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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REVISED Final Bargaining update 6/23

June 23, 2016

There were several questions and some confusion concerning insurance and minimum wage in the previous update. We have revised the update from 6/21 in hopes to clarify some of these concerns. They are highlighted below: A Tentative Agreement on a new contract was reached at 3:40 am Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Union will be […]

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FINAL Bargaining Update 6.21

June 22, 2016

A Tentative Agreement on a new contract was reached at 3:40 am Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Union will be sending out a Final Bargaining Report with detailed information on new articles, articles with changes and a list of articles without change.  A summary of Major Economics is captioned below: Appendix A-G (Wages)    Base […]

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Bargaining Update 6/10

June 14, 2016

At this point in the bargaining process, economics proposals have been exchanged and we are making progress toward a tentative agreement. In addition to economics, there have been many discussions on staffing. Kaleida is in acknowledgment of the problems concerning staffing on their end and have also acknowledged these problems need to be fixed. Cheryl […]

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Bargaining Update 5/31

June 06, 2016

As most of you are aware the current Master Bargaining agreement expired May 31, 2016. The Unions and Kaleida Health are both in agreement that the current contract will remain valid and in place. No modifications will be made until the bargaining process is completed and the new proposed contract is voted on and ratified. […]

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Bargaining Update-5/18

May 23, 2016

The Unions have met with Kaleida several days over the last few weeks. We have tentatively agreed to the almost all of the non-economic articles. The following have been signed off with little or no change: Article 6 Union Representation Article 11 Flexible Employees (a new Memorandum of Understanding regarding FlexibleEmployees at WCHOB has also […]

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