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We, the 56,000 Massachusetts healthcare workers of 1199SEIU, are pleased to offer this written testimony on An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (HEALTH Act).
One would think President Donald Trump would tire of trying to enact a travel ban against visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries. After all, he’s gone to the well three times, and each time he’s been rebuffed. In the latest ruling, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii cited President Trump’s own bigoted words, adding that the ban had not, as the administration claimed, been “cured” of religious animus. “The revised order suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor,” Judge Watson wrote.
Over 170 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, currently involved in contract negotiations at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, will hold an informational picket today to bring public awareness to staffing problems at the facility, which they say is having an impact on care.
Boston, MA (October 17, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to the Massachusetts state Senate’s proposed healthcare legislation:
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest, fastest-growing, most progressive healthcare union in the country, and we are looking for an Online Director to work out of our New York City office. The members of 1199SEIU are driven by a mission to achieve quality healthcare and good jobs for all. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment, using the latest communications strategies to win social justice for working families, this job is for you.
Background: The workers at Baptist Nursing Home dedicate their lives to the care and comfort of the nursing home’s ill, injured, frail and elderly residents, under challenging conditions. Troubled by these challenges, which have fallen on deaf ears when brought to management, this Town Hall Meeting has been called to bring attention to the severe situation.
When Donald Trump tried to institute his Muslim ban not even a week into his presidency, we stood up. Through our collective strength, courts across the country challenged the unconstitutional order.
The 300 solar-powered lamps in these boxes are bound for Puerto Rico as part of the on-going 1199SEIU relief effort for the island in the wake of the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Maria.
1199 healthcare workers are taking action in response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. There are 67 hospitals on the island and currently, 50 of those hospitals are operating on a generator. Many are running short of supplies.
In another humanitarian response to help those devastated by the horrific storms in the Caribbean, 1199SEIU hosted a terrific event, STANDING TOGETHER, CARING FOR EACH OTHER.