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Lockport Firefighters Planning Major Political Push In 2015 To Oust Mayor & Council Members Who’ve Allowed Department Staff To Dwindle Down To Just 33

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Working Without a Contract Since December 2012 and Watching Their Ranks Dwindle Down to Just 33 Firefighters, Lockport Firefighters Local 693 is Gearing Up for a Major Political Push in 2015 to Oust GOP Mayor Anne McCaffrey and the Republican-Led City Council. Union Representatives Tell WNYLaborToday.com That City more»

A ‘Different Take’ On How To Revive The Labor Movement From Author Stanley Aronowitz – A Former Factory Work, Union Organizer & Civil Rights Advocate

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Author Stanley Aronowitz Argues in a New Book That Unions Can't Survive Without Reversing Decades of Timidity and Bureaucratization: “By Still Relying On Elections and On Contracts and Grievance Procedures Rather Than Engaging in Direct Action, Unions are On the ‘Road to Doom.’” After The Brooklyn College Administration Temporarily more»

Nearly 2,000 Union-Represented FairPoint Communications Workers In Northern New England Go Out On Strike, Cite Company’s Unwillingness To Bargain In Good Faith

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND) - Nearly 2,000 Employees of FairPoint Communications in Northern New England Have Gone Out On Strike. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) And the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Which Represents FairPoint Workers in the States of Maine, New Hampshire And Vermont, Cite the Company’s Unwillingness more»

Judge Temporarily Bars Philadelphia School Reform Commission's Plans To Impose Changes To Teachers' Health Care Benefits

Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(PHILADELPHIA) - A Common Pleas Court Judge Monday (October 20th) Granted the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' (PFT) Request for a Preliminary Injunction to Halt the School Reform Commission's (SRC) Plans to Impose Changes to Teachers' Health Care Benefits. After Hearing Nearly Four Hours of Testimony, Judge Nina Wright Padilla Issued the Short Order more»

Strike Ends In Indiana As Machinist Union Members Win New Contract At Schneider Electric

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2069 Members Have Voted to Accept an Improved Offer From Schneider Electric, Which Ends a Two-Week Strike by More Than 300 IAM Members in Schneider’s Square D Facility in Peru, Indiana. “Our Members Stood Strong and Won Improvements They Can be Proud more»

Movement To Raise The Pay Of Low-Income Workers Gains Momentum In Boston As Airport & Health Care Workers To Get Wage Hike

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - The Movement to Raise the Pay of Low-Income Workers is Gaining Momentum in the Boston Area as Two Organizations Announced New Initiatives to Increase Wages. Ticket Agents, Baggage Handlers and Cabin Cleaners at Logan Airport Will be Paid at Least $10 an Hour as of January 1st and $11 the Following Year, if the Massachusetts Port Authority Board more»

UNITE HERE Furious Over Atlantic City Bankruptcy Judge’s Ruling That Voids Taj Mahal Casino Union Contract

Published on Monday, October 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY) - Billionaire Carl Icahn Won His Battle Against His Trump Taj Mahal's Union After a Bankruptcy Judge Voided the Labor Contract at the Atlantic City Casino - Which Has Left UNITE HERE! Officials Furious Over the Decision. The Taj Mahal Casino is Atlantic City's Second Largest Casino, Employing Around 3,000 Workers. Trump Entertainment more»

What NYSNA Says All Health Care Facilities Must Do When It Comes To Addressing Ebola & Getting The Facts On Ebola From The CSEA

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) – Which Represents More than 37,000 Members and is the State’s Largest Professional Association and Union for Registered Nurses (RNs) - is Insisting On the Following From All Health Care Facilities Where the Union Represent Nurses: Safe Levels of Staffing to Care for Patients With more»

11 ‘Great Reasons’ To Vote On November 4th

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Young Unionists
We’re Just a Few Weeks Away From an Incredibly Important Election and the Votes People Cast On Tuesday, November 4th Will Shape Our Future and Our Children’s. The National AFL-CIO is Sure Union Members are Planning to Vote, But is Asking Union Members Who May Know Someone Who’s On the Fence and Who May Think That Elections in more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity; In Buffalo, The Share Of Income Given To Charity Fell By More Than 10%

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Union Retirees
Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity, While Poor And Middle-Class Increase Donations: In a Recently-Released Report, the Chronicle of Philanthropy - a Leading Source of News Coverage of the Non-Profit World, says Americans Who Earned $200,000 or More Reduced the Share of Their Income They Gave to Charity by 4.6% From 2006 to 2012. Those Earning Less Than more»

Philly Students Stand Up & Disrupt Anti-Union Film Screening At School District HQ

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Students From the Philadelphia Student Union Disrupted a Screening at the School District Headquarters of Won’t Back Down, a Film Largely Critical of Teachers Unions and Supportive of Charter School Development. The Students Sat Silently in the First Few Rows of the Auditorium, Only to Break Out of Their Seats About 20 Minutes Into more»

‘Historic Win’ For New Orleans Hospitality Workers: 900 Hotel & Casino Employees Begin Contract Negotiations After Winning Right To Organize With UNITE HERE & Teamsters

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS) - In a Historic Win for New Orleans Hospitality Workers, 900 Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Employees are Now in Contract Negotiations After Winning the Right to Organize With UNITE HERE and the Teamsters Through Successful Card-Check Campaigns. It Was Also a Win for Union Conventioneers, Since Previously the Only Other Unionized Hotel in more»

Carrying Signs Reading: 'The Waltons Are Robbing America,' 26 Arrested For Protesting Outside Walmart Billionaire's New York City Home

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Hundreds of Protesters Picketed Late Last Week Outside the Home of Alice Walton, the Billionaire Daughter Of Walmart's Founder, Which Led to the Arrest of 26 Protesters When They Blocked Park Avenue in the Upscale New York Neighborhood Where Walton's Home Is Located. Another 16 Were Arrested in a Similar Protest Outside a Walmart Office in more»

Teamsters Make History With First-Ever Organizing Victory At FedEx Freight

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA)- A Group of 47 Drivers at FedEx Freight's East Philadelphia Terminal I in Croydon, Pennsylvania Have Made History by Overwhelmingly Voting This Week to Join Teamsters Local 107 In Philadelphia, Union Officials Announced. The Vote Was 26-to-18 in Favor of Joining Local 107. "We’re Tired of Getting Treated With Disrespect and Dealing more»

Furious Over The Philadelphia School Reform Commission's Move To Cancel Its Teachers' Contract, 3,000 Rally To Shut Down North Broad Street

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Furious Over the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's (PSRC) Move to Unilaterally Cancel its Teachers' Contract, 3,000 People Shut Down North Broad Street Thursday (October 16th) and Vowed More Disruptive Action if the Panel's Action is Not Undone. The Eyes of the Nation are On Philadelphia, said American Federation of Teachers (AFT) more»

As Negotiations On A New Contract Get Ready To Begin, The APWU Takes A Look At The U.S. Postal Service’s Union-Busting Law Firm

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
With Negotiations for a New Contract Set to Begin On February 19th, 2015, it’s Worth Noting That in the Past, When Talks Have Ended in Arbitration, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Has Used the Anti-Union Law Firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius to Represent Management’s Interests. The Firm, Which Has More Than 1,400 Attorneys in 25 more»

Via The Washington Post: America’s Fastest-Growing Profession Is Joining A Very Public Fight For Higher Wages

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - In a Life Working a String of Low-Wage Jobs, Lynette Reece Always Had Trouble Paying the Rent. A Home Health-Care Aide for the Past 21 Years, She’s Too Often Had to Skip Work to Go to Landlord-Tenant Court to Try to Hold On to Her Apartment. “How Can I Go To Work if I Have to Go To Court?” says Reece, 46, a Single Mother more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka: We Need To Replace Mass Incarceration With Mass Employment

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) – Speaking in Los Angeles This Week in Support of the Yes On 47 Campaign/Prop 47 - Which Will be On the Ballot in November, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says it Would Reduce the Classification of Some Low-Level Non-Violent Crimes From Felonies to Misdemeanors. The Crimes Addressed by the Proposal Include Things Like Minor more»

National Nurses United Calls For Higher Standards In Confronting Ebola

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - Following News That the First U.S. Nurse Has Now Tested Positive for the Deadly Ebola Virus, National Nurses United (NNU) – the Largest U.S. Organization of Nurses – is Calling for All Hospitals to Have in Place the Highest Standard of Optimal Protections, Including Hazmat Suits and Hands-On Training to Protect All more»

Trump Wants Judge To Terminate Union Contract At Taj Mahal Casino

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - With Trump Entertainment Already in Bankruptcy, the Organization Has Asked a Delaware Judge to Allow it to Terminate its Current Contract With its Unions, the Associated Press is Reporting. Trump Entertainment Has Been Embroiled in a Fight With its Unions in Two Areas: It Wants Them to Give Up Their Health Care Plans in Favor more»

Federal Report Shows Latino Workers Dying At Higher Rates In Job Accidents

Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
As Latino Workers Take On More and More of the Nation’s Toughest and Dirtiest Jobs, They Increasingly are Paying For it With Their Lives. Preliminary and Recently-Released Federal Figures Show of the 4,405 U.S. Workers Killed On the Job in 2013, 797 Were Latinos. That Equates to 3.8 of Every 100,000 Full-Time Latino Employees in the U.S. Dying in more»

Low Pay & No Benefits: Adjunct Professors In Vermont Might Unionize

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(COLCHESTER, VERMONT) - Food Stamps, Medicaid and Moonlighting - Despite Their Advanced Degrees, Some Adjunct Professors at Local Colleges Report These are Some of the Ways They Make Ends Meet. In Response, a Labor Organizing Effort is Under Way Among Part-Time Faculty at Three Private Colleges in Vermont, and Recently, the Service Employees International more»

NYSUT Lawsuit: State Education Department's Ban On Discussing Tests Violates Free Speech

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Has Filed Suit in Federal Court Seeking to Invalidate Confidentiality Agreements That the State Education Department (SED) Requires Teachers to Sign Before Scoring State Tests, Saying the Prohibition - With its Accompanying Threats of Discipline, Including Dismissal, License Revocation and more»

Food Service Workers At Boston’s Emerson College ‘Go Union’ With UNITE HERE

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(BOSTON) - After Nine Months of Organizing Supported by Students in Emerson P.R.I.D.E. (Progressives and Radicals in Defense of Employees), 100 Food Service Workers at Emerson College in Boston Have Won Union Recognition With UNITE HERE Local 26. The Sodexo Food Service Workers Joined UNITE HERE Local 26 Following an Overwhelming Vote in Favor of more»

WNYLaborToday.com Interview With Philadelphia AFL-CIO Council President Patrick Eiding: Union Members ‘Don't Fully Understand’ The Benefits Of Being In A Union

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Philadelphia AFL-CIO Council President Patrick Eiding (Pictured Above) Heads One of the Largest Central Labor Councils in the United States, Which Counts Close to 150,000 Union-Represented Workers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Area. Eiding – Who Hosts a Weekly Labor Radio Show in Philadelphia (Today In Philly more»

You’d Never Know It, But – ‘Yes,’ There Is A Representative Of Organized Labor On The Erie County Citizens Salary Review Commission

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – You Probably Didn’t Know This, Simply Because it Was Largely Ignored by Buffalo’s Daily Newspaper and the Local Media, But – Yes, There is a Representative of Organized Labor On the Erie County Citizens Salary Review Commission. Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 President James Wagner (Pictured more»

Michigan Tree Trimmers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The IBEW

Published on Monday, October 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN) - Tree Trimmers Employed by the Asplundh Tree Expert Company in Southwest Michigan Have Voted 69-to-11 for Representation by Grand Rapids-Headquartered International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 876, Union Officials Have Announced. The Strong Vote Closely Follows Three Recent Elections at Asplundh Locations in more»

United Wisconsin Lauds SCOTUS Decision To Halt Last Minute Implementation Of Voter ID Law/Federal Judge Also Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Calling It A 'Poll Tax'

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - United Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck Made the Following Statement in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-to-3 Decision Thursday (October 9th) Blocking Implementation of Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law for the November Election: Wisconsin Voters Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief With the Knowledge That Their Right to more»

Via The Detroit News: The UAW & Ford Give Detroit Schools $200K For Arts & Sports

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Arts, Music and Athletic Programs Received a Major Boost This Week as the Detroit Public Schools Foundation Was Presented With a $200,000 Check by the Ford Motor Company’s Philanthropic Arm and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union. The Presentation, Made During the Ford STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Conference at the more»

200 Non-Union Airplane Cabin Cleaners Go Out On Strike At NYC’s LaGuardia Airport

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) — More Than 200 Contracted Cabin Cleaners Employed by Air Serv to Clean Delta’s Planes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City Have Launched a Strike Over Occupational Hazards and Unhealthy and Unsafe Working Conditions - Including Lack of Protection From Possible Exposure to Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases, and to Protest more»

Anti-Union Associated Builders And Contractors Groups Gets Ready To Fight Workers’ Protections, Rights On The Job

Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Let’s Say You’re a Contractor That Receives Federal Money for Big Construction Projects - Wouldn’t You Want to Take the High Road in Ensuring Workplace Safety, Fair Wages and Respecting Collective Bargaining Rights So Your Reputation On the Job Doesn’t Get Tarnished? If You’re the Anti-Union Associated Builders and Contractors more»

Tired Of Getting ‘Lip Service’ From Elected Officials In Albany, NYSUT Teacher Elaine Altman Takes Aim On Winning The State Senate’s 61st District Seat

Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(AMHERST) – Elaine Altman Became Increasingly Frustrated During Her Many Trips to Albany to Lobby Western New York’s Elected State Officials Over the Years as a Representative of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, Including Meeting With Her Representative - Republican State Senator Michael Razenhoffer - Who “Rubbed Her more»

Yet another Reason Not To Shop at Wal-Mart: Big Box Retailer to Eliminate Health Care Coverage for Some of Its Part-Time Workers

Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated Plans to Eliminate Health Insurance Coverage for Some of its Part-Time U.S. Employees in a Move Aimed at Controlling Rising Health Care Costs of the Nation's Largest Private Employer. Wal-Mart Told the Associated Press (AP) That Starting January 1st, it will No Longer Offer Health Insurance to Employees Who more»

Union Miners Rally At The EPA In Washington To Protest New Emissions Standards

Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Came to Washington Earlier This Week with a Message for the Obama Administration: We Will Not be Forgotten! The Union Miners, Who Came by Bus From Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, Held a Rally Tuesday (October 7th) Outside the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Headquarters in Protest of more»

New York State United Teachers Intervene In Lawsuit Challenging Tenure/Suit Includes Two Niagara County Teachers & Another Two From The Rochester Area

Published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Announced Monday (October 7th) That its Motion to Intervene in a Suit Challenging the State's Tenure Law Was Granted by State Supreme Court Justice Philip Minardo. The Suit Was Filed On Behalf of Seven Individual Teachers and the Statewide Union, Including Two From Niagara County in Western New York more»

Labor Perspective From Union Brother John Kubinski: Learn About The Middle Class Action Project, Which Is Bringing Working People Together To Fight Back Against Corporate Greed & Income Inequality

Published on Tuesday, October 7, 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: John Kubinski (Pictured Above/Photos Courtesy of John Kubinski) - a Member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1500, more»

New Orleans Union Membership Set To Double After Hotel & Casino Workers Win

Published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS) - The Number of Union Members in New Orleans’s Tourism Industry is Set to Double. The Hospitality and Gaming Union - UNITE HERE - and Teamsters Local 270 are Currently in Contract Negotiations With Harrah’s Hotel and Casino After Winning a Card Check Election Among 900 Hotel and Food Workers. According to The Times-Picayune: The more»

Chicago Cab Drivers ‘Stand Together’ With AFSCME & Win!

Published on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) – In a Big Win for a New American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local, Chicago Cab Drivers United Has Reached an Agreement With Mayor Rahm Emanuel That Would Put Thousands of Dollars Back Into Their Pockets and Signals a New Era in Relations With the City. When The Drivers Began Organizing for Change Earlier more»

Even With Management Failing To Make Good On A Promise To Stay Neutral, Health Professionals At Five Planned Parenthood Clinics Across Central New York ‘Stay Strong’ & Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The CWA

Published on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CENTRAL NEW YORK) – Even Though Management’s Failed to Keep its Promise to Stay Neutral in the Election, Health Care Professionals at Five Planned Parenthood Clinics Across Central New York Stayed Strong and Have Overwhelmingly Voted to Go Union With the Communications Workers of America (CWA). When the Votes Were Tallied, 97% of the Workers more»

Contract Negotiations Set To Resume On October 15th Between Striking RHI Monofrax Workers Represented By The IAM & SEIU In The Southern Tier

Published on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(FALCONER) – New Contract Negotiations are Set to Resume On October 15th Between Striking RHI Monofrax Workers, Who are Represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 266-F in the Southern Tier Town of Falconer, IAMAW Business Representative Pete more»

Mercedes-Benz Employees Charter UAW Local 112 In Alabama/Joint Agreement Calls For Mercedes-Benz U.S. International To Be A ‘UAW-Represented Facility’

Published on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA) - Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) Employees and the United Auto Workers (UAW) - With Support From the Daimler World Employee Committee and the German Automotive Trade Union IG Metall - Announced Late Last Week the Formation of UAW Local 112 - a New Local Union Providing Representation for Workers at the MBUSI Assembly Plant in more»

AFSCME Council 31 Wins $60 Million In Back Pay For Illinois State Employees

Published on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(STATE OF ILLINOIS) - After Waiting More Than Three Years for Back Pay Explicitly Spelled Out in Their Contract, Illinois State Employees Finally Got a Measure of Justice After An Appellate Court Ruled They Were Owed the Wages, and That the Legislature's Failure to Appropriate Sufficient Funds Cannot Erase the State’s Obligation to Pay. The Decision more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New York Times Stresses The Importance Of Older Voters

Published on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Union Retirees
New York Times Stresses The Importance Of Older Voters According to The New York Times, Older Voters This Year are Not Favoring Republicans by the Overwhelming 21 Points That They Did in the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. Democratic Pollster Geoff Garin Suggests Even a Small Shift by Older Voters Will Have an Outsized Impact On Election Outcomes. Democratic more»

Via The Huffington Post: Pro-Union Burger King Worker Disciplined For ‘Poor’ Pickle Placement

Published on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in State-National Labor News
In Colorful Fashion, a Judge With the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruled Earlier This Week That a Major Burger King Franchisee in Michigan Had Committed Various Forms of Union-Busting in the Face of Worker Strikes and Organizing. According to the Decision, EYM King - Which Runs 22 Burger King Restaurants in and Around Detroit, Broke Labor Law by more»

Locked-Out Steelworkers From Superman's Town Go To D.C.

Published on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Locked-Out United Steelworkers (USW) From Honeywell's Nuclear Materials Processing Plant in Metropolis, Illinois Took Their Dispute to the Nation's Capital in Late September With Picket Lines in Front of the Firm's D.C. Office, as Well as at the Offices of Three Heavyweight Lobbying Firms Honeywell Hires to Influence Lawmakers. Honeywell more»

New York City Union Workers Building Innovative Riverside Project Funded By AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust

Published on Friday, October 3, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – More Than 350 Workers, Business Managers and Members of the New York State Labor Movement Recently Gathered in New York City to Celebrate the Workers at Riverside Drive, Who are Building a $420 Million, 40-Story Development Project That’s Being Financed by the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT). The Project is Expected to more»

2014 Western New York Construction Career Days Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary By Attracting An All-Time High Of More Than 1,200 Area High School Students

Published on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council and its Affiliated 18 Member Unions - Which Combine to Represent 10,000 Working Men and Women Across Western New York - Held its 10th Western New York Construction Career Days Event at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17’s Sprawling more»

CWA President Larry Cohen Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election To Another Term As Head Of The National Union That Represents 700,000 Working Men and Women

Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Long-Time Communications Workers of American (CWA) President Larry Cohen, Whose National Union Represents 700,000 Working Men and Women in Telecommunications, Media, the Airlines Industry, in the Health Care and Education Sector and Manufacturing, Has Announced He Will Not Seek Re-Election to Another Term. In An Open Letter to CWA more»

New American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Vote Big For Union Representation - Election Is ‘Biggest’ Union Organizing Victory In The South In Decades

Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - After a 19-Year Struggle, 9,000 American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Have Voted to Go Union With the Members of the US Airways Communications Workers of America (CWA)-International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Association to Form a New Bargaining Unit of 14,500 Agents at American Airlines – Which Now Becomes the Largest Labor more»

Unity Living Center Workers Approve First Ever Union Contract Covering Direct Care Employees In The Rochester Regional Health System

Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) - Unity Living Center Workers Have Approved Their First Union Contract; Which is the First Collective Bargaining Agreement Covering Direct Care Workers Within the New Rochester Regional Health System That Was Formed by the Recent Merger of the Unity Health and Rochester General Health Systems, Representatives of 1199 Service Employees more»