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

    The Patient Is Our Purpose, The Union Is Our Voice

What we do

  • some image

    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?

    Read More
  • some image

    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?

    Read More
  • some image

    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…

    Read More

The Rank & File Reporter Update 19

FAMILY PHARMACY PRESENTATION, BARGAINING, AND ARBITRATION On May 18, 2022, CWA 1168 and 1199SEIU rank and file members met with the Kaleida bargaining team at a scheduled bargaining session. The members wanted to express their deep concerns and disdain for the discontinuation of the contractually negotiated benefit of the Family Pharmaceuticals. This is the second […]

Read More



Bargaining Update 5/19

After last Saturday’s mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue, many members find themselves feeling a wide range of emotions. We are all trying to find ways to cope. 1199SEIU and CWA met Tuesday morning with hospital administration and Kaleida’s Chief Diversity Officer Shannon Bryant for a discussion about the tragedy and about race in our community […]

Read More


Bargaining Update 5/18

1199SEIU and CWA have been bargaining for two months now and we have made quite a bit of progress. Despite our best efforts, it is clear that we will not have a new contract negotiated by May 31, 2022 when our current contract expires. Therefore, on May 12, 2022 the Unions and Kaleida Health agreed […]

Read More



Rank & File #18

General Membership Meeting There will be a general membership meeting for CWA 1168 on May 19 at 6:30pm. This meeting will be held via zoom and will require pre-registration. The link for registration can be found at the QR code below, via emails delivered 5/10/2022, or via our private Facebook group: “CWA Kaleida Negotiations 2022.” […]

Read More


Bargaining Update 5/13/22

This week, 1199SEIU had union delegate elections on Tuesday, so CWA met with Kaleida administration to present some of our 40-plus open arbitration cases, which resulted in settlements for four grievances related to discipline. CWA and 1199SEIU have discussed a 30-day contract extension because we will not have completed bargaining before the current Collective Bargaining […]

Read More



UNIONS DEMAND TIMELY GRIEVANCE PROCESS & REPRESENTATION AT DISCIPLINES

UNIONS DEMAND TIMELY GRIEVANCE PROCESS & REPRESENTATION AT DISCIPLINES This week in bargaining, CWA and 1199SEIU have reached Tentative Agreements on three articles with these changes: Article 27, PTO Scheduling The amount of PTO hours available per week in any department will be based on the average accrual rate for the job title; PTO approval […]

Read More



Helpful Websites