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Boston, Mass. (November 27, 2017) - The executive council of 1199SEIU has voted to endorse Democrat Sue Chalifoux Zephir for the 11-community Worcester and Suffolk Senate seat vacated by Sen. Jennifer Flanagan.
Boston, MA (November 24, 2017) – Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to new homecare legislation signed into law:
“Let us work together for immediate and adequate hurricane relief, as well as lasting economic reconstruction, debt cancellation and self-determination in Puerto Rico.”
Boston, MA (November 21, 2017) –Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to today’s settlement with Maestro-Connections Home Health Systems:
Boston, MA (November 17, 2017) - Tyrék D. Lee, Sr., Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, issued the following statement in response to the Republican tax bill:
Boston, MA (November 14, 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 homecare legislation:
Boston, MA (November 16, 2017) - Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU and Steward Health Care today announced the launch of a new apprenticeship program that provides training and education to employees interested in pursuing careers in high-demand medical coding fields.
Luis Santiago walked into a strike on the day he started as an HIV/AIDS counsellor at Jamaica Hospital in New York City. Service workers walked off the job over threatened cuts to wages and benefit. That was almost 20 years ago.
Since its inception in 1965, The Anne Shore Camp program has been sending eligible 1199ers’ children who are between the ages of nine and fifteen on free, two-to-four week stays at summer camps throughout the East Coast. The program is open to eligible members covered under the National Benefit Fund and the Greater New York Child Care Fund. The Anne Shore Program is administered by the 1199SEIU Child Care Corporation and serves nearly 800 kids annually. An array of camps emphasizes science, fine arts, adventure, and athletics—as well as traditional summer camp. There are also programs for teenaged, disabled or special needs campers. This summer, 1199 Magazine visited Camp Louemma, which is located on 152 acres adjacent to the Appalachian Trail in Sussex, NJ.