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 Financial Update – It’s Your Fault

Did you see the news? Kaleida is losing money, and they are telling the media it’s your fault!  In recent articles in The Buffalo News and Buffalo Business Journal, in addition to coverage from local news channels, Kaleida is admitting the system is facing “financial challenges” due to a state and federal Medicaid shortfall. They […]

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VIDEO STATEMENT

The safety of patients at Kaleida Health depends on our ability to speak up for our patients. Please support Mary and the safety of patient care and services, and tell your story of how Kaleida cuts and short -staffing and supplies have affected your ability to do your job. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO […]

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UNION MEMBER FIRED FOR SPEAKING UP ABOUT A PATIENT CARE ISSUE

UNION MEMBER FIRED FOR SPEAKING UP ABOUT A PATIENT CARE ISSUE – NOT ON CWA’S WATCH – Last Tuesday, Mary Nowocien, a Degraff LPN, spoke out regarding patient care issues with other concerned healthcare workers delivering a letter to Jody Lomeo on Tuesday February 4th. On Thursday February 6th, she was fired. Almost 50 Kaleida healthcare […]

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CWA 1168 Serves Demands to CEO Jody Lomeo

To watch the delivery – click here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=575024463082819 To watch the delivery – click here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=575024463082819 Today, February 4th, CWA healthcare workers from across the Kaleida System delivered a letter to Jody Lomeo demanding that Kaleida Health: Accept the Certified Medical Assistant offer to move from Technical 6 to Techinical 5 Reinstate all job deletions […]

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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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