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!


Apr 23, 2015
1199SEIU delegates welcomed Carolyn Villers, Executive Director of Mass Senior Action to our monthly delegate assembly. 1199ers thinking...
Apr 16, 2015
A recent community forum hosted by 1199SEIU members drew over 100 healthcare workers, advocates, and elected leaders to the Rock of…
Apr 12, 2015
Through a joint effort from the 1199SEIU Labor management project, several 1199SEIU members at Lynn Community Health Center recently passed…
Apr 1, 2015
A recent community forum hosted by 1199SEIU members drew over 120 healthcare workers, advocates, and elected leaders to the Lawrence Public…
Mar 16, 2015
After months of negotiations, 1199SEIU members at Union Hospital have ratified a new contract. Our unity and advocacy convinced Partners…
Mar 12, 2015
A recent community forum hosted by 1199SEIU members drew over 150 healthcare workers, advocates, and elected leaders to the union hall in…
Mar 5, 2015
1199SEIU members in the Boston Medical Center B.E.S.T. (Boston Emergency Services Team) unit have unanimously ratified a one-year contra...
Feb 25, 2015
Healthcare and home care workers across the nation are joining the growing Fight for $15 movement! If we fight together, we can put an e...
Feb 23, 2015
1199SEIU delegates recently gathered in Boston to discuss upcoming contract campaigns, potential 9c cuts by the Governor, and the Fight for…
Feb 23, 2015
1199SEIU delegates recently gathered in Boston to discuss upcoming contract campaigns, potential 9c cuts by the Governor, and the Fight ...
Feb 11, 2015
On January 29, 1199SEIU caregivers met with newly elected legislators and went to the Massachusetts State House in Boston to advocate fo...
Jan 23, 2015
Last Thursday, January 15th – as part of a National Day of Action to stand up for airport workers on the late Martin Luther King, Jr.’s…
Jan 23, 2015
The AFRAM caucus hosted a number of events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Bay State last week. 1199ers took part in the…
Jan 9, 2015
Healthcare workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts have voted overwhelmingly to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare…
Dec 19, 2014
On December 15, caregivers at Whidden Memorial Hospital overwhelmingly ratified a new contract agreement in Everett, MA. Whidden is part...
Dec 18, 2014
1199SEIU members from Norwood Hospital, from left: Janice DiCicco, Dietician, Joan Kennedy-Klejna , LICSW, Margaret Wilkes, Dietician
Dec 15, 2014
In today's Boston Globe, an advertisement was featured calling out Partners HealthCare and their questionable practices nickle and dimin...
Dec 4, 2014
Elizabeth Warren was elected to the U.S. Senate to represent Massachusetts on Nov. 6, 2012. She is a tireless and courageous advocate fo...
Sep 16, 2014
As part of a Week of #WageAction, union and nonunion home care workers held a Speak out for $15 on the steps of the Massachusetts State ...
Sep 9, 2014
While many allies of 1199SEIU are running for various offices across Massachusetts today, healthcare workers wanted to share a special r...
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