CWA 1109

CWA District 1: Winning For Healthcare Workers & Our Communities

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
We've had major victories at the bargaining table and in New York State legislation:
  • 2022 Won billions of dollars in the NYS Budget for financially distressed hospitals.
  • 2021 Won landmark Safe Staffing legislation in New York, establishing a process for setting and enforcing safe staffing minimum standards at hospitals and nursing homes.
  • 2021 CWA Local 1133 members at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo won a 40-day strike and, along with Local 1168, bargained for staffing ratios that set the bar for healthcare worker contracts around the country.
  • 2020 Pushed former Pres. Trump to use the Defense Protection Act during the height of the pandemic to increase production of PPE and ventilators.
  • 2014 Won the New York State Safe Patient Handling Act, establishing hospital policies to protect staff and patients. If you don’t have the lift equipment you need & your manager doesn’t help, call your CWA local!
  • 2010 Won legislation to make it a felony to assault a nurse as part of New York State Penal Code §120.05.
  • 2009 Fought for legislation to ban hospitals from requiring overtime for nurses except in cases of declared emergency.
When we stand together as a union, we can WIN for workers!


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