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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Oct 19, 2016
In response to the announcement by Southcoast Health Systems and Care New England terminating their affiliation agreement, Tyrék D. Lee,…
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…
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…
Oct 5, 2016
Last week, 1199SEIU Massachusetts Executive Vice President Tyrék Lee Sr. sat down with Chris Lovett for Boston Neighborhood Network News to…
Sep 22, 2016
BOSTON, MA (September 21, 2016) Workers at Medical Resources Home Health Corp. overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract, the first…
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…
Aug 12, 2016
Before wrapping up this year's legislative session, the Legislature took action on several of our key priorities that helped move our issues…
Jul 26, 2016
Medical Resources Caregivers Secure Fair Wages, Equal Treatment Under New Contract!
Jul 5, 2016
1199SEIU Massachusetts Training and Upgrading Fund participants were honored on June 23 for education and career advancement during the…
May 26, 2016
This week, on Tuesday, May 25th, we joined Partners HealthCare in announcing a momentous strategic alliance that formalizes a joint…
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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