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.

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Mar 3, 2017
March is Women's History Month when we take time to reflect and honor women – from throughout our history up to today – who have helped pave…
Mar 1, 2017
Boston, MA (March 1, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s address to Congress last night, Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of…
Feb 21, 2017
Boston, MA (February 21, 2017) – Hundreds of workers, immigrants and community advocates joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe…
Feb 17, 2017
The snowy weather won't slow us down! 1199ers are taking action, settling contracts and standing up for quality care. Take a look:
Feb 15, 2017
The following is a statement from Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, on the withdrawal…
Feb 2, 2017
We have developed an agreement with Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. The agreement outlines a free and fair election…
Jan 31, 2017
Boston, MA (January 31, 2017) – 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital announced today agreement…
Jan 30, 2017
Boston, MA (January 30, 2017) – Days after Senate Republican leadership delayed fast-food CEO and multi-millionaire Andy Puzder’s…
Jan 23, 2017
It's been a few weeks into the New Year, and already we're standing up, speaking out, and continuing to build our movement for quality care,…
Jan 20, 2017
Service Employees International Union and Massachusetts Teachers Association members will march for equality, dignity and justice for all
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…
Jan 12, 2017
During event at the State House, consumers, healthcare providers and workers outline major health and economic risks to Massachusetts if…
Jan 12, 2017
During event at the State House, consumers, healthcare providers and workers outline major health and economic risks to Massachusetts if…
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…
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…
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…
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,…


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