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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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
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...
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