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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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...
Aug 22, 2014
On a beautiful Saturday on Carson Beach, approximately 1,000 community members gathered to celebrate the launch of the low wage worker m...
Jun 20, 2014
Caregivers from Zenith Nursing Home in Lexington, MA unanimously voted to strike June 30th at a picket outside of the facility on Monday...
Jun 20, 2014
1199SEIU members placed this advertisement in this morning's Boston Globe to promote our values for quality care and good jobs for all -...
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
For a while we?ve all seen fast food workers, airport workers, Wal-Mart employees and even college professors stand up to tell the rest ...
Apr 23, 2014
LYNN, MA ? 1199SEIU members and leaders gathered with Governor Patrick and state officials at Lynn Community Health Center recently to a...
Apr 23, 2014
MELROSE, MA? Frustrated by aggressive management tactics in labor negotiations affecting nearly 300 employees, healthcare workers recent...
Apr 8, 2014
Boston delegates gathered recently at the 1199SEIU office in Dorchester, MA for a discussion with City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressle...
Mar 24, 2014
Coverage by CBS Boston, WBZ-TV DORCHESTER, MA- On Saturday March 15th, seven hundred members of Service Employees Internatio...
Jan 16, 2014
Members at Martha?s Vineyard Hospital on Jan. 14 overwhelmingly approved a 2-year contract that provides between a 3 and 3
Dec 20, 2013
Back in 1996, Veronica Turner was a rank-and-file member of the Service Employees International Union 285, working as a data coordinator...
Dec 20, 2013
Nearly 5,000 healthcare workers of 1199SEIU have voted to ratify a new three-year labor agreement with Steward Health Care, the largest ...


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