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

Check-Off Authorization

I hereby authorize and direct the deduction of 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 thereto, the deduction of my membership dues from my wages or salary, including with respect to any union dues or fees that have been previously paid in this manner; and in addition thereto, the deduction 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 the remittance of 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. Non-members may use this page to authorize and direct the deduction and remittance of fees equivalent to the amount of an initiation fee and membership dues as described herein (“agency fee”). See Notice of Membership Rights for additional information.

The 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 This authorization may be withdrawn pursuant to M.G.L. c. 180 § 17A upon my giving at least sixty days’ notice in writing of such withdrawal to Commonwealth or its designated fiscal intermediary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.

An expanded notice of membership rights is available here.

Membership Requirements

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

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You understand that union dues, contributions or gifts to 1199SEIU are not tax deductible as charitable contributions, but may be, however, tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
  • You have reviewed the Privacy Policy statement on this page.

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Congratulations. You have signed up to be a member of a powerful union for healthcare and homecare workers here in Massachusetts. Now show your commitment to strengthening our political voice by contributing to the Political Action Fund.

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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.