Massachusetts

Representing more than 56,000 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!


Sep 5, 2017
Boston, MA (September 5, 2017) – In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),…
Aug 23, 2017
1199ers in Massachusetts hosted hundreds of community neighbors at our Annual Health Fair on August 19 at Franklin Park in Boston. It was a…
Aug 16, 2017
As our nation deals with the aftermath of the terror and violence committed in Charlottesville, we mourn the loss of Heather Heyer and our…
Aug 14, 2017
Northampton, MA (August 11, 2017) – Technical workers at Cooley Dickinson Hospital voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East,…
Aug 10, 2017
Quincy, MA (August 10, 2017) – In response to the Attorney General’s findings about the 2014 closure of North Adams Regional Hospital,…
Aug 9, 2017
Hyannis, Mass. (August 9, 2017) – Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU are raising concerns about Cape Cod Healthcare’s (CCHC) proposal to…
Jul 28, 2017
Boston, MA (July 28, 2017) – In response to the vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of…
Jul 28, 2017
Boston, MA (July 28, 2017) – In response to the vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of…
Jul 25, 2017
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s legislative hearing convened by the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and Joint…
Jul 25, 2017
Boston, MA (July 25, 2017) – In response to today’s vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President…
Jul 21, 2017
Approximately 300 service workers join state’s largest and fastest growing healthcare union; technical workers await final vote outcome.
Jul 18, 2017
Boston, MA (July 18, 2017) – In response to the failure of Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President…
Jul 12, 2017
Boston, MA (July 12, 2017) – In response to the strike by nurses at Tufts Medical Center, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of…
Jul 7, 2017
At the heart of any organizing or advocacy is the simple act of a conversation. With the help of our community allies, Lynn residents and…
Jun 28, 2017
Hyannis, MA (June 27, 2017) – In response to the announcement about layoffs resulting from Quest Diagnostics’ acquisition of Cape Cod…
Jun 23, 2017
Boston, MA (June 22, 2017) – The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
Jun 21, 2017
Stoughton, Mass. (June 15, 2017) – Dozens of healthcare workers hosted an informational picket outside Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation…
Jun 19, 2017
WHEN JEFF Jacoby criticizes labor unions as obsolete, he misses a vital point: Organized labor is different today than it was in the 1950s…
Jun 19, 2017
We, the 56,000 Massachusetts healthcare workers of 1199SEIU and our families, offer this brief written testimony in strong support of An Act…
May 31, 2017
For more than 125 years, Union Hospital has been a vital asset for the people of Lynn, and its imminent closing requires all of us to roll…
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4th Floor

Quincy, MA 02171

877-409-1199

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