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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in State-National Labor News
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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Will Go Dormant for a Two-Week Period, Starting in Mid-September. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Will be Back Up and Running in Early October, But While We’re Gone, Visit www.laborpress.org... It’s a New York City-Based Labor News Web Site That Provides a Variety of Labor News Coverage. You more»

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Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Will Go Dormant for a Two-Week Period, Starting in Mid-September. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Will be Back Up and Running in Early October, But While We’re Gone, Visit www.laborradio.org: The Workers Independent News Radio Network for the Latest in a Variety of Labor News From Across the United more»

Finally - After 11 Years, Justice For Union-Represented Employees At CNN

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - After 11 Years, CNN Employees Finally Have a Measure of Justice. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Earlier This Week Found “Overwhelming” Evidence of Anti-Union Animus at the Cable News Giant and Ordered it to “Make Whole” More Than 300 Employees Who Lost Their Jobs and the Benefits of Union Representation in more»

Union Surprised & Disappointed Over Non-Profit Opportunities Unlimited Of Niagara’s Failure To Take Advantage Of Offered $300,000 To $500,000 In Health Care Savings

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – With Only 11 No Votes, ARCEU (Association For Retarded Citizens Employees Union)/NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) Local 4265-Represented Workers at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New Three-Year Contract, Union Representatives Tell WNYLaborToday.com. The Recently-Ratified Agreement, Which more»

Non-Represented Employees At Five Planned Parenthood Clinics Across Central New York Get Ready To Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The CWA On September 25th

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(CENTRAL NEW YORK) – Management Overseeing Five Central New York Planned Parenthood Clinics Has Relented and Will Now Allow More Than 60 of Their Employees Who Want Unionization to Participate in a Vote That Will be Held On September 25th, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Representatives Tell WNYLaborToday.com. The Planned Parenthood Workers - more»

WNY Labor Revels In The Role It Played On Primary Day

Published on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Young Unionists
(BUFFALO) – It Was Appropriate That State Senator Tim Kennedy Asked Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz to Introduce Him to a Cheering Crowd After Kennedy Registered a Landslide Primary Day Victory Over Challenger Betty Jean Grant On Tuesday. And Looking Back - it Can be Considered More Than a Tip of the more»

Its NFL Sunday & It Comes With A ‘Union Label!’

Published on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in State-National Labor News
The National Football League (NFL) Plays On Sundays and With a New Season Having Kicked Off – While NFL Fans Begin Settling in to Their Recliners, Couches or at Their Favorite Sports Bars to Watch the Action, Thousands of Union Members, Both On and Off the Field, are Making Sure the Games Run as Smoothly as Peyton Manning’s Two-Minute Drill. more»

NFL’s Oakland Raiders To Pay Cheerleaders $1.25 million In Wage Theft Lawsuit

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Eight Months After Filing a Ground-Breaking, Class-Action Wage Theft Lawsuit Against the National Football League (NFL) Oakland Raiders, Two Former Raiderettes Cheerleaders Have Won a $1.25-Million Settlement From the Team. The Deal Was Announced Earlier This Week by Attorneys for Both Sides and is Subject to Court Approval. In more»

Via The Washington Post: Republican Governor Scott Walker Of Wisconsin Is Being Targeted In Fall Union Offensive

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - the Nation’s Largest Public Sector Union - is Mounting an Intense Effort to Eject Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker From Office This Fall, Determined to Oust the Republican Who Punctured the Power of Organized Labor in the State. “We Have a more»

The National AFL-CIO Goes After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell In His Home State Of Kentucky – TV Ad Hits McConnell On Minimum Wage Stance & Ties To The Kochs

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) is Offering a Free Screening of the Movie: Koch Brothers Exposed, On Tuesday, September 16th at the River Road Volunteer Fire Hall, Which is Located at 39 Kaufman Avenue in Tonawanda. For More Information, Call WNYALF Representatives Peter DeJesus or Whitney more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers At Brooks Memorial Hospital In The Southern Tier City Of Dunkirk Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
(DUNKIRK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-Represented Workers at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk Have Ratified a New, Three-Year Contract That Maintains Quality Care and Good Jobs for This Southern Tier Community, Union Officials Announced This Week. 1199 SEIU Represents 170 Workers Who are Employed at more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor Pictorial: Leftover Photos From The 2014 Buffalo Labor Day Parade

Published on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Young Unionists
Even Though the Event Was Held Last Week, WNYLaborToday.com Took a Number of Photos From the 2014 Buffalo Labor Day Parade That it Wanted to Publish. So, Here’s Another Look Back at Organized Labor’s Day in the City of Good Neighbors:

The IAM Southern Territory Nabs Yet Another Organizing Win: Workers At The Pegasus Corporation At The Red River Army Deport Vote To ‘Go Union’

Published on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(TEXARKANA, TEXAS) - In Yet Another Organizing Win, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Southern Territory Has Picked Up a Unanimous Yes Vote by 14 Workers at the Pegasus Corporation at the Red River Army Depot Near Texarkana, Texas. It’s the First of Many Expected Votes at the Facility, Where the IAM Has Active Organizing Campaigns more»

Nearly 50 New Union-Represented Hires At BlueCross BlueShield Of WNY Now At Work

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – Close to 50 New Union-Represented Employees Began Working This Week at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s Downtown Buffalo Headquarters, New Hires Filling the More Than 40 Jobs That President/CEO David Anderson Announced Earlier This Year Were Coming Back to Buffalo From Other Company Operations. The New Employees - Who Will more»

Via The Nation: How Did New York Become the ‘Most Unionized’ State In The U.S.?

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With All the Filthy Lucre Sloshing Around On Wall Street, New York City May Not Strike You As a Bastion of Organized Labor, But the City is in Fact the Nation’s Leading Union Town. And in the Past Year, According to Researchers at the City University of New York, There’s Even Been a Slight Increase in Unionization in the Five more»

CWA Local 1168-Represented Workers At Catholic Health System’s St. Joseph Hospital Overwhelmingly Ratify New Four-Year Contract

Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168-Represented St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital Workers Have Overwhelmingly Ratified a New Four-Year Contract That Provides Overall Wage Increases for its Members - But Seriously Elevates the Wage Rate of a Group of 132 Workers, CWA Officials Tell WNYLaborToday. The New more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Pledge To Vote On Tuesday/Primary Day & In The November Election

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014 in Union Retirees
Pledge To Vote On Tuesday/Primary Day & In The November Election House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) and His Allies in Congress Continue to Talk About Their Plans to Dismantle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They’re Trying to Fast-Track Cuts to Social Security, Voucherize Medicare and Cut Medicaid Benefits. more»

NYSUT-Represented Teachers & Support Staff Across The WNY Region Say: ‘Our Classroom Matters!’ By Conducting A ‘Day Of Action’ & Taking Pledge To See Each Student As ‘More Than A Test Score’

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Today (Monday, September 8th), Educators and School Support Staff Across the Western New York Region are Conducting a Day of Action and Pledging to Continue to Provide Each of Their Students' a Welcoming Classroom and Seeing Each Child as More Than a Test Score. “Buffalo Teachers Will be Joining Our NYSUT (New York State United more»

Prompted By Concerns Over The Conditions Faced By Tennessee Tobacco Workers, The National AFL-CIO Will Start Campaign To Unionize State’s Farm Workers

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(THE STATE OF TENNESSEE) - Prompted by Concerns About the Conditions Faced by Tennessee Tobacco Workers, the Farm Labor Organizing Arm of the National AFL-CIO is Coming to the State of Tennessee Later This Month and Plans a Full Union Membership Campaign by Next Summer. The Goal, said Baldemar Velasquez, Who Serves as President and Founder of the AFL-CIO's more»

With The Primary Election On Tuesday, SEIU Local 200 United Announces Its Early Endorsements of Candidates, Including Cuomo, Hochul, Schneiderman & DiNapoli

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(SYRACUSE) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United’s Executive Board Has Announced the Endorsements of the Following Candidates Who are Running for New York Statewide Offices: Governor - Andrew Cuomo; Lt. Governor - Kathy Hochul; Attorney General - Eric Schneiderman; and Comptroller - Thomas DiNapoli SEIU Local 200 United more»

Citing Their Commitment To ‘Standing Up For Working People,’ The Western New York Area Labor Federation Announces Its Endorsed Candidates For the 2014 Elections

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Labor Endorsements
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Just Before Primary Tuesday, The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - Which Serves as the Labor Umbrella Organization That Oversees the Five Central Labor Councils Across Western New York and More Than 100,000 Union-Represented Workers - Has Released its List of Endorsed Candidates Who are Running for Public more»

Wendy’s Fast Food Worker Calls For Company Not To Retaliate Against Low-Wage Employees Who Went Out On Strike In Rochester To Achieve Dignity In The Workplace

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Photos That Appear With the Labor News Story are Courtesy of the Buffalo-Headquartered Coalition of Economic Justice (CEJ) Via the Social Network Facebook. (BUFFALO) – Buffalo Clergy and Community Leaders Held A Prayer Vigil on Friday (September 5th) in Support of Fast-Food Workers Across the United States more»

CWA National Labor News Round-Up: Princeton Experts Says 'We're No Longer Living In A Democracy'

Published on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in State-National Labor News
Princeton Experts Says 'We're No Longer Living In A Democracy' A New Princeton University Study Has Some Bad News: Our Democracy Has Slowly Transformed Into An Oligarchy. Using Data Measuring 1,779 Policy Issues Between 1981 and 2002, Researchers Asked: "Who Governs?" and "Who Really Rules?" and They Discovered the Nation's Top 1% and Corporations Wield more»

Know Someone Who Thinks Right-To-Work Is Good For Workers? Then Show Them The Results Of This Latest Gallup Poll That Outlines The ‘Right-To-Work’ Deception

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014 in State-National Labor News
A Majority of Americans - 53% - Approve of Labor Unions, Yet More Than Seven in 10 say They Would Vote for a So-Called Right-To-Work (For Less) Law, According to a New Gallup Poll That Was Released This Week. The Contrast Shows How Organizations Such as the National Right To Work Committee, Backed by Corporate Political Advocacy Groups Like ALEC (American more»

Via The Huffington Post: '$15 Could Change Everything': Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Nationwide

Published on Friday, September 5, 2014 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - About Two Dozen of This City's Fast-Food Workers Marched Thursday (September 4th) Afternoon to a Street Corner That's Home to a McDonald's, a Wendy's and a KFC. Calling for a Living Wage of $15, They Seated Themselves in the Middle of a Freeway Entrance, Backing Up Traffic as Far as the Eye Could See. Charleston Police Were more»

Via The Huffington Post: Fast Food Strikes Coming Today To 150 Cities

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - If Irvin Ortega Doesn't Show Up for His Scheduled Shift at An Oakland McDonald's This Week, it Will Mark the Third Time in the Past Year and a Half the 25-Year-Old Has Taken Part in the Nationwide Fast Food Strikes. "My Manager Was Telling Me, 'It's Your Right to Go On Strike, But if You Can Tell Me When You Will, I Can Cover Your more»

‘Meet The Koch Sisters’ – National AFL-CIO Goes After Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Koch Brothers In New Ad Campaign

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - The National AFL-CIO is Taking Aim at the Conservative- Anti-Union/Anti-Worker Koch Brothers in Ads That Focus a Spotlight On the Billionaire Industrialists' Political Clout and to Fire Up Liberal Voters. The Campaign Features Joyce and Karen Koch, Who Aren't Related to Each Other or Big-Spending Charles and David Koch. The Women Criticize more»

Just In Time For The New School Year: The IBEW Helps Save The ‘Only’ High School Electrical Training Program For Chicago Public School Students

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Citing Low Enrollment, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Officials Announced They Would be Turning Off the Electrical Program at Simeon Career Academy Earlier This Summer, Which Also Meant Laying Off Instructor Latisha Kindred. Simeon Career Academy is a Four-Year Vocational High School Located in the South Side of the City. It’s Offered more»

Chautauqua County Labor Festival Honors NYSUT’s Valerie Hagglund With The Prestigious 2014 George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured Above (Photo Courtesy of Jamestown AFL-CIO President David Wilkinson) – From Left to Right: 2014 George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award Winner and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Representative Valerie Hagglund, Jamestown Councilman and Jamestown AFL-CIO Labor Council Board Member George Spitale more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help With Retirement Savings

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Union Retirees
Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help With Retirement Savings The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is Addressing Extremely Slow Wage Growth. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s Paper Shows Wages for Most Americans Were Flat or Fell in the First Half of 2014, Compared to This Time Last Year. The Study’s Author, Elise Gould, more»

Speaking At A Labor Day Rally In Wisconsin, President Obama Says: “I'd Join A Union”

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Young Unionists
(MILWAUKEE) - President Barack Obama Told a Large Labor Day Audience in Wisconsin On Monday (September 1st): "If I Were Looking for a Good Job That Lets Me Build Some Security for My Job, I'd Join a Union. If I Were Busting My Butt in the Service Industry and Wanted an ‘Honest Day's Pay for an Honest Day's Work,’ I'd Join a Union. I'd Want a more»

Don’t Believe Labor News Outlets Like WNYLaborToday.com Are Important? Then Think Again: It’s A ‘CEO Nation’ As Organized Labor’s Almost Invisible On TV Talk

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in Young Unionists
Believe it or Not, Anti-Union President Ronald Reagan (No One Can Argue Reagan Was a True Labor Leader While Heading the Screen Actors Guild) Was the Only Labor Leader Mentioned On the Sunday Morning Chat Shows This Year. And As the Labor Day Holiday is Now Over, Ask Yourself: How Often Do You See Unions Represented On Corporate-Owned Television? On the more»

Did You Miss This One?... 27,000 Minnesota In-Home Health Care Workers Say ‘Yes’ To Unionizing

Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in State-National Labor News
(ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) – Thousands of In-Home Health Care Providers in the State of Minnesota Have Voted to Create Their Own Union, it Was Announced Last Week After the Results Were Tallied. With the Union Now Authorized, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Which Organized the Election, Can Negotiate With the State for Wages and more»

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 State-National Labor News
(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»