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Unions Giving Back In Central New York: Syracuse Teachers Association Distributing 40,000 Free Books This Weekend To Promote Literacy & Student Achievement

Published on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(SYRACUSE) - The Syracuse Teachers Association (STA), in Partnership With First Book, the Syracuse City School District and Other Groups are Putting 40,000 Free Books in the Hands of Area Students, Schools and Non-Profits Beginning Today (Saturday, November 20th). First Book’s Truckload Challenge Required at Least 2,000 Educators, Non-Profit more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento: It’s A ‘Bitter Birthday’ For The Verrazano Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – Instead The Celebration's In China, Where Jobs Are Moving

Published on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Fifty Years Ago - On November 21st, 1964 - the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Opened. It Was the World’s Largest Suspension Bridge and an Engineering Marvel That Was Only Fitting for the Greatest City, State and Country in the World. In Brooklyn and Staten Island, There Were Commemorations to Mark the Bridge’s Golden Anniversary, But Perhaps the more»

Via Ford On-Line: Buffalo Stamping In Hamburg ‘Goes Further,’ Becomes Refuge During Historic Storm

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) - The Historic Snowfall That Hit Buffalo This Week Brought Traffic to a Standstill, Stranded Hundreds and Collapsed Roofs. At the Same Time, it Brought Out the Best in Ford Employees – Including United Auto Workers (UAW)-Represented Workers - Caught in the Middle of the Swirling Drifts. The Lake-Effect Snow Started Falling in Buffalo more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka: Obama’s Immigration Executive Action 'Moves Us Forward'

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – Who Says President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action “Moves Us Forward” – Issued the Following Statement Today (Friday, November 21st) in Response to President Barack Obama's Announced Executive Action On Immigration Reform: Today is an Important Step Toward more»

Next Time Someone Bashes A Union-Represented Public Employee, Think About Those Men & Women Who Are Effectively Doing Their Jobs & Digging Out Buffalo, New York

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – For the Past Four Days, I’ve Been Snowed in at My Home in Lancaster, New York – Located Just Outside Buffalo and a Stone’s Throw From the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. A Wide Snow Band Settled in Early This Week and When All Was Said and Done, Lancaster Got More Than 80 Inches of the White Stuff. more»

Interesting ‘Labor Take’ From Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain: On Election Night, What Separated The State of Oregon From The Rest Of The Country?

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Young Unionists
On the Afternoon of November 4th, I Began to Follow Election Returns From Across the United States and the News Wasn’t Good. The Blue Tide That Swept Across America in 2008 On President Obama’s Coattails Was Ebbing. Democrats Who Had Won Senate Seats in Republican States Lost Big. Throughout the Night, Swing States Such as Colorado Elected more»

The IBEW Helps Win $10 Million Settlement At American Water

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
On October 30th, With the Signing of a Settlement, American Water Has Agreed to Pay Nearly $10 Million in Lost Benefits to Members of 19 Unions Representing Workers at the Company (Which Also Has an Agreement With the City of Buffalo), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Has Announced. The Settlement Was Ratified by Union Members by more»

Via seiu200united.org: National Labor Relations Board Rules In Favor Of Marist College Adjunct Faculty Organizing With Adjunct Action/SEIU

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ruled Earlier This Week That Marist College Committed Objectionable Conduct During the Course of the Union Election for the Nearly 500 Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Employed by the College, Who are Organizing With Adjunct Action/Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. more»

Labor Unions Leading The Fight Against Obama’s Trade Agenda

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in State-National Labor News
This Week is the #Stopfasttrack Week Of Action, an Attempt by the Anti-Globalization Movement to Coordinate Protests Around the World Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a Potential Free Trade Agreement Between the U.S. and 11 Other Pacific Rim Countries. The Reason They’re Doing it Now is to Influence Lawmakers in the Lead Up to more»

Via The Los Angeles Times: Unionist Rusty Hicks To Replace Maria Elena Durazo As New County Labor Federation Leader

Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) – Leaders of Hundreds of Labor Union Locals Voted Earlier This Week to Name Rusty Hicks to Replace Maria Elena Durazo as the Leader of the Powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. The Unanimous Vote by Delegates Elevates Hicks From His Post as the Organization’s Top Political Organizer to the Office of Executive Secretary more»

Pushing For Higher Wages, Walmart Employees Plan Strikes For 1,600 Walmart Stores On Black Friday

Published on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Young Unionists
A Group of Walmart Employees Pushing for Higher Wages Have Announced They’re Planning Protests at 1,600 Walmart Stores Nationwide On Black Friday, Which is the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year in the United States. The Labor Group, Our Walmart, Protested at 1,200 To 1,400 Walmart Stores Last Year On Black Friday, the Day After the Thanksgiving more»

Two 32BJ SEIU-Represented Window Cleaners Who Survived A Scaffold Malfunction At 1 World Trade Center Are “Doing Well” After Their Release From A Hospital

Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-Represented Window Cleaners - Juan Lizama and Juan Lopez (Pictured Below/Photo Courtesy of 32BJ SEIU) - Who Survived a Scaffold Malfunction at 1 World Trade Center are “Doing Well” After Their Release From a Hospital and are Both “Relieved and Thankful” more»

Via americanprogressaction.org: Study Finds That Unions Are Among The ‘Very Few’ Interest Groups That Represent The Middle Class

Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Labor News Report Comes to Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Via www.americanprogressaction.com and Was Authored by David Madland, Who Serves as the Director of the American Worker Project at the Center For American Progress Action Fund, and Danielle Corley - a Special Assistant for the Economic Policy Team. more»

California Nurses Strike Part Is Of Much Larger ‘Labor Push’ Across The U.S.

Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Via The Sacramento Bee: A Strike by 18,000 Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Facilities in Northern and Central California, Including Three Major Sacramento-Area Hospitals, Was the Latest Salvo by a Powerful Union That says it is Intent On Improving the Lot of Nurses Nationwide. Strikes and Protests Took Place Last Week in 16 States and Washington, D.C., Where more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Winners In The Mid-Term Elections Will Affect Policies Via The Budget

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
Winners In The Mid-Term Elections Will Affect Policies Via The Budget The New York Times Reports Congressional Republicans Intend to Present a Plan to Overhaul Medicare, Calling for Vouchers That They Call Premium Supports to Steer People 65 and Over Into Buying Private Health Insurance. Another Plan is to Transform Medicaid, Which Would be Cut and Turned more»

WNY Labor Gets On The ‘Magic Bus:’ Buffalo-Area Tour Highlights The “Good, Bad And Ugly’ Of Industrial Development Agency-Aided Projects

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Representatives From a Number of Western New York Labor Unions Took Part Today (Monday, November 17th) in a Unique Coalition For Economic Justice (CEJ)-Sponsored Magic Bus Tour of Three Buffalo Area Business That Have Received Support From Various Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), and in the Process Joined With Other Community more»

Via ifyouonlynews.com: Volkswagen Delivers ‘Smackdown’ To The Republican Party As It Lets The UAW Represent Its Tennessee Workers

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - One of the Most Contentious Union Elections of Recent Times Was Last February’s Vote On Whether to Allow the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Representation at Volkswagen’s (VW) Chattanooga, Tennessee, Assembly Plant. Tennessee’s Republican Senator Bob Corker, Who Was Once Mayor of Chattanooga, Was Accused of more»

Via theatlantic.com: Did You Know That Union Membership Is Very Sexy?

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Young Unionists
Who Knew a Union Card Was a Turn-On? Well, That Might Not be Literally the Case, But a New Study Finds That for Men, Union Membership Can Boost Their Chances of Getting Hitched. Research Shows for Men, Income Correlates With Marriage Rates: The Decline in Marriage is More Pronounced for Men in Middle and Lower Income Groups. This Basic Relationship more»

Via The American Labor Studies Center: How To Support Teaching About Labor

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(TROY, NEW YORK) - Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey Once said: "The History of the American Labor Movement Needs to be Taught in Every School in This Land. America is a ‘Living Testimonial’ to What Free Men and Women Organized Into Free Democratic Trade Unions Can Do to Make a ‘Better Life.’ We Ought to be Proud of it." more»

Postal Unions Rally In Buffalo As Part Of National ‘Day Of Action’ In Response To Planned USPS Service Cuts

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The American Postal Workers Union (APWU)-Led Rally That Was Held Friday (November 14th) Outside the Williams Street Post Office in Buffalo Was Part of a National Day of Action That Four Major Postal Unions Took Part in Across the United States. Nearly 300 Took Part in the Buffalo Action, According to WNYLaborToday.com more»

Walmart Sit-In Labor Action Update: At Pico Rivera, California Wal-Mart, Workers & Critics Protest Company’s Alleged Retaliation – Some Arrests Made

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA) - Hundreds of Walmart Workers and Those Supporting Them Protested Alleged Retaliation by the Retail Giant Near a Pico Rivera, California Store Thursday (November 13th) Evening, With Dozens Getting Taken Into Custody by the Sheriff’s Department. The Arrests, Which Took Place Where Workers Sat in an Intersection at more»

New York Maritime Union Votes In Favor Of Joining Larger International Organization

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Staten Island-Based Maritime Union Local 333 Has Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of Joining the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MMP), the Unions Announced Earlier This Week. Local 333 of the United Marine Division Represents 1,300 New York Harbor Mariners, Including Tugboat Captains and Crews, Staten more»

Offering Treatment, Support & Prevention For Work-Related Illnesses & Injuries, New Center For Occupational & Environmental Medicine At Buffalo’s ECMC Is ‘Labor Driven’

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: It’s Anticipated the New Center For Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Which Will Offer an Array of Treatment, Support & Prevention for Any Work-Related Illness or Injury, Will Now Officially Open at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo Sometime in Early 2015, ECMC Reps Told more»

Via The West Virginia Gazette: Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Indicted Over 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster That Killed 29 Miners

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) - Don Blankenship, the Long-Time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Massey Energy, Was Indicted Thursday (November 13th) On Charges He Orchestrated the Routine Violation of Key Federal Mine Safety Rules at the Company’s Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine Prior to an April 2010 Explosion That Killed 29 Miners. A Federal Grand Jury more»

Via syracuse.com: Roofers Union Protests Use Of Non-Union Workers At Anheuser-Busch Brewery In Syracuse Area

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(LYSANDER, NEW YORK) - The United Union of Roofers is Protesting Anheuser-Busch's Use of a Non-Union Binghamton Contractor to Repair the Roof at its Brewery Near Baldwinsville, Just Outside Syracuse. Two Members Of Roofers Local 195 Stood at the Entrance to the Brewery On Route 31 in Lysander for Three and a Half Hours Earlier This Week (Tuesday, November more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Volkswagen Opens The Door To The UAW In Chattanooga

Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE) - Volkswagen Announced Wednesday (November 12th) a New Policy That Opens the Door for Multiple Labor Organizations - Including the United Auto Workers (UAW) - to Represent Workers at its Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Giving the Union a Key Achievement in the South. For the UAW, Winning an Opportunity to Officially Represent more»

Via Gawker.com: Whole Foods Employees Ask For a Union

Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Whole Foods – Which is Looking to Open a New Store in Buffalo - Has Had a Pretty Bad Year. Its Stock Cratered in 2014, as Lower-Cost Competitors Undercut Its Prices. But Now Earnings are up, the Stock’s On the Rise, and the Company Has a New Problem: Some of its Workers Would Like a Union. After a Strong Earnings Report, the more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: The ‘Fight For Fifteen’ Can Serve As The ‘Basis Of Unity’ And ‘Center Of Labor’s Program’ To Defend Workers’ Living Standards & Working Conditions

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), an Umbrella Labor Organization That Oversees Western New York’s Central Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans, Dunkirk, Jamestown and Cattaraugus-Allegany. Combined, Western New York Labor more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Postal Unions Plan National ‘Day Of Action’ On Friday In Response To USPS Service Cuts, Including One In Buffalo

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is Scheduled to Hold a Rally and Press Conference on Friday (November 14th) Outside the Williams Street Post Office in Buffalo From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as Part of the National Day of Action That Four Major Postal Unions are Holding Across the United States. (WASHINGTON, more»

More Mid-Term Election News: 2014 U.S. Voter Turnout Was Lowest Registered In 70 Years/Meanwhile In Oregon, There Was 69.5% Voter Turnout & Democrats Won Big

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Via pbs.org: Just 36.4% of Eligible Voters Turned Out in 2014; Turnout Increased in Some Places, But Decreased in Most, Including Populous States Like California, New York and New Jersey; and It Was the Lowest Turnout Since World War II. While Final numbers are Still Being Tallied, at This Point it Looks Pretty Clear That Turnout in The Mid-Terms Was the more»

Via The Daily Kos: Volkswagen To Recognize UAW In Tennessee

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
A Common Myth: The Auto Industry is Dying. The Reality: No, it's Increasing Employment, But Largely in Non-Union Assembly Plants in the South Owned by Foreign Companies Like Mercedes and Nissan, and at Independent Parts Suppliers. Now, Let's See if This Breaks Open Some New Opportunities: Via The Wall Street Journal: The United Auto Workers (UAW) Expects more»

Some Good Post-Election News For Labor: IBEW Member In New Jersey Elected To Congress

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY) - The Evening of November 4th Was a Tough Night for Pro-Worker Candidates, But There Was Nothing But Good News Coming Out of Southern New Jersey Where Voters Sent an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Electrician to Congress: Folsom, Local 351 Assistant Business Manager Donald Norcross Won With Nearly 60% of the more»

Details Finally Emerge On New Philadelphia Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Contract & And It Looks Like A ‘Win’ For Organized Labor

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Late On Halloween Night, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Riders and Business Owners Took a Collective Sigh of Relief as the Transit Authority Struck a Deal With its Largest Union – and in the Process Avoiding a Strike That Would Have Shuttered Buses, Subways and Trolleys. But Little Details Emerged in the more»

Veterans Day 2014: Thank A Vet Today!

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Today (Tuesday, November 11th) is Veterans Day. WNYLaborToday.com Respectfully Asks That Our Readers/Viewers Take Some Time Today to Remember What Our Veterans Have Sacrificed for Us So That We Can Continue to Enjoy the Freedoms That We Have. Thank You All for Your Service! The Following Was Published in 2012 by the National AFL-CIO News Now Web Site. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans Over Democrats & New Leadership In U.S. Senate Likely Poses An Increased Threat To Seniors

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Union Retirees
Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans Over Democrats A Republican Tide Swept Over the Country On Election Day, Giving the GOP Full Control of Congress. The GOP’s Crowning Achievement Was Capturing a Majority in the U.S. Senate. Republicans Picked Up Seven Senate Seats And Will Have at Least 52, With Alaska Still Counting and Louisiana Going to a more»

Labor History: George Pullman Hired Formerly Enslaved Black Men Because They Knew How To Be 'Servile' - So They Formed A Union

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Young Unionists
When George Pullman Began Shortly After the Civil War Building His Train Sleeping Car Empire - Built On Service and Luxury for Wealthy Passengers - He Hired Thousands of Former Slaves Who Had the Experience of Serving Masters and Their Families, Which Translated to the Clientele. In This Installment Of Upworthy’s Mini-Series On Labor History, Brandon more»

Labor Perspective From Activist Bill Fletcher, Jr.: A Few Quick Thoughts On The November 4th Election

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Bill Fletcher, Jr. is an Internationally-Known Racial Justice, Labor and Global Justice Writer and Activist. He’s the Co-Author of Solidarity Divided, the Author of They’re Bankrupting Us and Twenty Other Myths About Unions. He’s Also a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls For Executive Action On Immigration

Published on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is Calling for President Obama to Not Only Take Executive Action to Support Immigrant Rights, But Take Action On Immigration to Ensure the Rights of All Americans. Trumka Released the Following Statement: In Our Country Today, Nearly 12 Million People and Eight Million Workers are more»

Jobless Rate Dips To 5.8%, With 214,000 New Jobs Added In October

Published on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Economy Added 214,000 Jobs in October, Down From September’s 248,000 New Jobs, But the Unemployment Rate Fell to 5.8% Compared to Last Month’s 5.9%, According to Figures Released Friday (November 7th) by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Since the Beginning of 2014, the Unemployment Rate Has Dropped by .8 more»

WNY Labor Successful In Its Fight To Keep NLRB’s Regional Designation In Buffalo

Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(BUFFALO) – With a Big Assist From U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Western New York Labor Has Been Successful in its Fight to Keep the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Regional Office in Buffalo, it Was Announced Friday (November 7th). Assisting in the New York State AFL-CIO-Led Campaign, the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation more»

What They’re Saying: An Interesting Smattering Of Reaction From Union Members & Working People On The Mid-Term Elections Via The Social Network Facebook

Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Has More 7,000 Social Network Connections On Facebook, With More Than 85% Falling Under the Categories of Labor Organizations, Labor Unions, Union Leadership and Individual Union Members. Many Posted a Variety of Extremely Interesting and Powerful Comments After Tuesday’s Mid-Term Election, Some of Which Your On-Line Labor Newspaper more»

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams: The Campaigns Have Ended, But Labor Fights On

Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Young Unionists
(DETROIT) – The Detroit News Published the Following Opinion Piece Authored by United Auto Workers (UAW) President Dennis Williams After Tuesday’s Mid-Term Elections: We’ve Made it Through Another Election Day and It Presents Us With Another Opportunity to Reflect On Our Values, The Progress We’ve Made, and Why It’s So more»

Voters In Anchorage, Alaska Favor Unions In Repealing Mayor's Labor Law Rewrite

Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ANCHORAGE, ALASKA) - Anchorage Voters Soundly Rejected Ballot Measure 1 in Tuesday’s Election, in Effect Repealing Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Administration’s Rewrite of City Labor Law and Handing a Triumph to Labor Unions That Have Spent Nearly Two Years Bitterly Fighting the Measure. With All Precincts Reporting, the Vote Was 54% to 46% in more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Election Day: It Sent a ‘Clear Message’ To Those in Washington That Voters Want an Economy That ‘Works For Everyone’

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says Election Day Sent a Clear Message to Those in Washington: Voters Want an Economy That Works for Everyone. The National Labor Leader Also Pointed Out That He Believes Voters are “Disillusioned by ‘Endless’ Political Bickering and Eyed These Elections With Great more»

Denver’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers Build Unionized Workers Co-Op

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(DENVER) – Eight Hundred Immigrant Taxi Drivers in Denver - From 24 Different Countries in Africa – Have Joined Communications Workers (CWA) Local 7777 With the Hope They Will Break Out Of Poverty and Challenge the Workplace Abuse That Many Endure Working for Private Taxi Companies. The Drivers Have Also Voted to Build a Worker-Owned Taxi more»

How Republicans ‘Conned’ The American People Into Giving Them Control Of The Senate

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Young Unionists
The Lazy Explanation From the Media and Political Chattering Classes is Democrats Lost Their Senate Majority Because of Barack Obama. The Truth is That Senate Republicans Ran a Years’ Long Con On the American People That Resulted in the GOP’s Election Win Earlier This Week. Republicans Originally Had a Plan to Obstruct Everything President more»

Via talkingpointsmemo.com: A Very Interesting Look Inside The Numbers In Tuesday’s Elections – Which Gives Democrats Cause For Optimism Despite The Overall Results

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in State-National Labor News
The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Were About as Thorough a Victory for Republicans as Might Have Reasonably Been Anticipated. Much of it, However, Was Baked Into the Cake by an Insanely Fortunate Senate Landscape and Turnout Patterns That are Increasingly Dividing Elections Into Mid-Terms Dominated by Republicans and Presidential Elections Dominated by more»

As Potential Merger With US Foods Looms, Sysco Drivers In Missouri Join The ‘Movement to Get Organized’ - Vote For Teamster Representation

Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Young Unionists
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - Concerned About Job Security and the Effects Of Sysco’s Possible Acquisition of US Foods, 43 Sysco Drivers in Kansas City, Missouri Voted On Halloween to Join Teamsters Local 41 by a Tally of 25-to-14, Union Officials Have Announced. Ahead Of Friday’s (October 31st) Election, a Majority of the Drivers Voiced Support more»

One Group Of Immigrant Recycling Workers In Northern California Vote To Unionize, While Another Goes Out On Strike & Wins!

Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA) - Within Days Of Each Other Last Week, Two Groups Of Northern California Recycling Workers Declared They'd Had Enough Of What They See As Regimes Of Indignity and Discrimination - With One Group Voting to Unionize and Another, Already Union-Represented Workers, Going Out On Strike. "They Think We're ‘Insignificant’ more»

WNYLaborToday.com Has One Simple Request For You Today: Go Vote!

Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
If You’ve Been Visiting and Reading the Array of Labor News Stories Published by WNYLaborToday.com – Your On-Line Labor Newspaper, in Recent Months, You Know How Important Today – Election Day 2014 – is to Working People. So We Respectfully Ask That You Take the Time to Vote Today and to Also Take Into Special Consideration Those more»