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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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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Join us for Juneteenth

April 20, 2016

CWA 1168 will again be participating in the Juneteenth Parade on June 18, 2016 and we want you to join us! It begins at Genesee Street and Moselle at 11:00am. The parade will travel down Genesee to Best then into MLK Jr. Park. Weekend activities at the park include: an arts and culture stage a […]

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April 13

April 14, 2016

The bargaining committee met on April 13 to convene the fifth bargaining session. Management brought several new proposals to the table which the Unions did not accept at this time. Some warranted counter proposals; others were tabled as they will be paired with other similar articles going forward. The Unions continue to negotiate with management […]

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MEMBERSHIP MEETING APRIL 14

April 07, 2016

Our next general membership meeting is Thursday April 14 at the Local. We will have bargaining updates and other general information about the Union. Please make it a habit when you visit our website to check our calendar!

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March 30 & April 6

April 07, 2016

Bargaining continued last Wednesday, March 30. The Unions and management exchanged several proposals. Both sides are working aggressively to respond to each proposal. By the end of the day, we Tentatively Agreed (TA) to the following: Article 7 Grievance Procedure Article 16 Weekend Work On April 6, the Unions spent the morning finalizing proposals to […]

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