CWA Local 1133


Welcome to the new CWA Local 1133 Website!


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 October 1st the Western New York Worker's Rights Board issued the following report.

BREAKING FAITH: How Catholic Health Executives Abandon Social Teachings- A Report on Workplace Issues Effecting More than 8,000 Employees of Catholic Health, Buffalo, New York

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 >>>

WNY CWA Council's 2015 Endorsements

Click on the Political Endorsement tab to the left to view the Council's 2015 endorsements

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.


Keep Informed About the Labor Movement

 WNY Labor Today is Western New York's on-line regional newspaper keeping you up to date on what is happinging in the labor movement locally and nationally.

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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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