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Labor News Reports & Commentary From Ove Overmyer Of The Civil Service Employees Association’s Voice Reporter: The Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Momentum As Organized Labor Joins The Cause & Day 29 And It's Still All About The Occupation

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com received the following Labor News Report and Column submissions involving the Occupy Wall Street Movement (OWSM) from Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 7420 President Ove Overmyer, whose Union represents Library Workers in the City of Rochester. Overmyer’s report from New York City and more»

The Public Employees Federation Reaches A Tentative Agreement On A Revised Contract With New York State/If Approved By Its Executive Board & Ratified By Its Membership, The New Contract Will Preserve The Jobs Of 3,496 PEF-Represented State Employees

Published on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY) - The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) announced today (Sunday, October 16th) that the Union has reached a tentative agreement with New York State on a revised contract that better meets the needs of PEF Members. The revised agreement will be presented to the Union’s Executive Board tomorrow (on Monday, October 17th). If more»

From The Central New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation: Verizon Walks Away from Bargaining Table With CWA/IBEW – Unions Say They Will Once Again Mobilize Their Members In Order To Gain A Fair Contract With the Telecommunications Giant

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Central New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation posted the following Labor News Update (http://www.cnylabor.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=603d58e4-cbc9-4f36-aea8-aa2071b249e2) on its website on Thursday, October 13th, regarding an update on contract negotiations involving the Communications Workers of more»

CWA National News: CWA President Cohen Joins Ohio CWAers In Fight To Repeal Anti-Bargaining Law, Unionized Customer Service Professionals Voice Concerns/Seek Changes & CWA Says Colombia Free Trade Agreement Rewards Abuse Of Workers' Rights

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in State-National Labor News
CWA President Cohen Joins Ohio CWAers In Fight To Repeal Anti-Bargaining Law Ohio Union Activists campaigning tirelessly to repeal the State’s stripping of Collective Bargaining Rights from Public Workers got a new volunteer when Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen turned out for an AFL-CIO precinct walk in Columbus. Cohen more»

For The Second Time In Less Than A Month, North Tonawanda Workers Represented By CSEA Unit 7692 Vote Down A Tentative Agreement On A New, Four-Year Contract Negotiated With The City – This Time By A Vote Of 52-To-25

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NORTH TONAWANDA) - For the second time in less than a month, City of North Tonawanda Workers represented by Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 7692 have voted down a new, tentative four-year contract reached with the City – this time by a vote of 52-to-25, Union Representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com. On September 15th, CSEA Unit 7692 more»

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, The NCAA’s Ohio State University & Box Store Retailer Wal-Mart Are Implicated In A Major Sweatshop Scandal In El Salvador

Published on Friday, October 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The National Football League (NFL) Dallas Cowboys, Ohio State University of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the box store retailer Wal-Mart have been implicated in a major sweatshop scandal following an investigation by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, which has released a 37-page study that reveals more»

The United Steelworkers Say Additional Free Trade Agreements Will Cost The United States Even More American Jobs

Published on Friday, October 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) Union is criticizing the United States’ Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama as “another attack on American Workers at a time when the economy is struggling and unemployment remains unacceptably high.” Said USW International President Leo Gerard in a prepared statement: more»

UPDATE: Occupy Wall Street Movement Turns Back Eviction Threat In New York City

Published on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
By National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Reporter Mike Hall (NEW YORK CITY) - Following a huge and rapid public outcry that included hundreds of thousands of on-line petition signatures and phone calls made to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, a threatened clean-up/eviction of Occupy Wall Street protestors was postponed early this morning (Friday, more»

Occupy Wall Street Update: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Using Clean Up Ruse In An Attempt To Shut Down Occupy Wall Street Movement In The Big Apple

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is asking those Western New York Union Members interested in the Occupy Wall Street Movement to come out and join those who are currently participating in the Occupy Buffalo Movement on Saturday, October 15th in Downtown Buffalo’s Niagara Square. “Come and join our Brothers more»

IDA & NYPA-Financed Projects Come Under Fire With Release Of New Report/Labor Joins With Community Activists To Focus Spotlight On Area Projects That Create Poverty-Level Jobs & Unsafe Working Conditions That Take Lives And Cause Injuries

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs (pictured above at the podium) addresses the area media in a news conference held outside the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, October 12th. Briggs was joined by a host of Niagara and Erie County more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: When It Comes To Class Warfare, Which Side Are You On And What Will You Do? Will You Wait Until They Come For Your Job, Your Benefits And Your Rights?

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Guest Columns
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. Both the rich and the politicians they own are now crying "foul” when it comes to more»

United Steelworkers Support The Petition Drive To Recall Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker/Campaign Led By Citizens Group United Wisconsin To Begin On November 15th

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - The United Steelworkers (USW) are endorsing the efforts of the Citizens Group, United Wisconsin, to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker. United Wisconsin is leading the charge to recall Walker and petitions for signature collection will begin circulating on November 15th. The group will have 60 days to collect at least 540,208 more»

Union-Represented Nurses At Eastern Niagara Hospital In Lockport Overwhelmingly Ratify New Labor Agreement/1199 SEIU Officials Say New Contract Ensures Health Insurance Is Affordable For Employees And Also Protects Retirement Security

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT) – Union-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport have overwhelmingly ratified a new Labor Agreement by a margin of 71 to 8, 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East Officials announced. The 125 RNs are employed at Eastern Niagara Hospital’s 134-bed, in-patient facility that more»

United Steel Workers Decry GOP Vote Against American Jobs Act & Middle Class Majority/USW President Gerard Calls Republican Vote “Unconscionable”

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - In the 33 days since President Obama proposed the American Jobs Act of 2011 to reduce the Nation’s painfully high unemployment, Republicans have attacked the initiative while offering no alternative to create jobs now - a performance they repeated on Tuesday (October 11th) when they refused to allow the U.S. Senate to even vote on the more»

UPDATE: Progress Reported In Contract Talks Between The Public Employees Federation And New York State

Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY) – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) reports progress is being made in contract talks with New York State as negotiations continue. However, PEF Representatives said late yesterday (Monday, October 10th) that it was “unlikely” a completed agreement would be presented to the Union’s Executive Board for discussion and approval for a more»

Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School Study Finds That Project Labor Agreements Open Doors To Middle Class Jobs

Published on Monday, October 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) offer a pathway to the Middle Class by providing job opportunities to low-income communities, minorities, veterans and others, according to a new study by Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR). The study, Community Workforce Provisions in Project Labor Agreements: A Tool for Building Middle-Class more»

Important Read From Change To Win: New U.S. Census Data Shows Importance Of Unions To The Middle Class, Study Says As Unions Weaken - So Does The Middle Class

Published on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
New State Income Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the importance of Labor Unions to boosting incomes for all Middle-Class Households - Union and non-Union alike. The 2010 Income Data makes it clear that strong Unions are a critical factor in creating a Middle-Class Society and that restoring the strength of Unions would go a long way toward more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: Occupy Wall Street Carries The Message That ‘The Beginning Is Near,’ Annual WNY Construction Career Days Is A Big Hit Again & Is There Any Plainer Difference Between Collins & Poloncarz For Erie County Executive?

Published on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Even though I was physically out-of-town last week, WNYLaborToday.com was still able to publish a total of 15 Labor News Stories while out on the road. With that said, WNYLaborToday.com publishes 15 to 18 Labor News Stories per more»

CWA National News: Decrying Greed, CWA Joins 'Occupy Wall Street' Demonstrations/CWA Says Movement's Peaceful Protests 'An Appropriate Expression of Anger' & New Blog Among Activities For Customer Service Professionals Month

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Decrying Greed, CWA Joins 'Occupy Wall Street' Demonstrations/CWA Says Movement's Peaceful Protests 'An Appropriate Expression of Anger' Fighting for economic justice and good jobs to rebuild America's Middle Class, Communications Worker of America (CWA) Members and thousands of other Union Members joined Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Demonstrators for a march more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Super Committee Could Cut Social Security COLAs With “Chained CPI” Change & Mitt Romney On Social Security: Increase the Retirement Age!

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2011 in Union Retirees
Super Committee Could Cut Social Security COLAs With “Chained CPI” Change According to multiple sources, Members of Congress on the Super Committee charged with reducing the Nation’s budget deficit are considering changing the formula that determines the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for future Social Security recipients. Social Security’s more»

As Negotiations On A New Contract Continue, The Communications Workers Of America Initiate ‘Wireless Wednesdays’/Public Stand Against Corporate Greed Features Union Members Leafleting Outside Three Verizon Wireless Retail Stores In The Buffalo Area

Published on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union has started a Wireless Wednesdays Campaign in the Buffalo area that involves its Members taking a stand against Corporate Greed and Standing Up For The Middle Class with weekly leafleting actions held outside three Verizon Wireless Stores, CWA Representatives inform WNYLaborToday.com. Aided by more»

U.S. Economy Adds 103,000 New Jobs, But Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged At 9.1%/National AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Situation Can Be Turned Around With “Real Solutions That Are At Hand”

Published on Friday, October 7, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The U.S. Economy added just 103,000 jobs in September and the Nation’s unemployment rate remained at 9.1%, according to the latest figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Some 45,000 of those jobs, however, reflected Verizon Workers’ return to work following a strike. According to Economic Policy Institute more»

Occupy Wall Street Movement Readies For Second Action Here In Buffalo This Weekend/Meanwhile, Unions & Their Members Join The Movement In New York City To Create Biggest Occupy Wall Street Action To Date

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – As the Occupy Wall Street Movement gets ready to hold its second action in Buffalo on Saturday, October 8th in Niagara Square, a host of Labor Unions boosted the number of those in New York City that are occupying Wall Street in a protest aimed at getting the rich to pay their fair share of taxes and holding the Financial Community accountable more»

Actors Equity Union & The Broadway League Reach Tentative Agreement On A New Four-Year Contract/Equity Leaders Say Agreement “Is A Win For Equity Members, League Members And The Theater-Going Public”

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity (AEA) and the Broadway League - the national Trade Association for the Broadway and Touring Industry - have reached a tentative four-year contract, both sides have announced. AEA Executive Director Mary McColl says the tentative deal is “a win for Equity Members, League Members and the theater-going public.” “What more»

Kingston City Council Passes Resolution In Support Of Union-Represented Benedictine Registered Nurses/Council Members Urge Speedy Conclusion To Contract Negotiations So Members Of Kingston Community Maintain Continued Access To Quality Medical Care

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(KINGSTON) – The City of Kingston Common Council has expressed its support for the Union-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at Benedictine Hospital in their on-going contract dispute with hospital management, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) said. Passed during a Council session earlier this week, the resolution supports the right of the more»

Painters District Council 4’s Fourth Annual STAR Awards Program Grows With Nearly 350 Union Members Participating From Across Most Of New York State For A Variety Of High-End Prizes, Including A Brand New 2011 Dodge Ram & 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(HENRIETTA, NEW YORK) – On Saturday (October 8th), two very lucky Union Members represented by IUPAT (International Union of Painters & Allied Trades) District Council 4 will drive away with a new Dodge Ram and Chevrolet Camaro, which will mark DC 4’s fourth annual STAR Awards Program – a Safety Training Awards Recognition Program that’s more»

Huge New York City Union March Set To Spotlight The Grassroots-Grown Occupy Wall Street Protest/One Union Leader Says Protestors Are “Speaking For Frustrated Americans Who Are Frustrated By Those Who‘ve Profited On The Backs Of Hard-Working People”

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York-area Union Members will join an expected several thousand Labor Activists and supporters on Wednesday (October 5th) in a Wall Street march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. The grassroots-grown protest is in now its third fourth week, with a diverse array of people from across the country camping out in more»

The United Auto Workers & Ford Reach A Tentative Agreement On A New Contract That Features A Shared Prosperity And Jobs For America/If Ratified, New Contract Would Mean $136 Million Investment In Ford’s Buffalo-Area Stamping Plant & 400 New Jobs

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(DETROIT) - In its second agreement with a Domestic Automaker in recent weeks, the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) announced today (Tuesday, October 4th) that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Ford Motor Company. "This tentative agreement adds another nearly fifty-eight-hundred new jobs to communities across America more»

Call Congress Today And Say ‘NO!’ on Korea, Colombia and Panama Trade Deals/ National AFL-CIO Runs Ads Opposing Trade Agreements Trade Deals Based On Flawed Models Would Destroy Jobs

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The National AFL-CIO is urging all Union Members across the United States to take action today to stop Congress from approving a job-killing Trade Deals with Korea, Columbia and Panama by telling both Republicans and Democrats to put Americans back to work. Join the National AFL-CIO’s National Call in Day, dial 1-800-718-1008 and tell your Lawmakers to more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Sickest Medicare Patients May Be Greatly Affected By The Super Committee, Study Shows Medicare Advantage Increases Medicare Spending & Attempts to Rig the 2012 Elections Suspected

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Union Retirees
Sickest Medicare Patients May Be Greatly Affected By The Super Committee The “Super Committee” in Congress is tasked with finding $1.2 trillion worth of savings by November 23rd. If its members fail to do so, automatic spending cuts will kick in, taking that amount evenly from domestic and military spending. With only two out of the six meetings the more»

FAA Workers Win Back Pay For Shutdown Furloughs

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Workers who lost two weeks of pay when they were furloughed during the Republican shutdown of the FAA will receive back pay, the agency announced Friday. House Republicans forced the shutdown of the FAA when they refused to vote for a clean extension of funding reauthorization for the agency more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Calls for Young People Who Attended The Next Up Young Unionists Conference In Minneapolis To Use Their ‘Critical Imagination’ & New Poll Show Economic Security Is The Highest Priority For Young Workers

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Emelle Israel, a National AFL-CIO Media Outreach fellow, was in Minneapolis last week for the Next Up Young Workers Summit and sent the National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Site this report: (MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka traveled to Minneapolis to help send off the 800 attendees who took more»

Guest Labor Column From The United Steelworkers’ Tom Stensberg In Wisconsin: We Need To Tell Our Leaders To Reject Trade Agreements

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Tom Stensberg has been a local Union Officer for more than 25 years and is currently the Recording Secretary for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2-94 in Wisconsin Rapids. Stensberg’s columns appear monthly in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. WNYLaborToday.com recently came across Stensberg’s latest column offering and more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: Are Recent Contract Vote-Downs By PEF, The Teamsters & CSEA Union Members Starting A Trend?... Did You See That Amazing Story On “King Collins” On The Daily Kos… And A ‘Special Thanks’ From OPEIU Local 212

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: News last week that Public Employees Federation (PEF) Union Members had voted down a new contract offering from New York State was quickly joined by additional and local news that Members of Teamsters Local 264 - representing more»

Occupy Wall Street Update: The United Steelworkers Support the 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest Movement & From NPR Radio: It Appears The Occupy Wall Street Action Is Spreading Across The United States

Published on Monday, October 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard, who heads North America's largest Industrial Union with 1.2 million active and retired Members, has issued the following statement in support of the Occupy Wall Street Protest Movement: "The United Steelworkers (USW) Union stands in solidarity with and strongly supports Occupy Wall Street. more»

UPDATE: Public Employees Federation Says It Is Prepared To Meet With Governor Cuomo To Discuss “Alterations” To Tentative Contract Rejected By Union Membership Earlier This Week After Cuomo Shows Willingness To Reopen Discussions

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) – The president of the 56,000-Member Public Employees Federation (PEF) said today that his Union is prepared to meet with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss “alterations” to a tentative contract that was rejected by PEF Membership earlier this week after Cuomo made public statements that displayed a willingness to reopen more»

Occupy Wall Street Internet News Reports From New York City & San Francisco: Occupy Wall Street Spreads To San Francisco, Two Unions Reportedly Side With The Wall Street Protesters & What If Occupy Wall Street Had A Cable News Sponsor?

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Occupy Wall Street Spreads To San Francisco San Francisco Bay Guardian/www.sfbg.com (SAN FRANCISCO) - As the Occupy Wall Street demonstration nears its third week in New York City – and as progressive activists protest in cities across the country – Bay Area residents prepared for a mass mobilization on the streets of San Francisco yesterday more»

The Annual Western New York Apollo Alliance’s Weatherization Effort Heads to Buffalo’s University District This Weekend/Painters District Council 4 & The United Auto Workers Volunteer To Help 50 Low-Income Homeowners With A Major Weatherizing Effort

Published on Friday, September 30, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - A Green Initiative driven by the Western New York Apollo Alliance - which is a broad coalition of Labor, Environmental, Academic and business partners promoting a Green Economy throughout the region - is bringing area Union Members, Clean Energy Activists, Higher Education Institutions and volunteers together in an effort to weatherize the homes more»

American Postal Workers Set To Hold ‘Grass Roots’ Informational Picketing Outside Buffalo’s Main Post Office On William Street/Local Union President Says October 4th Action Is To Protect Both U.S. Postal Service From Cuts & The Jobs Of Postal Workers

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) here in Buffalo represents three individual classifications of Postal Employees who work at the City’s Main Post Office on William Street, which has been targeted by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for possible closure and consolidation with another mail processing operation in the City of more»

United Auto Worker-Represented Members At General Motors Overwhelmingly Ratify New Four-Year Contract That Will Help Create 6,400 New Jobs, Provide Significant Wage Increases, A $5,000 Signing Bonus For All Employees & Improved Profit Sharing

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – By a two-to-one majority, United Auto Workers (UAW) Members have voted to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the General Motors Company. The vote was 65% in favor of the agreement among Production Workers and 63% in favor among Skilled Trades Workers, UAW Representatives announced Wednesday (September 28th). The Union reached more»

L.A. Transit Agency Program Will Create 260,000 Construction Jobs

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES) - Working People are applauding the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors, who voted in favor of a sweeping, agency-wide program that will create 260,000 Construction Jobs. Officials say the program will dramatically increase the number of Workers hired from communities near upcoming transit projects and special attention will be given more»

Seventh Annual Western New York Construction Career Days Kicks Off On October 5th/Two-Day Event Will Attract Nearly 1,200 High School Students From Across The Region For A Hands-On Introduction To A Potential Career In The Construction Industry

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com’s Labor News Video Crew will travel to the Western New York Construction Career Days Event and Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper plans to post a Labor News Video Report in our Featured Labor Video Cube that’s located in the Lower Fold of our Front Page later next week. (LAKE VIEW) – As it more»

Teaching Labor History Conference To Be Held This Saturday At NYSUT’s Suburban Buffalo Headquarters/By The Way, There’s Still Time To Register For The Free American Labor Studies Center Event That’s Open To Teachers & Union Education Directors

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WILLIAMSVILLE) – Paul Cole, who serves as Executive Director of the Downstate-headquartered American Labor-Studies Center (ALCS), tells WNYLaborToday.com that he’s excited about the Teaching Labor History Conference that will be held this Saturday (October 1st) at the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Conference Center in the Buffalo Suburb more»

Four Postal Unions Rally In Buffalo To ‘Save America’s Postal Service’/More Than 500 Union Members Join With U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins To Call On Congress To Support H.R. Bill 1351 & Prevent The Financial Collapse Of The U.S. Postal Service

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)/Branch 3 President Robert McLennan (pictured above, behind the podium) addresses a major rally that brought together four individual Postal Unions and several hundred Union Members in Downtown Buffalo on Tuesday, September 27th. The rally was one of nearly 500 Save more»

The National AFL-CIO & The National Labor College Join Together To Launch Unique Personal Finance Website That Offers Bias-Free Financial Information For Working People

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – The National AFL-CIO and the National Labor College have joined together to launch Invested, a unique Personal Finance Website that offers free and unbiased Financial Education Resources. According to its creators, the site was imagined due to a lack of endorsement-free personal financial advice for Working People. The website – which more»

Labor Perspective From Cory McCray, Chairman Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists Group: Poverty Rate in Inner City Rises Twenty Percent in One Year

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Cory McCray, who serves as chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland-headquartered Young Trade Unionists Group (pictured above in one of WNYLaborToday.com’s “It’s Cool To Be Union” T-Shirts), is a frequent Young Unionist Contributor to WNYLaborToday.com. This is the latest offering from McCray that WNYLaborToday.com more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Praises Obama’s Economic Proposal & Medicare Advantage Premiums Drop While Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15th

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance Praises Obama’s Economic Proposal Last week, President Obama outlined a series of spending cuts and tax increases that will result in $4.4 trillion in deficit reduction. The plan calls for Comprehensive Tax Reform, the closing of tax loopholes and ending special interest tax breaks. Obama also directs Congress to follow the “Buffett Rule” more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: Public Employees Federation Union Members Reject Tentative Agreement With New York State

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - For the first time in the 34-year history of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), PEF Union Members have voted to reject the tentative agreement negotiated with the State, it was announced today. Nearly 70% of the Union’s Membership voted, PEF Officials said, resulting in a “No” vote by a count of 19,629 to 16,906. more»

CWA National News: Intense Lobbying Effort By CWA & Other Unions Stops Republicans from Crippling The National Labor Relations Board & Verizon Technician Killed After Being Electrocuted While Working On Elevated Lines In Brooklyn

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Intense Lobbying Effort By The CWA & Other Unions Stops Republicans from Crippling The National Labor Relations Board The Communications Workers of America (CWA) joined with a number of other Unions last week to defeat an effort by Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee that would have prevented the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: Remembering Paul Beltz – A Friend Of Organized Labor, Earl Frampton Pulls A Trump: Tells Boehner, Cantor & McConnell, “You’re Fired!” & “Thanks” To The USW’s Rick Williams Up In Niagara County

Published on Monday, September 26, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Last week, a tremendous friend of Organized Labor, Buffalo Attorney Paul Beltz, passed away at the age of 85. If you never had the pleasure of meeting him, I want to let you know that Mr. Beltz was a wonderful gentleman in every more»