• 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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Clinical Engineering Bargaining Update 4/28/2021

Where we currently are:                    This was one of the most productive days of bargaining we have had in a while. We received a total of ten counter proposals from Kaleida Health. We were able to agree to four of them as well as respond to nine other proposals that we believe will bring us much […]

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4/1/21 Notice to MFSH RNs

DATE:            April 1, 2021 TO:                All Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Registered Nurses FROM:           Kim Kornowski, MFSH RN Area Vice President                      Julie Grimm, MFSH RN Area Vice President            RE:                 Notice CWA was notified that Kaleida management has issued a flyer regarding the changes in work duties of the RNs and PCAs. The Union does not agree to this. We have […]

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SOCH-SJC Effects Agreement Reached

CWA and Catholic Health have reached an effects agreement related to the unit closures at St. Joe’s (attached).  We worked very hard to bargain the best possible agreement given the circumstances.  Meetings will start Wednesday 3/31.  A union representative will be present in every meeting.  If you have additional questions, please contact your bargaining committee member or email […]

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Update for St. Joe’s Members

ST. JOE’S UPDATE On March 15th, 2021, Catholic Health notified CWA 1168 that the following changes would be made regarding the Sisters of Charity St. Joseph campus location: *Approximately April 1st, COVID 19 patients will no longer be admitted *The campus will transition partly to an ambulatory care center with a large focus on orthopedics […]

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