Above: Like her husband, Coretta Scott King was a strong presence in Local 1199 campaigns for civil rights and social justice. Today, 1199 members honor the King legacy in our advocacy and commitment to building a more just and equitable society.
1199SEIU Massachusetts is proud to partner with our community, religious, and political allies to support a range of programs and policy initiatives aimed at combating the foreclosure crisis, preventing youth violence, encouraging investment in social services, and defending the right of seniors and people with disabilities to live with independence and dignity, among other causes. In these times, we believe it is important to hold corporations and large financial institutions accountable to create good, family-sustaining jobs. We believe in quality public schools, public safety, and community investment. We regard access to quality, affordable healthcare as more than sound public policy – but also as a human right. We support reform efforts aimed at ensuring large corporations and the wealthiest among us pay their fair share to protect and strengthen vital community services and to address the revenue crisis affecting our nation, states, cities, and towns. We celebrate our diversity as a union and work to combat discrimination and prejudice in the workplace and in the community.