire these days. In one of…
Apr 11, 2019
Budget provides a boost for nursing homes, PCAs and other crucial programs that care for state’s most vulnerable residents
Apr 5, 2019
As PCAs, we care for Massachusetts. Every day, we enter the homes of those who are family or who have become like family to ensure they are…
Apr 5, 2019
Tell Governor Baker to Invest in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Apr 5, 2019
The care we provide is important. That is why PCAs are united in 1199SEIU, a healthcare workers union. Being a PCA can be isolating. Often…
Mar 7, 2019
1199 members begin six month training program to develop skills
Mar 7, 2019
1199 Massachusetts Executive Board share political action program and 2019-2020 legislative agenda with newly elected officials.
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Feb 25, 2019
1199SEIU and the National Benefit Fund are again making available a free tax prep program for members, so they can pay only the taxes they…
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Feb 21, 2019
Central Sterile Technicians (CSTs) are responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, sterilization, packaging, and distribution of surgical…
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Dec 26, 2018
Anxiety punctuated much of the last year, but 1199ers continued to shine, winning in the workplace, standing up to attacks on health care,…
Dec 18, 2018
Healthcare workers at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA join 1199SEIU.

CONTACT US

108 Myrtle Street, 4th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171
877-409-1199

Media Inquiries:
617-284-1102

INFORMATION FOR PCAs

Find out more about the PCA Workforce Council and the PCA program here.

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