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    IUE-CWA 81381, AFL-CIO

Human Service Worker of the Year Awards Lunceon

On November 4, 2016, more than 300 local human service providers and their supporters, attended the 12th Annual Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Individuals and organizations were recognized for having made exceptional contributions to improving the quality of life in the Greater Rochester area. Attendees included County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Mayor Lovely Warren, NYS Senator Joseph Robach and County Clerk Adam Bello.


The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon! Please join us in supporting them.

  • HSWOY (public sector)
    • Rebecca Miglioratti, MCDHS
    • Richard Canori, MCC (Runner-Up)
    • Kathy Ziegler, RochesterWorks! (Runner-Up)
  • HSWOY (private sector)
    • Art Mason, Life Span
    • Jennifer Sullivan, Willow Center (Runner-Up)
    • Amy Tausch, NY Warrior Alliance (Runner-Up)
  • John L. Seebach Volunteer Award
    • Lloyd Dysert, RGH)
    • Joy Kloeber, RGH (Runner-Up)
    • Brett Sobieraski, RPD (Runner-Up)
  • Corporate Human Service Contributor of the Year
    • Modica Law Firm
  • Community Non-Profit Organization of the Year
    • Gilda's Club Rochester
    • Flower City Habitat for Humanity
    • Bikers Against Child Abuse
  • Bertina Forde Rising Star
    • Trisha Kalpin, MCDHS
  • HSWOY Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Todd Baxter, Veteran's Outreach Center
These awards were presented at the 12th Annual Human Service Worker of the Year Luncheon on Friday, November 4th at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Todd Baxter Chosen as Recipient of 2016 Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Baxter, currently the Executive Director of Veterans Outreach Center, will be recognized at the 12th Annual Human Service Worker Luncheon in November as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree. Prior to his work at Veteran’s Outreach, Baxter served in law enforcement for more than 25 years, as Chief of Police in the Town of Greece and with the Rochester Police Department.

Mr. Baxter has also served on the boards of a number of area non-profit organizations including: Rochester Rotary, Salvation Army, Villa of Hope and Educational Support for Guard and Reserve Employers.

Baxter had this to say in response to being selected, “I am humbled by the honor and appreciative of the recognition from the community.”

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The members of the Federation of Social Workers and their families were well represented at the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk, which was held on Sunday, October 16, 2016.


Scholarships Opportunities from the IUE-CWA!
Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 scholarships for IUE-CWA members and their children and grandchildren, and they can only be submitted online.
To apply, visit www.iue-cwa.org and find the application form under the "Members Resource" tab.

Labor Day Parade

Federation of Social Workers members and their families participating in the 2016 Labor Day Parade!
Unions Giving Back
Unions Giving Back

Unions Giving Back

The Federation of Social Workers, along with two other IUE-CWA locals, are partnering with Flower City Habitat for Humanity, to build a home at 404 Orange Street. Members of the union locals will be volunteering three days a week to help construct the house. This project is called "Unions Giving Back" and is another example of how unions are committed to support their local communities.

FSW Bowling Party

Federation Members and Their Families Having Fun at Our 2016 Bowling Event

About The Federation of Social Workers

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers, IUE-CWA Local 81381, is the oldest public sector social worker union in the United States of America. During our more than fifty years of existence we have provided diligent representation to our membership, which now includes more than nine hundred employees of the County of Monroe in upstate New York.

Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.

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