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 Bargaining “No Change” List Error

You may have received a list of “no changes” in your bargaining report that contains errors See the photos – the page crossed out has errors. Please refer to the back of the packet for the three pages that are correct – these three are in a table format. Please call the local at 639-1168 […]

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Ratification Vote Details

DATE:             July 12, 2019 TO:                  All Union Members in Kaleida Health Bargaining Units FROM:             CWA Local 1168 Kaleida Health Bargaining Committee and Election Committee RE:                  RATIFICATION VOTE – FOR KALEIDA HEALTH MASTER CONTRACT The Union Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with Kaleida Health on July 9, 2019.  Absentee ballots are […]

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Press Advisory Regarding Kaleida Health Tentative Agreement – 7/10/19

Union Healthcare Workers Reach 3-year Tentative Agreement with Kaleida Health Informational picket scheduled for today is cancelled. At 12:30 am, on July 10, after months of tense negotiations, healthcare workers represented by three unions, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, CWA Local 1168, and IUOE Local 17 working within the Kaleida Health system reached a 3-year Tentative […]

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Tentative Agreement Reached! Informational Picket Canceled

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED! INFO PICKET CANCELLED After months of negotiations with management, we stood together, United For Quality Care and secured a 3-year Tentative Agreement with Kaleida Health. The Tentative Agreement covers 7,200 union members from CWA Local 1168, IUOE Local 17 and 1199SEIU. As a result, the informational picket scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, […]

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