PRESS RELEASE FROM CWA
NYACK, NY – Members of the Communications Workers of America Local 1103 at Nyack Hospital voted overwhelmingly to give CWA leaders authorization to call a strike if a fair contract cannot be reached. Members authorized strike action by an overwhelming 93 percent vote.
Negotiations are currently underway for a new contract covering 130 CWA represented workers. The contract expired on June 30, 2017.
In announcing the results, CWA Local 1103 President Kevin Sheil, said “Management’s position on the fundamental issues at stake in this negotiation are the same as they were on the first day of bargaining. On the other hand, we have pared down our demands and offered compromises, all to no avail. The reality is that management is being opportunistic because they believe they can force the contract on us that they want because they believe we are weak and divided. However, this overwhelming vote sends a strong message of solidarity to Nyack’s management that workers are united and serious about our goal to reach a fair agreement. That will only happen when Nyack addresses some very critical issues.”
CWA represents over 15,000 Health Care workers in CWA District 1, which includes New York and New Jersey. CWA Local 1103 represents all Technical employees at Nyack Hospital, in the following job classifications: Surgical Technicians, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Special Procedure Technologists, Radiologic Technologists/Student Coordinator, Mammography Technologists, Senior Mammographer, Senior Radiologic Technologist, Radiologic Technologist, CT Radiologic Technologists, Ultrasound Technologists, Senior Ultrasound/Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Respiratory Therapy Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Technicians in EEG, Cardiac Ultra Sound Technician in EKG.
- Nyack Hospital should be a leader in the community by providing good, full-time, middle class jobs.
- Nyack Hospital, a tax-exempt institution, the recipient of massive government subsidies and the largest employer in the Village of Nyack, has a responsibility to be a good neighbor and provide real community benefits.