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Stewards Meeting
Sep 04, 2014
CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY
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Oct 01, 2014
Lucarellis 1830 Abbott Rd Lackawanna, NY
Stewards Meeting
Nov 06, 2014
CWA Local 1122 Union Hall 3775 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY
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Dec 04, 2014
Hearthstone Manor 333 Dick Rd Depew, NY
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Sisters and Brothers of CWA Local 1122;

Crisis Services, CWA Local 1122 and Senator Tim Kennedy are asking our community to come together to fight a potentially devasting loss of funding for victim support services in Western New York.  With your support, Senator Kennedy, CWA Local 1122, and Crisis Services hope to reverse a decision made within the bureaucracy of the Office of Victim Services (OVS) to dramatically reduce funding for Crisis Services

Crisis Services recently learned that OVS funding they have received for over 20 years may be cut by over $300,000 – an unprecedented level, which jeopardizes the future of several services and programs now available to victims in Erie County. If this misguided funding decision from within the OVS bureaucracy is not reversed, it will likely affect thousands of Western New Yorkers who currently rely on – or may someday need – the support of Crisis Services. Over 8,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will not have access to needed support services if this funding cut remains in place. 

Please add your name to this fight: By following the link below and completing the petition form, your name will be added to a petition that will be delivered to the Office of Victim Services to show that our community is demanding they reverse course on this decision. 







Cheer Along the Parade Route


The AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade is Coming To Our Neighborhood

Monday, September 1, 2014


Come out and cheer on your friends, family, and community members marching in the parade.  We will have bands, performers, floats, and give-aways!


The Parade will begin at 12 noon with the picnic to immediately follow.

For members who would like to march with us we will meet at ther corner of Abbott Rd. and Stevenson St. at 11:30am.  We will march down Abbott Rd to Cazenovia St and on to Legion Dr. and ending in Cazenovia Park.

The best viewing seats will begin at Abbott Rd and Rutland St.  

Express your solidarity for the labor movement and join us for great food, live music, and entertainment.    

We look forward to celebrating this day with our family, friends, and sisters and brothers of the labor movement here in WNY.



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CWA 1122 VNA Newsletter August 27, 2014


In the last two months we have had FOUR clinicians terminated due to ALLEDGEDLY falsifying records.  

Sisters and Brothers, there has been a drastic cultural change. We are no longer family in the eyes of management. We already have a management team that has grown more aggressive to find pinhole faults in our work and rip them into bigger holes.

We recognize the fact that the Homecare Homebase product has many faults of its own in terms of documenting location, time, patient status and treatment.  Be mindful not to add to this. Watch your every move; they are watching with high powered microscopes.

It is extremely important that we all document everything that we do. Never report anything that was not done. If you didn’t do it, leave it blank! If you have any questions about how something should be documented, seek clarification from your immediate manager. If you feel his or her involvement does not solve the issue appropriately, speak to the department head. Leave the documentation INCOMPLETE until the matter can be resolved.

If you do not agree with their directives, DO NOT document it. Again, leave the document INCOMPLETE until the matter can be resolved.   Do not be forced to answer questions incorrectly.  Management has always been pushing the scoring game to achieve the highest, spruced-up reimbursement. We can no longer follow this directive because it is falsification of documentation. When it comes to OASIS changes, do not be forced to Click ACCEPT ALL as we’ve been pressured to do. Our answers are to be a reflection of the true status of the patient not just a tool to get more money.

Know your Weingarten Rights. If you reasonably believe that discipline or other adverse consequence (TO YOU OR A BROTHER/SISTER) may result from a meeting with a Company representative, you have a right to Union representation at that meeting.  But you must request it.

The electronic devices we use from cell phones to the tablet have time stamps and GPS technology that monitors our every move and key stroke. This is a 24 hour ability to watch everything you are doing even when you are home.

Protect YOURSELF. Protect EACH OTHER, Protect our UNION.


In Solidarity,

VNA Unit Mobilization Committee


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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  ** Lucarellis **  1830 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna
  • 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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