Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2023 Ed Grabowski-Dina Finn Memorial Scholarships!
If you are a member of the Federation of Social Workers and 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 June 1st deadline!
FSW Bargaining Survey 2023
Strength in Unity
Members will receive a FREE FSW t-shirt for completing the survey
Survey active 3/24/2023 - 4/7/2023
Federation of Social Workers
“Member of the Month”
There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.
Click Here for the Nomination Form
Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.
Our honoree for February 2023 is Jessica Kilpatrick. Please click below to learn more about her valuable contribution of service to the community.
Member of the Month
Christina Christman honored with the 2022 Jim Schmidt Community Solidarity Award!
FSW Donation for the Alyssa's Angels Holday Gift Project 2022
FSW Union Review
2022 HUMAN SERVICE AWARDS
Announcement of the honorees at this year's Human Service Worker of the Year Awards luncheon!
Information regarding registration to attend and/or sponsor the event can be accessed using the links below.
The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce this year’s honorees:
- Special Recognition Award For Extraordinary Human Service
RPD Officers Anthony Mazurkiewicz and Sino Seng
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Public Sector)
Carol Garrett MCDHS
- Human Service Worker of the Year (Private Sector)
Clay Harris Uniting & Healing Through Hope
- John Seebach Volunteer of the Year (Co-honorees)
Christine Castranova House of Mercy
Larry Morales Sr. RCSD
- Corporate Contributor of the Year
Laborers Local No. 435
- Non-Profit Organization of the Year (Co-honorees)
Embrace Your Sisters
Recovery All Ways
- Bertina Forde Rising Star Award
Morgan Salisbury MCDHS
- Human Service Courage Award
Tyler Mirra and Matthew Cooper
- Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award
Sister Grace Miller House of Mercy
Federation Members Celebrate Labor Day 2022
2022 Scholarship Winners Announced
Iyanna is the daughter of FSW member Natasha Voltaire. She graduated from Odyssey Academy in June and will be attending SUNY Brockport in the fall. Iyanna wants to become a dance teacher and a studio owner.
Anson Butler is the son of FSW member John Butler. He graduated from Brighton High School in June and will be attending SUNY Geneseo this fall. Anson is planning on pursuing a career in teaching or in government service.
We wish both Iyanna and Anson great academic and career success in the future!
2022 Federation of Social Workers Golf Tournament!
Federation Supports Energy Democracy Campaign!
Attorneys in Monroe County Public Defender's Office want to unionize
FSW members and retirees are committed to feeding our community.
We recently volunteered in the kitchen at a local motel temporarily housing county residents with no place to stay, the majority of which are children. The kitchen is 100% grassroots and volunteer run. They serve hot meals prepared by the community and pack bags for the children's lunches the next day. To volunteer by preparing a meal or serving, join Meals for the Homeless at https://www.facebook.com/groups/351197560176136. We also created an Amazon wishlist for the group here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1HOH0JLSTSYKU?ref_=wl_share .
March 29th Rally
FSW members braved the cold on Tuesday March 29th to hold a Lunchtime Rally in support of the submitted proposal to raise wages
A Sea of FSW Balloons
A sea of FSW balloons rising over cubicles showcased solidarity on the day the FSW Negotiating team met with County officials to discuss a raise
Swearing in of New FSW Vice President
March 24th Rally
On March 24th, FSW members held a lunchtime rally outside of the Monroe County Department of Human Services offices on Westfall Rd. The rally was in support of the union's proposal to raise wages in order to better attract and retain staff. The current high vacancy rates in almost all areas of operations are negatively impacting the delivery of service to those in need in our community
Shipman Wins FSW Runoff Election!
Please join us in congratulating LaWanda Shipman, who has just been elected to be the new Vice President of the Federation of Social Workers.
FSW Election Results
Steward at St. Paul Street: Lauren DelVecchio
Thank you to all members who cast their ballots in this important election, and congratulations to Lauren!
Swearing in of New FSW Steward
Swearing in of New FSW Committee Chairs
Thank you both for your commitment of further service to our union!
The Federation of Social Workers Mourns This Senseless and Tragic Loss
FSW President Honored By Rochester Area Labor Council
2021 Holiday Gift Project
We appreciate all that they do to help those in need in our community!
FSW Solidarity with CHS Workers on Strike
Federation of Social Workers Rally To Speak Out!
2021 Human Services Worker of the Year Luncheon Canceled
2021 FSW Golf Tournament
FSW Donates to Veterans Outreach Center
SISTER GRACE MILLER TO RECEIVE HUMAN SERVICE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
In a city ranked among the poorest in the nation, The House of Mercy is a vital refuge for people who have nowhere else to turn. It would not exist without the tireless efforts of Sister Grace Miller, the woman some people call “Rochester’s Mother Teresa”. The House of Mercy provides food, clothing, shelter, healthcare services and many other forms of assistance to thousands of extremely poor people in Rochester every year.
Ever since the Civil Rights movement of the 60s, Sister Grace Miller has been a strong voice in our community for the poor, the homeless, people with mental illness who have been abandoned on the streets, people of color, people who face discrimination in housing and employment, and others who have few effective advocates in a world where empathy and compassion are increasingly becoming endangered values. She has been stopping to help people for more than 50 years. She has worked 12,000 long days to help the poor. The last paycheck she took from the mission she founded - was in 1992. She has made the Rochester community a better and more compassionate place.
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Wear Your RED Shirt on Thursday
Federation of Social Workers 60th Celebration
2019 Human Service Awards Luncheon!
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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