Media Roundup

Mercy Hospital staff prepares to head back to work on Wednesday following 5 week strike
Sarah Minkewicz, WIVB, 11.9.21

After a long strike at Mercy Hospital, how do Catholic Health and union workers repair the relationship?
Jon Harris, The Buffalo News, 11.10.21

With contracts ratified, most services at Mercy Hospital to resume Wednesday
Jon Harris, The Buffalo News, 11.10.21

CWA prevails for safer staffing at Mercy Hospital
Eileen Buckley, WKBW, 11.9.21

Back to business at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital
Dave McKinley, WGRZ, 11.9.21

Buffalo Nurses' Successful Strike Highlights Union Divide and Doubts over New Staffing Law
Maxwell Parrott, New York Focus, 11.9.21

CWA members approve new contract with Catholic Health
Sarah Minkewicz, WIVB, 11.8.21

CWA workers approve 6 new 4-year union contracts with Catholic Health
Marian Hetherly, WBFO, 11.9.21

CWA members approve new contract with Catholic Health
Staff, Spectrum News 1, 11.8.21

Catholic Health to resume services after labor deals approved
Kelly Gooch, Becker’s Hospital Review, 11.9.21

Nurses union "overwhelmingly" votes to ratify six contracts, ending Mercy Hospital strike
Staff, WKBW, 11.8.21

CWA votes and approves Catholic Health contracts
Saundra Adams, WGRZ, 11.8.21

Catholic Health faces long-term financial impact from strike, even beyond the obvious
Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First, 11.9.21


American Women Gain Clout in Unions After Pandemic Sacrifices

Bloomberg News
November 3, 2021

Catholic Health Spending 'tens of millions' to keep Mercy Hospital operating amid strike
Buffalo News
November 2, 2021

Catholic Health and CWA close, with one final issue to iron out
Buffalo News
November 1, 2021

Striking CWA union holding out for 1-to-4 nurse-to-patient ratio
WBFO NPR
November 1, 2021

Staffing ratios remain the final item on the bargaining table between Catholic Health and CWA
WIVB
November 1, 2021

The labor movement saw a month of 'Strike-tober' but it continues
WGRZ NBC2
November 1, 2021

The Art of Negotiation: What to learn from the Mercy Hospital strike
WGRZ NBC2
November 1, 2021

November 1 marks week 5 of the Mercy Hospital strike
WGRZ NBC2
November 1, 2021

Catholic Health pulls the plug on CWA employee health benefits after negotiations fall apart
WIVB4
October 31, 2021

Catholic Health to stop paying health insurance for striking workers at Mercy Hospital
Buffalo News
October 31, 2021

Catholic Health suspends health benefits of striking CWA members at Mercy Hospital
Spectrum News
October 31, 2021

Catholic Health officials say agreement with CWA Local 1133 is 'within reach'
WGRZ NBC2
October 31, 2021

Catholic Health says agreement with CWA workers at Mercy Hospital is 'within reach'
WKBW ABC7
October 31, 2021

Mercy Hospital CWA strike enters a rainy day 30
WIVB4
October 30, 2021

Catholic Health cuts health coverage for workers on picket line as strike hits 1-month mark
Healthcare Dive
October 29, 2021

CWA Union members not backing down despite potentially losing healthcare benefits during strike
WIVB4
October 27, 2021

Are We Really Having a Strike Wave?
Bloomberg Law
October 27, 2021

'Striketober' has been a long time coming and is only the beginning
The Hill
October 27, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers in Buffalo continue strike, now in fourth week
World Socialist Web Site
October 27, 2021

Catholic Health weighs cutting healthcare benefits of striking New York workers
Becker's Hospital Review
October 27, 2021

Catholic Health suggests health care coverage may be cut for striking workers
WBFO NPR
October 27, 2021

Negotiations continue as Mercy Hospital strike reaches day 27
Spectrum News
October 27, 2021

Almost a month into strike, Catholic Health considers pulling striking workers’ health benefits
WIVB4
October 27, 2021

Mercy Hospital strike approaches month 2, with no end in sight
WGRZ NBC2
October 26, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers put on notice that health care benefits may be discontinued
WGRZ NBC2
October 26, 2021

A National Surge of Organizing Shows the Power of Unionizing
The Progressive
October 26, 2021

Catholic Health warns of ripple effect and recruiting concerns as striking continues; CWA begins airing tv commercial
WBEN 930AM
October 26, 2021

Catholic Health could cut health insurance for striking workers at Mercy Hospital
Buffalo News
October 26, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers put on notice that health care benefits may be discontinued
WGRZ NBC2
October 26, 2021

CWA has launched a new TV ad during the third week of more than 2,000 workers on strike at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo
Politico
October 26, 2021

Mercy Hospital strike to enter 26th straight day
Spectrum
October 25, 2021

Catholic Health: Nearly 50 nurses have resigned since Mercy Hospital strike began
Becker's Hospital Review
October 25, 2021

CWA pushes back on Catholic Health strike claims
WGRZ NBC2
October 24, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers begin fourth week of strike, negotiations about staffing ratios continue
WKBW ABC7
October 24, 2021

Catholic Health and CWA blame each other for the lingering strike now on day 24
WIVB4
October 24, 2021

Buffalo Health Care Workers Are on Strike for Better Wages and Patient Safety
Truthout
October 24, 2021

Buffalo Healthcare Workers Strike for Better Patient Care and Fair Wages
Left Voice
October 23, 2021

Workers became more willing to go on strike during the pandemic, citing burnout, being underpaid
Boston Globe
October 23, 2021

South Buffalo Mercy Hospital strike enters 4th week
WGRZ NBC2
October 23, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visits the CWA picket line at Mercy Hospital
WIVB4
October 23, 2021

Ocasio-Cortez to join picket line at Mercy Hospital strike on Saturday
WGRZ NBC2
October 22, 2021

Catholic Health renews deal for Mercy replacement workers as 50 nurses quit
Buffalo News
October 22, 2021

CWA strike causing stress at nearby hospitals
WIVB4
October 21, 2021

New York is only as strong as its workers': Hochul visits Mercy Hospital picket line
Buffalo News
October 20, 2021

Kaleida Health offering incentives for extra shifts to address staffing issues amid nurses strike
Becker's Hospital Review
October 20, 2021

Surrounding hospitals feel the pressure as Mercy Hospital strike continues
WGRZ NBC2
October 20, 2021

CWA union members continue receiving support from state and local leaders as strike approaches week 3
WIVB4
October 19, 2021

Day 19 of strike at Mercy hospital
WGRZ NBC2
October 19, 2021

Day 19 of strike at Mercy hospital
WGRZ NBC2
October 19, 2021

Buffalo hospital nurses hang tough as forced strike nears three weeks
People's World
October 19, 2021

'Striketober': Why healthcare workers nationwide are walking off the job
Becker's Hospital Review
October 18, 2021

Facing staffing crunch, Kaleida Health offers incentives for workers who pick up extra shifts
Buffalo News
October 18, 2021

Catholic Health's credit downgraded amid nurses strike
Becker's Hospital Review
October 18, 2021

'Enough's enough': tight U.S. job market triggers strikes for more pay
Reuters
October 18, 2021

Frustrations mount for CWA strikers at Mercy Hospital
Spectrum News
October 17, 2021

Health care industry pressures spurring strikes across the country
Buffalo News
October 16, 2021

CWA now paying workers on strike outside Mercy Hospital
WGRZ NBC2
October 16, 2021

Awaiting signs of progress in Mercy strike
WGRZ NBC2
October 16, 2021

Letitia James visits Buffalo, pickets with CWA workers announces opioid settlement funds
WGRZ NBC2
October 15, 2021

AG James joins CWA at Mercy Hospital picket line
Spectrum News
October 15, 2021

NYS AG Letitia James addresses CWA workers on strike at Mercy Hospital
WVIB4
October 15, 2021

New York AG Orders Contractor to ‘Cease and Desist’ Providing Security Replacement Staff to Hospital
Campus Safety Magazine
October 14, 2021

New York Attorney General sends cease and desist to hospital allegedly using unlicensed temporary staffing agency amid strike
Healthcare Dive
October 14, 2021

Catholic Health strike: New York attorney general claims staffing agency lacks license + 5 other details
Becker's Hospital Review
October 14, 2021

Tens of thousands strike across industries as workers leverage rare opportunity
KATV ABC7
October 14, 2021

Catholic Health's strike staffing agency receives cease and desist citing picketer interference, insufficient licensing
Fierce Healthcare
October 14, 2021

Strike benefits kick in for Mercy Hospital workers
Buffalo News
October 14, 2021

Scabs, Strikebreakers and Intimidation: A.G. Steps in to Shield Buffalo Nurses on the Picket Line
Labor Press
October 14, 2021

More than 100K workers threaten strikes as unions flex muscles
The Hill
October 13, 2021

NYS AG questions proper licensing of replacement security staff in Mercy Hospital strike
WGRZ NBC2
October 13, 2021

AG claims staffing firm in Mercy Hospital strike lacks license
Buffalo News
October 13, 2021

AG James sends cease and desist letter to agency providing replacement staff during Mercy Hospital strike
Spectrum News
October 13, 2021

AG orders company providing workers at Mercy Hospital to ‘cease & desist’
WKBW ABC7
October 13, 2021

AG James sends cease and desist to company over its operations at Mercy Hospital amid strike
WIVB
October 13, 2021

Is America experiencing an unofficial general strike?
The Guardian
October 13, 2021

CWA area leader says the strike against Catholic Health is not over
WIVB
October 12, 2021

No deal reached yet between Catholic Health & CWA union
WGRZ NBC2
October 12, 2021

Union says Catholic Health can end strike with right deal
WKBW ABC7
October 12, 2021

Staffing, bad conditions key in Buffalo Mercy hospital strike
The Militant
October 2021

CWA makes counterproposal to Catholic Health as strike at Mercy Hospital continues
Spectrum News
October 12, 2021

Nurses on strike? Hospital systems in Boston, Seattle share what they learned when it happened to them.
Buffalo Business First
October 12, 2021

Mercy Hospital strike Day 11: Still no deal
WKBW ABC7
October 11, 2021 

CWA, Catholic Health back at negotiating table as Mercy Hospital strike continues
Spectrum News
October 11, 2021

CWA-Represented Catholic Health Caregivers Unveil ‘COVID Heroes Wall’
WNY Labor Today
October 11, 2021

Workers on strike at Mercy Hospital put focus on patient care
WGRZ NBC2
October 10, 2021

Mercy Hospital CWA strike enters day nine
WVIB
October 9, 2021

Workers at Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital Are on Strike for Patient Safety
Portside
October 9, 2021

Workers at Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital Are on Strike for Patient Safety
Jacobin
October 9, 2021

Strike fall-out: Higher volume in local ER’s
WKBW ABC7
October 8, 2021

Two Thousand Hospital Workers Strike in Buffalo
Labor Notes
October 8, 2021

CWA members have now been on strike for a week
WIVB4
October 8, 2021

Strike at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo now at 1 week and counting
Spectrum News
October 8, 2021

Week 1 of Mercy Hospital strike ends with no agreement
WBFO NPR
October 8, 2021

Mercy Hospital CWA workers hold candlelight vigil on seventh day of strike
WIVB4
October 7, 2021

Mercy Hospital CWA workers hold candlelight vigil on seventh day of strike
WIVB4
October 7, 2021

Spat continues between CWA and Catholic Health
WBEN
October 7, 2021

Catholic Health CEO 'encouraged' by resumption of negotiations with CWA amid strike
The Nation
October 7, 2021

What's the economic cost of Mercy Hospital strike? Both sides feel the pain
The Buffalo News
October 6, 2021

Catholic Health leader "optimistic" deal will be reached in strike
WKBW ABC7
October 6, 2021

Catholic Health CEO addresses contract negotiations with CWA amid ongoing strike
WIVB4
October 6, 2021

From 'hero to zero': 17-year Mercy Hospital nurse shares why workers continue to strike
WBFO NPR
October 6, 2021

CWA, Catholic Health return to bargaining table as Mercy Hospital strike reaches Day 6
Spectrum News
October 6, 2021

How long will the strike at Mercy Hospital last? It's complicated
WBFO NPR
October 6, 2021

Catholic Health and CWA meet for first time since strike began Oct. 1
WKBW ABC7
October 5, 2021

Mercy Hospital strike: Union committed to work ‘as long as it takes’ to reach agreement
WIVB4
October 5, 2021

In Mercy Hospital strike, lower-paid workers are at the forefront of talks
Buffalo News
October 5, 2021

New York Healthcare Workers on Strike
Politico
October 4, 2021

Catholic Health, CWA return to the bargaining table, union says
WBFO NPR
October 4, 2021

Catholic Health, CWA to meet in person Tuesday as Mercy Hospital strike continues
Spectrum News
October 4, 2021

Both sides in Mercy Hospital strike to meet Tuesday
WKBW ABC7
October 4, 2021

CWA strike at Mercy Hospital enters its fourth day
WBFO NPR
October 4, 2021

Catholic Health says CWA hasn’t formally responded to its last offer
WIVB 7
October 4, 2021

Catholic Health says CWA members are partaking in inappropriate behavior, strike reaches third day
WKBW ABC7
October 3, 2021

CWA members and followers made it clear to the press and to the public that they would not move forward with virtual negotiations of any kind.
WGRZ NBC2
October 3, 2021

Hospital Workers strike over staffing shortages in Upstate New York
CBS News
October 1, 2021

Wave of US labor unrest could see tens of thousands on strike within weeks
The Guardian
October 1, 2021

Rick Smith Show
October 1, 2021

Strike at Mercy Hospital underway after contract talks fail
Spectrum News
October 1, 2021

Nurses Picket Mercy Hospital in Buffalo After Talks Fail
US News
October 1, 2021

Federal mediators may join Catholic Health labor talks when they resume 
WGRZ
October 1, 2021

Striking Mercy Hospital workers demand safe staffing - Buffalo
WKBW
October 1, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers picket as staffing and wage negotiations fail
CNY Central
October 1, 2021

More than 2,000 nurses and other health care workers strike at Buffalo, NY hospital 
WSWS
October 1, 2021

Other Hospitals Feeling Impact of Strike at South Buffalo Mercy
WGRZ
October 1, 2021

Nurses picket Mercy Hospital in Buffalo after talks fail
Associated Press
October 1, 2021

Wave of US labor unrest could see tens of thousands on strike within weeks
The Guardian
October 1, 2021

Catholic Health: Union workers at Mercy Hospital are going on strike
The Buffalo News
October 1, 2021

'Too little, too late': Union workers at Mercy Hospital go on strike as talks fail to yield deal
The Buffalo News
October 1, 2021

How long could Mercy Hospital strike last? Progress so far has been elusive
The Buffalo News
October 1, 2021

Strike at Mercy Hospital underway as contract expires
Spectrum News 1
October 1, 2021

Strike underway at Mercy Hospital, CWA and Catholic Health fail to reach agreement 
WBFO
October 1, 2021

CWA workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital begin strike after contract negotiations break down overnight
WKBW
Octover 1, 2021

Strike underway at Mercy Hospital, CWA and Catholic Health fail to reach agreement 
WGRZ
October 1, 2021

CWA workers go on strike at Mercy Hospital
WIVB
October 1, 2021

Mercy Hospital union workers begin strike
WBEN
October 1, 2021

Nearly 2,000 workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital begin strike
Becker’s Hospital Review
October 1, 2021

Over 2,000 workers at Catholic Health hospital in New York wage open-ended strike
Healthcare Dive
October 1, 2021

CWA workers go on strike at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo
Rochester First
October 1, 2021

Ambulance providers working around Mercy Hospital diversion
WKBW ABC7
September 29, 2021

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's ambulance diversion has an impact beyond the city
WKBW ABC7
September 29, 2021

Mercy Hospital to divert ambulances, suspend labor & delivery services, inpatient elective surgeries effective Wednesday
WIVB 4
September 29, 2021

Catholic Health-CWA talks down to wire with Mercy Hospital strike looming and labor and delivery services suspended
WGRZ NBC2
September 29, 2021

Mercy Hospital suspends key services in preparation for strike
WKBW ABC7
September 29, 2021

Strike Deadline Looms For Nurses and Other Health Care Workers.
Erie News Now
September 29, 2021

As strike looms at Mercy Hospital, the stakes are high
Buffalo News
September 29, 2021

33 community organizations ask Catholic Health CEO to avert strike
Becker's Hospital Review
September 29, 2021

Mercy Hospital to divert ambulances, suspend labor & delivery services, inpatient elective surgeries effective Wednesday
WIVB4
September 28, 2021

Catholic Health-CWA talks down to wire with Mercy Hospital strike looming and labor and delivery services suspended
WGRZ ABC2
September 28, 2021

Mercy Hospital suspends key services in preparation for strike
WKBW ABC7
September 28, 2021

Letter: Nurses, professionals deserve our support
Buffalo News
September 25, 2021

Union nurses, explaining possible strike at Mercy Hospital, say they're at the 'breaking point'
WBFO NPR
September 21, 2021

Catholic Health seeks $90 million in tax-exempt bonding for hospital projects
Buffalo News
September 21, 2021

Mercy Hospital union continues effort to reach a labor deal with Catholic Health to avoid strike
WBEN
September 21, 2021

Thousands of Mercy Hospital healthcare workers to strike on Oct. 1 if agreement is not reached
WKBW7
September 21, 2021

Mercy Hospital to use replacement workers amid strike threat
Buffalo News
September 21, 2021

Mercy Hospital workers plan to strike amid staff and supply shortages
Spectrum News 1
September 21, 2021

CWA workers at Mercy Hospital will strike on October 1 if deal isn’t reached with Catholic Health
WIVB4
September 21, 2021

Catholic Health workers announce plans to strike Oct. 1
Becker's Hospital Review
September 21, 2021

Over 2,000 workers at Catholic Health Mercy Hospital in New York plan strike
Healthcare Dive
September 21, 2021

With potential strike looming, union representing workers at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital releases employee survey
WGRZ2
September 21, 2021

CWA sets October 1 strike date, Catholic Health says Mercy Hospital will remain open
WIVB4
September 20, 2021

CWA workers at Mercy Hospital will strike on October 1 if deal isn’t reached with Catholic Health
WIVB4
September 20, 2021

CWA presents Mercy Hospital of Buffalo with a 10-day strike notice
Spectrum News 1
September 20, 2021

What's at stake for CWA, Catholic Health as contract deadline nears
Buffalo News
September 20, 2021

Elected officials press for meeting over possible Mercy Hospital strike
Buffalo News
September 18, 2021

Mercy Hospital nurses authorize a strike, but walkouts almost never happen
Buffalo News
September 11, 2021

Catholic Health union representing nurses authorizes strike with vote
WGRZ2
September 10, 2021

Catholic Health hospital workers could strike as soon as Oct. 1, cite staffing concerns
Becker's Hospital Review
September 10, 2021

Catholic Health union hospital workers vote to authorize strike
WKBW7
September 10, 2021

Catholic Health union hospital workers vote to authorize strike if needed
WKBW7
September 9, 2021

CWA workers at Mercy Hospital vote to authorize a strike
WIVB4
September 9, 2021

CWA workers at Catholic Health holding strike authorization vote
WGRZ2
September 8, 2021

Another Voice: Catholic Health’s contract offer is unfair to health care ‘heroes’
Buffalo News
August 30, 2021

Catholic Health workers take to the picket line in South Buffalo
WBFO-FM 88.7
August 26, 2021

Fox 29 News at 10
WUTV-BUF (FOX)
August 25, 2021

Buffalo health care workers rally, call for better staffing, pay
Spectrum News 1
August 25, 2021

Catholic Health workers take to the picket line in South Buffalo
WBFO NPR
August 25, 2021

CWA union holds picket, puts pressure on Catholic Health system
WGRZ2
August 25, 2021

Buffalo health care workers rally for better staffing, pay
Spectrum News 1
August 25, 2021

Catholic Health nears end of contract with 2,500 CWA union employees
WIVB4
August 24, 2021

WBFO
August 4, 2021