DISORGANIZED KALEIDA DELAYS BARGAINING
Kaleida Health appears to not know what end is up or down in their preparations for bargaining.
Their communication is disjointed, their team members continually change. A “customary” information
request we submitted in December 2021 has gone unanswered. During every contract bargaining,
information requests are submitted that allow Labor and Management to start preparing proposals,
costing out those proposals, and understanding the current financial health of the organization.
Requests to book dates for bargaining, the location bargaining will occur at, and logistical items
have also been unanswered. To date, Kaleida has yet to provide requested information allowing us
to prepare to bargain. Emails, calls, and text messages about the issue have continued to go
ignored. Their absence, however, has given opportunity to CWA, SEIU and IUOE to develop a unified
CWA has ZERO TOLERANCE when it comes to management bullying fellow WA members! Until
recently, there was a certain nurse manager with a longstanding reputation of being a bully. Her
idea of leadership was to intimidate her employees, making them feel small. We participated in
many investigations involving this manager continually raising concerns about her behavior and
tactics. This finally came to an end on January 25th, when this manager was terminated and walked
out from her position. Members took a stand and wrote some very powerful and eye-opening
statements. These testaments shed some much overdue light on this manager’s behavior. We let
Kaleida Health know that we will not allow our members to be the victims of bullying or harassment
in any form. Every member has the right to work in a bully free environment.
If you are ever a victim of bullying or harassment, do not hesitate to file a STARS report. If you feel
as if your supervisor or manager is bullying you or a co-worker, report the incident to management
or human resources immediately. Additionally, if Kaleida is not following through with their
responsibility to ensure a safe work environment please contact the Union office.