Released: 8/5/2022 1:00:00 PM
Kaleida Health today released the following statement regarding contract negotiations with CWA1168 and 1199SEIU:
“The negotiating teams have made a lot of progress over the last several months, not to mention this past week with an expired contract. That said, we will continue our work to achieve a new master agreement that enhances benefits for all employees and restores us as the market leader in wages to help retain and recruit employees.
“We have said all along that we need to and will address staffing and wages in this contract. Our goal is to get back to the market lead and be the employer of choice. That means getting us up to the recently signed Catholic Health System labor contract. That is the standard right now. It’s as simple as that. But the cost of doing that will be at least twice of what we spent for the contract in 2019. Considering our current financial condition and the enormous economic challenges in front of us, that’s not insignificant.”