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‘Sweet Victory:’ Finally, After A More Than Decade-Long Battle, The Proposed Safe Patient Handling Bill Becomes Law In Recently-Passed New York State Budget

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Finally, After a More Than Decade-Long Battle, a Labor-Supported Safe Patient Handling Bill Has Finally Become Law in the Recently-Passed New York State Budget. But While the New Law May “Isn’t Everything” Union Health Care Activists Wanted, it Finally Does Provide Some Level of Statewide Protection and Support, Those more»

Via www.stltoday.com: Fruit Of The Loom - A Subsidiary Of Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway - To Close U.S. Plant, Moving Jobs To Honduras

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY) - More Than 600 Workers Will Lose Their Jobs Under Fruit of the Loom's Plans to Close its Manufacturing Plant in Jamestown, Kentucky. Fruit of the Loom is a Subsidiary of Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Fruit of the Loom – Which Employs 601 Workers at the Plant - Recently Announced its Moving its Textile more»

Preparations Underway For Major April 24th National Day Of Action To ‘Stop Staples’

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
American Postal Workers Union Locals are Gearing Up for the National Day of Action to Stop Staples on Thursday, April 24th at Numerous Locations Across the United States. Meanwhile, APWU-Represented Postal Workers from 18 Midwestern States Have Already Got a Jump on the National Actions by Rallying Late Last Week Outside a Staples Store in Altoona, Iowa as more»

2014 Workers Memorial Day Events Across New York State Approaching Fast

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - Every Year on April 28th, the Unions of the AFL-CIO Observe Workers Memorial Day to Remember Those Who’ve Suffered and Died on the Job and to Renew Our Efforts for Safe Workplaces. This Year the Struggle Continues to Create Good Jobs in This Country That are Safe and Healthy, and to Ensure the Freedom Of Workers to Form more»

Labor News Update: 32BJ SEIU Reaches Tentative Agreement With The Real Estate Advisory Board In NYC

Published on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) – 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Which Represents 30,000 Doormen and Women, Superintendents, Resident Managers, Handypersons, Concierges and Porters Who Work in 3,300 Buildings Throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – Has Announced a Tentative Contract Agreement Has Been Reached With the more»

American Federation of Musicians Union Slams Lionsgate Over 'Draft Day' Off-Shoring

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is Pressing the Case that U.S. Films and Television Programs Should Be Scored Domestically, Not Overseas, Especially When They Receive U.S. Production Tax Credits. To Chants of Listen Up, Lionsgate!, AFM Representatives and Other Organizations Denounced Lionsgate Entertainment at a Rally Held On more»

CWA National News Round-Up: NLRB Takes 'Extraordinary Action' To Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
NLRB Takes 'Extraordinary Action' To Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US (WASHINGTON) - In an Extraordinary Decision, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Moved to Consolidate Recent Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Complaints That Have Been Brought Against T-Mobile US. The Telecommunications Company’s Been Cited more»

Nearly 800 Rochester School District Employees Approve Teamster Contract

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) – Teamsters Local 118-Represented Workers Employed in the Suburban Rochester Greece Central School District Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New Four-Year Agreement, Union Officials Announced Today. The Contract Covers Nearly 800 School District Workers, Who are Employed in the District’s Central Offices, Food Service, Transportation more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers At Delaware Nursing And Rehabilitation Center And Centers For Specialty Care In Buffalo Reach Tentative Agreement

Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-Represented Workers at the Delaware Nursing And Rehabilitation Center And Centers For Specialty Care In Buffalo Have Reached a Tentative Agreement on a New Contract, the Union Announced This Afternoon (Friday, April 11th). The Agreement – Which Still Needs to more»

Labor Update: UPS To Rehire 250 Union Employees Fired For Walking Off The Job

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - After Heightened Public Pressure, UPS Has Agreed to Rehire the 250 Workers it Fired for Staging a Brief Strike in Late February. Workers at a Queens, New York Shipping Facility Walked Off the Job for 90 Minutes in February to Protest What They Thought Was the Unjust Firing of a Co-Worker, but a No-Strike Clause in Their Contract Made the more»

Via The Detroit News: General Motors Confirms Plans To Invest $449 Million In Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Brownstown Township Plants

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – Earlier This Week, the General Motors Company (GM) Confirmed Plans to Invest $449 Million in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and Brownstown Township Battery Assembly Facility to Build the Next-Generation Plug-In Hybrid Chevrolet Volt. The Improvements at Detroit-Hamtramck Also Will Support Two Other Cars the Automaker Did Not Name, more»

Via The Missouri Times: Right-To-Work Fails To Get 82 Votes In Missouri House

Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - The State of Missouri House This Week Failed to Get the 82 Votes Required for Final Passage of the Controversial Right-to-Work (RTW) Legislation. The Bill Went Down by a Vote of 78-to-68, Lacking a Majority of the Full House and Marking a Blow for Right-To-Work Proponents. Speaker Tim Jones Had Made the Issue a Top Priority more»

United Auto Workers’ National Membership Growing

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(DETROIT) – The National Membership of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Continues to Grow, That According to the Union’s Labor Organization Annual Report/Form LM-2, Which Has Been Filed With the U.S. Department Of Labor. The LM-2 Contains the UAW’s Membership Numbers for the Prior Year. The UAW’s 2013 LM-2 Report Shows UAW more»

Ohio Extremists Next Target? Collective Bargaining Rights? Pensions? Voting Right? No - College Athletes

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OHIO) - Not Content to Only Go After Collective Bargaining Rights, Pensions and Voting Rights, the Extremists in Ohio are Targeting a New Group of Their State's Residents, Attempting to Pre-Empt Any Attempt by College Athletes to Organize and Express Their Rights. After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruled Players at Northwestern more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: What The FUD! Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt Used To Undermine Public Education

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: James Bertolone Serves as President of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, Whose 300 Affiliated Union Locals Combine to Represent 100,000 Union Members in the Rochester & Finger Lakes Regions of New York State. He Also Serves as President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 215 more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) Has Released Another Republican Budget Proposal - This One for The 2015 Fiscal Year - That Would Slash Programs That Benefit Seniors in Order to Cut Taxes for Corporations and High Income Earners. Aiming to Eliminate the Federal Deficit more»

While Canisius College Administrators Increase ‘Their’ Wages, The Jesuit College Says: “We Don’t Have Anything” For Our Lowest Paid Employees

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Billed as the Premier Private University in Western New York, Canisius College Administrators – Who’ve Enjoyed an Increase in Their Wages – are Telling a Group of 70 of the Buffalo Educational Institution’s Lowest Paid Employees Who are Looking to Settle a Wage Reopener in Their Current Contract That They more»

Via The Chattanooga Times Free Press: Volkswagen Is Considering Tossing Election Results And Accepting The United Auto Workers Union

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - An Anti-Union Group says Volkswagen (VW) is Considering Disregarding the February Election Results Over United Auto Workers (UAW) Representation at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant and Accepting Authorization Cards the Union Claims to Have Collected Last Year. Matt Patterson of the Center For Worker Freedom said Yesterday more»

Via In These Times: E-Mails Show U.S. Senator Corker’s Chief Of Staff Coordinated With Network Of Anti-UAW Union Busters

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Leaked Documents Obtained by Nashville TV Station NewsChannel 5 WVTF Reveal Communications Between the Employees of two Tennessee Republicans – U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam - and a Network of Prominent Anti-Union Professionals During the United Auto Workers' (UAW) Union Drive at a Volkswagen (VW) Plant in more»

Labor Update Via unions.org: Domino’s Franchisees Settle Wage Theft Investigation In New York State For $448,000

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - The Owners of 23 Domino’s Pizza Locations Across New York State Have Agreed to Pay Workers Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Settle a Wage-Theft Investigation by the Office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman’s Office Says it Uncovered a Raft of Labor Law Violations That Occurred Between 2007 and 2013 at the more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Young People Understand Unions Can Solve Problems

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Chicago Regional Director Has Issued a Notable Finding: Football Players at Northwestern University are Employees of the University for Purposes of Federal Labor Law. The Legal Finding, however, is the Result of Something Even More Striking. The Overwhelming Majority of the Talented Young Men Who’ve more»

Veteran Elementary & Special Education Teacher Karen Magee Elected As First Woman To Head The New York State United Teachers Union

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK) - Karen Magee, a Veteran Elementary and Special Education Teacher from Harrison, is the New President of the 600,000-Member New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union. Magee and Her Slate of Officers Were Elected by a Majority of the Nearly 3,000 NYSUT Delegates Who Voted Over the Weekend at NYSUT's Annual Representative Assembly That Was Held more»

UAW President Bob King Says Politicians Violated Volkswagen Workers' Rights

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: United Auto Workers (UAW) President Authored the Following Op-Ed Column that Originally Appeared in The Detroit News. It Can Be Directly Accessed at: http://www.uaw.org/articles/politicians-violated-vw-workers-rights What Happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee is Starting to Become Much Clearer, Thanks to Some more»

IBEW News: Overwhelming 'Yes' Vote Wins Rights For Illinois Satellite Techs & Florida Bridge Workers Turn Activists, Join The IBEW

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS) - In More Than Five Years On the Job as a Satellite TV Technician for Directsat, Josh Bennett Had Held His Tongue. Working Long Hours Were One Thing. Bennett Had Spent His Share of 12-Hour Days On the Road Installing and Maintaining Service for Customers Just Southwest of Chicago - and While he said Management Was "Less Than more»

National Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs In March, Unemployment Rate Remains At 6.7%

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Economy Added 192,000 Jobs in March, but the Unemployment Rate Remained at February’s 6.7% Level, According to Figures Released Friday (April 4th) by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). March’s Job Gain Outpaced February’s 175,000 Increase - but is Still Far Short of What’s Needed to Dig the Economy Out of more»

Contract Talks Break Down Between SEIU & The Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Union Issues Strike Notice, Workers Slated To Walk Off The Job On April 14th

Published on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Contract Talks Between Union-Represented Workers at the Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo and the Centers For Specialty Care - a For-Profit, Bronx-Headquartered Nursing Home Chain Owned by Kenny Rosenberg, Broke Down This Week Without an Agreement. Representatives of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

Via thinkprogress.org: UPS Fires 250 Drives After They Protested A Co-Worker’s Firing

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Two Hundred and Fifty Unionized Employees of the United Parcel Service (UPS) Walked Off the Job for 90 Minutes Back in February to Protest the Firing of One Of Their Co-Workers, Jairo Reyes. Reyes Had Driven for the Company for More Than 20 Years, and They Felt His Firing (Which Occurred After a Complicated Saga Over the Hours that Senior UPS more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says McCutcheon Vs FEC Supreme Court Ruling “Dangerously Broadened Its Skewed View Of Money In Politics”

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - In a Statement Reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC), National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the Court Made "One of the Most Undemocratic and Corrosive Decisions in History With the Citizens United Ruling." In a Distributed Statement by the National AFL-CIO, Trumka Continued: more»

Thousands Of SEIU 32BJ Members March for a Fair Contract In New York City

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Thousands of 32BJ Members Were Joined by Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Community Activists in a March on Park Avenue Yesterday (Wednesday, April 2nd) to Demand a Fair Contract for the 30,000 Doormen and Women, Superintendents, Resident Managers, Handypersons, Concierges and Porters Who Work in 3,300 Buildings Throughout Manhattan, more»

Via The Toronto Star: Canada’s Largest Private-Sector Union Seeks Right To Represent Toyota Plants In Canada

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - Canada's Largest Private-Sector Union is Seeking the Right to Represent More Than 6,500 Auto Workers at Toyota's Canadian Assembly Plants in Cambridge and Woodstock. If Successful, the Plants Would Become the First Toyota Assembly Plants in North America to Have Union Representation, a Major Victory for the Labor Movement as its more»

Via ibew.org: Still Fighting For The Eight-Hour Workday

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Flat Wages Have Been Pushing American Workers Backward for Decades, But Minneapolis International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 292 Member Kent Blachowiak’s Employer was Trying to Push Him All the Way Back to the 19th Century. Blachowiak is the Shop Steward for the More Than 80 Members of Local 292 Who are more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Blasts Buffalo Public School District’s ‘Sit And Stare Policy’ As Cruel And Unusual Student Punishment

Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is Blasting aDirective Issued by Buffalo Public Schools District Superintendent Pamela Brown Regarding Students Who’ve Opted Out of New York State Testing, Who “Will Only Be Allowed to Read the Assessment.” The BTF says the District’s Edict That No Other Materials are Permissible more»

Retired NALC Branch 3 President Robert McLennan Hired As Local OPEIU Business Representative – Will Be Involved In Bargaining New BlueCross Blue Shield Contract

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Retired National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 President Robert McLennan, Who Serves as Labor Liaison for New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, Has Been Hired as Business Representative for Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 in Buffalo, Which Represents More Than 300 Workers Employed by more»

A Smoking Gun? Nashville TV Investigate Report Shows Tennessee Governor Haslam’s Administration Linked To $300M Offer To VW-UAW Process

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Were Hundreds of Millions of Tax Dollars Offered to Volkswagen (VW) - and Then Pulled Back - to Try to Keep the United Auto Workers (UAW) Out of Chattanooga? For Months, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Has Denied Any Connection. But Documents Leaked to NewsChannel 5 Investigates Offer Conclusive Proof the Haslam Administration Wanted more»

United Steelworkers District 10 Director Recognizes The Importance Of Educating Next Generation/Young Union Members

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Young Unionists
(PITTSBURGH) – Earlier This Month, United Steelworkers (USW) District 10 Director Bob McAuliffe Welcomed a Group of 20 Rank-and-File Members at the USW’s International Headquarters in Pittsburgh for a Tour and Day of Solidarity Organized by District 10’s Next Generation of Young Union Members. Upon Welcoming the Group, Director Mcauliffe more»

American Labor Studies Center Executive Director Paul Cole Offers Up An Extremely Good Labor Perspective: The Truth About Right-To-Work

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Paul Cole (Pictured Above) Held the Second-Highest Office in the New York State Labor Movement - Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.3 million-Member New York State AFL-CIO - From 1984 through 2005. He Was Elected Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus in December 2005. Cole is Currently the Founder and Executive Director of the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year & Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Union Retirees
Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year Last Week, the House Approved a So-Called Doc Fix Bill That Serves as a Temporary Solution to an Ongoing Structural Problem in the Formula Used to Determine Medicare Funding Levels. After Hours of Uncertainty Over Whether the Bill Would Have Sufficient Support to Pass, House Republican Leaders Moved more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor Perspective: The ‘Real Story’ In Stopping The Planned Merger Of The West Seneca-Based Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center Into The Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Word Came Sunday (March 30th) That the West Seneca-Based Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center Has Been Given a 12-Month Reprieve From its Planned Merger by the State of New York Into the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center (See WIVB-TV’s Report: more»

‘Progressive Agreement’ Attained For Union-Represented Workers At The Visiting Nurses Association Of Western New York, Says CWA Local 1122 President James Wagner

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WILLIAMSVILLE) – A New, Three-Year Contract Covering 600 Communications Workers of America (CWA) Represented Employees at the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Western New York Has Been Reached, Which CWA Local 1122 President James Wagner Tells WNYLaborToday.com is Not Only “Progressive,” But “Good For the CWA and more»

CWA New York State News Round-Up: Making Every Vote Count – New York State Legislature Passes National Popular Vote Bill & Verizon Wireless Retail Workers Fight For A ‘Union Voice’ In Brooklyn

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - By Overwhelming Majorities in Both Chambers, the New York State Assembly and Senate Have Adopted National Popular Vote Legislation, a Vote That Moves the Nation Closer to Adopting a Popular Vote Standard for Our Presidential Election. If Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs the Bill, New York Will Become the 11th State/Jurisdiction to Adopt the more»

Union Groups Rally Against Proposed ‘Right-To-Work’ Legislation At Missouri Capitol

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI) - Hundreds of Union Members and Supporters Packed the Lawn Outside of the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City Yesterday (March 26th) to Show Opposition to Proposed Right-To-Work (RTW) Bills. Governor Jay Nixon Told the Crowd He Would Not Hesitate to Veto Anti-Worker Legislation as He Has in the Past. Currently, the Missouri more»

Via Inside Higher Ed: Northwestern University Football Players Win Bid To Unionize

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - In What Could Be a Landmark Case, the Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago Has Backed a Bid by College Football Players at Northwestern University to Unionize. "I Find That All Grant-in-Aid Scholarship Players for the Employer's Football Team Who Have Not Exhausted Their Playing Eligibility are 'Employees' more»

Via Inside Higher Ed: SEIU’s Critical' Organizing – Hoping To Reach One Million Adjunct Professors Nationwide

Published on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Hoping to Reach an Estimated One Million Adjunct Professors Nationwide, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Monday (March 25th) Officially Launched its New Adjunct Action Networking Web Site. The Union Marked the Occasion With a National Town Hall Event for Adjuncts at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. If a more»

New Movie Honors Cesar Chavez's Legacy As A Labor Pioneer, Feature-Length Film Will Reach Millions – Telling His Story Of Personal Sacrifice For Civil & Labor Rights

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Young Unionists
If There Was Ever a Hero for the Labor Movement, it was Cesar Chavez. The Legendary Activist's Relentless Commitment to Migrant Laborers, His Personal Sacrifice for Civil Rights and His Determination in Founding, With Dolores Huerta, the National Farm Workers Association (Which Later Became the Powerful United Farm Workers Union (UFW) is an Inspiring more»

Today Marks The 103rd Anniversary Of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire In New York City/Theme of This Year’s Anniversary is We Are All Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Never Forget That We Are All Workers. Today - Tuesday, March 25th - is the 103rd Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City Where 146 Workers Left Home and Never Saw Their Loved Ones Again, the Worst Industrial Disaster in New York City’s History A Preventable Horror Took Their Lives Away, But as more»

After Three Months Of Negotiations Fail To Reach Agreement On Key Issues, Federal Mediator To Join Union Contract Talks At Community Health Center Of Buffalo

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Employee Bargaining Committee at the Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB) Has Asked the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to Intervene in Collective Bargaining at the Facility, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East Representatives Announced. As a Result, a Federal Mediator is more»

Via laborpress.org: Airport Workers In New Jersey Rally After Failing To Achieve Wage Increase At Newark Airport

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEWARK, NEW JERSEY) - It’s Been Two Months Since the Port Authority’s Executive Director, Pat Foye, Ordered the Airlines to Increase Workers’ Wages Immediately by $1 an Hour, But the Airlines and Subcontractors at Newark Airport Balked - Compelling Airport Workers to Rally Yesterday (Monday, March 24th) Outside Terminal C. On January 28th more»

AFSCME Kicks Off Massive Organizing Campaign To Become ‘50,000 Stronger!’

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - When the Going Gets Tough, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union Gets Organized. And in the Throes of the Right Wing’s Relentless Attacks on Labor and Public Service Workers, AFSCME is Organizing Like Never Before With a Campaign to Grow the Union by 50,000 Members This Summer. To more»

Organized Labor Helps Spearhead Effort To Stop NYS From Merging The West Seneca-Based Children's Psychiatric Center Into The Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Published on Monday, March 24, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WEST SENECA) – A Consortium of Groups, Including Organized Labor, Believes it Was a Bad Idea by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OHM) to Move Forward on a Merger of the West Seneca-Based Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center into the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center – and That’s Why They’ve Banded Together in a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Medicare Means Testing Would Harm Middle Class

Published on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Union Retirees
Medicare Means Testing Would Harm Middle Class Alliance For Retired Americans Member and American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Retiree Leader Charlie Hogan of Chicago Joined U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on a Press Call Late Last Week That Was Co-Hosted by the Congresswoman, Social Security Works and the Medicare Rights more»