Lobby Day in Albany is May 20th

Memo from Debbie Hayes and Pete Sikora First and foremost a big THANK YOU! to everyone who worked on the passage of the Safe Patient Handling Bill! After years of hard work SPH will soon be a reality for our members! The importance of our lobby day and the need to get our members out…

A Report From the 2013 Lobby Day in Albany

by Linda Bains Led by Legislative and Political Committee co-chair Tom Roulley (CWA 1122), the lobbying day trip to Albany on March 4th, 2013, seemed to be successful for the cause. Two of us from CWA 1133 (Mercy Hospital) joined several nurses from CWA 1168 (Kaleida Nurses) to help use our voice.  On the agenda…

CWA 1133 Addresses Mandatory Flu Vaccines

Dear CWA Members, The Hospital and the Union have been involved in discussions involving the policy on the Flu Mandate which was revised effective 9/23/2013. We recently met with Debbie Hayes, Area Director of CWA, to review the problems we have with the policy presented by CHS with regards to the disciplinary process in place for members who…

Contracts Now Available – Online!

The latest contracts for Mercy Hospital RNs and STCs are now available on the CONTRACTS page.  You must have a PDF reader in order to open and print them. Hard copies of the contracts for STCs and RNs are also available at the CWA 113 Local office at 821 Elk Street.

WNY Labor Today Is Your Best Friend In the Media

It’s frustrating to tune into either the local or national news and not see labor issues represented fairly and honestly.  Labor is a hot button issue during this jobless recovery  but you wouldn’t know it by what you see in the news.   The only time the media produces a story on labor it’s during a strike or…