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CWA Local 1122 VNA Newsletter September 10,2014

Remember back in high school when you had to face the intimidation of “clicky” groups and bullies. Of course you do, because we are reliving that experience as professionals today at the VNA.

With this cultural change, management is turning off their ears to the workers and patients of the VNA .   We do acknowledge a few front line managers that do not participate in this culture.  However, there are plenty of front line and upper management that are the poster children for this epidemic.

You approach this group with a matter and expect mature consideration only to be ignored, as they can’t see past their own “clicky”, twisted perception, or you are played when they pretend they are concerned about your situation, only to turn the corner and dump your issue in the blue bin.

We strive to make the VNA successful. We’ve always loved working here. We are proud to be part of the Kaleida family.  Jody Lomeo is our President and CEO who put forth great directives which we need to adopt at the VNA . We need to use these principles to guide our professional practices at the VNA. We are not trash-talking.  We are looking to return to what we once were: great quality of care, great patient satisfaction, and camaraderie between all levels of personnel.

We have heard from our field staff and office staff of a growing number of issues spinning out of control. 

One of the many issues that the office staff is bringing to the table concerns one worker being told to do the job of 2 to 3 people.  Do you know how their cries for help are being met by management? Even more work is added.

 Secondly, patient satisfaction is down and quality of care is in jeopardy.

Thirdly, field staff is facing numerous other issues.

The Union is listening. In order to further this effort we need to get together.  THERE WILL BE A VNA UNIT MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at 5:15 PM. at the CWA Local 1122 Union Hall, 3775 Genesee St. Food will be served. 

This is the time to air the dirty laundry – no quarters needed!

It’s about respect. It’s about dignity.


In Solidarity,

VNA Unit Mobilization Committee

Download Newsletter V17 9.10.2014


CWA Local 1122

Officers and Members of the Executive Board


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


1830 Abbott Rd.



                Dinner is served at 5pm

                                Meeting will begin at 6pm                                                                                                                                            


NOMINATIONS will be declared to fill the following Offices


Executive Vice President 


Area Vice President North

Area Vice President South

Area Vice President East

Area Vice President West     


Nominations will only be accepted from the floor mike

Terms of OfficeJanuary 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2017


UAW 55-91




Section 1 - Nominations

                (A)          Local Officers and Executive Board members shall be nominated in the month of October of each election year.

                (B)          The nomination of a person for the office of President shall also constitute the nomination of the same person as a delegate to CWA Conventions held during his term of office for which the election is being conducted.

                (C)          The nomination of a person for the office of Executive Vice President shall also constitute the nomination of the same person as a delegate to CWA Conventions held during his term of office for which the election is being conducted.

                (Note) The Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 requires, in connection with nominations, reasonable notice of the office to be filled, and the time, place and proper form of submitting nominations.  Such notice must be given in a manner reasonably calculated to inform all members in good standing and in sufficient time to permit such members to nominate the candidates of their choice.  It is suggested that fifteen (15) days would meet the time requirements for such notice.

                Nominations may be made (1) at a membership meeting, (2) by a nominating committee, with the right to also nominate from the floor, or (3) by petition.

Section 4 - General Provisions

                (A)          The nominee in any election receiving the majority of the votes cast shall be declared elected.  If no one nominee has a majority on the first ballot, the vote shall be taken again and the two nominees having the greatest number of votes on the first ballot shall be nominees on the second ballot. Write-in votes shall not be allowed for any election of a local officer or delegate who is unopposed at the time of nominations.  The Secretary-Treasurer shall cast one ballot to elect unopposed candidates.

                (B)          Only members of the Local in good standing shall be eligible to vote or hold office.

                (C)          The term of office shall be for three (3) years.

                (D)          The officers shall take office January 1st of the subsequent year.


CWA Local 1122

  Full Membership Meeting


Wednesday, October 1, 2014



                                  1830 Abbott Rd.



Dinner is served at 5:00pm

Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm



  • Officer Reports
  • Committee Reports
  • Nominations for Officers and Executive Board Members


Work Safe *** Stay United


UAW 55-91

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.

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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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