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.

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May 16, 2016
Personal Care Attendants from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Baker-Polito Administration will sign a new three-year…
Apr 27, 2016
On Tuesday, April 26th, the healthcare workers at Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth overwhelmingly voted to ratify an unprecedented new t...
Feb 23, 2016
It's time to bring fairness to our local hospital industry and to reduce premiums for consumers. That's why 1199ers and the...
Jan 25, 2016
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Dec 23, 2015
As part of the growing Fight for $15 movement, 1199ers at Boston Medical Center became the first hospital workers in the city of Boston ...
Nov 25, 2015
Hundreds of healthcare workers from across the Commonwealth celebrated the tenth anniversary of the formation of 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
Nov 1, 2015
1199SEIU members were loud and proud in Boston, MA on Tuesday, November 10 as part of a Fight for $15 National Day of Action. Locally,…
Oct 28, 2015
Bernard Bowens has been a dietary chef at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, MA for 28 years. But to those who know him, especially his Union…
Oct 20, 2015
Healthcare workers and advocates will urge passage of legislation to address growing instability in the Commonwealth’s nursing home industry…
Oct 15, 2015
Over 50 healthcare workers at Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will see higher wages under a new three-year contract agreement.
Oct 15, 2015
One hundred and sixty health care workers at Medford?s Courtyard Nursing Care Center will see higher wages and improved benefits under a...
Oct 15, 2015
Sixty healthcare workers at Vero Health & Rehabilitation?s extended care facility in West Roxbury will see higher wages and improved ben...
Oct 1, 2015
Healthcare workers are ramping up their criticisms of Partner HealthCare for closing the only hospital in the wealthy system?s network t...
Sep 25, 2015
More than 1,900 healthcare workers across the Cape Cod Healthcare system will see higher wages and other benefit enhancements as part of…
Sep 25, 2015
On Tuesday, September 22nd, local healthcare workers and members of 1199SEIU came to the Massachusetts State House for a hearing to spea...
Aug 12, 2015
Massachusetts has made history. Again. The state that sparked the American Revolution, and more recently, paved the way for The Affordable…
Aug 12, 2015
Inspired by 35,000 Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) who in mid-June won a historic $15 an hour wage, (See story on page 8.) a group of 236…
Aug 12, 2015
Throughout the histories of the labor and progressive movements, 1199SEIU is lauded as a highly disciplined army of activists for justice…
Jul 27, 2015
On July 11th, caregivers at Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham, MA unanimously ratified a new two year contract agreement…
Jul 17, 2015
1199SEIU members recently attended the White House Conference on Aging. The White House has held a Conference on Aging each decade since...
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Information for PCAs

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

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Go to masspcadirectory.org for more information.

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