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 my monthly membership dues from my wages or salary as required by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East as a condition of my membership; and to remit all such deductions to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, 498 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018, 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 dues deduction authorization shall remain in effect unless I revoke it by providing notice to 1199SEIU via U.S. mail (or other method if permitted by 1199SEIU’s policies) at 498 Seventh Ave NY, NY 10018 within 15 days before or after (1) the annual anniversary date of this agreement or (2) the termination of the applicable collective bargaining agreement between my employer and union (“my window periods”). This authorization will renew automatically from year to year even if I have resigned my membership, unless I revoke during one of my window periods and as required by 1199SEIU policies.

*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: 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, 498 Seventh Ave NY, NY 10018.

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) 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; (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) My contribution is subject to the limits and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act and Massachusetts Campaign and Political Finance law. Contributions to the 1199SEIU Massachusetts Political Action Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal law requires 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 and Massachusetts state law requires the same information on contributions that total $50 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 Department at 108 Myrtle Street, Suite 400, Quincy Massachusetts, 02171.

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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Congratulations!

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.