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WELLSVILLE—Workers at the Allegany Arc in Wellsville proudly
announce that with an overwhelming majority, they are organizing to join
The group officially filed on February 12 with the National
Labor Relations Board, with the requisite majority of eligible workers and
presented signed union authorization cards designating the Civil Service
Employees Association (CSEA), Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO as the exclusive
representative for the purposes of collective bargaining.
In a letter written to the Allegany Arc management
announcing the action, the employees wrote, “We love our work and know that our
individuals and their families rely upon us to be strong, professional
caregivers. We are skilled labor, and deserve to be treated as such. We are
organizing our union to have a voice on the job, to ensure equal enforcement of
fair policies and to become partners in promoting and ensuring quality care for
our individuals of Allegany Arc.”
The workers are united under the banner Allegany
Strong.Approximately 250 workers are in
the bargaining unit and they provide care for individuals with disabilities. Jill Asencio CSEA Communications