Contracts Ratified at Mercy Hospital!

A HUGE thank you to everyone for fighting together for a fair contract! This does not end tonight – we must stay strong and united to hold Catholic Health accountable to their commitments.


CWA and Catholic Health Reach Tentative Agreement

Catholic Health and Communications Workers of America (CWA) reached a series of tentative contract agreements early this morning for associates at three Catholic Health hospitals. The four-year agreements, when ratified, will cover more than 2,500 associates, including registered nurses at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus; technical associates at […]


RADIO AD: Catholic Health Patients Need Safe Staffing

Listen to CWA’s new local radio broadcast calling on Catholic Health to stop putting profits before patients. We need enough nurses to take care of patients. And nurse turnover is four times higher at Catholic Health than Kaleida. We’re telling Catholic Health that keeping patients safe is more important than keeping […]


Mercy Hospital Informational Picket and Rally

August 2 – CWA Locals in Buffalo, NY, held an informational picket and rally on Tuesday to call on Catholic Health to deliver a fair contract. Workers were joined by community and labor allies. The Mercy Hospital contract expired on June 4, 2016. Members are fighting against inadequate staffing levels, […]

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Strike Vote at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St Joseph Campus

On July 25, 2016, CWA Local 1168 will be holding a strike authorization vote. A strike vote does not mean we will strike. We feel that we must have this vote because of the poor package on the table, and lack of concrete solutions to poor staffing. A strong YES […]

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Strike Vote at Mercy Hospital

CWA Local 1133 members are holding a strike vote July 11 and July 12. Workers are fighting against inadequate staffing levels, deplorable working conditions, and disrespectful management. “We’re still negotiating, willing to talk to them, willing to work through this, but we felt that for our members and for us we […]


A Culture of Fear and Intimidation

Chief Human Resources Officer Mike Moley wants people to believe that the current problems at Catholic Health are due to the CWA union leadership. But that’s not true. He has a history of intimidation and abuse. According to USW Local 135L leadership and retirees, Moley was hard-nosed, stubborn and abusive […]

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