Please Review Your NOVA Reimbursement Payments

THIS IS A NOTICE TO ALL CWA MEMBERS Please review your NOVA reimbursement payments from January 2014 to the present. Co-pay for members is $5.00 for all prescriptions. It has come to the Union’s attention that the members have been charged more than $5.00 for their co-pays. Check your 90-day fills and contact us if…

Seniority Prevails for Registered Nurses Bidding On RN Positions

Attention All RN’s and STC Members Currently Enrolled in a Nursing Program The Union and CHS Management have mutually agreed that no Registered Nurse within the RN Bargaining unit will be denied a bargaining unit position based upon the “BSN degree preferred” qualification. What this means:Seniority prevails and current Registered Nurses working can continue to bid…

Job Application & Bidding Process Change

May 27 – Buffalo, NY  ( Memo from Joseph A. Scrivo, Jr., May 12, 2014)  Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health are committed to providing healthcare to our patients though a world class team of associates that are recognized as being among the best in the industry. We have found this is best is best accomplished by…

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…