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COVID Survivors for Change, a national group of families of COVID victims and survivors, will lead a National COVID-19 Remembrance on Sunday, October 4.

One of the biggest elections of our lifetime is coming up in November.

Officer & Executive Board nominations will be held on Thursday, October 1st, from 7 am to 3 pm.  Any member from Mercy Hospital can be nominated for the 6 Executive Board positions, as well as any Officer position.  Any member from Kenmore Mercy Hospital can be nominated for 1 Executive Board position and/or any Officer position.  To nominate someone, call CWA Local 1133 at 828-1133 during the time frame stated above and ask to speak to someone from the Election Committee.  This statement has been authorized by the CWA Local 1133 Election Committee.  

At an informational picket in front of South Buffalo Mercy Hospital on August 27th, President Deb Arnet called on our NYS legislators to push for passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act and raise revenue now to staff our healthcare centers.  

Day of Action CWA 1133 group photo 8.27.2020

Eight months after it was due to be released, the NY Department of Health has finally released it's Safe Staffing report, about which many of our members testified, sent emails, and made phonecalls late last year. Please read District 1's full statement on the report below:

Contract Extension Results:  The Extension has been ratified by a 68% yes vote. We thank everyone who came out to vote.

The bargaining committee has reached an agreement on a contract extension with Catholic Health Hospitals. There will be a vote of this extension on August 13th. Details will be provided shortly on locations and times of the vote.
CWA 1133 Members,
As you are likely aware, the number of COVID-19 Patients at the St. Joseph Campus has been quickly dropping. This has caused downstaffing for employees working there. In addition, the volume at Mercy has been quickly increasing.
In order to ensure Mercy Hospital has proper staffing, Mercy staff may be directed to return to Mercy Hospital for their regularly scheduled shift. As employees of Mercy Hospital, you do not have the right to refuse to return.

CWA and SEIU are asking the following of Catholic Health, Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, and Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital for our members working at each site: