Health Care Heroes Fight for Better Staffing, Safe Working Conditions, and More

Hundreds of health care workers from CWA Locals 1122, 1133, and 1168 came out in force last Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y., to demand improved working conditions, better staffing, fair wages, and more at Mercy, St. Joseph’s, and Kenmore Mercy hospitals.

This action was organized ahead of the current contract’s expiration on September 30 to raise concerns about low staffing at all three of the Catholic Health hospitals, stagnant wages, and unsafe working conditions. Members of other unions, elected officials, and mayoral candidates also joined the picket in solidarity with our healthcare heroes.

The Buffalo News published CWA Local 1168 member Heather Lawrence’s editorial outlining what’s at stake earlier this week. Check it out here.

Health care workers participate in an information picket outside Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.