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Bargaining Update 6/2/22

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:...

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Bargaining Update 5/26

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...

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The Rank & File Reporter Update 19

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...

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Bargaining Update 5/19

After last Saturday’s mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue, many members find themselves feeling a wide range of emotions. We are all trying to find ways to cope. 1199SEIU and CWA met Tuesday morning with hospital administration and Kaleida’s Chief Diversity Officer Shannon Bryant for a discussion about the tragedy and...

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Bargaining Update 5/18

1199SEIU and CWA have been bargaining for two months now and we have made quite a bit of progress. Despite our best efforts, it is clear that we will not have a new contract negotiated by May 31, 2022 when our current contract expires. Therefore, on May 12, 2022 the Unions and Kaleida Health agreed to extend the...

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Rank & File #18

General Membership Meeting There will be a general membership meeting for CWA 1168 on May 19 at 6:30pm. This meeting will be held via zoom and will require pre-registration. The link for registration can be found at the QR code below, via emails delivered 5/10/2022, or via our private Facebook group: "CWA Kaleida...

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Bargaining Update 5/13/22

This week, 1199SEIU had union delegate elections on Tuesday, so CWA met with Kaleida administration to present some of our 40-plus open arbitration cases, which resulted in settlements for four grievances related to discipline. CWA and 1199SEIU have discussed a 30-day contract extension because we will not have...

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UNIONS DEMAND TIMELY GRIEVANCE PROCESS & REPRESENTATION AT DISCIPLINES This week in bargaining, CWA and 1199SEIU have reached Tentative Agreements on three articles with these changes: Article 27, PTO SchedulingThe amount of PTO hours available per week in any department will be based on the average accrual rate...

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