What we do

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    Representation

    Every Unionized worker in America is protected by the ruling of a 1975 landmark Supreme Court case NLRB v. J. Weingarten. Your “Weingarten Rights,” as they are known, guarantee your right to have Union representation in any meeting that can lead to disciplinary action… Who represents you?

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    Organizing/ Mobilizing

    Unions built the middle class in America. Unions also fight to assure equal and fair treatment and a voice a in the workplace. Are you currently working in a non-Union healthcare facility? Would you like to learn how you and your co-workers can build a healthier work environment?

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    Political/Legislative

    Political and legislative involvement is the process through which Americans can communicate their needs and demands to those who make the laws. CWA 1168 is committed to fighting for the best interests of our members in Albany as well as the community level. Find out what we’re doing for you…

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Kaleida Bargaining – Union Press Conference on 6/28/19

Our 3-year contract with Kaleida Health expired on June 21st and 7,200 members are working without a union contract.  Kaleida Health management is unavailable to bargain again until Monday, July 1st.  We must continue to provide excellent care, sustain our quality of life and protect our future. That is why we must stand together in […]

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Kaleida Bargaining: Contract Will Expire – 6/21/19

UNION CONTRACT NOW EXPIRED   Tonight at 12:00 am midnight, the contract between Kaleida Health and the CWA 1168, IUOE Local 17 and 1199SEIU expired.  We have been meeting for four months, a total of 50 bargaining days and we were not able to reach an agreement.  In fact, more than 30 open issues remain!  What does this […]

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Report: Membership Meeting Regarding Kaleida Bargaining

Not receiving bargaining updates via email? Visit: http://www.cwa1168.org/contact/ and send us your name and a good email address for you and we will add it to our mailing list. This way we can make sure you get the most up to date information in the quickest fashion

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Membership Meeting for Kaleida Bargaining 6/19 @ Noon

We apologize for such short notice for a membership meeting regarding Kaleida bargaining update. We will look to hold more meetings at numerous times throughout the day at other sites in the near future after the outcome of Wednesday’s meeting! We will also be live streaming the meeting – If you’d like to watch remotely, […]

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