Cases & Deals

Kaleida negotiates new master collective bargaining agreement for 8,000 workers in Buffalo

Clients Kaleida Health

Jones Day served as lead negotiator for Kaleida Health regarding a new master collective bargaining agreement between Kaleida Health and three unions-Local 1168 of the Communications Workers of America, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 17-representing 8,000 workers at Kaleida Health. The new master agreement, ratified on July 19, 2011, by 85% of 1199 SEIU members and 72% of CWA Local 1168 members, covers five hospitals and a number of freestanding clinics and skilled nursing facilities in Buffalo, New York. The unions involved in the negotiations had 18 different site agreements for various job classifications at Kaleida's facilities.