About Us

Your Local Union Representative

CWA LOCAL 1170 – As your local union representative – is always working to identify challenges and achieve solutions that will improve work conditions for all. We hold fast to a commitment to our members to address big challenges in the workplace.

CWA (the Communications Workers of America) represents 700,000 workers in public and private sector employment in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 United States communities, CWA members work in information technology, telecommunications, public service, and law enforcement – among other areas.

CWA LOCAL 1170 – We, the Communications Workers of America, believing that as an integral part of society we are entitled to an equitable share in the products of our labor and realizing that our welfare can best be protected and advanced through the united efforts of all workers, do, through this Constitution, under God, seek to form a more perfect means of securing for ourselves and labor generally full enjoyment of the inherent rights and dignities which our institutions were ordained to preserve.

Want to Learn More?

If you want to learn more about how our local union representatives help communications workers improve conditions through union standards that benefit all, please contact us.

Officers & Staff

John Pusloskie, President

John Pusloskie



585.647.1170 or 585.748.7139

Richard Winter, Secretary

Richard Winter

Vice President


585.647.1170 or 585.703.4185

Sue Phillips, Treasurer

Sue Phillips




Diane Papas




Angela Hill

Office Manager



Latest News

Tape Release 5/16/24

Membership and Retiree updates: Termination CWA Retirement Plan: The distribution forms filled out and collected by the Union have been processed.  What does that…

May 17, 2024  |  More

Upcoming Events

2024 Ray Kanis Picnic

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 @ 12:00pm Harris Whelan Park, 2126 Penfield Road Please Call Denny Stratton to RSVP 585.737.1926‬

June 12, 2024  |  More

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