Massachusetts

Representing more than 60,000 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 $16.10 hourly salaries for personal care attendants. 1199ers have also won historic victories for all working people across Massachusetts, including earned sick time, one of the highest minimum wages in the country, and much more.


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Jun 28, 2018
A U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday prohibiting public-sector unions from charging nonmembers "fair share" fees for representing the…
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Jun 26, 2018
Today we welcome more than 70 new members at Whittier Street Health Center on the southside of Boston, Massachusetts into the 1199SEIU…
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Jun 25, 2018
President Donald Trump still wants to deny due process to unauthorized immigrants crossing the United States border, sending a pair of…
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Jun 13, 2018
BOSTON -- A House-controlled committee on Tuesday advanced a 127-page health care bill that includes $450 million in assessments on…
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Apr 30, 2018
Coretta Scott King, the wife and fellow activist of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also occupies a place of honor in 1199’s history.
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Apr 30, 2018
These are tough times for working people. Nothing new about that, as I’m sure you know. But they’re about to get a whole lot tougher as the…
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Mar 2, 2018
The courage and leadership of Florida’s Majory Stoneman Douglas High School students in the aftermath of brutal mass killings, have inspired…
Jan 23, 2018
This weekend some 200 demonstrations around the world commemorated the one year anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington held on…
Jan 22, 2018
Boston, MA (January 22, 2018) - More than 400 healthcare workers with 1199SEIU will soon receive a wage boost to $15/hour as part of an…
Nov 16, 2017
Boston, MA (November 16, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU and Steward Health Care today announced the launch of a new apprenticeship…
Oct 17, 2017
Boston, MA (October 17, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following…
Sep 5, 2017
Boston, MA (September 5, 2017) – In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),…
Aug 10, 2017
Quincy, MA (August 10, 2017) – In response to the Attorney General’s findings about the 2014 closure of North Adams Regional Hospital,…
Aug 9, 2017
Hyannis, Mass. (August 9, 2017) – Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU are raising concerns about Cape Cod Healthcare’s (CCHC) proposal to…
Mar 31, 2017
Participants at the historic Jan. 21 Women’s Marches were urged to return to their communities to continue to advance the struggles for…
Jan 30, 2017
Boston, MA (January 30, 2017) – Days after Senate Republican leadership delayed fast-food CEO and multi-millionaire Andy Puzder’s…
Jan 17, 2017
The healthcare workers of 1199SEIU celebrate the release of freedom fighter Oscar López Rivera after 35 years in prison, and we thank…
Dec 20, 2016
"We thank President Obama for the pardons and clemencies he issued this week and throughout his years in office. The steps taken by the…
Oct 18, 2016
Things you need to know as we head into Election Day.
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…

CONTACT US

108 Myrtle Street, 4th Floor
Quincy, MA 02171
877-409-1199

Media Inquiries:
Marlishia Aho | marlishia.aho@1199.org | (617) 284-1102

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