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The Rank & File Reporter Update #16

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The Making of an Exceptional Contract An exceptional contract, the goal of these negotiations, is a composite of the hard work and tenacity of all our members. Here are some of the components:Electing The Right Bargaining Committee Elect a smart, committed, and diverse group representing all job titles and departments of the union. DONE. Membership […]

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Kaleida proposes concessions

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KALEIDA PROPOSES CONCESSIONS, BUT NO STAFFING IMPROVEMENTS SO FAR… Kaleida has started giving proposals to the unions — regarding time & attendance, the grievance procedure, job bidding & transfers, and PTO as it relates to use of personal days.  So far none of Kaleida’s proposals will bring in and keep staff! 1199SEIU’s Jim Scordato summarized […]

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Rank & File Update #15

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Rank & File Update #15 RaDonda Vaught “After a brief deliberation, the jury for the case of ex-Vanderbilt nurse RaDonda Vaught delivered their verdict: guilty of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult.” – Chaunie Brusie BSN, RN Recently there was a groundbreaking and possibly precedent setting verdict against the actions of […]

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Bargaining Update April 14th

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JOB UPGRADE PRESENTATION INFORMATION! This week, management’s bargaining team took the week off from negotiations while your union bargaining committee still met on Wednesday and Thursday to caucus and review proposals from Kaleida Health. As the union’s caucus, we have started to discuss economic issues which we will tackle with Kaleida once a majority of the non-economic […]

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The Rank & File Reporter #14

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Family Pharmacy Update Contract Violations, Kaleida Delays It has been 6 months since Kaleida violated our contract by discontinuing the family pharmacy benefits that included set co-pays, in-facility options, discounts and convenience. The financial impacts that our members have faced, along with the inconvenience of switching pharmacies, shows a blatant disregard for the well-being of […]

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Bargaining Update 4/8

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Bargaining Update 4/8/2022 This week, we continued bargaining on Wednesday and Thursday. Though progress has been slower than past contract negotiations, proposals have been exchanged and we had significant dialogue on them. Most of the feedback shared based on Kaleida Health’s proposals were centered around how they would be harmful for our members. In these […]

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The Rank & File Reporter

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Bargaining SurveyAs our bargaining gets underway our joint Unions have released a research survey to our membership – with the aim of finding out what a day in the life of a Kaleida employee is like. Included are opportunities to anonymously answer questions regarding staffing, supply issues, and workplace violence. Please take a moment to […]

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Bargaining Update 4/1

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Bargaining started off a bit differently this week as we had to make a change of location! BARGAINING UPDATE We learned early on Tuesday, March 29 that the 1199SEIU offices would no longer be available for contract negotiations.  A structural emergency at the Local made it unsafe for us to meet there.  So effective March […]

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