|CWA Local 1133|
Join our CWA union brothers and sisters at 10 a.m. on May 7th, as we march as one from Verizon Communications, 65 Franklin St. to 548 South Elmwood to stand up and speak out against Verizon corporate greed! BE THERE IN RED!
Please join us for CWA Healthcare Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. We will depart Buffalo at 4:15 a.m. from Tops, 355 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, and arrive in Albany at 9 a.m. Following a light breakfast and short educational presentation at Empire Plaza Concourse Conference Room 1, we will proceed to lobbying appointments with elected officials. We will leave Albany from Empire Plaza at 3:30 p.m. Lunch, t-shirts, bus travel to/from Albany, and a small stipend are included. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-1133, ext. 22.
CWA believed the social media policy was too restrictive. Consequently, an unfair labor practice charge was filed against Catholic Health. The NLRB determined that the policy was in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. Thus, the employer was forced to change it. The new policy is less restrictive of employees' actions.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday during March, April, and May from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 4271 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga (across from the airport). Let's show CHS that we are strong and committed to a non-concessionary contract. Remember: UNITED WE BARGAIN / DIVIDED WE BEG!
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Catholic Health has informed us that PTO and sick time buy back will no longer be cashed out automatically. Please read about the changes and deadlines by clicking here.
To get up to date bargaining reports, the latest information on bargaining, sign up for updates and answers to FAQ's please visit the Catholic Health Bargaining website by clickling on the logo to the right.
On March 3, 2015, CWA Local 1133 filed an unfair labor practice against Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. The charge was filed in order to protect our right to distribute leaflets in non-work areas of the Hospital. On October 6, 2015, the Labor Board awarded to CWA Local 1133 the following:
FEDERAL LAW GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO:
Form, join, or assist a union; Choose a representative to bargain on your behalf; Act together with other employees for your benefit and protection; Choose not to engage in any protected activities.
WE WILL NOT do anything to prevent you from exercising the above rights.
WE WILL NOT maintain an overly broad no-access policy.
WE WILL NOT prohibit you from distributing union literature in non-work and/or non-patient areas.
WE WILL NOT deny off-duty employees access to any non-work or non-patient care areas in which they have a right under the Act to be present.
WE WILL NOT in any like or related manner interfere with your rights under Section 7 of the Act.
WE WILL rescind our overly broad non-access policy described above.
The Hospital must post this within the Hospital.
On October 1st the Western New York Worker's Rights Board issued the following report.
Please click on the report to read it.
The Unions that represent workers in the Catholic Health system have been working jointly on a number of issues. One of our primary goals is to have one contract covering all Union employees withen Catholic Health with one high standard of wages, benefits and working conditions. The Unions wanted to try and answer some of the most frequently asked questions reguarding this issue. Read more >>>
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Why Wear Red on Thursdays
It has been a custom since 1989 for the members of the CWA to show their solidarity by wearing red on Thursdays, but why and where did this day of red begin?
Well for one, it represents the color of blood that was lost in the strife to gain fair and equal rights for workers throughout the years. The day of red is also in remembrance of Gerry Horgan, CWA’s chief steward for Westchester County who died as a result of being struck by a car driven by the daughter of a second line manager as he worked a picket line in August 1989.
The red shirt brings together all of the CWA members on one day a week. It gives a visual statement to management of the workers solidarity. The red shirt gives everyone a sense of unity and fellowship. The red shirt is also a visual reminder that checks and balances in the work place have to be maintained daily. So next Thursday and every Thursday thereafter, if you are angered at the loss of jobs going off shore, WEAR RED.
Please contact everyone you know and ask them to WEAR RED. Talk to your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and members in your department. On Thursday, let's have a sea of RED in the work place. Just by wearing a RED shirt, or a RED dress, a RED hat, RED socks, a RED tie, or RED pants, you may be surprised with the results.
SO IF IT'S THURSDAY, WEAR RED!
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