Catholic Health Workers United

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The healthcare heroes who carried Western New York through this crisis deserve more than just nice words of appreciation - we demand: Safe staffing ratios, no concessions, competitive wages to recruit and retain staff, and a master contract to unite workers at three hospitals and raise standards. 

Tell Catholic Health: Protect Healthcare Workers and Our Patients!

What We're Fighting For

We have spent the past 18 months tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, working longer hours and harder than ever before - but the problems of understaffing began long before March of 2020, and will continue beyond this current crisis. COVID-19 has simply made it more starkly clear than ever: when healthcare workers must care for more patients than they can safely handle, both patients and workers are at risk.

But Catholic Health is using the pandemic as an opportunity to cut our staffing, resources, and worker benefits to the bone. Healthcare workers repeatedly work short across the three hospitals. Housekeepers have double the rooms to clean. Nurses and aides are seeing assaults on the rise, without enough staff to respond.

Enough is enough.

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collage of pictures of CWA members holding signs at Catholic Health hospitals

The president of CWA Local 1133, the union representing workers at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, said the hospital is facing a shortage of workers across the board.

Hear from Our Members

"It was a scary, dark place for me and my family, working with COVID patients and hoping not to bring it home to my family. I want people to understand what it felt like for me and how scared I still am."

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