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CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY
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Fontana's Grove 2299 Clinton St West Seneca NY
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CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY
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Hearthstone Manor 333 Dick Rd Depew, NY
Stewards Meeting
Nov 06, 2014
CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY
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CWA / Visiting Nursing Association of WNY Bargaining Update
Thursday April 10, 9pm .... By better than a 96% margin our members from the VNA unit have ratified the tentative agreement reached between CWA and the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY. Our contract with the VNA will expire on Friday March 31, 2017. ....

Please Join us for a

Community Sponsored

Town Hall Meeting

On breaking the cable monopoly in the City of Buffalo and other communities in WNY, internet access, and other telecommunications issues.

Tuesday – April 22, 2014

6:30 PM

@ The West Side Community Center

161 Vermont St. Buffalo, NY

Sponsored by NY State Senator Tim Kennedy and

NY State Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Speakers include Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz,  NY State Senator Tim Kennedy and NY State Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Public speakers are welcome. 

For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact John Mudie (CWA Local 1122) at 716-633-2211 or email

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New, improved CWA Credit Card Available


As a benefit of membership in CWA Local 1122, all members and retirees have the opportunity to apply for the new and improved CWA Rewards Credit Card. What makes these credit cards unique is that they are endorsed by CWA and have been designed to meet the needs of hard-working union members and their families. Unlike many other credit cards, these cards offer special benefits designed just for union members.

The new CWA Rewards Credit Card offers competitive rates, 1.5% cash back rewards on all your purchases and enhanced assistance grants for eligible cardholders after 3 months. Capital One, the issuing bank, is headquartered in the U.S. and is proud to offer U.S.–based customer service, 24/7, to cardholders. Additionally, with $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be liable for fraudulent transactions if your card or account number is lost or stolen.

With the CWA Rewards Credit Card, you can earn cash rewards, show pride in your union and help contribute to the CWA Local 1122 Union Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the CWA Credit Cards or apply today at When you apply, be sure to indicate that you are a member of CWA Local 1122.

CWA 1122 VNA Newsletter April 9, 2014

As you have seen, it has not only the responsibility of this newsletter to discuss the offenses of management, but to call out our brothers and sisters when our own efforts are lacking. Why are we so quiet?  Do we cease being a family because a contract is reached? With few exceptions, the only Red that is seen on Thursdays is the red eyes from being overworked.   We are brothers and sisters; that means our family has a home in this Union. That home needs to be maintained every day. We need to live up to our responsibilities:

  • Live and breathe solidarity.
  • Show up to your CWA meetings.
  • Don’t accept mistreatment of yourself or your brothers and sisters. REPORT IT TO YOUR UNION REP.
  • Communicate with your brothers and sisters.

Picture the environment without the Union:

  • Just imagine how fast the turnover would be. With the current heavy handed management style, if we made a peep of a complaint we would be out the door.
  • There would be no contract. You could be fired for no reason and there would be no grievance procedure.  
  • Your pay rate and benefits would be completely under management’s control.
  • The work environment would quickly deteriorate.
  • Workload would be out of control, jeopardizing patient care. 

Consider which environment would be fruitful for you, your family, and your patients!

The chatter around the brotherhood is that the “brain trust “ that had brought you the recent brainstorming sessions did not pull the wool over our eyes. Since when have they taken one of our concerns to heart and actually did something about it?  Propaganda, obligatory corporate window dressing, smokescreen…call it anything you want…BS doesn’t always stand for brainstorming.

In keeping with the idea that brotherhood is a continuous process that we all need to work on, this Mobilization Committee’s newsletter will continue monthly. 


“Fight or die.” – Benjamin Franklin


In Solidarity,

VNA Unit Mobilization Committee



Download newsletter V9 4.9.2014

CWA Local 1122 Meeting Dates for 2014



  • Tuesday, February 4th
  • Wednesday, April 9th  at ** Lucarellis ** 1830 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna
  • Thursday, June 5th    ***
  • Wednesday, October 1st
  • Thursday, December 4th

Dinner 5pm

Meeting 6pm


***   Our June 5th Membership Meeting will be a picnic style event at Fontanas Grove 2299 Clinton St in West Seneca.  The event will begin at 5pm.



  • Thursday, January 9th
  • Thursday, March 6th
  • Wednesday, May 7th
  • Thursday, September 4th
  • Thursday, November 6th


Food 5pm

Meeting 6pm


Steward Meetings are held at our Local Union Hall 3775 Genesee St


No Meetings are scheduled during the months of July and August

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CWA Local 1122 Meeting Dates for 2014 pdf.

When it comes to calling out and breaking down the Republican Party’s calculated “war on the poor and working families,” nobody does it quite like former US Labor Secretary, Robert Reich.

In this powerful video courtesy of, Reich neatly summarizes the Republican Party’s 7-prongued approach to exacerbating socioeconomic inequality and relegating America’s poor and working families to a life of poverty. Think he’s exaggerating? Watch the 135-second video and you will agree that the ‘War on the poor and working families” isn’t a figment of his imagination, it is real and impacting Americans all across the nation.




Weingarten RIGHTS

Members of CWA Local 1122 have Weingarten rights during investigatory interviews. An investigatory interview occurs when a Company representative questions a member to obtain information that could lead to discipline OR asks a member to defend his or her conduct. If you reasonably believe that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from a meeting with a Company representative, you have a right to Union representation at that meeting. But, you must request it.

Responsibilty of Attendance

As a member of the Local, you are the reason the Union exists. The Unions responsibility is to protect your rights as a worker and see to it that the steady flow of changes in our workplace does not violate our contract with our employer, other non-contractual issues can be dealt with accordingly when the group of members come together and support each other as equals rather than a ME FIRST ATTITUDE....


... This all started some years ago at a CWA District One Conference in NY City. The Local Presidents passed a motion to put forth a Resolution at the CWA National Convention that year. This resolution was first to honor our fallen brother Gerry, and second to show our SOLIDARITY and strength ....

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