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From The Washington Post: Organized Labor & The Dems Lost, But They Should Be Proud Of What They Accomplished During Wisconsin Recall

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
The history of the American Labor Movement is crowded with losing battles and crushing disappointments. The men and women who have fought for Workers’ Rights, often against tremendously long odds, have all too often suffered defeat and humiliation, only finding consolation in the idea that their efforts perhaps succeed in awakening a bit of public more»

‘Worst Governor Ever’ Summer Election Begins/The Transport Workers Union Releases New Website to Elect the ‘Worst Governor Ever’

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) has launched the “Worst Governor Ever” Summer Election at www.worstgovernorever.com in conjunction with the Workers’ Rights are Human Rights Campaign. This historical election comes at a time when governors across America have coordinated attacks against the Middle Class from eliminating more»

Nearly 800 Striking Verizon Workers Rally In Downtown Buffalo/Energized Strikers Are Told By Communication Workers Of America Leadership That “This Is A Fight Pitting The ‘Haves’ Against The ‘Have Nots’” And That The “‘Have Nots’ Are Pissed Off!”

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: CWA (Communications Workers of America) District 1 Upstate New York Director David Palmer (pictured above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) addresses a rally of nearly 800 who gathered outside Verizon Communications’ Downtown Buffalo Headquarters today (Wednesday, August 10th) as striking Union Members entered their fourth day on more»

Wisconsin Recall Roundup: Middle Class Wisconsin Fights Back, Wisconsin Recalls Replace Two Republican Senators in a Rebuke to Governor's Anti-Labor Agenda & Recall Fraud: Wisconsin Democrats Accuse Republicans of Vote Tampering

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
From The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO: Middle Class Wisconsin Fights Back (MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Wisconsinites stood up yesterday (Tuesday, August 9th) and reclaimed two Senate District Seats in the historic Summer Recall Elections. In a huge victory for Working People, Jessica King and Jennifer Shilling will head to Madison to represent Senate District 18 more»

Workers At The Boathouse Restaurant In New York City’s Central Park Walk Off Job/Workers Seek Respect In The Workplace As New York Hotel Trades Council Continues Campaign To Organized Restaurant Workers

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A lunch-time walkout by workers at the Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park today (Tuesday, August 9th) caught managers and customers by surprise and forced the closing of the rowboat rental concession, which the restaurant runs. The walkout was an escalation of a long-running fight between the restaurateur Dean Poll, who operates the more»

Labor Perspective From Cory McCray, Chairman Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists Group: Why Young People Lose Faith In Government

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 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»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The July Employment Figures: A Jobs Agenda Must Be More Than A Talking Point To Move Us Past The Austerity That Has Paralyzed Our Nation

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in regards to the release of the July Employment Figures: The news the economy created 117,000 net new jobs in July, while the Unemployment Rate inched down to 9.1%, is a relief amidst the turmoil of recent weeks - but this lackluster performance confirms the grave more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security & Medicare Spared – For Now – In Debt-Ceiling Deal & Make Your Voice Heard: Upcoming Social Security Events &Letters To The Editor

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 in Union Retirees
Social Security & Medicare Spared – For Now – In Debt-Ceiling Deal Social Security and Medicare escaped a first round of budget cuts in the Debt-Ceiling Agreement reached in Washington, but future threats loom on the horizon for these two programs. The agreement extends government borrowing power into 2013, immediately cuts $400 billion in more»

Wall Street Journal Report: One World Trade Center Labor Dispute Over – Another Looming

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Unionized Concrete Laborers who refused to work at the World Trade Center for three days returned to the job late last week after their Union reached a deal with contractors. But Labor turmoil at the World Trade Center is not over. Another clash looms with the Carpenters Union, which voted to authorize a strike last week. The Cement more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: CWA/IBEW Verizon Strike Is More Than Just A Labor Dispute – Unions Draw A Line In The Sand, Make Stand For All Working People

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Verizon Strike Is About More Than Just A Labor Dispute… From Western New York to Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., as many as 45,000 Union-Represented Workers at Verizon Communications - the Nation’s largest wireless more»

CWA & IBEW Strike Verizon/More Than 45,000 Workers From New England To Virginia - Including Here In Western New York - Hit The Picket Line, Union Officials Say Telecommunications Giant’s Proposals Would Take Workers Back Decades

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Failure to reach an agreement on a new contract by 12:01 a.m. today (Sunday, August 7th) has put more than 45,000 Union-Represented Workers employed by Verizon Communications on the picket line. Union Representatives say bargaining is continuing, despite the strike that was called for by both the Communications Workers of America more»

1199 SEIU WNY Labor News: RNs At Eastern Niagara Hospital In Lockport Authorize Strike Deadline While Union-Represented Staff At Bertrand Chaffee Hospital & The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home In Springville Ratify A New Labor Agreement

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT) – Union-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) employed by Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport have authorized their negotiating committee to set a strike deadline, 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East has announced. Balloting took place in a series of well attended meetings held late last week and 1199 SEIU more»

The National AFL-CIO Embarks On A ‘Summer Of Accountability’ As Frustrated Working Families Hold Politicians Accountable During The Month Of August

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Young Unionists
In August, Working Families will be lifting their voices to hold politicians accountable and call for a National Economy that strengthens the Middle Class. Participants will tell U.S. Congressional Members and State Legislators that their extreme political agenda is not in line with Working Americans at more than 450 events that will be held across the more»

Niagara Falls Firefighter Jason Zona Runs For Seat On Niagara County Legislature/Seeks To Bring “Fresh Vision” To Niagara County & Urges Other Union Members Across Western New York To Make The Decision To Run For Public Office

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor News Story is the third such report in less than two weeks of Western New York Union Members running for Public Office. Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper not only congratulates Niagara Falls Local 714 Firefighter Jason Zona (pictured above) for deciding to make a run on the Democratic Line for the 5th more»

As Their Contract Impacting 35,000 CWA/Verizon Communications Workers Gets Set To Expire On Sunday, CWA Rallies In Buffalo - Sends Verizon Strong & Loud Message: “You Are A Billion-Dollar Company Because You Are A Union Company!”

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Local 1117 President Greg Chenez (pictured below/WNYLaborToday.com Photo), whose Local represents 100 Verizon Communications Workers in Niagara County, addresses more than 300 Western New York CWA/Verizon Union Employees who rallied outside the Telecommunications Giant’s more»

Workers Stage Walkout at World Trade Center Site

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Hundreds of Unionized Concrete Workers have walked off the job at the World Trade Center Project in New York City earlier this week, setting up for a possible strike in the coming days. The contract covering the workers expired on July 1st. Since then, the Concrete Workers have been operating without a new contract. Officials with the Cement and Concrete more»

Republican Vacation Plans Trump Putting FAA, Airport Construction Workers Back to Work

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The 4,000 furloughed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Workers and 90,000 workers on Airport Construction Projects stalled by the Republican shutdown of the FAA are worrying about how they will pay their bills in the coming weeks. But the only worry House Republicans have is how they are going to spend their six-week summer vacation. House Republicans more»

After Record Profits, Sotheby's Auction House In New York City Locks Out Union-Represented Art Handlers And Brings In Temporary Staff To Handle Picassos & Rembrandts While Experienced Workers Walk Picket Line

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(NEW YORK) – Despite a wildly successful year with gross profits topping $680 million, Sotheby’s Auction House in New York City has locked out more than 40 Union Art Handlers and is demanding they agree to make major concessions in a new contract. In place of the experienced staff of Teamsters Local 814 Members, Sotheby’s has hired temporary more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers At Bertrand Chaffee Hospital & The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home In Springville Reach a Tentative Agreement/Union Membership Scheduled To Vote On New Contract Thursday

Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(SPRINGVILLE) - After months of very difficult Labor Contract Negotiations at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and its Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Division in Southern Erie County, a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract that covers 200 1199 SEIU (Service Employee International Union) Healthcare Workers East-Represented Medical Technologists, more»

New Study Shows Decline In Unions A Leading Factor In Income Inequality

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
With Union Members under attack across the country, a new study shows how important Unions are to the economy. The study, “Union Decline Accounts for Much of the Rise in Wage Inequality,” which was published in the August issue of the “American Sociological Review,” says the decline in the percentage of Workers who belong to Unions is worsening more»

Thirteen-Hundred American Crystal Sugar Company Workers In Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota Are Locked Out By Management As New Contract Talks Continue/Union Files ULP Against Company, Charging It Has Not Bargained In Good Faith

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Some 1,300 American Crystal Sugar Company Employees have been locked out of their jobs in three states after the workers - Members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 167G - rejected the company’s final offer by a nine-to-one margin, Union Officials have announced. American Crystal reportedly has hired replacement more»

Jobs Crisis Hits Young Workers Hard

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Young Unionists
The unemployment rate for Young Workers between ages 16 to 24 has skyrocketed as millions of Young People have lost jobs and school enrollment has steadily increased over the past decade. And the jobless rate nearly doubled among Young Workers to a peak of 19% in the fourth quarter of 2009 and has remained high, averaging 17.4% in the second quarter of more»

Western New York CWA Members Set To Rally In Buffalo As Current Contract With Verizon Expires On Sunday/Union Workers Ready Strike If Need Arises

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - If the public comments made by CWA (Communications Workers of America) District 1 Vice President Chris Shelton over the weekend in New York City are any indication, Wednesday’s rally outside Verizon Communication’s Buffalo Headquarters will also send a loud, strong, clear – and raw – message that any Union-busting attempt the more»

United Steelworkers National News: USW Mill Locals - Including Local In Plattsburg, New York - Ratify New Georgia-Pacific Master Agreement, Steelworkers Also Announce New Agreement Reached With ATI Allegheny Ludlum

Published on Monday, August 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - Following nearly a year of planning, preliminary meetings and then formal negotiations, United Steelworkers Union (USW) Members from 13 different Paper Mill Sites across the U.S. – including one in Plattsburg, New York – have ratified a new Master Agreement with Georgia-Pacific, establishing the primary economic arrangement for the more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: Barack Obama Is Doing His Best To Make Sure He’s A One-Term President

Published on Sunday, July 31, 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. As I watch the budget tragedy play out in Washington, it appears Barack Obama is more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Medicare’s 46th Birthday Is Tomorrow (Monday, August 1st) & Reid’s Plan Would Address Debt Ceiling Without Affecting Medicare & Social Security

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance Medicare Birthday Events Bring Attention To The Program At The Right Time Medicare’s 46th birthday is tomorrow (Monday, August 1st) and the Alliance for Retired Americans began commemorating the anniversary with more than 30 events across the country earlier this month. U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat-California) was joined by more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor Column: There’s Much More Reason To Be Optimistic About The Western New York Labor Movement These Days Than There Was Just Six Months Ago…

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Guest Columns
There were a series of rallies that were held across Western New York earlier this year as Union Leaders from Buffalo to the Southern Tier reached out to their individual Members and allies in an attempt to not only drum up support, but re-energize their own Memberships as the attack on Workers’ Rights and Collective Bargaining intensified across the more»

Union-Represented Workers At The Gowanda Rehabilitation Nursing Center In Erie County To Hold 24-Hour Strike Over Proposed Cuts in Health Benefits & Wages

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(GOWANDA) – In protest over proposed cuts to their Health Benefits and Hourly Wages, 125 Union-Represented Workers at the Gowanda Rehabilitation Center in Erie County will participate in a 24-hour strike on Monday (August 1st), 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East Officials have announced. An overwhelming number of more»

Wisconsin Recall Volunteers Contact More Than One Million Voters

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The 10,000 volunteers who’ve been knocking on doors and making phone calls to get out Wisconsin Voters for the August 9th Recall Elections have now talked with more than one million potential voters. Working Families have initiated the recall of six Republican Lawmakers, who voted to kill Collective Bargaining for the State’s Public Employees. more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.com Publishes Its 2,000th Labor News Story & Where Are The ‘Other’ Representatives Of Organized Labor On Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils?

Published on Sunday, July 31, 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 Publishes Its 2,000th Labor News Story WNYLaborToday.com first started covering and reporting on the Western New York Labor Community back in April 2008. Since then, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper has more»

Under Student Pressure, Sodexo Agrees To Pay Ithaca College Dining Workers A Living Wage

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor News Report was written by Chris Zivalich, a student at Ithaca College who has been active with the Labor Initiative in Promoting Solidarity, an Ithaca College student group. His story appeared on the website unions.org. (ITHACA) - After a year-long intensive campaign, Ithaca College’s Dining Hall more»

International Association Of Machinists Lodge 743 In Western Massachusetts Donates $20,000 To Union Community Tornado Victim's Fund

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WINDSOR LOCKS, MASSACHUSETTS) - The Union Community Fund of Western Massachusetts, a charity set up by Workers and their Unions, added $20,000 to its coffers as a result of the generosity of IAM (International Association of Machinists) Lodge 743 - a Machinists Union that represents Workers at the Hamilton Sunstrand plant in Windsor Locks. more»

IKEA Workers In Virginia Vote For Union Representation With The International Association Of Machinists

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(DANVILLE, VIRGINIA) - For two years, management at IKEA’s Danville, Virginia, subsidiary - Swedwood - fought their Workers’ wish to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM). But after this week’s overwhelming 221-69 vote, the Workers who assemble furniture for IKEA stores now have a Voice At Work. Coretta Giles says working conditions more»

Tell Congress: Save 90,000 Jobs, Get The Federal Aviation Administration Back to Work

Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
More than 90,000 Airport Construction Jobs are on the line because of the Republican shutdown over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Not only are 4,000 FAA Workers already out of their jobs, but because House Republicans refused to pass a funding authorization bill, money for airport improvements has dried up and Construction Workers at more»

Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council President Paul Brown Is The Only Representative Of Organized Labor On The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council Announced Today By Governor Andrew Cuomo

Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council President Paul Brown was the only area representative of Organized Labor named to the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council by Governor Andrew Cuomo today (July 26th). Cuomo announced the membership of the new Western New York Regional Economic Development Council during a more»

Dozens Of Union Workers Arrested In San Francisco In Hyatt Hotel-Labor Protest

Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Union Workers are accusing Hyatt Hotels of abusing workers, while the San Francisco Hotel's general manager said Hyatt is willing to sign the same contract that other hotels have signed with Unions. Stockton Street was blocked off as hundreds of Union and non-Union Workers protested in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, causing the more»

IBEW Local 106 President Robert Whitney Seeks Chautauqua County Legislative District 15 Seat/Jamestown Union Leader “Can Find Ways To Work Together For Chautauqua County” & Says “It's Time For Fresh Ideas And An Out-Of-The-Box Approach"

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This story on IBEW Local 106 President Robert Whitney, Jr. running for the District 15 Seat in the Chautauqua County Legislature marks the 2,000th Labor News Story published by WNYLaborToday.com since Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper started covering and reporting on the many positive accomplishments Organized Labor more»

Operating Engineers Local 463 Treasurer Travis Diez Runs For Lewiston Highway Superintendent In Niagara County/Third Generation Operating Engineer Backed By Building Trades & Working Families Party Faces September Primary Battle

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LEWISTON) – After he made the decision to run for Lewiston Highway Superintendent in Niagara County, IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers) Local 463 Treasurer Travis Diez (pictured above) developed a “new appreciation” of the political process after being screamed at by one local voter and threatened with a running garden hose by more»

Labor Attorney Tells NLRB: New Rules Would Bring Union Elections Into 21st Century

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
A Labor Attorney told a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on proposed new Union Election Rules last week that the current rules are actually just fine… “if you were living in the 1960s.” “The Board needs to come into the Twenty-First Century,” said Margaret Mcann, an attorney for AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue To Cause Uncertainty & Balanced Budget Amendment Passes House, But Is Unlikely To Pass In The Senate

Published on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Union Retirees
Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue To Cause Uncertainty President Obama had once set Friday, July 22nd, as the day when an agreement had to be reached so that corresponding legislation to raise the debt ceiling could be drafted and passed by the House and Senate. However, and as we all know now, that timeline has now been extended. With several deals still more»

Sunday Labor Column: Erie County Exec Collins Has His Own “Special Interests,” WNY Union Members Running For Public Office In Niagara County & The Southern Tier And Congrats To CWA/SEIU/IUOE On The Newly-Ratified Master Contract At Kaleida

Published on Sunday, July 24, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: Collins, Labor Unions & Rats I don’t know about you, but today’s story in The Buffalo News that focuses in on problems Republican Erie County Executive Chris Collins has with his Democratic Challenger Mark Poloncarz having more»

From The Washington Current: President Obama's Big Risk In Deficit Deal: Re-Election Support From Organized Labor

Published on Friday, July 22, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - President Obama may anger his Democratic allies in Congress by agreeing with Republicans on massive cuts to key Federal Programs, but he's risking the ire of others who may be even more important to his re-election campaign: Organized Labor. Congressional Democrats are fuming over reports that Obama is rushing to close a deficit-reduction more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Speaks Out On The Gang Of Six’s Deficit Proposal: “There's No Shared Sacrifice Here… The Only Sacred Cows Being Gored Are Working People, The Middle Class, Seniors And The Poor”

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(WASHINGTON) - The so-called “Gang of Six” Deficit Reduction Proposal is not the “shared sacrifice” its backers claim the plan contains, says National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Both parties keep telling us that deficit reduction requires ‘tough choices’ and ‘shared sacrifice’ and ‘taking on sacred cows.’ But then we keep more»

The Wisconsin Truth Tour Rolls On As Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen Wins First Wisconsin Recall Election

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Wisconsin State Sen. Dave Hansen (Democrat-Green Bay) handily won Tuesday's recall election, giving Democrats a victory in the first of nine contests being held this summer. With 65% of the vote in, the Associated Press called the race for Hansen, who had more than double the votes of his Republican challenger, David VanderLeest. Democrats more»

Statewide Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition Asks: Is This The Missing “Good Jobs” Plan? Advocates Question Potential Impact of New, New York State Regional Economic Development Councils

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - Members of the Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition responded today to Governor Cuomo’s announcement of his launch of several new Regional Economic Development Councils across New York State, by asking: Is this the missing Good Jobs Plan? Advocates pushed throughout the 2011 Legislative Session for increased action on a Good Jobs Plan and more»

“Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt” Kick Off Statewide “Restore The American Promise” Caravan Tour In Buffalo – Effort Aimed At Protecting, Preserving And Strengthening Medicaid, Medicare & Social Security

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Actors playing the roles of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, speak at the kick-off of a Statewide Caravan Tour in Buffalo, whose aim is to garner public support for protecting, preserving and strengthening Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. A number of speakers called on the general and voting more»

T-Mobile Workers Defy Anti-Union Tactics, Vote For CWA

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT) - A group of 15 T-Mobile Technicians in Hamden, Connecticut are the first T-Mobile Workers to win a Voice At Work with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) by voting for Union Representation, Union Officials have announced. While T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom (DT) respects Workers’ right to bargain more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: Nearly 8,000 Union-Represented Workers In Buffalo Vote To Ratify A New, Two-Year Master Agreement With Kaleida Health

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – A recently-negotiated and new, two-year Master Agreement between Kaleida Health and its three Unions - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 and 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers East – was ratified tonight (July 19th) by more»

Laborers Union Provides Free Job Training for Joplin, Missouri Tornado Victims to Rebuild City & Lives

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(JOPLIN, MISSOURI) - Rebuilding Joplin, Missouri physically and economically after the May 22nd tornado that killed 158 people and leveled huge swaths of the city will be a long, long project. However, Laborers Local 319 is using its resources and skills to help local residents rebuild their town and their lives. Local 319 is offering free construction more»

NLRB Hearing On Proposed Rules Change: Employers “Game The System” When It Comes To Workers Seeking Union Representation In The Workplace

Published on Monday, July 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Amid a cacophony of complaints by Management Lawyers, Scott Pedigo’s voice broke through the rhetoric and laid out for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) what it’s really like to try and form a Union in today’s economic environment. Pedigo, who serves as President of Utility Workers Local 304 in West Virginia, was the only more»