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Buffalo Labor Day Parade Is One Of Its Biggest Ever – State Attorney General In Town To Underscore Effort That Targets Wage Theft Problem & Prosecution Of Unscrupulous Employers

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The 2014 Annual Labor Day Parade in Buffalo Was a Smashing Success for Organized Labor. Under Sunny Skies and Warm Temps, Dozens of Western New York’s Labor Unions and Hundreds of Their Members Were Joined by Host of Community and Constituency Groups in the March From the Irish Center On Abbott Road Down to more»

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry: The ‘True Meaning’ Of Labor Day For America’s Workers Is That’s It’s Reminder Of The Struggles Won & Those That Lie Ahead

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mary Kay Henry (Pictured Above) is the International President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). You Can Access Her Labor Day Message Directly at: http://www.thenation.com/article/181426/true-meaning-labor-day# To Many Americans, Labor Day’s Become An Important Way to Send Off the Slower Pace more»

Labor Day Message From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: Equality & Civil Rights Are Tied To Workers' Rights

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
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»

The New York State United Teachers Union Defends Tenure As Safeguard For Students & Teachers

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Friday (August 29th) Moved to Intervene in Wright vs. New York as a Defender of Tenure, Which for More Than a Century Has Allowed New York's Teachers to Teach and Advocate Effectively for Students While Protecting Good Teachers Against Unfair Firing. NYSUT's Motion, Which Was Filed in State more»

CSEA Statewide President Danny Donohue: On This Labor Day 2014, New Yorkers Deserve An Economy That Works For ‘All’

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Danny Donohue (Pictured Above at the New York State Fair in Syracuse This Week) is President of the Nearly 300,000-Member New York State Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York's Leading Union. New Yorkers are a Resilient and Resourceful People and We Deserve Better Than We’ve Received From Our more»

Labor Day Message From Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming: Will You Join Me In The Fight To Counteract Widening Income Inequality & Diminishing Economic Opportunity?

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Charlie Flemming Serves as President of the Georgia American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (Georgia AFL-CIO), Which Represents More Than 220 Unions Across That Southern State. You Can Directly Access His Labor Day Message at: more»

Bricklayers Union Takes On ‘Watchdog Role’ In Fight Against Misclassification & Exploitation Of Immigrants

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Here’s An Interesting Piece From South Coast Today Writer Simon Rios, Who Delves Into the Union/Non-Union Divide That Exists in the State of Massachusetts’ Masonry Industry: In His Article, Jim Pimental, Who Serves as Vice President of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, Discusses the Ways Unions Keep Non-Union Contractors in Check more»

Via labornotes.org: Labor Makes An Impact Even Though Workers Employed At North Carolina Cummins Diesel Plant Didn’t Have Union-Representation

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NORTH CAROLINA) - Workers Employed at the North Carolina Cummins Diesel Engine Plant Won Wage Increases This Summer - Even Without Having a Recognized Union or Majority Union Support Inside Their Shop. It All Started Last Summer When Management Decided to Give Raises to One Set of Workers: the Skilled Workers Who Already Earn More and Nothing to Everyone more»

Without A Contract For 10 Years Now & Teachers’ Pay $20k Behind Area Counterparts, Buffalo Teachers Federation-Represented Teachers To Start Informational Picketing Campaign

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Imagine Working 10 Years Without a New Contract. Then Compound That With the Fact You Make $20,000 Less Than Counterparts in Your Field Here in Western New York. Then Imagine a Workplace Where You’re Forced to Do More With Less While – at the Same Time – Having to Deal With More People Than You’re Outfitted to more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Sunday Marked The 50th Anniversary Of Seniors’ Rally For Creation Of Medicare Program

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Union Retirees
Sunday Marked 50th Anniversary Of Seniors’ Rally For Creation Of Medicare Program To Mark Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, a Rally Was Held Earlier This Week On the Atlantic City, New Jersey Boardwalk Just Outside Where the Democratic National Convention Was Held Back in 1964. The Original Rally, Organized by the National Council of Senior more»

For The First Time In Its 132-Year History, New York City’s Labor Day Parade Will Feature Non-Union Workers

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Young Unionists
(NEW YORK CITY) - This Year’s Labor Day Parade in New York City May Feature A Few Elmos. For the First Time in its 132-Year History, Saturday, September 6th’s Parade Will Feature Non-Union Workers Marching Alongside Their Union Counterparts, The Daily News Has Learned. Low-Wage Workers - Including Fast Food Employees, Airport Workers, more»

The National AFL-CIO Joins Diverse Coalition In Urging Police Changes Following The Fatal Shooting Of An Unarmed Black Teenager In Ferguson, Missouri

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Has Joined a Diverse Group of Organizations and Leaders From All Walks of Life in Signing On to a Letter to President Barack Obama Calling for Real Solutions After the Killing of Unarmed Teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. “As the Nation’s Largest Labor Federation, the more»

Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 2014 ‘Labor’s Night At The Races’ Raises Record High $11,300, Bringing Six-Year Total For Annual Fundraising Event To $54,000

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 2014 Labor’s Night At The Races Event Raised a Record High $11,300. Over the Past Six Years, it’s Raised a Total of $54,000, Which Goes to Help Workers Via a Variety of Beneficial Programs That are Offered by the United Way of Greater Niagara and its Many more»

Tentative Three-Year Contract Agreement Reached Between 1199 SEIU & Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk That Impacts 170 Medical Facility Employees

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(DUNKIRK) – A Tentative Contract Agreement Has Been Reached Between Brooks Memorial Hospital Management in Dunkirk and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East That Impacts 170 Workers Who are Employed at the Southern Tier Medical Facility, 1199 SEIU Officials Announced Tuesday (Tuesday, August 26th). Brooks Memorial more»

WNY Labor Representative Earl Frampton’s "My Two Cents" Labor Perspective: To My Union Sisters & Brothers - ‘Do You Believe In Unions?’

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Was Authored by Long-Time Western New York Labor Activist, Former Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO/United Way of Greater Niagara Labor Liaison and Retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member Earl Frampton, a Contributing Labor Columnist to Your On-Line Labor Newspaper: I’m Always Amazed at the more»

Civil Service Employees Association Hands Out Scholarship Awards To Deserving Monroe County Students Headed To College

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ROCHESTER) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Monroe County Local 828 and CSEA Monroe County Unit 7400 Have Awarded Scholarships to a Number of Deserving Students Who are the Children of CSEA Members That are Employed in Several of Monroe County’s Municipalities and Library System, the Public Employees Union Has Announced. 2014 Marks more»

More Car Wash Workers In New York City ‘Go Union’ - Join The RWDSU

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers at the K&P Car Wash Have Voted Overwhelmingly to Join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) – Making it the Ninth Car Wash to Vote to Unionize Since the WASH New York Campaign Began Back in 2012. “This Victory Proves We’re ‘Building a Movement’ Among Workers in New York's Car more»

Important Information From The United Electrical Workers: It's Your Right To Organize A Union!

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Young Unionists
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Gives You the Right to Organize a Union in Your Workplace. If You Know Someone Who Wants a Voice in Their Workplace, Pass This Information Along to Them: Here's What You’re Allowed to Do and What Your Employer is Not Allowed to Do... YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO: Participate in Meetings to Discuss Joining a more»

Taxi Drivers Turn To Unions In Battle Against Unregulated On Call Car Services

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Taxi Drivers Nationwide are Turning to Unions, Including the Teamsters and the National Taxi Workers Alliance, in Their Battle Against Unregulated On-Call Car Services Whose Drivers and Vehicles Don't Have to Meet – and Often Flout – Simple Requirements Such as Insurance. And the Taxi Drivers, in Some Cases in Coalition more»

Via The Huffington Post: Fast Food Companies Lost A Really Big Fight In California

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - Delivering a Blow to McDonald's and Other Fast-Food Chain Owners, the California State Assembly Recently Passed a Bill That Would Expand the Rights of Franchisees in Their Dealings With the Brands Under Whose Names They Operate. The Measure, Known as SB 610, Would Make it More Difficult for Major Food and Retail Corporations to more»

A Labor Perspective From Mike Deren, Jr. Of Roswell Georgia: Unions Built This Country & We Must Not Let Corporate Special Interest Destroy It! – Get Off The Sidelines & Vote In This Year’s Elections!

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Has Had the Pleasure of Meeting So Many Pro-Union Workers Over the Years Via the Social Networks, Including Facebook. Here’s Another: Mike Deren, Jr. (Pictured Above) is a Member of Iron Workers Local 7. He’s From Boston, Massachusetts, But Lives in Roswell, Georgia Now. The more»

Teamsters Local 264 Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Contracts At Stroehmann & Grocery Haulers Incorporated In The Southern Tier

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – Teamsters Local 264 Members At Stroehmann Bakeries and Grocery Haulers Incorporated (GHI) in the Cattaraugus County City of Olean Have Voted Overwhelmingly to Ratify Contracts That Provide for Significant Workplace Improvements, Union Officials Announced Thursday (August 21st). Fifteen Route Sales Drivers and Garage Mechanics at Stroehmann more»

Via buffalochronicle.com: Buffalo State Senate Candidate Al Coppola Wants CSEA & PEF Union Reps On Roswell’s Board “Before It’s Too Late”

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – State Senate Candidate Al Coppola, the Democrat Challenging Incumbent Republican Mark Grisanti of Buffalo, is Pledging to Introduce a Bill That Would Require the Presidents of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Three Largest Unions be Appointed to the Institution’s Board of Directors Upon Being Elected By Their Membership, The more»

CSEA Charges Lewiston Town Supervisor Is ‘Wrongly’ Cutting The Wages Of Public Employees, While Stalling Contract Negotiations & Threatening Legal Action Against The Town’s Employees

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LEWISTON) – Lewiston Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey Has Gone Back On His Word by Cutting the Pay of the Niagara County Town’s Dedicated Water Pollution Control Center Workers and by Demanding the Workers Pay Back Their 2014 Raise, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Charged This Week. The 16 CSEA-Represented Workers Had Their more»

Via The Washington Post: Lunch Lady Rises To Teachers’ Union Leader And Takes On All Comers, Bluntly

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
On September 1st, Lily Eskelsen García Becomes President of the National Education Association (NEA), the Largest Labor Union in the United States. She Began Her Career in a School Cafeteria as a Lunch Lady. But in Three Weeks, She Will Take Over as Head of the Nation’s Largest Labor Union, Representing Three Million Educators. more»

Look What Labor’s Doing In Oregon: Unions Offer Oregon Labor Candidate School As Labor ‘Looks To Its Own Ranks’ For Political Candidates To Support

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF OREGON) - When You’re Fighting for Jobs and Workers Rights, it Helps to Get Friends of Labor Elected to Public Office - But Electing Family May be Better Still: Union Members and Leaders, in State and Local Elected Office, May Not Need Coaxing or An Explanation to Know Which Side They’re On. “When it Comes to more»

Via msnbc.com: Editors For The Reality Show ‘Survivor’ Enter Union Negotiations

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA) - Editors for the Long-Running Reality TV Show Survivor Have Been Granted Union Recognition and are Now Negotiating a Contract, Just Days After They Recently Walked Out On Strike. The Editors, Who Will be Affiliated With the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), are Demanding Pensions and Health Care - in Addition to Union more»

The United Steelworkers Adopt Multi-Point Action Platform At Las Vegas Convention, Denounce Greedy Forces Out To Destroy Workers

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Young Unionists
(LAS VEGAS) – Union Delegates to the United Steelworkers (USW) Four-Day Convention That Was Held in Las Vegas Earlier This Month Adopted a Multi-Point Action Platform for Their Union for the Coming Years to Battle What Re-Elected President Leo Gerard (Pictured Above) Called: "Shrewd, Greedy and Powerful" Forces Out to Destroy Workers. The Platform more»

Via cityandstateny.com: An Interesting Political Take On Why Organized Labor Has Not Rushed To The Front To Endorse New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo For Re-Election

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(NEW YORK) - Four Years Ago, the New York State AFL-CIO Lined Up Behind Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s Candidacy for Governor, Even Though the State Teachers Union, An Influential Player Within The Broader Labor Coalition, Did Not Support Him. This Year ,the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Has Again Declined to Endorse Cuomo, But the more»

The NYS AFL-CIO Endorses Comptroller DiNapoli & Attorney General Schneiderman During The Federation’s 2014 Committee On Political Education Convention

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(NEW YORK) – Highlighted by the Endorsements of State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the 2.5 Million-Member New York State AFL-CIO Announced its Endorsements of a Number of Candidates Who Are Running for State and Federal Office During the Labor Federation’s 2014 Committee On Political Education (COPE) more»

More Than 200 CWA Local 1168-Represented Workers At Catholic Health System’s St. Joseph Hospital Get Ready For Ratification Vote On New Four-Year Contract

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA) - More Than 200 Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168-Represented Workers Who are Employed at Catholic Health System’s St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Suburban Buffalo are Getting Ready to Take Part in a Ratification Vote That Will be Held on Monday, August 25th. The Union Workers Will be Voting On a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Honors Social Security’s 79th Birthday

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
Alliance Honors Social Security’s 79th Birthday Our Nation’s Social Security System is Celebrating Its 79th Anniversary! Alliance For Retired Americans; Members Commemorated the Important Event On Thursday by Throwing More Than 30 Birthday Parties Across the Country With Cake and Balloons. Celebrations Focused On the Long-Term Success of the more»

WNY Labor Issues Major Support & Commitment For State Senator Tim Kennedy

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – From the New York State AFL-CIO to Dozens of Individual Buffalo Area Labor Unions, Which Collectively Represent Tens of Thousands of Workers, Organized Labor Very Publicly Issued its Support to Re-Elect State Senator Tim Kennedy (Democrat-Buffalo) During a Major Event That Was Held at the Downtown Buffalo Headquarters of 1199 Service more»

Organized Labor Speaks Out On Tragedy & Race Division In Ferguson, Missouri

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Young Unionists
Organized Labor is Speaking Out in the Wake of the Tragedy and Race Division That Occurred Last Week in Ferguson, Missouri. National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says There’s a Need for Important Discussions to Occur On Long Neglected Class Divisions, While Communications Workers of America (CWA) Leadership Called for a Full and Transparent more»

Opposition To The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Grows Among Republicans

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Even as an Overwhelming Majority of the Democratic Caucus Has Left No Doubt They Staunchly Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal Currently Under Negotiation, Congressional Republicans are Also Saying There are Parts of the Proposed Deal That Don't Work For Them, Either. Among the Flurry of Letters That Members of Congress more»

New York Daily News Exclusive: Times Square Costumed Characters Band Together With Goal Of Forming Labor Union

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Young Unionists
(TIMES SQUARE/NEW YORK CITY) - Elmo and Cookie Monster Want a Break — and Someday, Maybe, a Union Card. The Costumed Characters Who’ve Overrun Times Square, Posing for Pictures With Tourists, Say They’re Just Trying to Make an Honest Buck, and Hope for Warmer, Fuzzier Treatment From the City and its Police Force. With the NYPD Having more»

More Than 300 Workers At NASA’s Washington Headquarters Vote To Form A Union

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Professional Support Specialists Employed at NASA’s Washington D.C. Headquarters Have Voted Overwhelmingly to Form a Union, it Was Announced This Week. The Vote Was 97% in Favor of Partnering With the NASA Headquarters Professional Association Local 9 of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers more»

Via The Huffington Post: Virgin America Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Three Years After a Failed Bid to Unionize, Flight Attendants at Virgin America Airlines This Week Voted Decisively to Join the Transport Workers Union (TWU). According to Union Officials, the Vote Was 430 to 307, With 58% Voting in Favor. The Attendants Would be the First Virgin America Employees to be Represented by a Labor Union. more»

CSEA Western Region 6 President Flo Tripi Named Grand Marshal Of The 2014 Buffalo AFL-CIO Council’s Labor Day Parade

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region 6 President Flo Tripi Has Been Named Grand Marshal of the 2014 Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade. The Parade Kicks Off at 12 Noon on Monday, September 1st – Starting Outside the Irish Center on Abbott Road in South Buffalo and more»

Via The Detroit Free Press: United Auto Workers/Ford Program To Train Veterans How To Weld/Wounded Warriors Program To Select Students

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Brian Michael Spent Four Years as a Rescue Swimmer in the U.S. Navy, But Now the 40-Year-Old Wayne, Michigan Resident is Looking for a Way to Keep Himself Afloat Financially. The Enduring Freedom, Desert Storm and Desert Shield Combat Veteran is One of Eight Students Currently Enrolled in a New United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford Veteran Welding more»

Via Wisconsin Public Radio: Researcher Predicts A Comeback For Labor Unions, Says Private Sector Already Seeing Small Gains

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Young Unionists
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - High-Profile Legislative Action and Subsequent Court Rulings On Wisconsin's Controversial Act 10 Have Left Public Labor Unions Weaker Than Before. However, While it Might Have Labor Advocates Down, One Researcher says Some Private Sector Union Numbers are Up and he Predicts a Union Comeback is On the Horizon. Barry Eidlin, a more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor News Update On The Construction Of IUPAT/DC 4’s Impressive & Expanded State-Of-The-Art Training Facility In Suburban Buffalo

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: A Massive Metal Mini Bridge (Pictured Above) Where Bridge Painters Represented by Suburban Buffalo-Headquartered International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT)/District Council 4 Will Train On Will be Showcased in a More Than $600,000 Member-Designed, Two Story, 6,500-Square-Foot Training Center Expansion more»

Labor Mourns The Death Of Actor, Comedian & Union Member Robin Williams

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Has Joined the World in Mourning the Sudden Passing of Actor, Comedian and Union Member Robin Williams – Who Was Found Dead on Monday (August 11th). The 63-Year-Old Williams, a Two-Time Screen Actors Guild Award Recipient, Was more»

Via blog.timesunion.com: SEIU Local 200 Unionization Vote Set For College Of St. Rose Adjunct Professors

Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - Several Hundred Adjunct Professors at Albany’s College of St. Rose Will Vote Next Month On Whether to Unionize in Order to Push for Better Pay, Benefits and More Secure Contracts. Ballots Will be Mailed Out to More Than 300 Adjuncts in Early September, Starting a Mail-In Vote to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) That Will End on more»

Via www.golocalprov.com: Public Employee Unions May Decide the 2014 Democratic Primary In Rhode Island

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND) - Political Insiders, Candidates and Union Leaders All Agree: Public Employee Unions Can Wield a Major - if Not Deciding - Influence On Election Outcomes in the State of Rhode Island, Especially the Democratic Primary for Governor. “Increasingly and Inexorably Unions Have Developed ‘Extraordinary Influence’ in more»

Former IBEW Local 106 President Donald Emhardt Honored At 21st Annual United Way Of Southern Chautauqua County’s ‘Salute To Labor’ Awards Dinner

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County’s 21st Annual Salute to Labor Awards Dinner Honored Former and Retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 President Donald Emhardt With its Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award Late Last Week. Pictured Above With Emhardt are Several more»

While He Was ‘Misidentified’ In A Buffalo News’ Front Page Photo, IUPAT DC 4’s William Mayer ‘Can’t Be Missed’ Across The Western New York Labor Movement

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: From Time to Time, Your On-Line Newspaper Features an Outstanding Unionist Here in Western New York. Today, it’s IUPAT/Painters District 4 Union Member William Mayer, Who’s Attending His First National IUPAT Convention That’s Being Held This Week in Orlando, Florida. You Can Contact Mayer Via His more»

Via laborpress.org: Fresh Off A Major Contract Victory At Johns Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore, Maryland-D.C. Region 1199 SEIU Members Win Other Strong New Contracts

Published on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Fresh From a Major Victory at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Where 1199 Service Employees International Healthcare Workers East Union (SEIU) Members Will Receive Pay Raises as High as 38% During the New Contract, the Maryland-D.C. 1199 SEIU Region is Also Winning Some Other Strong and New Contracts. In Addition to Raises for more»

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Trying To ‘Bridge The Gap,’ But Management’s Balking

Published on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - The 450 Workers From13 Unions That Comprise the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition Have Authorized a Strike if a New Agreement Cannot be Reached. The Ferry Deckhands and Captains, Bus Servicers and Mechanics, Bridge Ironworkers and Inspectors, and Construction Tradesmen and Women Have Been Working Without a Contract Since July 1st. While more»

Via The Automotive News: U.S. Launches Safety Inspections Of Southern Auto Suppliers

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN) - Alarmed by What it Calls Higher Than Normal Incidents of Injuries and Safety Lapses, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Has Launched an Inspection of Auto Parts Plants Across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, a Top Agency Official said. The Federal Safety Agency Plans to Send Field Agents to Inspect more»