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    IUE-CWA 81381, AFL-CIO

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2018 Ed Grabowski-Dina Finn Memorial Scholarships!

If you have a child or grandchild graduating high school (or already in college - see link for details) - don't delay and APPLY NOW for one of two FSW College Scholarships! Make sure to submit the easy online application below before the April 2nd deadline!

691 St Paul Street-Soil Vapor Intrusion Study

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13th Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday July 22, 2018

Wild Wood Country Club

Our 13th Annual FSW Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 22nd at Wild Wood Country Club. Hopefully, many of you can join us again this year. The money raised by this event helps children in need in our community in a variety of ways.

If you aren't able to play, please consider some level of sponsorship or donation of a silent auction prize.

We look forward to seeing you on July 22nd!


Union Plus Scholarship

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. This scholarship program is available for union members and their children. The deadline to apply for the 2018 Union Plus Scholarship is January 31.

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Beirne Foundation Scholarship

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2018-2019 academic year. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications are available only online at the Foundation's website. The final deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is April 30, 2018.
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IUE-CWA Scholarship

IUE-CWA applications for 2018-2019 scholarships will be accepted online through midnight March 31, 2018. (EST).
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Unions Giving Back

Federation Supports Local Holiday Gift Project

The Federation of Social Workers partnered with a local organization to make a $1000 donation to Crisis Nursery, which is a program under the Center for Youth here in Rochester. FSW Vice-president Kendall Bell and FSW Executive board member, Michelle Alaimo (center, holding check) recently made the presentation to Crisis Nursery representatives.

13th Human Service Awards Luncheon

On November 3, 2017, more than 330 local human service providers and their supporters, attended the 13th 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, Deputy Mayor Dr. Cedric Alexander, NYS Senator Joseph Robach, Assembleymember Harry Bronson and County Clerk Adam Bello.


Announcement of the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon!

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.
  • Human Service Worker (public sector)
    Kerry Greene, CPS/MCDHS

  • Human Service Worker (private sector)
    Shirley Sobczak, RRJB Workers United

  • John L. Seebach Volunteer Award
    Elizabeth "Betsy" MacKinnon
    Herb Wolfe

  • Courage Award
    John Geer
    Officer Kelly Phillips, Rochester Police Department
    Officer Jeremy Nash, Rochester Police Department

  • Corporate Contributor
    ​ Get It Straight Orthodontics

  • Human Service Family
    Kristy and Amy Stanton

  • Non-Profit Organization
    Crisis Nursery
    Zaire Downs

  • Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
    Chris Poles, CPS/MCDHS

  • W. Burton Richardson Lifetime Achievement
    Mary Whittier

Federation of Social Workers IUE/CWA 81381 and the Children's Agenda addressed CPS issues on WXXI Rochester Needs to Know program

Unions Giving Back

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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