Rank & File Reporter #20

Rank & File Reporter #20

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Why Extend the Contract? Recently there have been many questions regarding why our contract was extended. Our contract was set to expire on May 31st, 2022 but the bargaining teams from CWA and SEIU have come to an agreement with Kaleida to extend our contract by one month with the new expiration date set for […]

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Bargaining Update 6/23

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UNIONS SET TO BARGAIN 4 DAYS PER WEEKAs Committee Considers Extending Current Contract To Protect Worker Rights! CWA and 1199SEIU continue fine tuning staffing plans to propose to Kaleida. Staffing proposals for nursing departments are complete, thanks to the Clinical Staffing Committee meetings held at each site between March and early June; and we are […]

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Bargaining Update 6/16

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UNIONS DEMAND BETTER STAFFING INCENTIVES-TELETOWN HALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING THURSDAY, 6/23-Marking a shift towards economic articles in bargaining, CWA and 1199SEIU presented Kaleida with four new proposals regarding hiring and deployment of agency/travel personnel, language to protect us in pandemic/infectious disease/state of emergency conditions, new language regarding staffing incentive, and the Staffing/Clinical Staffing Committee. Agency/Travel Personnel: […]

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Bargaining Update 6/9

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There are two Tentative Agreements to report this week. We are maintaining current contract language for the OCH RN STAT Team and Neonatal Transport Nurse (MOU 19 and 20). Most of what CWA and 1199SEIU have talked about in bargaining since Tuesday comes down to economics, either directly or indirectly. Many of our remaining items […]

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Staffing Update 6/8/22

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HOSPITALS PROPOSE IMPROVEMENTS TO STAFFING BUTUNIONS SAY IT STILL FALLS SHORT On June 21, 2021, New York passed legislation requiring hospitals and their employees to negotiate staffing ratios through Clinical Staffing Committees (CSC). At Kaleida Health the CSC’s have been established at Buffalo General Medical Center, Oishei Children’s Hospital, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and DeGraff […]

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CWA 1168 and CWA 1133 to celebrate Juneteenth

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Join us for the Parade on Sat. June 18th What is Juneteenth? A holiday celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the […]

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Bargaining Update 6/2/22

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This week at bargaining, CWA and 1199SEIU have started discussing our positions on some of our economic issues: staffing, dental insurance, hospital discounts, and parking. We have not made any economic proposals to Kaleida.  The unions must reach agreement on what we will demand for our members. Overtime: Discussions continue on Overtime (Article 25), particularly […]

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Bargaining Update 5/26

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We have seven tentative agreements to report this week! All School Health Services Employees (Article 80) may now do their jobs remotely when student instruction moves online, provided there is work to do – yes, including Medical Assistants – and spring break PTO is not to exceed five days. We have a brand-new Memorandum of […]

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The Rank & File Reporter Update 19

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FAMILY PHARMACY PRESENTATION, BARGAINING, AND ARBITRATION On May 18, 2022, CWA 1168 and 1199SEIU rank and file members met with the Kaleida bargaining team at a scheduled bargaining session. The members wanted to express their deep concerns and disdain for the discontinuation of the contractually negotiated benefit of the Family Pharmaceuticals. This is the second […]

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