In an amazing show of unity, CWA Local 1133 members at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY just voted 96% YES in a strike vote.
The Mercy Hospital contract expired on June 4, 2016. Members are fighting against inadequate staffing levels, deplorable working conditions, and disrespectful management. They are putting the pressure on Catholic Health to prioritize patient and worker safety over executive bonuses and to stop breaking the laws that protect us as union members.
The vote showed that CWA members are strong and unified. The Union and the Hospital have several bargaining dates scheduled throughout the months of July and August. It is the Union’s intent to continue bargaining with the hope of reaching a new contract with this employer.
Learn more about bargaining at Catholic Health at: CHBargaining.org
WATCH: President of CWA Local 1133 and RN, Deb Arnet, talks about the vote and what we're fighting for:
On July 25, 2016, CWA Local 1168 will be holding a strike authorization vote for Sisters of Charity Hospital, St Joseph Campus members. Click here for more information