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Thousands of staffing complaints filed to NYS DOH

Last week, CWA reported approximately 8,000 staffing complaints from across the state, including 5,400 staffing complaints for Kaleida facilities, to the New York State Department of Health, highlighting the severe staffing crisis faced by frontline workers.  We are demanding that the State and our employer, Kaleida,...

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Training Fund Programs & Educational Updates.

Happy Fall! Though the end of the year is quickly approaching, Training Fund programs and services are still going strong! Nov – Dec 2023 Events Calendar – learn about and sign-up for upcoming classes, including American Sign Language, or attend an upcoming Continuing Education course to earn those end of year CEUs...

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Weather Emergency MOU Agreement

CWA is happy to announce we have reached an agreement with Kaleida Health for a Memorandum of Understanding regarding Weather Emergencies. Last year’s blizzard showed us that significant changes needed to be made to prevent the problems that arose from happening again. We worked to make those significant improvements...

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! In 2021, CWA helped write and pass a new law that requires staffing committees in each hospital to negotiate staffing plans that provide minimum staffing levels in each patient care unit, on each shift. Since then, CWA members have worked hard to implement and enforce this law.But we know the work...

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CHS ERT Announcement

At the beginning of October, Catholic Health approached CWA to negotiate an Emergency Response Team (ERT) for the purpose of responding to emergency events that impact patient care and staffing. It was proposed that the ERT would be voluntary to anyone who wants to sign up. This team is 100% optional. Last year’s...

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Joe Beirne Scholarship – Application period now open

We are happy to announce the opening of the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year. This valuable scholarship program is made possible by the funding of CWA locals. The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16) partial college...

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Activities, Events, Updates !

Coming up this Friday, October 20th - We're having a Halloween Party! Hosted by the Executive Board of Local 1168. All members, their family and friends are invited to attend. Sunday October 22nd is our fall member engagement event. We will be hosting a Buffalo Bills Watch Party at BuffaloRiverworks. Registration was...

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Clinical Staffing Committee Convention

You are invited to join us at this upcoming event to help in our fight for safe staffing! Who: All CWA Staffing Committee members from facilities across New York State What: A conference where we can meet each other, share information, collaborate, celebrate our successes, and plan for the year ahead. When: Thursday,...

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Officer and Executive Board Nominations

At the General Membership meeting held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Local 1168 accepted nominations for the election of Local Officer and Executive Board positions.  All candidates accepted their nominations and none were opposed therefore no election is required.

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CWA and SJC agree to an upgrade for Pharmacy Technicians

We have reached an agreement with the employer in regards to an upgrade for our Pharmacy Technicians at St. Joseph's Campus.The rates will be effective 9/24 and paid in the 10/12 check. Below are the CWA grade we discussed today for Pharm Techs.

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Local 1168 Halloween Party

We're having a Halloween Party! Hosted by the Executive Board of Local 1168. All members, their family and friends are invited to attend.

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