CWA Local 1133


Welcome to the new CWA Local 1133 Website!


Attention Members:  Bargaining begins for the SJH RN's on Wednesday, August 5th, at 8:00 a.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 4271 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga NY.  Join us in sendng a strong message that we are here, we are ready to fight, and we are not settling for anything less than what we already have!  Let's welcome the CHS bargaining team and show the CHS Administration that we are all united!  If you are not working, please plan to be there and wear red if possible. 

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 >>>

Jun 2, 2015   Tracey Drury Buffalo Business First

   A new study accuses Catholic Health of hoarding cash and enriching its executives at the expense of its workforce while providing lower levels of charity care than its competitors.
   The study was completed by a Columbia University public health professor at the behest of the Communication Workers of America (CWA), which represents 3,500 workers at Catholic Health's three Buffalo-area hospitals.
   Released early to media ahead of a Wednesday news conference, the study calls out the Catholic Diocese and other sponsors of the nonprofit health system for approving a compensation incentive plan “solely aimed at enriching executives by reducing compensation to hospital employees.” Read more >>>

E.J. Mays Scholarships

   The WNY CWA Council will again this year offer eight scholarships of $1,500 each to a CWA member, child, grandchild or spouse from a participating local in the WNY Council.
   Applications are available now and the deadline to submit completed applications is November 13, 2015. Please click on the scholarship tab to obtain more information and a application.


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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.


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