• 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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CWA Election Results

DATE:             November 21, 2020 TO:                  All CWA Local 1168 Members FROM:             Election Committee RE:                  Tentative Officer and Bargaining Unit Area Vice President Elections During the week of November 16 – 20, 2020 CWA Local 1168 Election Committee held officer and bargaining unit area vice president (AVP) elections at multiple sites. The unofficial results are […]

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Demand to Bargain Regarding Ongoing COVID Pandemic

DATE:             November 18, 2020 TO:                  All CWA Local 1168 Members at Kaleida Health FROM:             Executive Board and Special Directors of CWA Local 1168 RE:                  Demand to Bargain Regarding Ongoing COVID Pandemic CWA Local 1168 in conjunction with SEIU has issued a demand to bargain to Kaleida Health over terms and conditions of employment relative to […]

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Official Notice of Election

The Election of Officers and Area Vice Presidents will take place the week of November 16th – 20th 2020.  Members will be able to cast their ballots at any of the sites on the corresponding date.  Polls will close at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Ballots will be counted at 9:00 am at […]

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Officer and Executive Board Nominations Notice

Nominations for Officers and Area Vice Presidents will be taken at the GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Nominations will be taken for the following positions: Officers: President Executive Vice President Vice President:  2 positions Secretary/Treasurer Area Vice Presidents: BGMC RN:      3 positions […]

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Tomorrow, Safe Staffing Picket

Dear member, I am sure by now you have heard! Thursday August 27th Safe Staffing Picket: 12:00-2:00pm Buffalo General Medical Campus: Picketing on High St. Speakers at 1pm. Millard Fillmore Suburban: Picketing on Maple. Speakers at 12:15pm. Don’t forget your poncho or umbrella, mask and to socially distance! Punch out if you’re going off premises per HR policy […]

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Informational Picket Reminder – This Thursday 8/27

STAFFING PICKET ALERT REMINDER! 📢 Kaleida Health and New York State government needs to hear from us! Enough is enough! We owe it to ourselves, our patients, their families and each other to not sit on the sidelines. We’re holding an informational picket on Thursday, August 27th, 12 pm-2 pm to tell Albany that #SafeStaffing can’t wait – join […]

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Update on Meeting with BGMC President & CNO/COO

DATE:                    August 20, 2020 TO:                         All Kaleida Members of CWA Local 1168 at BGMC Campus FROM:                  Cori Gambini, President; Robert Andruszko, Executive Vice President; & Mary Janice Keller, Vice President of CWA Local 1168 RE:                          Meeting with Dianne Charsha, CNO/COO & Chris Lane, President of BGMC Staffing On August 12th, CWA leadership met with Dianne […]

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August 27th Staffing Informational Picket

STAFFING PICKET ALERT! 📢 Kaleida Health and New York State government needs to hear from us! Enough is enough! We owe it to ourselves, our patients, their families and each other to not sit on the sidelines. We’re holding an informational picket on Thursday, August 27th, 12 pm-2 pm to tell Albany that #SafeStaffing can’t wait – join us […]

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