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Mexican Union Leader: Stop TPP, Demand Real Labor Reforms

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(ATLANTA) - “As Long as Mexican Workers ‘Don’t Have Rights,’ Workers in America are ‘Under Threat.’” - With These Words Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President of the Mexican Mine And Metalworkers’ Union Los Mineros, Recently Addressed the National AFL-CIO Executive Council at its Winter Meetings That more»

Minnesota Legislator Looks To Capitalize On Opportunity By Inviting Two Wisconsin Businesses To Relocate Over Right-To-Work (For Less) Union Debate

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF MINNESOTA) – While Republicans in the State of Wisconsin are Trying to Pass a Controversial Right-To-Work (For Less) Law That Would Ban Union Shop Contracts Requiring Union Membership, a Top Member of Their Own Party From Minnesota Jumped Into the Fray by Criticizing the Action and Invited Two Wisconsin Business to Relocate to His more»

Labor Unions Back Bill That Would Examine New York’s Controversial Scaffold Law

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The State’s Much Maligned Scaffold Law Drew Strong Support From Labor Unions and Their Allies Earlier This Week as They Endorsed a Bill Forcing Insurance Companies to Disclose Costs Related to the Worker-Injury Measure. “For Years a ‘Moneyed’ Coalition of Insurance Companies and Property Owners Have Been Trying more»

U.S. Senate Votes To Block Union Election Rule

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON) - Congressional Republicans Opened a New Front Wednesday (March 4th) in Their Fight Against Obama Administration Regulations, With the Senate Voting to Strike Down a Contentious Rule Meant to Speed Up Union Elections. The GOP Used the Seldom-Used Congressional Review Act (CRA) to Attack the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Rule, a more»

Get This: The GOP Is Now Going After Injured Workers

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Young Unionists
Under The Banner of Fighting Fraud, Republicans are Out to Slash Federal Dollars That Support People Who’ve Been Injured at Work. Nice. In the Late 1990s, as he Approached 50, My Dad Started to Have a Series of Small Strokes. Many Of Them Went Undiagnosed Until the Summer of 2000 When he Finally Went to the Hospital. He Slowly Stopped Working After more»

Group Of 14 New Jersey Public Employee Unions Intend To Sue Governor Christie Over Pension Payments

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(TRENTON, NEW JERSEY) - The New Jersey Education Association (NJE) Has Joined With 13 Other Public Employee Unions in Announcing They Intend to File a Lawsuit Against Governor Chris Christie’s Administration for Not Making Pension Payments he’d Promised in 2011, When the Governor First Ushered in Reforms That Put a Shine On His National Image as more»

University Of Wisconsin Study Estimates Manufacturing Jobs Earn $8,100 Less In Right-To-Work States

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - A University of Wisconsin (UW)-Extension Paper Estimates Workers in the Manufacturing Sector Earn an Average of $8,100 Less in States That Have Right-To-Work (For Less) Laws, and That Right-To-Work (For Less) States Have More Poverty and Fewer College Graduates. Researched and Written by Steven Deller, a Professor of Agricultural And more»

A Bit Of Good News For Organized Labor: West Virginia’s Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill Appears To Be Going Nowhere This Legislative Session

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA) – The Push for a Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill – Similar to Those in 24 Other States – Appears to be Going Nowhere in West Virginia, at Least During This Current Legislative Session. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael - Who Sponsored the Bill - said West Virginia Lawmakers are Evaluating more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard: Republicans Are So Blinded By Their Hatred Of Empowered Workers That They’re Irrational

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Guest Columns
To Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, America's Labor Union Members are the Same as Murderous, Beheading, Caged-Prisoner-Immolating ISIS Terrorists. Exactly the Same. That's What Walker Told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Last Week. The Governor said Because he Destroyed Public Sector Labor Rights in Wisconsin After 100,000 Union more»

How About This?: Canadian Supreme Court Recognizes Constitutional Right For Workers To Strike

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(OTTAWA, ONTARIO/CANADA) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Celebrating a Recent Supreme Court Decision That Recognizes the Constitutional Right of Public Sector Workers to Go On Strike and CUPE - Canada’s Largest Union, is Calling the Decision a Huge Victory for All Workers Across the Country. “The Ability of Workers to Go On more»

Unionized General Motor’s Tonawanda Engine Plant Employees Starts Campaign To Get More GM Employees To Drive GM Vehicles

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Young Unionists
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) - Tom Carberry (Pictured Above) is Employed as a Quality Network Representative (QNR) at General Motor’s (GM) Engine Plant in Tonawanda, New York – Just Outside Buffalo, and he Speaks the Truth in Observing That Every GM Plant, Lab, Engineering Facility and Proving Ground Has Non-GM Vehicles in Their Parking Lots. more»

Know Your Enemies: Who’s Behind The National Right-To-Work (For Less) Committee & Its Anti-Union Crusade?

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in State-National Labor News
As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 Session Came to a Close, One of the Major Cases Left for a Decision Was Harris vs. Quinn, Which Could Affect Millions of Public Sector Workers in the United States. The Case Originates in Illinois, Where Home Health Care Workers Have Been Successfully Organized by Public Sector Unions. Now, a Small Group Of These more»

Union Retiree News From the Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Joins House Members To Protect Social Security Disability Insurance

Published on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Union Retirees
Alliance Joins House Members To Protect Social Security Disability Insurance Last Week, the Alliance For Retired Americans Joined Democratic Representatives Xavier Becerra (California), Sander Levin (Michigan), Jan Schakowsky (Illinois) and Doris Matsui (California) and Allies in Speaking Out On a Tele-Press Conference Call That Focused On Protecting more»

A Chart That Shows All The 'Union Haters' How Ignorant They Are!

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Young Unionists
Conservatives Love to Trash Unions by saying They’re Corrupt and Do Nothing But Damage the Economy. However, the Progressive Economic Policy Institute (EPI) Put Together a Quick Chart Using Data Compiled From the U.S. Census Bureau, Reported TruthOut. The EPI Illustrated a Strong Correlation Between the Dwindling Number of Union Membership and more»

A Side of Labor Unions You May Not Know About: 1199 SEIU Has A ‘Free’ Tax Program That Yields Life-Changing Results For Some Of Its Members

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - You Know When They’re On a Picket Line Fighting for Fair Wages and Benefits. You Hear Their Prominent Voices at Rallies Supporting the Most Critical Social Justice Issues of Our Times. And You Know When They’re Putting Their Full Force and Effort Into Electing a Labor-Friendly Candidate. But What Most People more»

CWA, SEIU & IUOE Reach Tentative Agreement With Kaleida Health On 2015 Master Agreement Wage Re-Opener/Management Praises 8,000-Member Union Workforce For Assisting In Its Economic Turnaround

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Kaleida Health System’s Union-Represented Workforce is Being Publicly Praised by CEO Jody Lomeo for Playing a Role in the Economic Turnaround of the Buffalo Health Care and Hospital Services Provider After it Was Announced the Communications Workers of America (CWA), 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare more»

Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists Join With Representatives Of Organized Labor & Community Groups To Stand Up For Racial Justice At McDonald’s

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – Representatives From a Growing Coalition of Labor Unions, Community Groups and Activists Gathered in Front of a McDonald’s in the Buffalo Suburb of Williamsville (Friday, February 27th) to Protest the National Fast-Food Company’s Treatment of its Workers of Color. Local Protestors (Photos Courtesy of the more»

‘Fighting Back’ In Wisconsin: Unions Hold ‘Solidarity Rally’ On Saturday As Assembly Allows Further Public Comment On Monday Against Right-To-Work (For Less)

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) – As Thousands of Union Members Took Part in a Solidarity Rally On Saturday (February 28th) in Wisconsin’s Capitol to Protest Passage of a Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill, the Chairman of the State Assembly Committee That Will Hold a Public Hearing On the Matter Monday (March 2nd) Has Promised to Give the Public "Every more»

A Side of Labor Unions You May Not Know About: 1199 SEIU Has A ‘Free’ Tax Program That Yields Life-Changing Results For Some Of Its Members

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - You Know When They’re On a Picket Line Fighting for Fair Wages and Benefits. You Hear Their Prominent Voices at Rallies Supporting the Most Critical Social Justice Issues of Our Times. And You Know When They’re Putting Their Full Force and Effort Into Electing a Labor-Friendly Candidate. But What Most People more»

Thought You Were ‘Safe?’ - Michigan Right-To-Work (For Less) Law Would Extend To Police, Firefighters Under Midland Lawmaker's Proposal

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - A Newly-Elected State Representative From Midland Has Drafted Legislation to Extend the Reach Of Michigan's Right-To-Work Law (For Less) to Public Safety Personnel - the Only Union Members Exempt Under the 2012 Law. Republican State Representative Gary Glenn is Currently Courting Co-Sponsors for the Legislation, saying he Hopes to more»

Niagara County AFSCME Members Get Ready To Vote On New Contract That Features 9.5% Wage Increase & Maintains Full Health Care Coverage For Retired Employees

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT) – In a Major Reversal at the Bargaining Table, Leadership at American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 182 Tell WNYLaborToday.com That They Were “Surprised” by the Recent and “Reversed Stance” That Niagara County Representatives Took at the Negotiating Table, Which Finally Enabled more»

As Teachers Launch High-Profile Public Campaign & Conduct Rallies Across New York State, NYSUT Hammers Governor, Blasts Cuomo's 'Cluelessness' On Evaluations

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WEST SENECA) – An Estimated 1,500 People Packed the Auditorium at West Seneca West High School Thursday Night (February 26th) to Rally Against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Stance On Education Reform and the Teaching Profession. The Angry Participants Gave the Governor a Failing Grade for Linking State Education Funding to School Reforms. The West more»

General Strike Could Result Over Passage Of Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) – Right-To-Work (For Less) Will be the Last Straw, According to Labor Activists Attempting to Build Momentum for a General Strike in Wisconsin. On Sunday, Before the Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill Was Passed by Both Houses in the State Capitol of Madison, Three Labor Unions Agreed to a General Strike During a Luncheon in Madison, more»

IBEW Local 2327 Member Bill Lee Puts The Four-Month-Long FairPoint Communications Strike In A ‘Perspective’ That Every Union Member Should Read

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: From Time to Time, WNYLaborToday.com Runs Across Something of Interest That We See On the Number of Social Networks That Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Daily Reviews and Believes Would be of Interest to Our Many Visitors/Readers. Recently, WNYLaborToday.com Read a Comment Posted on the Fairness at FairPoint’s more»

Senate Passes Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill In Wisconsin, Governor Expected To It Sign Amid Protests As Machinists Union Leader Alludes To General Strike At Capitol Rally

Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) – After Eight Hours of Debate On Wednesday (February 25th), the Wisconsin State Senate Passed a Right-To-Work (For Less Bill) by a Vote of 17-to-15 – Despite Thousands of Protestors Who Stormed the Capitol in Madison to Show Their Displeasure. Most of the Protesters From Earlier in the Day Had Left the Capitol by the Time more»

National AFL-CIO Executive Council Creates Labor Commission On Racial and Economic Justice

Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTA) - “America’s Legacy of Racism and Racial Injustice Has Been and Continues to be a ‘Fundamental Obstacle’ to Workers’ Efforts to ‘Act Together’ to ‘Build Better Lives’ for ‘All’ of Us,” the AFL-CIO Executive Council said in a Statement This Week That Announced the Creation of a more»

Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Represented By The Teamsters Unanimously Approve New Union Contract That Features High Wages & Improved Working Conditions

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Young Unionists
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Shuttle Bus Drivers Who Haul Facebook Employees to and From Silicon Valley Have Voted Unanimously to Approve Their First Union Contract, Promising High Wages and Improved Working Conditions. The Contract Awaits Approval From the Social Network and Loop Transportation, the Company Which Facebook Contracts to Transport its Employees. In more»

Via www.syracuse.com: Poll Finds Public Backs New York Teachers In Fight With Governor Cuomo

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE) - In the Ongoing War Between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York's Teachers, the Teachers Are Winning - According to a New Poll Out This Week From Siena College Research Institute. Consider What Voters said When Asked About What Hinders Education in New York: Little Parental Involvement (37%), Not Enough Money in Schools (18%), the Effects of more»

Labor Update: Protesters Fill Wisconsin Capitol After Right-To-Work (For Less) Hearing Abruptly Ends - GOP ‘Afraid’ Unions Would ‘Disrupt’ Hearing

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Shortly Before 6:30 P.M. Tuesday (February 24th), a Public Hearing On Wisconsin's Fast-Tracked Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill Was Abruptly Adjourned Due to What Republican Committee Chairman Steve Nass Described as a "Credible Threat." Nass Announced About 30 Minutes Before the Hearing Was Scheduled to End That he Would Adjourn it more»

As Part Of ‘National Adjunct Walkout Day,’ The Buffalo Adjunct Movement Mobilizes At The University At Buffalo

Published on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(AMHERST) – On This National Adjunct Walkout Day, Members of the Buffalo Adjunct Movement (BAM) are Participating in a Public Action Today (Wednesday, February 25th) at the University at Buffalo (UB) in Solidarity With Contingent Faculty Nationwide to Demand Fair and Better Pay, Benefits and Job Security That They say are Being Denied to Them. more»

Unions Rally Today & Wednesday In Wisconsin Against Right-To-Work (For Less)

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) – Thousands of Union Members and Working People are Expected to Take Part in a Major Rally Held Today (Tuesday, February 24th) in Wisconsin’s State Capitol to Protest State Republicans Efforts to Fast-Track a Right-To-Work (For Less) Bill Championed by Anti-Worker GOP Governor and Presidential Hopeful Scott Walker. On more»

6,000 Teamster-Represented UPS Workers In Illinois, Iowa & Indiana Ratify New Contract That Features Annual Wage Increases & More Full-Time Job Opportunities For Part-Time Employees

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MOKENA, ILLINOIS) – Six-Thousand Teamster Local 710-Represented UPS Workers in the States of Illinois, Iowa and Indiana Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New and Retroactive Five-Year Contract That Features Annual Wage Increases and More Full-Time Job Opportunities for Part-Time Employees, the Union Has Announced. Teamsters Local 710, an Affiliate of more»

Boston Using Prisoners Like ‘Slave Laborers’ To Shovel Snow In Back-Breaking Conditions/Paying Them 20 Cents An Hour To Shovel Massive Snowfall In That City

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(BOSTON) - The Headline for the Recent CBS News Story in Boston is Headlined: MBTA Offers $30 An Hour To Shovel Out Tracks. And While a Mixture of Workers – Including Union Workers, Students and Others – are Being Paid $30 an Hour, 50 Prisoners are Being Paid 20 Cents an Hour to Shovel Out From the Massive Amount of Snow That’s Fallen in more»

From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members Visit More Than 120 Congressional Offices During Lobby Week

Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members Visit More Than 120 Congressional Offices During Lobby Week Members Of the Alliance For Retired Americans Visited More Than 120 Members of Congress and Staff in Their Home States During the Presidents’ Day Recess. “Under the New (114th) Congress, Retirees Issues are ‘Once Again’ Under Attack From Many Directions, more»

1199 SEIU Western New York Update: 1199 Service Employees International Union Caregivers At St. Francis Nursing Home In Suburban Buffalo Send Strike Notice

Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - Caregivers Represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East at St. Francis Nursing Home in the Buffalo Suburb of Williamsville Have Voted Unanimously to Send a Strike Notice to Management, the Union Has Announced. Meanwhile, 1199 SEIU is Calling for the Assistance of a Federal Mediator as Labor more»

“When Workers Come Together – Change Happens” – National AFL-CIO Credits Workers ‘Standing Collectively’ For Achieving Better Wages At Walmart

Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - News That 500,000 Full-Time & Part-Time Associates at Walmart Will Receive Pay Raises Shows “When Workers Pool Their ‘Power’ – They Can ‘Make Progress’ That ‘Benefits’ Not Just Union Members, But All Workers And Entire Communities,” National AFL-CIO Representatives said. In a Period more»

Wisconsin Workers Call For General Strike Tuesday After State Legislature Pushes Right-To-Work Vote

Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - At a Gathering Sunday (February 22nd) of Influential Wisconsin Workers and Political Activists, a Unanimous Decision Was Made Regarding How to Respond to News the Republican Majority in the State Legislature Plans to Ram Through So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Legislation This Week. Wisconsin’s Union and Non-Union Workers more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: The ‘Controversy’ At The Buffalo Board Of Education

Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Labor Perspective: The Controversy at the Buffalo Board of Education, Was Authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - Who Serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization - Whose Five Individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, more»

With 47% Of NYS’s Roads In Need Of Rehabilitation, Western New York Senators Kennedy & Panepinto Say More Funding’s Needed To Repair Our Crumbling Roadways

Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – New York State Senators Tim Kennedy (Democrat-Buffalo) and Marc Panepinto (Democrat-Buffalo) Were Joined Last Week by Senate Colleagues From Across the State in Calling for a Major Increase in State Funding for Local Road Improvements in This Year’s Budget, Citing the Effects of the Harsh 2014-15 Winter and New York more»

Longshoremen’s Union & Pacific Maritime Association Reach Tentative Contract Agreement/Ends Nine Months Of Bargaining & Recent Shutdown Of Coast Ports

Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IULWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Have Reached a Tentative Coast-Wide Contract Agreement for Five Years After More Than Nine Months of Bargaining, it Was Announced Over the Weekend. In a Joint Release, IULWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA President James more»

Riverhead News-Review Editorial: Governor Latest Education Reform Plan Has ‘More To Do’ With Fight With Teachers’ Union That Any ‘Real Concern’ About The Well-Being Of Children

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Southern Tier Councils
The Rushed Rollout of the Common Core State Standards Under Governor Andrew Cuomo During the 2012-13 School Year Set Off Alarm Bells in School Hallways and Living Rooms Across the State. All of a Sudden, Teachers and Parents in New York Were Being Told Well Over Half of the Student Population Had Failed to Make The Grade Based On the New Common more»

With A ‘Dramatic Break With Tradition,’ Contract Negotiations Between The American Postal Workers Union & The U.S. Postal Service Get Underway

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - With a Dramatic Break With Tradition, Contract negotiations Began Between the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the U.S. Postal Service Got Underway. Joining the APWU at the Opening Session Were Actor-Activist Danny Glover and National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Who Made Brief Remarks Following a Statement by APWU President more»

Indiana Construction Company Voices Concerns Over Republican Plans To Scrap Common Wage Law

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Construction Industry is Abuzz After House Speaker Brian Bosma Recently Revealed the GOP Plans to Scrap the State's 80-Year-Old Common Wage Law for Construction Workers – Which Could Mean a Loss of Higher Wages for Union and Non-Union Workers Alike. For 80 Years, Indiana Construction Workers Have Built Hospitals, Airports more»

University Of Connecticut Graduate Employee Union Still Waiting For A Contract

Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Young Unionists
(STORRS, CONNECTICUT) - Last Spring, the University of Connecticut (UConn) Recognized a Union Made Up of 2,200 Graduate Assistants, the First of its Kind in the State. But Both Sides Have Yet to Agree On a Contract and the Unionized Grad Students are Getting Frustrated With the University. Joining The Ranks Of A Resurging Academic Labor Movement, 2,000 more»

Four-Month Strike At FairPoint Communications Ends As The CWA & IBEW Reach Tentative Agreements With the Company

Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(NEW ENGLAND) – It Appears the Four-Month Strike at FairPoint Communications in New England is Over as a Tentative Contract Agreement Reached With the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Was Announced Late Thursday (February 20th). Pending its Ratification, it is Expected more»

New Four-Year Labor Agreement Approved By UAW Members At Navistar

Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(LISLE, ILLINOIS) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Navistar International Corporation are Announcing UAW-Represented Employees Have Ratified a New Four-Year Labor Agreement – Which Was Approved by a Majority of Voting UAW Members and Replaces a Prior Contract That Expired On October 1st, 2014. “UAW Members Have Approved a Contract more»

The ‘Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center’ Coalition-Sponsored Drive Donate Lots Of Hats, Gloves & Coats To Buffalo’s Family Help Center

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Saying Winter Outerwear is a “Necessity, Not A Luxury,” the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) Coalition – Which Includes Representatives of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the Public Employees Federation (PEF) - Gathered at the Family Help Center On Dingens Street in more»

USW Says California Refinery Explosion Provides ‘Further Evidence’ Of Need For Safety Improvements/Union Calls On Industry To Negotiate Solutions To Protect Workers & Communities

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - An Explosion and Fire at a Refinery in Southern California “Underscores the United Steelworkers’ Demand for Improved Safety Conditions to Protect Both Workers and Communities,” USW International President Leo Gerard said. The Explosion at the Exxon/Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California Wednesday (February 18th) Occurred as more»

Via labor411.org: Did You Know That Ford’s Added 10 Union Jobs A Day Since 2011!

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - While Many Companies Talk the Talk of Providing More Jobs at Home, the Ford Motor Company’s Been Walking the Walk. According to the AutoNews Web Site: For the First Time Since at Least the 1930s, the Ford Motor Company Employs More U.S. Factory Workers Than its Larger Rival, General Motors (GM) Company. After Cutting its Hourly Work more»

“They Don’t Make Labor Leaders Like That Anymore” – Remembering United Auto Workers/Western New York Labor Leader Tom Fricano

Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
A Good Friend of the Western New York Labor Movement Suddenly Passed Away Late Last Week - and for Many it Was a Real Shock to Learn That Tom Fricano is No Longer With Us. For Those Who Remember - the 75-Year-Old Fricano Was Front and Center During His Long and Nearly 40-Year Labor Career With the United Auto Workers (UAW) in the Buffalo Area. Tom Rose more»