• 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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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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Kaleida Contract Distribution Update

DATE:                    June 26, 2020 TO:                         All Members of CWA Local 1168 at Kaleida Health FROM:                  CWA Local 1168 RE:                          Kaleida Health Contract Distribution June 29, 2020 to July 2, 2020 Beginning June 29, 2020 Contracts will be distributed and available for pick up as follows. Dates Place Time BGMC     Mon. 6/29 […]

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Covid-19 Voluntary Furlough Program MOU for SJC

COVID-19 Voluntary Furlough Program Memorandum of Understanding for SJC Due to decreased volume due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Employers have agreed to offer temporary voluntary furloughs as a means of maintaining productivity.   The Employer, Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph’s campus and the Union, the Communications Workers of America, agree to the following: Select […]

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Time & Attendance Update

DATE:                    June 23, 2020 TO:                         All Kaleida Members of CWA Local 1168 FROM:                  Executive Board and Special Directors of CWA Local 1168 RE:                          Time and Attendance Update The Unions have had a recent onslaught of time and attendance and NOB disciplines.  During the pandemic, Kaleida held back on all attendance related disciplines and/or investigations.  They […]

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Summer Child Care Assistance

DATE:                    June 18, 2020 TO:                         All CWA Local 1168 Members FROM:                  Executive Board and Special Directors of CWA Local 1168 RE:                     Summer Child Care Assistance Do you need summer child care or know someone who does? As we continue to see different parts of our community re-open we would like to remind you that child […]

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