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NLRB Strikes Major Blow To USPS-Staples Deal

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a Major Blow to the U.S. Postal Service’s Deal With Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Issued a Complaint Charging the USPS Illegally Subcontracted Work to the Office-Supply Chain and Ordering the Agency to Return the Work That Existed on July 31st, 2014 to the American Postal Workers Union more»

Construction Stops At About 30 New York City Sites As Union Concrete Workers Strike

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NEW YORK CITY) - Construction Partially Ground to a Halt This Week at an Estimated 30 Major Sites Across New York City After a Group Of Concrete Workers Went on Strike. Among the Stalled Sites are the Related Companies' Massive Hudson Yards Project and Time Equities' 50 West Street Condo Tower. The Workers Belong to a Union Umbrella Group Called the more»

Former CWA President Larry Cohen Joins Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign, Citing Hillary Clinton's 'Silence' On Fast Track

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Long-Time Leader of One of the Country’s Most Powerful Labor Unions is Joining the Democratic Presidential Campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), and Outgoing Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen says Presumed Front-Runner Hillary Clinton Made it an Easy Call. Cohen Tells The more»

American Federation of Government Employees Files A Class Action Lawsuit Against The Office Of Personnel Management Over Data Breach

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour, Alleging Both Failed to Heed Warnings and Obey Security Policies, Which Led to One of the Largest Data Breaches in U.S. more»

Ohio University Student Workers Demand Union

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(ATHENS, OHIO) - Plagued by Poverty Wages and Soaring Tuition Costs, Hundreds of Student Workers at Ohio University in Athens Have Banded Together to Form a Union in Partnership With American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8 to Negotiate for Fair Pay and Gain a Voice in Setting Their Working Conditions. In Just more»

Labor Joins With Community Leaders, Workers & Residents To Demand Accountability From The Hamburg Industrial Development Agency - Also Call For IDA To Adopt A Recapture Policy On Corporate Subsidy Deals

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(HAMBURG, NEW YORK) - Faulting the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for “Willing to ‘Give Away the Store’ to Companies That ‘Promise’ to Create Jobs in Our Community ‘Without’ Holding Them Accountable to Those Promises,” Organized Labor Joined With a Host of Community Leaders, Workers and Residents more»

USW Offers To Remain At Work At ATI While Continuing To Bargain For A New Agreement/Offer Includes Workers Employed At ATI’s Lockport Plant

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(PITTSBURGH) – Late Tuesday (June 30th) Evening, the United Steelworkers (USW) Offered to Continue Working Following the Expiration of the Current Labor Agreement With Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and to Continue Negotiations for a Fair Agreement. While the Differences Between the Parties are Quite Significant, the USW Officials say the more»

Via The Huffington Post: Now We Know Why The Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From The Public

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News
A Key Section of the Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement Has Been Leaked to the Public and The New York Times Reported on the Contents of the Leaked Chapter - and it's as Bad as Many Feared. Now We Know Why Corporations and the Obama Administration Wanted the TPP, a Huge Trade Agreement Being Negotiated Between the United States and 11 more»

President Obama Dropkicks Republicans With Executive Action To Raise OT Wages For Five Million Workers/Obama’s Overtime Rules Also Triggers Fight With Business

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – With Organized Labor Praising the Move, President Obama Tuesday (June 30th) Signed an Executive Order That’s Put the Labor Department Into Action to Extend Overtime Pay and Raise Wages for Five Million Workers. The Department of Labor said the Proposal Would Guarantee Overtime Pay to Most Salaried Workers Earning Less Than more»

Who's Next? Making Space For Young Workers In Labor Unions

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
As Aging Labor Leaders Look to the Future and Try to Get Young Members More Involved, Young Worker Programs With Perky, Forward-Looking Names - the National AFL-CIO’s Next Up, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employee’s (AFSCME) Next Wave, and the Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) Next Gen - Have Popped Up more»

Public Employees Federation Members Elect New President, Wayne Spence, Along With Western Region 1 Coordinator Kevin Hintz, Who Will Serve As Union’s Secretary-Treasurer

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(LATHAM, NEW YORK) – The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) - Which Represents 54,000 White Collar State Workers, Including Lawyers, Scientists and Program Specialists Who are Employed Across a Number of Various State Agencies, Have Elected Wayne Spence as the Union’s Next President. In Addition, Kevin Hintz, Who’s Served as more»

Via thehill.com: President Obama Signs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill Into Law

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Obama on Monday (June 29th) Signed a Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill Into Law, Cementing a Major Legislative Victory at the End of a Bruising Months-Long Battle Within His Own Party and Organized Labor. Obama Signed the Measure During a Brief Ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Where he Hailed the Bipartisan more»

inthesetimes.com: Connecticut Just Passed A Law Requiring Bosses Who Steal Workers’ Wages To Pay Them Back - Double

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
For Many Employers, Wage Theft Makes Good Business Sense. The Probability of Getting Caught Refusing to Pay a Worker Overtime, Shaving Hours Off Their Check or Paying Less Than the Minimum Wage is Low. And Even in the Small Number of Cases Pursued by Victims That See the Inside of a Courtroom, Employees Often Only Recover a Fraction of What They’re more»

Via USA Today: Supreme Court To Hear Case Threatening Public Employee Unions

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Supreme Court Has Signaled it May be Prepared to Strike Down Laws Forcing Public Employees to Pay Union Dues, Posing a Major Threat to Organized Labor. The Justices Have Agreed to Hear a California Case Next Fall Challenging the Requirement That Teachers Contribute to Unions, Even if They Don't Join Them Or Agree With Their more»

Teamsters Local 264-Represented Workers At Suburban Buffalo’s Costanzo’s Bakery Ratify New Three-Year Contract That Calls For Improved Wages, Health Care & Benefits

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Teamsters Local 264-Represented Workers at Suburban Buffalo’s Costanzo’s Bakery Have Voted to Ratify Their First Contract, a Three-Year Agreement That Provides Improvements to Wages, Health Care and Benefits. Nearly One Year Earlier, the 10 Route Sales Drivers Employed at the Family-Owned Costanzo’s Bakery more»

From Union Plus’s David Tindell: Four ‘Loony Labor Lies’ We’re ‘Really Sick’ Of Hearing

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: David Tindell Serves as the Digital Media Coordinator at Union Plus and Can be found writing for Union Plus’s Social Network Offerings on Facebook, Twitter. You Can Directly Access This Labor News Perspective in its Entirety at: http://bluenationreview.com/4-loony-labor-lies-were-really-sick-of-hearing/ more»

“An Absolute Disgrace,” That’s What Union Leader Says The Australian Government's Decision Is Under A New Free Trade Agreement That Will Remove The Skill Assessment Of Chinese Electricians

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(AUSTRALIA) - Removing a Requirement to Assess the Skills of Chinese Electricians on Temporary Work Visas Will Endanger the Australian Community, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) says. Allen Hicks From the ETU said the Government's Decision to Remove the Mandatory Skills Assessment Requirement for Chinese Workers in 10 Occupations, as Part of its New Free more»

Monument To Famous Labor Activist Mother Jones Rededicated In Illinois

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(MOUNT OLIVE, ILLINOIS) - Bill Fyalka Grew Up in Mount Olive Hearing Stories From Family Members About Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, the Famous Union Activist Known as "the Grandmother of All Agitators," Who’s Buried in This Illinois Town's Union Miners Cemetery. Fyalka, 60, Followed Some of Those Family Members Into the Coal Mines, Working at Freeman more»

Teamsters Union Fights Toyota’s Greedy Car Haul Job-Killing Practices

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Young Unionists
The Teamsters Union is Fighting Toyota’s Greed in Which the Manufacturer is Shifting Business From Dependable and Experienced Teamster-Represented Car Haul Companies to Lower-Bidding Non-Union Companies - a Shift That’s Costing Numerous Teamster Car-Haulers’ Jobs and Lowering Work Standards While the Company Rakes in Record Profits. For more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Supreme Court Upholds Federal Insurance Exchange, Benefiting Early Retirees & Older Workers

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Union Retirees
Supreme Court Upholds Federal Insurance Exchange, Benefiting Early Retirees & Older Workers In a 6-to-3 Decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Ruled Last Week in the Case of King v. Burwell That the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Allows Residents of States Using The Federal Insurance Exchange to Receive Premium Subsidies for Their Coverage - an Outcome That more»

'A Great Day For Corporate America': U.S. Senate Passes Fast Track

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Tuesday (June 23rd), the U.S. Senate Voted 60-to-37 to Cut Off a Filibuster on Whether to Give President Barack Obama Fast-Track Authority Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade (TPP) Agreement. The Trade Promotion Authority, Expected to be Approved Today (Friday, June 24th), Will Enable the President to Present the more»

USW-Represented Workers At ATI In Lockport To Hold Informational Picket Thursday After They Say Company Is Preparing To Launch ‘D-Day Attack’ On Its Own Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – United Steelworkers (USW)-Represented Workers at Allegany Technologies Incorporated’s (ATI) Niagara County Plant in Lockport Will Hold an Informational Picket Outside the Ohio Street Facility on Thursday (June 25th) in Response to What the Union says is the Company’s Plan to Launch a D-Day Attack on its Own Workers. more»

A Pot Industry First: Cannabis Workers Join Food Workers Union

Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(TACOMA, WASHINGTON) - Employees at Tacoma’s Cannabis Club Collective Will Soon be Members of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union. All Eight Staff Members Voted Earlier This Month to Join the 1.3 Million-Member International Organization in What is the First-Ever Union Contract in the State of Washington’s Marijuana Industry. more»

Labor Condemns Comments Made By Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino, Whose Latest Racial Rant Has Drawn The Ire Of Many In The Local Community

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – There’s More Than Just Talk When it Comes to What Future Stance Organized Labor Here in Western New York Will Take Regarding Buffalo School Board Member and Former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino, Whose Latest Racial Rant is Continuing to Draw the Ire and Condemnation of Many in the Buffalo Community. During a more»

Final New York State Wage Board Hearing Held In Albany With Fast Food Workers Providing Emotional Testimony On Why Their Families Need $15 To Survive

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Saying Having Extra Money in Their Pockets Would Not Only be Beneficial To Their Families, But to the Economy as Well, Fast Food Workers Made Their Case for Hourly Wages of $15 in Their Final Opportunity to Publicly Testify During the Last New York State Wage Board That Was Held in Albany on Monday (June 23rd). Hundreds of Fast Food more»

Via laborpress.org In New York City: Grocery Workers Union Says Wegmans is Exacerbating ‘Tale Of Two Cities’

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Union Retirees
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - In May, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Announced the Upstate New York Grocery Supermarket Chain Wegmans Would be an Anchor Tenant Along Admiral’s Row at the Navy Yard. In Response, the New York Grocery Workers Union said That Decision Would Lower Standards for Unionized Grocers in Brooklyn and Thereby Exacerbate more»

Unionized Loblaws’ Workers In Ontario Reject Deal, Prepare For Strike - 28,000 Employees At Various Loblaws-Owned Chains Would Be Involved In Walkout

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - Unionized Workers at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore are Poised to Go to the Picket Lines After Voting to Reject the Framework of a Labor Deal Made Between Their Negotiating Committee and the Company. The United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1000A, Which Together With Other Locals Speaks for Roughly 28,000 Workers more»

WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz “Very Humbled” On Being Named The NAACP Buffalo Branch's 2015 Medgar Evers Award Winner

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz Tells WNYLaborToday.com he Was “Very Humbled” on Being Named the NAACP Buffalo Branch's 2015 Medgar Evers Award Winner. Lipsitz Received the Award in Mid June During the NAACP Buffalo Branch’s 100th Anniversary Dinner That Was Held at the more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Upcoming U.S. Visit Of Pope Francis May Boost Alliance Between Labor Unions & The Church

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - It’s Easy to Make the Country’s Most Powerful Labor Leader Go Almost Schoolkid Giddy - Just say: “Pope Francis.” National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Breaks Into a Smile That Would Light Up a Mine Shaft: “Just Talking About Him Makes My Heart ‘Swell Up.’ It Makes Me Feel more»

Republican Legislators’ Next Union Target: Building Trades Unions & Prevailing Construction Wages

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in Young Unionists
Expanding Their Battle With Organized Labor, Republican Lawmakers in the Midwest are Moving to Scrap Labor Laws That Help Unions Win a Healthy Share of the Jobs on Public Works Projects and Bolster Trade Union Membership. Conservative Legislators are Targeting Prevailing Wage Statutes, Now on the Books in 31 States, That Require Paying the Local Wage and more»

AFSCME’s Next Wave Applies ‘Street Heat,’ Young Delegates Rally Outside Missouri’s Largest Home Care Vendor Urging Implementation Of Contracts For Workers

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ST. LOUIS) - Young American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union Members From All Over the Country Gathered Earlier This Month in Missouri for the Third Annual Next Wave Assembly, and at the Same Time Got a First-Hand Opportunity to Strengthen Their Organizing Skill by Rallying for St. Louis Area Home Care Attendants and more»

Industrial Development Agency Reform Is Passed By The NYS Legislature - A Key Initiative Of The New York State AFL-CIO’s ‘Making New York Work’ Campaign

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK)) – The New York State Assembly Late Last Week Passed Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Reforms That Will - for the First Time - Require IDAs to Have Transparency and Accountability Standards When Public Money is Used for Economic Development. The Bill Was Passed By the Senate on Wednesday and the Assembly on Friday. IDA Reform more»

The National Association Of Letters Carriers’ 2015 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive Is A Smashing Success - Nearly 71 Million Pounds Of Food Collected Across The U.S.

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Annual Stamp Our Hunger Food Drive Collected Almost 71 Million Pounds of Food Across the U.S. to Help Restock Food Banks, Pantries and Shelters Across the Country - an Impressive Result Made All the More Necessary by the Extreme Weather Experienced by Much of the Country, Along more»

AFSCME President Lee Saunders’ Labor Perspective On Being A ‘Union Dad’ - Economic Justice & A Rich Family Spirit

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Lee Saunders Serves as President of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Which Represents 1.6 Million Members Who Provide the Vital Services That Make America Happen. His Labor Perspective on Being a Union Dad Appears in The Huffington Post and Can be Directly Accessed at: more»

Michigan School Bus Workers ‘Go Union’ With The Teamsters - First Student Workers Join Local 283 For Respect & A Strong Contract

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – School Bus Workers With First Student in Carleton, Michigan Have Voted - Overwhelmingly, by a Vote of 25-to-2, in Favor of Union Representation by Teamsters Local 283 In Wyandotte, Michigan. The Group of 35 Drivers and Monitors Had Reached Out to the Teamsters Seeking a Strong Voice to Address Their Workplace Concerns. “My more»

California Court Ruling Could Make It Nearly Impossible For Farmworkers To Win Union Contracts

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Young Unionists
(FRESNO, CALIFORNIA) - On May 18th in Fresno, California, the State's Court of Appeals for the 5th District Ruled That a Key Provision of the State's Unique Labor Law for Field Workers Was Unconstitutional. Should it be Upheld by the State's Supreme Court, This Decision Will Profoundly Affect the Ability of California Farm Workers to Gain Union Contracts. more»

Union Retiree News From the Alliance For Retired Americans: In A Setback For America’s Retirees, Fast Track Passes U.S. House

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Union Retirees
In A Setback For America’s Retirees, Fast Track Passes U.S. House After a Temporary Victory on Trade for Retirees, the House of Representatives Brought Up Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Again, This Time Using Special Maneuvers to Ensure Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Was Attached to a Must-Pass Appropriations Bill. The Vote Passed 218-to-208, more»

Saying “Republican Leadership Will Do Anything To Grease The Wheels For Job-Killing Trade Agreements,” The CWA & The USW Criticize House Approval Of Fast Track Bill

Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Saying “Republican Leadership ‘Will Do Anything to Grease the Wheels’ for Job-Killing Trade Agreements,” the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Steelworkers are Criticizing Thursday’s (June 18th) House Approval of the Fast Track Bill, Which Would Make it Easier for President Obama to more»

South Carolina AFL-CIO Send Condolences To Families & Friends Of Victims Of The Charleston Shooting

Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - The South Carolina AFL-CIO Has Released a Statement of Condolences to the Families and Friends of the Nine Victims Killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina: The South Carolina AFL-CIO Wishes to Extend its Condolences to the Family, Friends and Entire Community of the Emanuel more»

Labor Joins With Community Groups & Elected Officials To Call For High-Speed Internet Service – Will Petition NYS Public Service Commission For Changes To Current Policies

Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Representatives From Organized Labor Joined With an Array of Community Groups and Elected Officials at a Town Hall Meeting Held Thursday (June 18th) in the Buffalo Suburb of Cheektowaga to Call for High-Speed Internet Service for All and to Begin Petitioning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) for Changes to more»

For The Third Straight Year & Bringing The Overall Total To More Than 100,000 Books, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Distributes 35,000 Free Books To Students In Buffalo’s Public Schools

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – For the Third Straight Year and Bringing the Overall Total to More Than 100,000 Books Distributed to Students in Buffalo’s Public Schools, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Officially Kicked Off the Effort Today (Thursday, June 18th) by Distributing 35,000 Books During an Afternoon Presentation at the Public School 6 on South more»

National AFL-CIO’s ‘Union Summer’ Participants Launch Organizing Campaigns Across The United States

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO’s Annual Union Summer Program Kicked Off This Week With 40 Interns Beginning a 10-Week Effort to Assist Major Organizing Campaigns in Six Major Cities. “From Raising Rages to Securing Rights in the Workplace, Providing a ‘Voice’ to Working People ‘Helps Us All,’ and That’s more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: The Time To Combat Income Inequality Is Now

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mario Cilento (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) Serves as President of the New York State AFL-CIO, the Statewide Labor Organization That Represents 2.5 million Union-Represented Workers. His Opinion Piece – Which Originally Appeared on the New York State AFL-CIO’s Web Site, Can be Directly Accessed more»

In What Could Be An Explosive Decision, California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver An Employee

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - In What Could be an Explosive Decision, the California Labor Commission Has Found a Driver for Uber in San Francisco is an Employee of the Company. That’s From a Ruling Filed in State Court Earlier This Week and First Reported by Reuters – and it’s Pretty Damning. “Defendants Hold Themselves Out as Nothing More more»

Transforming The Lives Of Local Children – NYSUT, The Kenmore-Tonawanda Teachers Association & Several Buffalo-Area Unions Combine Efforts To Distribute More Than 20,000 Free And New Books

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Hundreds of People Filled Their Shopping Carts With Free and New Books Tuesday (June 16th) at the Tops International Market on Maple Road in the Buffalo Suburb of Amherst. The First Book Campaign Was Orchestrated by a Coalition of Area Unions - Led by New York State United Teachers and the Kenmore-Tonawanda Teachers more»

The IBEW 'Shows The World' The New World Trade Center

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It Takes a Certain Sort of Courage to Return to a Site of Trauma. The Attacks on September 11th, 2001 are Etched Onto the Nation’s Memory, But for Those Who Lost Someone That Day, the Pain Can be Even More Acute. So on May 18th, When Members of New York International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1212 Stepped Into more»

Organized Labor Teams Up With The Clean Air Coalition To Carry Out Major Voter Registration Push On Buffalo’s West Side & Into Parts Of Tonawanda This Weekend

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Union Retirees
(BUFFALO) – Representatives From 20 or More Affiliated Member Unions of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) are Expected to Join With the Clean Air Coalition This Saturday (June 20th) to Help With a Voter Registration Push on Buffalo’s West Side and Into Parts of Tonawanda. WNYALF President Richard Lipsitz Told more»

Syracuse Teachers To Get 19% Raise Over Five Years With New Contract

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - Teachers in the Syracuse City School District Will be Getting a 19% Percent Raise - on Average and Over Five Years - as the School Board Has Approved a New Contract, Nearly a Year After the Old One Expired. The Contract Immediately Increases the Base Pay of Incoming Teachers by $5,000, From $42,050 to $47,500, in the Hopes the more»

Organized Labor In Buffalo ‘Stands Up’ For Workers’ Wrongly Disciplined By Management For Taking Part In Efforts To Better Themselves & Their Workplaces

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Organized Labor In Buffalo is Standing Up for Workers Who They say Have Been Wrongly Disciplined by Management for Taking Part in Efforts to Better Themselves and Their Workplaces – Including a Local McDonald’s Employee Who Was Initially Fired After Taking Part in a New York State Wage Board Hearing and Two Workers Fired by a Food more»

West Coast Truckers Poised To Strike, Claim They’re Owed Nearly $1 Billion In Stolen Wages

Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - Less Than Two Months After Participating in a Strike Against Trucking Companies Allegedly Committing Wage Theft at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, a Super-Majority of Drivers at Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT) are Poised to Strike in Order to Pressure IBT Into Correcting Their Alleged Misclassification as Independent Contractors. more»