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CWA Local 1170
1451 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14615
Monday through Friday 8AM – 4:30PM
We are located in the CVS building (upstairs) on the corner of Lake Ave and Flower City Park. Our doors with buzzers are located in the back of the building. There is also an elevator if needed.
You Deserve Better
Better Benefits. Higher Wages. Job Security.
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The Union Difference
Union members earn better wages than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 28 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 77 percent of union workers receive pensions after they retire from the job, compared to only 20 percent of non-union workers.
Unions help members secure better benefits. More than 84 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, compared to only 64 percent of nonunion workers that do.
The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.
CWA membership means representation and a voice on the job every day.
At the job site, trained union stewards deal with members’ workplace issues, including handling grievances. Members are further supported by CWA local activists and staff experienced in contract negotiations, workplace health and safety, benefits, education, employee assistance programs (EAP) and more. CWA is a democratic union and workers have a say in their workplace. Members determine their own bargaining goals, elect their own negotiating committees, and vote to ratify the terms of their own negotiated contracts.