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Latest 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Stories

2013-05-21 12:29:05

Caregivers call on state senate for change to Medicaid funding approach BOSTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new advocacy campaign by the state's largest healthcare union is targeting what caregivers say is a major threat to the quality healthcare services that the public has come to depend on from local community and safety net hospitals. According to local caregivers, extreme inequalities in what Medicaid and Massachusetts insurers are willing to pay hospitals for the...

2013-02-12 12:26:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East: Link to Supreme Court decision: http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/HealthBridge-order-2-6-13.pdf "All working families won a major victory when the U.S. Supreme Court denied HealthBridge's application for a stay of an injunction requiring the company to rehire 600 brave striking caregivers. These caregivers were forced to strike in July 2012, when HealthBridge...

2011-08-10 14:38:00

As hospital reaps $17 million, health union says patient services and jobs should be protected SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After announcing massive job eliminations and layoffs just last month, Baystate Medical Center is now slated to receive more than $17 million in additional federal funding beginning as early as October 1 of this year. Members of the state's largest healthcare union, 1199SEIU, say the new funding is a financial "game-changer" for the...

2011-04-04 13:51:00

Union calls for action on Medicaid rates, workforce training, and job protection within payment reform legislation BOSTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest healthcare union in Massachusetts is about to take the issue of healthcare payment reform public with a series of mobilizations, community forums, a massive advertising blitz, caregiver workshops, and other actions in a new statewide campaign slated to launch on Wednesday, April 6. The campaign aims to elevate the...

2010-09-20 14:41:00

10,000 free DVDs will be given away in Fenway, Kenmore, Longwood Medical Area as Boston rock icons team up with 1199SEIU BOSTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new music video from Boston rock icons Dropkick Murphys features more than just footage from the bands rollicking sold-out arena shows. It also delivers a timely social justice message supporting blue collar and frontline workers in Boston's largest industry - healthcare. The new "Tomorrow's Industry" video was created...

2010-09-09 12:19:00

Mass. NOW and 1199SEIU call on Beth Israel board to take action against 'environment of inequity' during annual board meeting September 23rd BOSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's largest healthcare workers union and the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women released a joint statement today calling on the board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to fire CEO Paul Levy when it convenes its annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on...

2009-04-09 16:23:00

In one of the Largest Union Votes at a Boston Area Hospital in decades, workers unite for the best patient care, for their families and for each other BOSTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Caritas Christi Health Care chain, today announced they have voted, in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, by 73% to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. The vote means more than...

2009-04-09 13:59:00

In one of the largest hospital union elections in New England history, workers unite for quality patient care and good, secure jobs BOSTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Caritas Christi Health Care chain, today announced they have voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East following a hospital-wide vote. The vote means more than 850 St. Elizabeth's Medical Center workers will officially...

2009-01-27 07:19:00

**Press Conference Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 9:30 A.M.** Elected Leaders Including Kennedy, Menino, Praise State's Largest Community Based Health System for Embracing Courageous New Direction in Labor Relations Keeping with Catholic Social Teachings, Accord Includes Free and Fair Union Voting Conditions for Caritas Workers WHAT: Press Conference to announce historic hospital accords. WHEN: Today, Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. WHERE: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Seton...