Thousands of hospital workers across Greater Boston joined 1199 in 2009. Find out more about this city on the move!

A Victory for Hospital Workers! Click here to read about the contract that is making a difference in the lives of patients, healthcare workers and their families.


Hospital workers support public radio in order to educate our community about Free & Fair union elections.
Click to listen to our WBUR (90.9 FM) underwriting spot.

Free & Fair hits the airwaves!
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Hear “Voice of the Red Sox” Joe Castiglione promote fair elections.

Listen to the WBCN ads that ran
during Superbowl 2008.

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Elsewhere in the U.S., many health systems have negotiated free and fair election codes of conduct. These systems include:

  • Kaiser Permanente: All hospitals and clinics nationally (Kaiser is country’'s largest private nonprofit health care provider).
  • HCA: Several hospitals in three states (HCA is the largest for profit healthcare corporation in the world).
  • Tenet: All California hospitals (Tenet is the second largest for profit system in the U.S.)
  • Catholic Healthcare West: All hospitals in its system.
  • Allina Health: All hospitals in its system.
  • Daughters of Charity: All hospitals in its system.
  • The NY League of Voluntary Hospitals (representing the overwhelming majority of Hospitals in NYC).
  • Many nursing home chains throughout the country.
  • Many independent hospitals throughout the country.