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Union Representing City Of North Tonawanda Public Workers Reach Tentative Four-Year Agreement/Civil Service Employees Association Representative Says Ratification Vote Is Scheduled For September 15th

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NORTH TONAWANDA) – CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) Unit 7692 has reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year contract with the City of North Tonawanda, which includes wage increases in years three and four of the contract and improvements made to the 87-Member Workforce’s Life Insurance Coverage and Optical Fund, CSEA Officials tell more»

The Communications Workers of America Urge Their CWA Local Leaders & Activists To Attend The National AFL-CIO Young Workers' Summit In Minneapolis Later This Month

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Young Unionists
Encouraged by the participants' rave reviews of the first National AFL-CIO Young Workers' Summit that was held last year, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is urging their CWA Locals to send Leaders and Activists to this year's event - which is scheduled take place from September 29th to October 2nd in Minneapolis. The Young Workers’ Summit more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.com Makes The Switch To A Paid Labor News Publication On Labor Day, Karen Healy-Case Is At It Again & Kudos To All Those Union Workers, Including Public Employees, Who Answered Hurricane Irene’s Call

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: WNYLaborToday.com Makes The Switch To A Paid Publication Jamie Wallace of Lee’s Summit, Missouri… John Neubauer of Syracuse… Brenda Tucker of Oakland City, Indiana… Bruce Popper of Rochester… Tom Meadows of Los more»

United Steelworker-Represented Mould-Makers Declare An Unfair Labor Practice Strike At Nine Anchor Glass Container Plants, Including A Facility Located In Elmira Heights In The Southern Tier Of New York State

Published on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(PITTSBURGH) – United Steelworker (USW) Members at nine Anchor Glass Container facilities – including one in Elmira Heights in the Southern Tier of New York State - are on strike, charging the company has not bargained fairly on central issues of the negotiations, including wages, pensions and Health Care, USW Officials said. The Union and the more»

Mass Arrests Possible On Labor Day Weekend In Atlantic City/City Threatens To Prosecute Union Members For Demonstrating On The Boardwalk

Published on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY) - Setting the stage for what may be a major civil disobedience on Labor Day Weekend, the City of Atlantic City has threatened to prosecute UNITE HERE Local 54 picketers on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. "The Atlantic City Solicitors' Office is trying to use the threat of prosecution to stop Workers from exercising their right to more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The August Jobs Report: “Our Dying Recovery Is Crying Out For Bold Solutions To Put Americans Back To Work, Yet The Political Games Are Exacerbating Inequality And Joblessness At A Difficult Time”

Published on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement after the August Jobs Report was issued yesterday (Friday, September 2nd): The August Jobs Report reinforces the growing alarm Working People are feeling as the economy worsens. Job creation last month was net zero. Our dying recovery is crying out for bold more»

Study Shows U.S. Firms Paid More To CEOs Than Taxes In 2010

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Twenty-five of the 100 Highest Paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in Federal Income Tax, a pay study from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) found. The study, which was released on Wednesday (August 31st), also found many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes. At a time when lawmakers are facing more»

United Auto Workers In Buffalo Voice Their Disappointment In Decision To Close Suburban American Axle Plant/UAW Rep Says “In The End, Maybe This Company Had Already Set Its Agenda: Close The Plant And Blame The Union”

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – United Auto Workers (UAW) Members in Buffalo are disappointed and surprised American Axle CEO Dick Dauch announced the company intends to close its suburban Cheektowaga gear-making plant in February. “This latest plant closing announcement from American Axle is deeply disappointing” said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who directs the more»

The National AFL-CIO Announces A Full-Time Push For Jobs/Flanked By Working People From Across The United States, AFL-CIO Officers Pledge To Give Voice To Working People In The Political Process

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Detailing the desperate need for jobs and the need for a voice for Working People in the political process, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka outlined a broad new mobilization effort to speak to and for Working People on economic issues - year-round. Joined at a Labor Day press event held in Washington by Workers from the States of more»

WNYLaborToday.com Will Cease To Be A “Free” Labor News Publication This Labor Day Weekend/Subscription Revenue Will Allow Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper To Expand Its Coverage By Adding Reporters & Creating Labor News TV Show

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
An Open Letter To WNYLaborToday.com’s Viewers Readers From Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell WNYLaborToday.com – Western New York’s Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper – has come a very long way in a very short period of time since we first launched our Labor News Website back in April 2008. Over the course of time, WNYLaborToday.com has become more»

Central New York Labor Activists Rally To Save Jobs Of Syracuse Diocese Gravediggers

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(SYRACUSE) - Andrew Liszewski grew up at the foot of St. Agnes Cemetery in Syracuse, building forts in the woods and whizzing his bike down the steep hills. As an adult, he took a job there, digging the graves of fellow parishioners for the Roman Catholic Church. Liszewski and five other gravediggers tell 25 years worth of stories about how tricky it is more»

Republican Politicians Banned From Labor Day Parade In Wisconsin

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - A group of Wisconsin Union Officials has voted to ban Republican Politicians from a local Labor Day Parade, underscoring how partisan the State has become in the wake of this year's clashes over Collective Bargaining Rights. The Marathon County Central Labor Council, which sponsors the parade, includes some 30 local Unions. Council more»

The United Steelworkers Remake NLRB Law In Two Landmark Cases

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW), through the joint efforts of its Organizing and Legal Departments, has won two landmark cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - ensuring the ability of workers to more freely exercise their right to organize a Labor Union, it was announced In Lamons Gasket Company, the USW more»

The National Football League Players Association – Including Those Playing For The Buffalo Bills - Rejoins The National AFL-CIO

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - When the 2011 National Football League (NFL) Season kicks off on September 11th, the players on the field – including those playing for the Buffalo Bills - will once again be Union Members of the National AFL-CIO. After negotiating a fair and secure contract and reconstituting their Union, the National Football League Players Association more»

The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild Continue Discussions To Create One Union

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) are continuing formal discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force to facilitate the creation of one Union to represent all members of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, it was announced. more»

Sunday (On A Monday, Again) Labor Column: The Buffalo AFL-CIO Council’s Facebook Page Is Rapidly Growing, Greed & Money Replaces Peace & Love At Woodstock And WNYLaborToday.com’s “Have Not” T-Shirt Makes Its Debut On WNYMedia.net

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Facebook Page Grows By Leaps & Bounds Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Mike Hoffert, who’s gearing up for the Council’s Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5th in more»

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Liebman Departs As Third Term Ends; NLRB Member & Former Buffalo Attorney Mark Pearce Designated As New Chairman

Published on Monday, August 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Wilma Liebman, who has served on the NLRB Board for nearly 14 years and under three presidents, has left the agency upon the completion of her third term at midnight August 27. As such, the White House has announced the designation of NLRB Member and former Buffalo Attorney Mark Gaston Pearce to more»

CWA National News: Verizon Workers End Walkout As Company Agrees To Bargain Fairly/Two-Week Strike, Public Pressure Force Verizon Back To Restructured Talks

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Verizon Workers End Walkout As Company Agrees To Bargain Fairly/Two-Week Strike, Public Pressure Force Verizon Back To Restructured Talks Verizon Workers returned to work last week stronger than ever in their fight for a fair contract, fortified by the bravery they showed in striking during a recession and by the public's strong embrace of their courage more»

Labor Report From England: Trial Exposes Why Two Workers Were Baked Alive In Bread Factory Horror/Says One Attorney: “This Was An Avoidable Accident. The Company Acknowledges It Was At Fault. It Failed In Its Duty To Both Men.”

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(LONDON) - Two Bakery Workers died in agony after their bosses sent them into a giant oven to carry out repairs on the cheap, a court in England has heard. The machine should have been allowed to cool for 12 hours, but was only left for two. David Mayes and Ian Erickson were unaware of the full danger as they crawled into the oven because fans had cooled more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Retirees Tell GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Perry That “You Can Run, But You Can't Hide” When It Comes To Social Security

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Union Retirees
Retirees Tell GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Perry That “You Can Run, But You Can't Hide” When It Comes To Social Security The following statement was issued by Edward Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans: “Today’s retirees weren’t born ‘yesterday.’ They know why Rick Perry is backpedaling on Social Security. more»

Young Unionist Column From Marvin Bing, Jr. Of Washington, D.C.: I Never Thought I’d Live To See The Day When Social Justice Activists Would Just Lay Down And Play Dead When The Biggest Fight In Our Generation Was Occurring At Our River’s Shore

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com was first introduced to Marvin Bing, Jr. (pictured above) on the Social Network Facebook. Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper became friends with him and then actually spoke via telephone with Marvin - a 27-year-old Union Member with the Amalgamated Transit Union International who currently lives in more»

Labor Perspective From Former U.S. Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich: This Labor Day We Need Protest Marches Rather Than Parades

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Robert Reich (pictured above) is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He’s served in three national administrations, most recently as U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. Reich has written 13 books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka: President Obama Aligned Himself With The Tea Party To Cut Middle-Class Programs

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The most powerful Union Official in the country today (Thursday, August 25th) offered reporters his harshest critique of President Obama to date, questioning Obama's policy and strategic decisions and claiming he aligned himself with the Tea Party in the debt limit fight. "This is a moment that Working People and, quite frankly, history will judge more»

The Communications Workers Of America & The United Steel Workers Call For An Investigation Into The Possible Misuse Of U.S. Aid In Columbia

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Communications Workers of America (CWA) International President Larry Cohen and United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo Gerard have issued the following statement regarding their request to a member of the House Select Intelligence Committee that there be an investigation of press reports that the government of Colombia more»

National AFL-CIO Forming Super Political Action Committee Aimed At Engaging Non-Represented Workers

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – The powerful Labor Group - the National AFL-CIO - is forming a Super PAC to engage non-Union members ahead of the 2012 Elections. The move follows measures by States like Wisconsin and Ohio to curb Bargaining Rights of Public Workers in fights that are part of a broader national confrontation between Republicans and Labor Groups that have more»

American Labor Studies Center To Hold Teaching Labor History Conference October 1st At NYSUT’s Suburban Buffalo Headquarters/ALCS Executive Director Paul Cole Says Local Workshop’s Aim Is To Spread Knowledge Of Labor History

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WILLIAMSVILLE) - With a number of issues impacting Workers as their Unions come under increasing public discussion and debate, Teachers, Union Education Directors and other interested parties will have an opportunity to explore the history and activities of the American Labor Movement in an October 1st conference that will be held at the New York State more»

The Transport Workers Union Releases Follow-Up Video for ‘Worst Governor Ever’ Ranking As Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Rick Perry Of Texas Squares Off Against Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott In National Summer Election

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has unveiled a follow-up video at www.worstgovernorever.com, as Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida leads in the national Worst Governor Ever Election, on the heals of having one of lowest gubernatorial approval ratings in the Nation. Republican Governor Rick Perry of Texas is a close more»

WNYLaborToday.com Political Perspective: The Democratic Primary For Town Board In Lancaster Is A ‘Case Study’ Why Working People & Voters Alike Need To Be Educated & Informed On Not Only The Issues – But The Candidates Themselves

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Editorial
One evening last week, while I was at home writing a Labor News Story for WNYLaborToday.com, there was a knock on my front door. It was two women working for Lancaster (N.Y.) Town Board Candidate Karen Healy-Case. They were going door-to-door in my neighborhood asking for voter support in the upcoming September Primary Election. As they handed me her more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor Perspective: The Resurgence Of Organized Labor May Lie In Building Its Forces With The ‘Have Nots’ – The Non-Represented Worker Who “In The Core Of Their Souls Know The Debt American Workers Owe To The Labor Movement”

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Editorial
Not lost on the major job action that involved 45,000 Union-Represented Verizon Communications Workers during a just-ended 14-day Strike was the great amount of community support both the CWA (Communications Workers of America) and the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) received while walking the picket line. With the growing and more»

Area CWA Labor Leader Says “It’s Time For Change” After 14-Day Strike By Verizon Workers Forces Company Back To The Negotiating Table – Now That Labor Has Verizon’s “Attention,” Push Must Also Be Made On Bringing Back Off-Shored Jobs

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – CWA (Communications Workers of America) Local 1122 President James Wagner says the 14-day Strike conducted by the CWA and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) who are employed by Verizon Communications was, in the end, “bittersweet” - but Wagner now believes this is the “time for change” as negotiations more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: CWA/IBEW Verizon Strike Showed Speedy Success By Organized Labor Putting Pressure On Company To Bargain In Good Faith & Featured Serious Level Of Solidarity Shown By Union Members On The Line

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: As I was driving over the Peace Bridge Saturday afternoon and just about ready to cross over into Canada, my iPhone rang. It was Communications Workers of America Local 1117 President Greg Chenez calling WNYLaborToday.com to more»

New National AFL-CIO Latino Facebook & Twitter Pages Are Now Up and Running

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The National AFL-CIO’s Social Media Family is growing with the addition of our new AFL-CIO Latino Page and a Spanish Language Twitter feed. The new initiatives are part of the Union Movement’s continuous effort to reach out to the Latino Workforce - especially Younger Workers, and Organized Labor wants to hear stories from Latino Workers and forge new more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Texas Governor Rick Perry Runs Into The New Hampshire Alliance On The Campaign Trail & The Alliance Celebrates Social Security’s 76th Anniversary

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Union Retirees
Texas Governor Rick Perry Runs Into The New Hampshire Alliance On The Campaign Trail Texas Governor Rick Perry has entered the race to win the Republican nomination for President in 2012. But just days later, his stop on the campaign trail was met with dozens of angry Seniors and protesters from the New Hampshire Alliance. And they sent Perry a strong more»

From Miami to Los Angeles, Union Summer Interns Made a Difference

Published on Monday, August 22, 2011 in Young Unionists
When the 45 National AFL-CIO Union Summer 2011 Interns are asked what they did for their summer vacation, they won’t have any stories to tell about lounging on the beach or backpacking through Europe. Instead, they’ll tell you about making a real difference in people’s lives and how much their involvement has contributed to their sense of Social more»

Striking CWA & IBEW Union Members Head Back To Work On Tuesday After Management and Labor Agree To Extend Expired Contract As Negotiations Continue/Union Reps Stress No Tentative Agreement Has Been Reached

Published on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON) – After walking 14 days on the picket line, 45,000 Union-Represented Verizon Communications Workers from New England to Virginia – including more than 1,000 right here in Western New York - will return to work on Tuesday (August 23rd). The announcement was made today (Saturday, August 20th) by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) more»

United Auto Workers Local 846 Members In The Buffalo Suburb Of Cheektowaga Reject American Axle's 'Last Best And Final Proposal'

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Efforts to reach a fair Labor Agreement between the United Auto Workers (UAW) Workers and American Axle and Manufacturing have been thwarted by the company's unwillingness to negotiate a new contract with a Livable Wage for 66 Union-Represented Workers employed at the company's Suburban Buffalo Gear-Making Plant in Cheektowaga, UAW Officials more»

National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Report: Ohioans Vow to Keep S.B. 5 Repeal Fight At Full Speed

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Republican Governor John Kasich’s S.B. 5 and Republican Lawmakers must be feeling the heat. Recently, 1.3 million Ohioans signed petitions to put on the November ballot the repeal of a law that eliminates the Collective Bargaining Rights of more than 350,000 Public Employees. As a result, Kasich & Company are pleading for a so-called more»

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Unionists Say They’ve Had Enough, Rally To Tell Lawmakers To Cut Out The Rhetoric, Create Jobs & Bring Back U.S. Jobs That Have Been Sent Overseas

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA) – Working People in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania say they've had enough of the political banter about jobs and they want lawmakers to put the rubber to the road and start coming up with ideas that get results. During a rally held earlier this week in the Keystone State, Working People told local media outlets they “are more»

WNY Verizon Strike Update: CWA/IBEW Members Rally Against Verizon In Dunkirk, Verizon Threatens To Take Away Employees’ Health Care, CWA Files ULP Charge Against Verizon & An Open Letter To Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Buoyed by a marching contingent of nearly 40 Union Members from the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO), more than 100 Striking Verizon Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Members were joined by other Unions in Dunkirk to stand up for the Middle Class and more»

UPDATE: Wisconsin Voters Defend Pro-Worker Lawmakers From Recall

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Wisconsin Working Family Voters have defended two of the Democratic State Senators who stood up to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s attack on Workers Rights from a Republican/Tea Party-led attempt to recall the pair yesterday (Tuesday, August 16th). Voters propelled State Senator Bob Wirch to a 57% to 43% win over Jonathan Steitz. In the other race, more»

Union-Represented Workers At The Gowanda Rehabilitation Nursing Center Overwhelmingly Ratify New Labor Agreement/1199 SEIU Representatives Say Contract Preserves Affordability Of Health Insurance For Workers & Their Families

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(GOWANDA) – Union-Represented Workers at the Gowanda Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Southern Erie County have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Representatives announced today (Tuesday, August 16th). The new agreement preserves the affordability of Health Insurance for the 125 Gowanda more»

Civil Service Employees Association Membership Ratifies New Five-Year Contract With New York State/Agreement Also Establishes Committee To Address State’s Use Of Temporary Employees, Consultants & Contractors

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-Represented Executive Branch Employees have ratified a contract agreement with New York State that keeps people working and protects their rights and benefits, CSEA Officials announced today (Tuesday, August 16th). The agreement was approved by a total vote of 16,896-to-11,856, nearly a 60% approval more»

Union-Busting Laws Prompt Wisconsin Education Association Council To Cut Forty-Percent Of Workforce

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in State-National Labor News
In Wisconsin, the Statewide Teachers Union has issued pink slips to 42 of its employees as a result of Union-Busting Policies enacted by Republicans this year. The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), a heavy hitter in Democratic campaign funding, announced that the layoffs constitute 40% of its employees. It did not provide details on who lost more»

From Bloomberg Via finance.yahoo.com: Buffalo News Owner Warren Buffett Pushes Congress To Raise Taxes For ‘Coddled’ Billionaires

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Billionaire Warren Buffett, who owns The Buffalo News, is urging Congress to raise taxes on the Nation’s wealthiest individuals to help cut the U.S. budget deficit, saying it won’t inhibit investment or job growth. “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress,” the chairman and chief executive officer of more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: Verizon Strike Update, Was Wisconsin Recall Effort A Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? And Don’t Forget The Upcoming Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade & Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s Annual Golf Tourney

Published on Monday, August 15, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Was The Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty For Organized Labor In The Wisconsin Recalls? Depending on who you speak to, the question still needs to be asked: Was the glass half-full or half-empty for Organized Labor when it comes to more»

Teamsters Local 264-Represented Workers At Erie Logistics In Western New York Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts/Union Officials Say Influx In New Business In The Food & Grocery Delivery Business Is Also Working To Create 60 New Local Jobs

Published on Monday, August 15, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - After weeks of tough negotiations that culminated in a tentative agreement for each of three individual bargaining units, Teamsters Local 264-Represented Workers At Erie Logistics - which delivers a variety of foods and groceries to Tops Markets across Western New York - have overwhelmingly ratified their respective contracts, Union more»

Labor News Op-Ed Piece From Facebook Union Member Norman Mitchell In New Hampshire Via The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers: The REAL Reasons For The Verizon Strike… Don't Believe The Corporate Propaganda!

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Op-Ed Piece comes to WNYLaborToday.com via Norman Mitchell, a former and now on-strike technician at Verizon Communications who lives in Deerfield, New Hampshire. Mitchell published the following piece on the Verizon Strike on his Facebook Social Network Page, noting the column was previously published on the more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers At The Gowanda Rehabilitation Nursing Center Reach Tentative Agreement On A New Labor Agreement/Ratification Vote Set For August 15th

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(GOWANDA) – After nearly three months of bargaining, Employee and Management Negotiating Committees have reached a tentative agreement on a new Labor Contract covering 125 Union Workers at the Gowanda Rehabilitation Nursing Center, 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East Representatives announced. The tentative more»

From The American Postal Workers Union: Crushing Workers Will Not Solve Postal Service’s Financial Woes

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Crushing Postal Workers and slashing service will not solve the U.S. Postal Service’s financial crisis, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) President Cliff Guffey said in response to the announcement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will seek Congressional support to cut 120,000 jobs, break its Labor Contract that was signed earlier this year and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security's 76th Anniversary is Today/Sunday, August 14th, Super Committee Named To Tackle National Debt & Tea Party Sees Chance To Cut Medicare

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Union Retirees
Social Security's 76th Anniversary is Today/ Sunday, August 14th On July 30th, the Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the 46th Anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Today (Sunday, August 14th), the Alliance is celebrating the 76th Anniversary of Social Security - and Alliance Members have been working to educate other members and the more»