1199NE, New England Health Care Employees Union/SEIU
Often called “my favorite union” by Martin Luther King Jr., the New England Health Care Employees Union-District 1199 is a bold, democratic labor organization with a long activist tradition. As unionized health care workers, we fight for better working conditions, dignity on the job, and improvements in health care for all working families.
Over the past 25 years, we have used strategic campaigns and direct action to win significant victories for workers and improvements for sick, elderly, and needy patients in nursing homes, state mental retardation and mental health facilities, hospitals and other health care centers.
District 1199 the largest health care union in New England with 22,000 members, including nurses, nursing assistants, dietary workers, and housekeepers. We are also affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) -- the largest and fastest-growing labor union in the country.