Join 1199SEIU

The largest and most effective union for homecare workers in Massachusetts

Join with thousands of healthcare and homecare workers across Massachusetts to:

  • Win respect and better pay for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)
  • Improve benefits and expand training programs for PCAs
  • Win affordable health coverage for all PCAs in Massachusetts
  • Protect funding for our jobs and the vital services we provide to consumers

Section 1: Membership Agreement

Membership in 1199SEIU is without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin, political belief or affiliation.

Section 2: Check Off Authorization*

I recognize the need for a strong Union and believe everyone represented by our Union should pay their fair share to support our Union’s activities. You are authorized and directed to deduct an initiation fee from my wages or salary as required by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East as a condition of my membership; and in addition, to deduct my membership dues from my wages or salary, including with respect to any union dues or initiation fees that have been previously paid in this manner; and in addition, to deduct each month an amount equal to monthly membership dues to be applied to past unpaid dues until the entire amount of unpaid past dues has been deducted and paid; and to remit all such deductions to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, 310 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, no later than the tenth day of each month immediately following the date of deduction, or pursuant to the date provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This deduction is a voluntary act on my part. This authorization may be withdrawn pursuant to M.G.L. c. 180 § 17A upon my giving at least sixty days’ notice in writing of such withdrawal to the Commonwealth or its designated fiscal intermediary and my sending a copy of such withdrawal to the 1199SEIU Dues and Membership Department at 310 W. 43rd Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036.

*I acknowledge that contributions, gifts, and dues payments to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.

Section 3: Direct Pay Authorization

In the event my employer ceases payroll deductions and 1199SEIU provides me with a transition notice notifying me of the change, I authorize 1199SEIU to bill my credit card account or make withdrawals from my bank account, in accordance with this Direct Pay Authorization. 1199SEIU will notify me of the transition to direct pay at the current mailing address on file with 1199SEIU prior to initiating the first payment via credit card, checking, or savings account. I authorize 1199SEIU to initiate a recurring, automatic electronic funds transfer with my financial institution in order to deduct from the account provided to 1199SEIU through a secure portal 2% of my biweekly gross pay, with a current minimum of $0.29 and a current maximum of $46.59 in a 4 week period on the day after every payday designated by my Fiscal Intermediary. Those deductions will begin on the date listed in the transition notice, provided that date is at least ten (10) days after 1199SEIU mails the notice. The dues amount may change if authorized according to the requirements of the 1199SEIU Constitution. If this happens, I authorize 1199SEIU to initiate a recurring, automatic funds transfer in the amount of the new dues amount when notified by 1199SEIU in writing of the new amount and with at least ten (10) days’ notice before the next funds transfer date. In the case of checking and savings accounts, I also authorize adjusting entries to correct errors. I agree that these withdrawals and adjustments may be made electronically and subject to the Rules of the National Automated Clearing House Association. This authorization shall remain in effect until I revoke my authorization using the process described in Section 2.

I acknowledge that failure to pay my dues on a timely basis may affect my membership standing in the union, as set forth in the 1199SEIU Constitution. To provide my authorization for direct payments from my account, I am checking the appropriate box in this form for Section 3.

Section 3a: Direct Pay Authorization Release

I authorize my employer, or its fiscal agent, to provide only to 1199SEIU’s designated secure payment processor, TD Bank, the information for the bank account (bank account number, account holder’s name and routing number) on file with my employer (“Account”) that I have designated to receive the proceeds of my paycheck via direct deposit, and for my dues, contributions to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund, and/or other payments I have authorized to be deducted from this Account on the day after every payday designated by my employer. If my employer makes direct deposit of my paycheck to a checking account and a savings account, I hereby authorize my employer to provide to TD Bank the information for the checking account and for my dues, Political Action Fund contributions, and/or other contributions to be deducted from this account on the day after every payday designated by my employer.

I understand that after TD Bank receives my Account information, 1199SEIU will make reasonable efforts to contact me via U.S. mail to confirm the accuracy of the Account information provided by my employer at least 10 days in advance of making the first electronic funds transfer from my Account.

Section 4: 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund

The 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund builds strength for healthcare and homecare workers. By uniting our voices and growing our political power, healthcare and homecare workers can be stronger advocates for our jobs and the people in our care. Elected officials make decisions that directly impact funding for our jobs and the services we provide. Together, we can elect leaders who respect healthcare and homecare workers and who honor the work that we do.

I hereby authorize 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East to file this payroll deduction form on my behalf with my employer to withhold the amount I designate in this form per month and forward that amount to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund, 330 W. 42nd St., 7th floor, New York NY 10036.

In the event my employer ceases payroll deductions, I authorize 1199SEIU to initiate a recurring, automatic electronic funds transfer with my financial institution consistent with the terms of Section 3, beginning on the date listed in the transition notice provided to me in order to deduct the amount specified above from the designated account referenced in Section 3. I am checking the appropriate box in this form for Section 4 to show my agreement to apply the terms of Section 3 to deduction of my Political Action Fund contributions.

This authorization is made voluntarily based on my specific understanding that: (1) I am not required to sign this form or make voluntary contributions to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund as a condition of my employment or membership in the union; (2) I may refuse to contribute without reprisal; (3) Under law, only union members and executive/administrative staff who are U.S. Citizens or lawful permanent residents are eligible to contribute to the Political Action Fund; (4) the contribution amounts on this form are merely suggestions, and I may contribute more or less by this or other means without fear or disadvantage from 1199SEIU or my employer; (5) 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund uses the money it receives for political purposes – including, but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of candidates for federal, state, and local offices – and addressing political issues of public importance. This authorization shall remain in effect until revoked by me in writing to 1199SEIU via U.S. mail as described in Section 2. Contributions or gifts to 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Membership Requirements

By submitting this form, you agree that you meet the following requirements:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You acknowledge that contributions, gifts, and dues payments to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
  • You have reviewed the Privacy Policy statement on this page.

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The 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund is made up of thousands of 1199SSEIU members, staff and retirees who contribute an average of $7 a month. We know when we speak with one voice about what working people need, politicians listen. Make your recurring contribution today.

I hereby authorize 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East to file this payroll deduction form on my behalf with my employer to withhold the below-selected amount per-month and forward that amount to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund, 330 W. 42nd St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

This authorization is made voluntarily based on my specific understanding that (1) The signing of this authorization form and the making of these voluntary contributions are not conditions of my employment by my Employer or membership in any union; (2) I may refuse to contribute without any reprisal; (3) The monthly contribution is only a suggestion, and I may contribute more or less without fear of favor or disadvantage from 1199SEIU or my Employer, and (4) The 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund uses the money it receives for political purposes, including but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of candidates for federal, state, and local offices and addressing the political issues of public importance. (5) Only union members who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents are eligible to contribute to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund.

Contributions to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. This authorization shall remain in full force and effect until revoked by me in writing to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund at 330 W. 42nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036.