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CWA union holds picket, puts pressure on Catholic Health system

August 25, 2021  |  Published by WGRZ2. Click here to read the full piece.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hundreds of health care workers turned out Wednesday afternoon in South Buffalo to show their frustration over what they say are unfair contract negotiations with the Catholic Health system.

Members of the CWA Union Locals 1133 and 1168 together represent over two thousand nurses and other staffers at Mercy, Kenmore Mercy, and St, Joseph's Hospitals and they held an informational picket and rally outside Mercy Hospital to put some pressure on Catholic Health.

They contend that the hospital system is not bargaining in good faith and seeking too many concessions with only a 1 percent raise for their contract offer. 

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