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Bargaining Update 8/12

Kaleida’s Wage Proposal Isn’t Enough: Info Picket 8/18! Economic counter-proposals: The unions and Kaleida have now exchanged two sets of proposals/counter-proposals with Kaleida. Wages: Kaleida Proposed 2 %, 2 % + 3% General Wage increases. Retirement: Kaleida rejected all proposed improvements for both Unions....

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Rank & File 21

Rank & File 21 LOOK FOR BARGAINING UPDATE: INFO PICKET 8/18 Since receiving the economic counterproposal from Kaleida there has been an outcry from members and our bargaining teams. The time has come for action, we must show Kaleida we are United and unwilling to accept a concessionary contract or less than our...

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Bargaining Update 8/5

Kaleida Refuses To Sign Agreement Limiting Use of Agency! Now that CWA and 1199SEIU have exchanged our first economic proposals with Management, this week has been more about negotiating than about change. The unions have some difficult discussions ahead of us about where to make movement in our proposals. Kaleida...

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Rank & File Reporter #20

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 June...

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Bargaining Update 6/23

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...

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Bargaining Update 6/16

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...

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Bargaining Update 6/9

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...

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Final Report – Clinical Staffing Committees

CLICK HERE - BGH OUTLINE https://www.cwa1168.org/wp-content/uploads/BGH-CSC-Report-.pdf CLICK HERE - MFS OUTLINE https://www.cwa1168.org/wp-content/uploads/MFS-CSC-REport-.pdf CLICK HERE - BGH OUTLINE https://www.cwa1168.org/wp-content/uploads/BGH-CSC-Report-.pdf CLICK HERE - MFS OUTLINE...

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Staffing Update 6/8/22

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...

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CWA 1168 and CWA 1133 to celebrate Juneteenth

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 1862...

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