Bargaining Update

Catholic Health System

CWA Members of Local 1133 and 1168 are mobilizing for fair contracts at Catholic Health in the Buffalo, N.Y. area. About 2,200 nurses, technologists, service and clerical workers – members of Local 1333 – just voted by a 96 percent vote to authorize a strike if fair contracts aren’t reached. The CWA members work at Mercy Hospital.

Members of 1168 who work at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, will vote on strike authorization on July 25. They rallied outside Catholic Health corporate headquarters this week, putting management on notice that workers are tired of giveback demands and inadequate staffing for quality patient care.

Deborah Arnet, President of CWA Local 1133, talks to the media after members voted to authorize a strike at Catholic Health.


AT&T West

Bargaining continues at AT&T West. The CWA team continues to review management proposals and has presented our own comprehensive package to the company.

Members of CWA Local 9410 in San Francisco mobilize for a fair contract.



CWA members from Locals 3263 (Norcross, Ga.) and 1400 (Sturbridge, Mass.) voted overwhelmingly to ratify a four-year agreement covering about 300 workers at OFS, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable and products.

The tentative agreement provides for annual general wage increases that will be retroactive to the expiration of the past contract, and maintains all levels of benefits for active and retired members.