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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“Leading with Finance” Button Update

BUTTON UPDATE Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:45am We, CWA 1168, distributed buttons, saying “Leading with Finance” with ‘care’ crossed out, to all the departments with CMAs this week in response to administration prioritizing money over patient care and frontline workers. (Not just in Kaleida’s decision to cut CMAs, but in: combining floors, closing clinics, willful […]

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2020 Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at http://cwa-union.org/beirne-application. […]

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Action!: Te Vemos

The CWA 1168 Executive Board and Civil Rights / Equity Committee have signed on as a supporter of the Te Vemos Coalition proclamation against the abuse of immigrant children and union labor workers by the Trump Administration. Te Vemos is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, and activists. We are asking people to sign […]

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KH – Roll Over Additional PTO Hours for 2020

To carry over an additional 12 hours for part-time or 24 hours for full time at Kaleida Health for 2020 you have to complete an electronic or paper form and submit it by DECEMBER 31, 2019! By taking these additional hours for rollover, full-time employees are now able to carry over a total of 72 […]

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BGH 10th Floor CMAs to PCAs

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Rudy Jackson, Chief Nursing Officer for Buffalo General Medical Center did a presentation at Job Security for 10 North and 10 South.  At this presentation Mr. Jackson said that all CMAs from both 10 North and South will be eliminated and replaced with PCAs.  The document presented states: “Over the years, […]

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