See press release below:
199SEIU United Healthcare Workers Union will host a “Thank you” car caravan on Friday, May 22 for healthcare workers in Boston. Over 50 cars will participate in the caravan to drive through the city, visiting hospitals, health centers, nursing homes and neighborhoods where many home care workers reside. The goal is to thank the hospital, health center, nursing home, and home care workers, including over 5,000 members of 1199SEIU, who have been on the frontlines during this crisis and will continue to be integral in the state’s reopening.
The caravan route will launch from the Florian Hall (Firefighter’s Union Hall) and drive by the Carney Hospital, Boston Public Health Commission, South Boston Community Health Center, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Harvard Vanguard – Kenmore, Boston Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Benjamin Health Center, and neighborhoods including Grove Hall, Codman Square, and Chinatown. The facilities on the caravan route are some that have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic including Boston Medical Center and Carney Hospital, which is currently caring for COVID-19-only patients. See map below.
As the state begins to reopen, 1199SEIU officials want to ensure that appreciation and celebration of frontline healthcare workers continues. The work of these men and women has helped make it possible for the state to begin reopening and will continue to be critical in protecting the quality care Massachusetts families rely on.
Representing over 70,000 healthcare workers throughout Massachusetts and over 450,000 workers across the East Coast, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in America. Our mission is to achieve affordable, high quality healthcare for all. 1199SEIU is part of the 2 million member Service Employees International Union.