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

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Free and fair election agreements often include the following guidelines:

  • Hospital workers are allowed to discuss information about the Union.
  • No worker will be treated differently for supporting or not supporting the Union.
  • Management and 1199SEIU agree that the question of whether workers should be represented by a union is a question that workers should answer for themselves in a secret ballot election.
  • Management agrees that supervisors will not answer questions or express any further opinion on the issue of union representation.
  • Organizers will be given access to non patient care areas of the workplace to talk with hospital workers when they are off-duty.
  • Management has pledges to respect the results of the election and begin bargaining right away if we choose to join the Union.