CWA Local 1133

CWA Local 1133 proudly accepting the proclamation presented by NYS Senator Tim Kennedy on May 9th on the floor of the Senate designating May 6-12, 2017 as Nurses' Week in New York State.  

NYS Senator Tim Kennedy honoring members of the WNY team in Albany for CWA Health Care Lobby Day with a Proclamation in honor of Nurses' Week.  (YouTube J.1669).  

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The CWA Political Action Fund is the political action committee for the working men and women of CWA, their families, and retirees.  Every dollar you give to the PAF is put to work building political power for you, your family, and your future.  The PAF provides financial contributions to worker-friendly candidates.  CWA can use only voluntary dollars to contribute to an endorsed candidate for federal office.  No union dues money of any kind can be given to a political candidate for federal office or a national political party.  The PAF is fighting to give every patient in New York the kind of care we would want for our own families, such as fighting for passage of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act to provide quality care through safe staffing nurse-to-patient ratios.  The PAF was instrumental in stopping the Berger Commission from closing two hospitals staffed by CWA members in WNY and achieved passage of safe patient handling legislation.  The CWA Political Action Fund makes politics work for working families!  The 2017 PAF drive runs from July 10th – September 1st! 

Recent News

Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Statement by President Chris Shelton, Communications Workers of America, on the health care plan released today by the Senate:  

  • Published Thu, May 18, 2017, Everybody’s Column, Buffalo News, by The Rev. Art Smith, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Depew:   A friend would say, “the only mercy to be found at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital is on its signage,” a sentiment often echoed by an outspoken Franciscan friar. From him I learned to verbalize my own sentiments about the facility, which I now regret.  I was born there and have since spent some time as the beneficiary of its healing mercy.