• The Patient Is Our Purpose, The Union Is Our Voice

    The Patient Is Our Purpose, The Union Is Our Voice

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 Negotiations Update #4 – 1/11/22

Red T-Shirt EditionDon’t forget to Wear your Red T-Shirt this Wednesday, January 12, 2022. A team of CWA mobilizers will be outside of all KH facilities with t-shirts for those members who have yet to get one. We will also have additional red items on hand (i.e. Scrunchies and wristbands) for our members who work in departments […]

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1199SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund – 2022 Benefit Increases

Great news! We’re increasing our benefits in 2022! New tuition assistance rates along with two brand new benefit programs. Increased tuition assistance rate of up to $5,000 per year (covers tuition and approved fees) New — Shortage Occupation tuition assistance benefit of up to $9,000 per year* New — Work Release Stipend of up to […]

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Kaleida Negotiations – Update #3 01/03/22

F I R S T  B A R G A I N I N G  T E A M  T R A I N I N G The first training for the bargaining teams from CWA 1168, SEIU 1199, IUOE 17, was held on December 15th, 2021. Union representatives went over ground rules and proper […]

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Kaleida Negotiations – Update #2 12/21/21

Update II STRIKE FACT SHEET In preparation for our contract fight, we have assembled a FAQ of the most common questions members have been asking regarding a strike. Of course, there are many other questions, and they will be answered in future publications and direct lines of communication. CURRENT CONDITIONS As we are all acutely […]

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Kaleida Health: It’s time to recognize our members

On December 16, 2021 the unions entered an agreement with Kaleida Health administration to permit their recruiters to begin offering a sign-on bonuses to seasoned nurses, new graduate nurses, CMAs, and PCAs.  Kaleida Health was insistent with us that these bonuses were necessary to remain competitive, as Catholic Health is offering a similar sign-on bonus. […]

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Kaleida Negotiations – Update #1 12/14/21

Kaleida Contract Bargaining – Update I MOBILIZING EFFORTS Union Lead Mobilizers attended their fourth training on 12/8/21. There are currently 30 Lead Mobilizers that will be instrumental in updating our members on bargaining updates and other important issues going on within our facilities. Ultimately we hope to have 40 Lead Mobilizers to help ensure each […]

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