• 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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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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Educational Services / Free Online Training

TO:                 All members of CWA Local 1168 FROM:            CWA Local 1168 Executive Board RE:                 Free Online Training DATE:            July 31, 2020 Dear CWA Local 1168 Member: CWA Local 1168 is partnering with 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds and are excited to offer educational services to all of our members. Given the necessary but unexpected shift […]

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Kaleida Health COVID-19 Premium Pay Clarification

TO:                  All members of CWA Local 1168 at Kaleida Health FROM:            CWA Local 1168 RE:                  Kaleida Health COVID-19 Premium Pay Clarification DATE:            July 22, 2020 Our recent update caused some confusion and resulted in several calls to the Local about COVID-19 premium pay. The Premium Pay will expire July 31, 2020. There will be no […]

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Catholic Health Contract Negotiations

TO:                  All Members of CWA at Catholic Health FROM:            The CWA Bargaining Committee RE:                  Contract Negotiations DATE:            July 16, 2020 Now that the COVID-19 Pandemic and the number of cases within Catholic Health facilities has significantly decreased, the question of contract negotiations comes up.  As many of you know,  CWA was bargaining with Catholic Health […]

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