• 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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Kronos App Error in Requesting Time Off

DATE:            January 15, 2021 TO:                  All CWA Local 1168 Members at Kaleida Health FROM:            Executive Board and Special Directors of CWA Local 1168 RE:                  Kronos App Error in Requesting Time Off CWA Local 1168 was just notified by Kaleida health that a Kronos upgrade  impacted requests made on or after January 6, 2021. If you […]

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CWA 1168 Special Director Position Openings

The Executive Board presently has two Special Director positions open and seeking applicants for both Organizing/Mobilizing Director & Education/Communications Director. Enclosed is the job descriptions for each of the positions that are bargaining units of Teamsters Local 264.  Please take the time to review the job descriptions and apply to become a member of our […]

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Second COVID-19 MOU Update

Meeting Today, January 8, 2021, CWA Local Representatives along with SEIU Representatives were scheduled to meet with management of Kaleida Health in order to present a proposal for a Memorandum of Understanding (COVID-19 MOU). The meeting was cancelled by management before the meeting could begin. After some dialogue with management, the Union(s) decided to send […]

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Family Pharmaceutical Services Election Results for Bargaining Committee Member

DATE:            January 6, 2021 TO:                  All Members of CWA Local 1168 at Family Pharmaceutical Services FROM:          CWA Local 1168 Election Committee RE:                  Election Results for Bargaining Committee Member Rebeca Zuppardo is the elected bargaining committee member, receiving 90% of the votes. Plans are being made to begin the bargaining process and set dates to prepare and […]

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OR Opening at DeGraff

DATE:                    December 23, 2020 TO:                         All CWA Local 1168 Members at DeGraff Memorial Hospital FROM:                  Executive Board and Special Directors of CWA Local 1168 RE:                          OR Opening at DeGraff On 12/14/20 and 12/15/20 members of the Kaleida Health Leadership team met with the leadership teams of CWA and SEIU to discuss how to temporarily open […]

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