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Recall Walker Update: Signed Recall Petitions To Recall Anti-Worker/Anti-Union Republican Governor Scott Walker Hits The 300,000 Mark In Just The First 12 Days

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
In just 12 days, more than 300,000 Wisconsin voters have signed petitions to hold a recall election of Anti-Worker/Anti-Union Republican Governor Scott Walker. The 60-day window to gather 540,000 signatures to qualify for an election ends January 17th. United Wisconsin, the coalition that is spearheading the recall movement, says volunteers have been more»

New Hampshire House Sustains Veto Of So-Called Right-To-Work Bill/AFL-CIO President MacKenzie Says Vote Is A Clear Signal That Attacking The Rights Of Everyday Americans ‘Isn't’ The Key To Economic Prosperity

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
After months of dirty-trick-maneuvering, Republican New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien got his comeuppance today (November 30th) when the House failed to override Democratic Governor John Lynch’s May veto of a Right-To-Work Bill. The 240-to-139 vote in the heavily-weighted Republican Chamber failed to get the two-thirds necessary for an override. more»

Fourteen-Hundred NYSNA-Represented Nurses Employed At The Downstate Westchester Medical Center Declare Impasse In Contract Talks - Union Officials Say Management Continues To Deny Nurses A Fair Contract

Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(VALHALLA) – New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Registered Nurses (RNs) at the Downstate Westchester Medical Center have declared impasse in their contract talks with Medical Center Management and today (November 30th) filed the necessary paperwork with the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). The most-recent contract covering more»

Walker Recall Update From Rawstory.Com: Wisconsin Democrats Hit Halfway Mark In Signature Effort Aimed At Anti-Worker/Anti-Union Republican Governor Scott Walker

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Organizers working on a campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are more than half-way to their goal, they announced Monday (November 28th). United Wisconsin, which teamed up with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, has collected 300,000 signed petitions since November 15th. They need to collect 540,206 more»

Special Forum To Be Held On Wednesday, November 30th In Washington To Address & Examine Attacks On The National Labor Relations Board And Workers’ Rights

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(WASHINGTON) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - the key agency in ensuring Workers’ Rights - is facing an unprecedented assault from partisan politicians and the 1%. On Wednesday, November 30th - from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - a variety of panelists at a special forum that will be held at the National AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., will look at how more»

1,000 United Steelworkers Locked-Out By Management At Ohio Cooper Tire & Rubber Plant/Union Expects To Pursue Unlawful Bargaining Charges With NLRB

Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(FINDLAY, OHIO) – The United Steelworkers (USW) are condemning Cooper Tire and Rubber Company’s decision to lock-out Union-Represented Workers at the company’s profitable Findlay, Ohio Production Facility, despite the Union’s good faith offer to keep working while negotiations toward a new Labor Contract proceeded. USW District 1 Director Dave McCall said more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On ARCEU/NYSUT Local 4265 & Its 285 Western New York Members - Providing An Array Of Quality Services For Those With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Across Niagara County

Published on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) - “Because we’re all in this together,” answered ARCEU (Association For Retarded Citizens Employees Union)/NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) Local 4265 President Nick Zawacki when asked by WNYLaborToday.com why his Union and Management at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara – Niagara County’s largest Human Service Association – have such more»

The New York City-Based Monthly Review Magazine Reports On The Young Unionists’ Cory McCray, Chairman Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists Group: The Occupy Wall Street Movement & Young Trade Unionists

Published on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper has republished – over the course of time – a number of worthy columns authored by Cory McCray, who serves as chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered Young Trade Unionists Group (pictured above in one of WNYLaborToday.com’s “It’s Cool To Be Union” T-Shirts). Recently, the New more»

From Edward Coyle, Executive Director Of The Alliance For Retired Americans: The End Of The Super Committee Is Good News For Seniors

Published on Monday, November 28, 2011 in Union Retirees
The following statement was issued by Edward Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans: The lack of recommendations from the Super Committee is good news for current and future Retirees. Over the past several months, activists with the Alliance for Retired Americans and other progressive groups helped send a clear message to Congress more»

New York State’s American Labor Studies Center: Teaching Children About Child Labor

Published on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Around the world, some 215 million children - nearly one in seven - go to jobs or labor at home rather than attend school. American History, too, is rife with the stories of children made to work in factories and mines. Even as one presidential candidate is making the case for a return to Child Labor, the story of Child Labor, present and past, and more»

National Communications Workers Of America National News: National Mediation Board Refuses To Remedy Delta's Interference In AFA-CWA 2010 Election & Recall Walker Petitioners Net More Than 100,000 Signatures In Just Four Days

Published on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National Mediation Board Refuses To Remedy Delta's Interference In AFA-CWA 2010 Election The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and AFA-CWA are condemning a National Mediation Board (NMB) decision to take no action against Delta Air Lines for interfering in the September 2010 Union Election for its 25,000 Flight Attendants. Union Leaders said the NMB more»

Sunday Labor Column: Major Workers’ Appreciation Day Event Set For Saturday, December 10th In Downtown Buffalo & The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council Seeks Nominations For Its Annual ‘Union Champions At Work’ Award

Published on Sunday, November 27, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days And Rebounding From A Very Big Plate Of Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing, Green Beans, Potatoes, Cranberries And Pumpkin Pie: Final touches are being put on a major Workers’ Appreciation Day event, which will be held on Saturday, more»

From MoveOn.org: Since Americans Are Talking About The Economy - A Lot, Here’s Answers To Debunk Five Fox News Myths On This Thanksgiving Holiday

Published on Thursday, November 24, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Americans are talking about the economy - a lot. They're talking about Occupy Wall Street and the Super Committee, about an economy that only works for the 1% and about unemployment. But thanks to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, lots of talk about the economy means lots of misinformation about the economy. So if you're spending this Thanksgiving Holiday with more»

Fight For A Fair Economy Coalition Urges New York State Legislators To Extend The So-Called Millionaires Tax/Area Community Groups & Labor Unions Say Extension “Is About Equitable Taxation And Ensuring That Everyone Pays Their Fair Share”

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Joining with Occupy Buffalo Activists camped out in Niagara Square in Downtown Buffalo, the Fight for a Fair Economy Coalition – which consists of a number of area Community Organizations and Labor Unions – are urging New York State Legislators to commit to extending the so-called Millionaire’s Tax that is set to expire in December. more»

The Office & Professional Employees International Union Assists The National Association Of Professional Allstate Agents Legal Fund/Supports Agents Lawsuit Against Allstate’s Efforts To Terminate Profitable, Long-Standing Agents

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - The Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) is assisting the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents (NAPAA) in their fight against the Insurance Company Allstate's efforts to terminate profitable, long-standing agents who don't meet the company's arbitrary Expected Results. OPEIU, with which NAPAA more»

As Unemployment Aid Gets Ready To Expire, 58-Year-Old Jobless Worker In Pittsburgh Says: “There Is A Way Out, For All Of Us, And It’s With Collective Action. We Don’t Have Another Choice. All Of Us Need To Stand Together”

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - Terry Maile’s supervisor called her into a conference room with all of her co-workers to hear the news: It was their last day of employment at Level 3 Communications in Pittsburgh. That was it. The jobs were gone to India. “I couldn’t stop crying,” said Maile, a divorced mother of one, who until that moment had spent her professional life more»

The Civil Service Employees Association Rallies Against Lame Duck Erie County Executive Collins’ Proposed Layoff Of More Than 200 Union-Represented Department of Social Services Workers

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Region 6 Director Roger Sherrie addresses the crowd with the aid of a bullhorn late Tuesday during a rally that was held outside the Rath Building in Downtown Buffalo to protest the proposed layoff of more than 200 Union-Represented Erie County Department of Social more»

Erie County Executive-Elect Mark Poloncarz Takes Time To ‘Thank’ Organized Labor/Tells Union Leaders At WNY Labor Federation PAC Meeting: “I’ll Never Forget What You All Did. Now Its Time To Move The County In The Right Direction.”

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(AMHERST) – Looking back on his successful campaign for Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz met with more than two dozen Labor Leaders today (Tuesday, November 22nd) at the monthly Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s (WNYALF) Political Action Committee (PAC) meeting - telling them: “Not everyone was there at the beginning (of the race against more»

It’s An Unpopularity Contest – You Can Cast Your Vote For The Worst Of The Worst Of The 1%

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in State-National Labor News
You might call it an Unpopularity Contest. The Brave New Foundation (BNF) wants to know who you think are the worst of the worst of the 1% who are doing the most to damage the economy and destroy democracy. They’ve put together a rouges gallery of 30 bankers, politicians, corporate big wigs, hateful pundits and other assorted characters who are using more»

Will Republican NLRB Member Resign To Shut Down Labor Agency?

Published on Monday, November 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: As of this morning (Monday, November 21st), word is quickly spreading across the Labor Movement in regards to Republican plans to shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). According to information sent to Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper, this proposed GOP bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act more»

Communications Workers of America National News: CWAers Lead Marathon Marches From Albany To New York City & Washington Against Corporate Greed As Protestors Deliver '99%’s' Message & 'Recall Walker' Campaign Off To Roaring Start In Wisconsin

Published on Monday, November 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
CWAers Lead Marathon Marches in NYC & Washington Against Corporate Greed As Protestors Deliver '99%’s' Message East Coast Communications Workers of America (CWA) Members collectively put thousands of miles on their sneakers this week as they led multi-day marches to denounce the greed that’s driving Verizon Communications and other hugely profitable more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: AFSCME President & Alliance Supporter Gerald McEntee To Retire, Super Committee Negotiations Go Down To The Wire & Alliance Activists Take To The Streets

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Union Retirees
AFSCME President & Alliance Supporter Gerald McEntee To Retire Gerald McEntee, who’s guided the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) as its President since 1981, announced in a recent letter that he would not seek another four-year term at the Union’s convention next summer. In response, Alliance For Retired Americans more»

Working America Offers Some Political ‘Turkey Talk Tips’ For A Smooth Thanksgiving

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Conventional wisdom says don’t talk politics at big family gatherings, especially with Uncle Earl. But our friends at Working America are offering a unique guide on how to talk about today’s biggest political topic - The Occupy Wall Street/99% Movement - without sending Uncle Earl into one of his legendary fits. Working America’s Turkey Talk Guide is more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.com Welcomes Aboard Our Newest Union Subscribers: The 400 Members Of OPEIU Local 212 & Erie County Exec-Elect Poloncarz Names The Western New York Labor Federation’s Patty DeVinney To Transition Team

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: WNYLaborToday.com Welcomes Aboard OPEIU Local 212 WNYLaborToday.com would like to welcome aboard our newest Union Subscriber: OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union) Local 212, which represents nearly 400 more»

The University At Buffalo Honors Unionized Construction Workers At Its ‘Made In Buffalo Day’ At UB Stadium/UB President Calls Building Trades “Excellent” & Thanks Them For The Role Trades Leadership Played In Making UB 20/20 Initiative Reality

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The University at Buffalo celebrated its Made In Buffalo Day during the UB Football Bulls game against the Akron Zips on Saturday (November 19th) at UB Stadium in Suburban Amherst. Also honored were the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council for the high-quality construction work performed by Unionized more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Introduces A Ground-Breaking Teacher Evaluation System/Is The First Union-Led Reform Initiative To Come To Fruition That Is Funded By A U.S. Department of Education Federal Investing In Innovation Grant

Published on Friday, November 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union has announced the release of TED, a new Teacher Evaluation and Development System that aims to advance student learning and professional development by establishing Teachers as participants in - not merely recipients of - their own evaluations. TED breaks new ground in that it’s the first more»

African-American Labor Leaders Bear Witness To The Crisis In Alabama’s Working Communities In The Aftermath Of H.B. 56

Published on Friday, November 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA) – Earlier this week, a delegation of prominent African-American Labor Leaders met with Birmingham, Alabama community leaders, families, business owners and Workers on a fact-finding trip to shed light on the consequences of H.B. 56 - a recently-enacted law that has had wide-reaching implications for Alabama's Latino Workers and their more»

Labor Perspective On The Occupy Wall Street Movement: It’s Grown To Become Something Much Larger Than Just Tents Set Up In New York’s Zuccotti Park/The Movement Is Becoming ‘The’ Major Catalyst For Change For The 99% In The U.S.

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Editorial
All one had to do was turn on the TV today (Thursday, November 17th) to see how fast the Occupy Wall Movement has grown in just two short months. From New York City to Los Angeles and across New York State, including the State Capitol in Albany, the 99% have ratcheted up their efforts in exercising their Constitutional Right to Free Speech and Peaceful more»

National AFL-CIO Honors Exiled Mexican Mine Workers Union Leader Napoleón Gómez Urrutia With Meany-Kirkland Award

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Exiled Mexican Mine Workers Union Leader Napoleón Gómez Urrutia was honored with the National AFL-CIO’s 2011 George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award last night (Wednesday, November 16th) at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Gómez Urrutia is a “truly courageous man who has shown us how difficult more»

The Service Employees International Union – Which Represents 2.1 Million Union Members Across The United States – Endorses President Obama For Second Term

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – which represents 2.1 million Members across the United States – has announced it has endorsed President Obama for a second term. Focused on uniting Workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is the fastest-growing Union in North America and is: The largest Health more»

The United Steelworkers Union Lauds Legislation That Would Adjust The Consumer Price Index For Seniors/Union Says Cost of Living Adjustments For Social Security Beneficiaries Would Accurately Reflect Higher Heath Care & Every Day Costs

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Union Retirees
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union today (Wednesday, November 16th) strongly endorsed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) and Barbara Mikulski (Democrat-Maryland) that would adopt a much more accurate Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Elderly Consumers (CPI-E). Developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this more»

New York State Nursing Association Labor News Roundup: NYSNA-Represented Nathan Littauer Hospital Nurses In Gloversville Approve New Contract & Hundreds Of Montefiore Medical Center Nurses To Picket Friday Over Stalled Contract Negotiations

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(GLOVERSVILLE) – New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract that contains provisions designed to help the Hospital retain experienced RNs and recruit new hires, it was announced today (Wednesday, November 16th). The RNs more»

CSEA Workers Join With Seniors In Asking Republican Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards: What’s The Rush? Union & Community Activists Join Together To Stop Privatization Of County Home In Dunkirk As Edwards Looks To Fast-Track The Process

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor's Note/Update: By a vote of 13-to-11, the Chautauqua County Legislature Wednesday evening (November 16th) tabled a vote on the Chautauqua County Home until January. CSEA Local 6300 President Rose Conti told WNYLaborToday.com the delay was yet "another victory" in stopping the County from its plans to private the Dunkirk Facility. more»

CWA & RWDSU Labor Leaders Condemn The Sweep Of Occupy Wall Street Protestors In New York’s Zuccotti Park, Publicly Call Eviction Both “Cowardly And Irresponsible”

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1 Vice President Chris Shelton strongly condemned today’s decision by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to forcibly remove Occupy Wall Street Protesters from Zuccotti Park. Meanwhile, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum is calling the action an more»

It’s Finally Here - Wisconsin Workers Launch Recall Of Republican Governor Scott Walker/Wisconsin AFL-CIO Officials Say Effort Will Put A Stop To Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Walker’s Attack On Working Families

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in State-National Labor News
From a midnight pajama party in a Madison bar to a rally in front of Republican Governor Scott Walker’s Wauwatosa home, thousands of Wisconsin volunteers kicked off the official signature gathering period to put Walker’s recall before the voters next year. Recall forces now have 60 days to gather some 540,000 signatures. At the pajama party, where more»

Public Employees Federation Representative Testifies At State Assembly Hearing In Albany, Says New York Could Save Up To $84 Million A Year By Having State Department Of Transportation Employees Do Work Instead Of Private Consultants

Published on Monday, November 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - The Public Employees Federation (PEF) today (November 14th) provided examples of ways New York State can save an estimated $55.6 million to $84.3 million a year by having State Employees do between 50% and 90% of the work that is currently done by more expensive private consultants at the State Department of Transportation (DOT). PEF Executive more»

Sunday Labor Column: It Didn’t Take The Buffalo News Long To Go After New Erie County Exec-Elect Poloncarz’s Labor Support, As Well As Take A Big Shot At Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore & Boo Hoo - Collins Says It “Wasn’t Fair”

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days, Including A Look Back At Election Day 2011: To no one’s surprise across the Western New York Labor Community, The Buffalo News just couldn’t wait. Less than 48 hours after Democrat and Labor-Endorsed Mark Poloncarz celebrated his more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: Buffalo Newspaper Guild/CWA Local 31026 Reaches Tentative, Two-Year Agreement With The Buffalo News, Union Representatives Call New Agreement A “Good Contract,” Ratification Vote Scheduled To Be Held Wednesday

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 31026 and The Buffalo News have reached a tentative agreement on a new, two-year contract that includes no changes in Health Insurance and a cash bonus of $400 for part-timers and $800 for full-timers, Union Officials have announced. The agreement was reached on Friday more»

Labor Perspective From Cory McCray, Chairman Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists Group: We Need To Do Something About Student Loan Debt

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Cory McCray, who serves as chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered Young Trade Unionists Group (pictured above in one of WNYLaborToday.com’s “It’s Cool To Be Union” T-Shirts), has been reported on and profiled by WNYLaborToday.com many times in recent months. WNYLaborToday.com has also republished several worthy more»

Addressing President Obama’s Progress Report At The Nine-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks In Hawaii, The United Steelworkers Say The Proposed Addition Of Japan Raises New Issues For Working Americans

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Addressing President Obama’s progress report at the Nine-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks in Hawaii, United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo Gerard says the announcement that Japan is exploring joining in the negotiations raises new issues and new complexity, especially for Working Americans. President Obama is in more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Ohio Voters Reject SB-5, The ‘Super Committee’ Tries To Make November 23rd Deadline & Illinois Alliance Members Join Occupy Chicago, Speak Out Against Cuts To Medicare & Social Security

Published on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Union Retirees
Ohio Voters Reject The Politics Of Scape-Goating Last week, voters in Ohio delivered a blow to Republican Governor John Kasich and rejected his attempt to strip Collective Bargaining Rights from Public Employees. A whopping 61% of the Ohio electorate voted to repeal SB-5 by saying “no” on Issue 2, as it was presented on the ballot. SB-5 would have more»

On Veterans Day 2011, The American Postal Workers Union Says Honor Vets With Jobs

Published on Friday, November 11, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Today (Friday, November 11th) is Veterans Day and lawmakers are making a lot of speeches across the United States that honor the service of our Nation’s military veterans. But many of these same lawmakers are backing legislation that could cost the jobs of 26,000 Veterans who work for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Bill/H.R. 2309, which was sponsored by more»

Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Praises Agreement Between Occupy Rochester And City Officials/Organized Labor Also Hails Settlement To Facilitate Peaceful Protest On Critical Economic Justice Issues

Published on Friday, November 11, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ROCHESTER) - The Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation, whose 300 affiliated Union Locals combine to represent 100,000 Union Members in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Regions of New York State, are praising an agreement reached between Occupy Rochester and Mayor Thomas Richards that facilitates continued peaceful protests on critical more»

Using A Northtown Lexus Dealership That Received Taxpayer Dollars From An Industrial Development Agency To Move Its Business From One Side Of The Street To The Other In Suburban Buffalo, Area Activists Join Organized Labor In Calling For IDA Reforms

Published on Friday, November 11, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) Field Coordinator Patty DeVinney (pictured above) speaks at a news conference held outside the Northtown Lexus Dealership on Sheridan Drive in the Buffalo Suburb of Williamsville, which was called to focus attention on the need for Industrial Development Agency reforms. more»

Labor News Report From The Minnesota Independent: The National Labor Relations Board Finds Twin Cities’ Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop Illegally Threatened & Fired Employees Backing Union

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint earlier this week, finding that Twin Cities Jimmy John’s - owned by MikLin Enterprises - unlawfully threatened, disciplined and terminated Workers for engaging in Union Activities. The complaint involving the sandwich shop stems from a March incident where six supporters of the International more»

The United Steelworkers Union Calls The Repeal Of Ohio Senate Bill 5 On Election Day A Citizens’ Victory For ‘All’ Ohio Voters Who Stepped Forward To Defeat A Direct Attack On Collective Bargaining For The Middle Class

Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) Union says it was the 99% that stood up and fought back with votes against the millions of dollars that was poured into the State of Ohio by the 1% on Election Day, and that Ohio was among a number of other states to declare this election as a turning point in protecting Good Jobs, Working Families and Workplace more»

Union Says Safety Of North Tonawanda Residents/Taxpayers & Business Owners Are Being Put At Risk By Mayor’s 2012 Budget Proposal That Eliminates Six Emergency-911 Police Dispatchers

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NORTH TONAWANDA) – North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt, who’s been accused of “blatantly violating” New York State’s Taylor Law by offering Union-Represented City Workers $200 each to make a judge’s arbitration ruling on a Prescription Drug Plan go away, has proposed the elimination of six Emergency-911 Police Dispatchers from the City’s 2012 Budget - which more»

Organized Labor Does It Again On Election Day, Plays Major Role In Underdog Democrat & Labor-Endorsed Candidate Mark Poloncarz Sending Incumbent Republican & Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Erie County Executive Chris Collins Back To The Private Sector

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – It was déjà vu all over again on Election Night for Organized Labor as underdog Democrat Erie County Executive Candidate Mark Poloncarz defeated incumbent Republican Chris Collins – just several months after underdog Democrat Kathy Hochul defeated her Republican Challenger in a heavily-populated Republican District to capture the 26th more»

Organized Labor Leads Charge To Resoundingly Overturn Anti-Worker Agenda In Ohio Pushed By Republican Governor/By A 63% To 37% Margin – Voters Say “No” To S.B. 5 – Which Had Taken Away The Right Of Public Employees To Collectively Bargain

Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Ohio voters have resoundingly overturned the anti-Worker agenda pushed by Republican Governor John Kasich, Republican State Lawmakers and outside interest groups that had taken away the right of Public Employees to Collectively Bargain for a Middle-Class Life. On Election Day, Buckeye State voters said “No” to Issue 2 by a reported 63% to 37% margin. The more»

A New Report Shows Verizon –Whose Union-Represented Employees Are Working Without A New Contract - And 29 Other Big Corporations Have Paid No Taxes Since 2007

Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
While Verizon Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers toil without a contract, a report issued jointly by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that it’s not just its Workers the company is short-changing - It’s all of the American more»