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A New Report Shows Verizon –Whose Union-Represented Employees Are Working Without A New Contract - And 29 Other Big Corporations Have Paid No Taxes Since 2007

Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
While Verizon Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers toil without a contract, a report issued jointly by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that it’s not just its Workers the company is short-changing - It’s all of the American more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes To Retire On December 16th/Makes Announcement At State Labor Federation's Executive Board Meeting In Albany

Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor News Story appears on http://www.nysaflcio.org/ and http://readme.readmedia.com/New-York-State-AFL-CIO-President-Denis-Hughes-to-Retire/3099684. (ALBANY) - During yesterday’s (Monday, November 7th) regularly-scheduled Executive Board meeting, New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes (pictured more»

Sunday On An Election Day Labor Column: Please, Do Not Forget To Vote Today, The 99% In Erie County Need To Vote For Mark Poloncarz For Erie County Executive & Aren’t You Sick And Tired Of Hearing The Term ‘Union Bosses’?

Published on Tuesday, November 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: Today - Tuesday, November 8th - is Election Day and WNYLaborToday.com urges our Viewers/Readers to get out and vote for those candidates who support Working People, especially those who live in Erie County. We especially ask that more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Washington Post Misleads Seniors On Social Security, The Super Committee Takes A Hard Look At Social Security & Medicare Cuts And Obama To Speed Up Production Of Life-Saving Drugs

Published on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Union Retirees
The Washington Post Misleads Seniors On Social Security The Washington Post published a Halloween-Eve Front Page “Prediction of Doom” feature piece riddled with misleading statements and inaccuracies about Social Security and its financial footing . The 12-member panel is less than a month away from its deadline for finding at least $1.2 trillion in more»

As A Result Of Stalled Contract Negotiations, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Nurses In Manhattan Vote Overwhelmingly To Strike

Published on Monday, November 7, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MANHATTAN) – Registered Nurses (RNs) at Manhattan's St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center have voted overwhelmingly - by an almost a 9-to-1 margin - to authorize a strike, as a result of stalled contract negotiations, representatives of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced today (Monday, November 7th). The 1,367 NYSNA-Represented RNs more»

Occupy Buffalo Viewpoint From 26-Year-Old Jamie Popp: Change Is Only Brought About By Numbers

Published on Monday, November 7, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Jamie Popp is a 26-year-old Western New Yorker who went to Daemen College for a degree in Social Work, but can’t find a job. Popp, who grew up in a Union Family and whose mother is a Union Members with CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) Local 003, spends time at the Occupy Buffalo encampment in Downtown Buffalo more»

Michigan House Votes To Gut State’s Workers’ Compensation System

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The Michigan House of Representatives has voted to gut the State’s Workers’ Compensation System (H.B. 5002). Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift describes the bill as slashing benefits by subtracting “imaginary wages” and “imaginary pensions” from an injured Worker’s benefits, regardless of the Worker’s ability to find a job or more»

For The First Time In The Nearly Four-Year History Of WNYLaborToday.com, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Makes A Political Endorsement – We Encourage Working People In Erie County To Vote For Mark Poloncarz For Erie County Executive

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Labor Endorsements
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Erie County Executive Candidate Mark Poloncarz (pictured above at the podium) addresses supporters after receiving endorsements from U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (from left to right, all seated to the left of Poloncarz) on Friday more»

Despite Freezing Temperatures, More Than 100 IBEW Local 237 Members Participate In Informational Picket To Protest Awarding Of Taxpayer-Supported $12 Million Electrical Contract To A Baton Rouge, Louisiana Firm On The $400 Million Norampac Project

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: More than 100 Members of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 237 participated in a weekend informational picket to protest the awarding of a $12 million contract to a Baton Rouge, Louisiana Electrical Contractor for work on the on-going $400 million-plus Norampac Project in Niagara Falls. Local more»

With Election Day On Tuesday, November 8th – The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Announces Its Full Slate Of Endorsed Candidates, Including Mark Poloncarz For Erie County Executive & Maria Whyte For Erie County Clerk

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, whose affiliated Labor Unions combine to represent more than 80,000 Union Members within Erie County, has announced its Full Slate of 2011 Endorsements for Public Office: County-Wide Races: Mark Poloncarz – Erie County Executive (Democrat/Working Families Party) Maria Whyte – more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Locked-Out, Unionized Crystal Sugar Workers in Minnesota & North Dakota Reject Sweetened Contract Offer/Union Disagrees With Company Hiring Outside Contract Workers & Has Problems With Company-Offered Health Care Plan

Published on Friday, November 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA) – Union-Represented Workers at the American Crystal Sugar Company, who’ve been locked out of their jobs for three months, resoundingly rejected a new contract offer earlier this week. The proposal stemmed from recent negotiations that were conducted last week, the first talks since late August. Ninety-two percent of Crystal more»

From United For A Fair Economy: 11 Things The Richest U.S. Households Can Buy That You Can’t

Published on Friday, November 4, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
The 400 Wealthiest Families in the U.S. aren't just filthy rich, they are downright dirty. Collectively, these households own $1.37 trillion dollars - a number so high that it's nearly impossible to comprehend. In the U.S., accumulating this kind of wealth is the "American Dream." Getting rich is the result of hard work, padding your bank account is more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: Public Employees Federation Membership Ratifies New Contract With New York State/Ratification Of Revised Tentative Agreement Saves Just Under 4,000 Jobs – PEF Leaders Call On Governor To Do His Part In Cutting Government Waste

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - By a count of 27,718 to 11,645, New York State Public Employees represented by the Public Employees Federation (PEF) have ratified a revised four-year agreement with the State that averts the layoffs of nearly 4,000 Workers, PEF Officials announced today (November 3rd). The ratification of the new agreement saves the jobs of 3,496 PEF Members more»

Teamsters Local 264-Represented Friendship Dairies’ Production & Maintenance Workers In The Southern Tier Approve New Three-Year Labor Contract

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(FRIENDSHIP, N.Y.) – Union-Represented Production and Maintenance Workers at Friendship Dairies in the Southern Tier have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, approving the agreement by a margin of 18-to-1, according to Teamsters Local 264 Officials in Buffalo. Friendship Dairies, a subsidiary of Dean Foods, produces cottage cheese, sour more»

From Socialistworker.org: National Day Of Solidarity & Defiance On West Coast Spawns Similar Actions Across The Entire United States – Including New York City & Rochester/Tens Of Thousands Take Part In Major Occupy Oakland Action

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East Vice President Bruce Popper tells WNYLaborToday.com that another 20 more Occupy Wall Street protesters in nearby Rochester when Police enforced a park curfew. Thirty-two others were arrested last Friday on order of Rochester Mayor Tom Richards. more»

New York State NYSNA News: Union-Represented Nurses At Nathan Littauer Hospital In Gloversville Vote To Strike As They Fight To Protect Patient Care & Elected Officials Call For Halt To Nurse Layoffs At Westchester Medical Center

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(GLOVERSVILLE) – For nearly the past year, Unionized Registered Nurses (RNs) at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville have made a sincere effort to negotiate a fair contract. However, representatives of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) say hospital management has not. The RN’s negotiating team has made every possible more»

Unionized Orchard Park Police Officers Fight Back, Reach Out To Town Residents For Support As Town Board Aims To Drastically Cut Department Services/Officers Charge Board With Making Budget Cuts That Will Drag Police Staffing Back to 1976 Levels

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ORCHARD PARK) – Facing the ‘beginning of the end of Orchard Park’s Police Department’ as the Town Board looks to pass a budget that would drastically cut police protection services, Police Officers are asking the Residents/Taxpayers of Orchard Park a simple question: “Is it worth twenty-seven cents a day for police protection?” And more»

As The Public Employees Federation Counts The Vote On A New Contract With New York State, Western New York PEF Representatives Say Despite Member Anger, Improved Agreement Is A Direct Result Of Membership Standing Together In Unity

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(BUFFALO) – Kevin Hintz serves as Region 1 Coordinator for the Public Employees Federation (PEF) here in Western New York and has been a PEF Union Member for 30 years. Hintz tells WNYLaborToday.com that a new, tweaked and improved contract with New York State which PEF’s 56,000 Members are voting on is the “most divisive contract” he’s more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka Tells So-Called ‘Super Committee:’ The AFL-CIO Will Oppose Any Cuts Made To Social Security Or Medicare Benefits Or To The Federal Contribution To Medicaid & Calls On The Wealthy To Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Statement Issued by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On This Week’s “Super Committee” Proposals: People around the country are raising their voices in protest because they're fed up with a system that’s stacked in favor of the richest one percent of Americans - at the expense of the other ninety-nine percent of us. Unfortunately, what more»

Communications Workers Of America News From Across The Nation: Huge NLRB Victory Restores Union Rights To NBC 'Content Producers' And Global Union Leaders March with Atento Workers In Mexico City

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Huge NLRB Victory Restores Union Rights To NBC 'Content Producers' In a resounding victory for NABET-CWA Members, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling out of Region 2 in New York City orders NBC to reinstate the bargaining rights of "Content Producers," a title the network created three years ago to strip Union Representation from nearly 100 more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Announces Its 2011 Political Endorsements For Races In Both Niagara County & Orleans County

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 in Labor Endorsements
(NIAGARA-ORLEANS COUNTIES) - The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, whose affiliated Unions combine to represent more than 50,000 Union Members in the two-county area and whose Legislative Committee made its recommendations to the Executive Council in mid October, has announced its 2011 Political Endorsements for races across both Niagara more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Proposed ‘Super Committee’ Cuts Poised To Weaken State & Local Economies & U.S. Representative Conyers’ Resolution Gains Attention As More Super Committee Plans Emerge

Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 in Union Retirees
Proposed ‘Super Committee’ Cuts Poised To Weaken State & Local Economies As the “Super Committee” met last week, Alliance For Retired Americans Members and other local advocates from the Strengthen Social Security Campaign – a coalition which includes the Alliance – sprung into action. In states represented by the 12-member Committee, the more»

Sunday Labor Column: Are You Kidding Me? Western New York Republicans’ New Sell Job: Vote For Us & We Promise To Do More With Less And The De-Occupy Black Friday Movement Is Growing - Refuse To Shop The Day After Thanksgiving

Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: With Election Day a little more than a week away, WNYLaborToday.com cannot believe the latest sell job that area Republicans are pushing in order to win elective office. Cases in point: Chris Collins-lookalike Chris Jacobs, more»

Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Condemns Occupy Rochester Arrests/Says Decision To Provoke A Confrontation Was Made Hours Before By City Officials

Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President James Bertolone, whose Labor Federation covers 11 counties and represents more than 75,000 Working Men and Women from more than 300 area Unions, is condemning the arrests of 32 peaceful protesters in Rochester's Washington Square Park on Friday night (October more»

Labor Perspective From 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East Vice President Bruce Popper: What We Need Is Good-Paying Jobs… What We’re Getting Is Something Else

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following comments were made by 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East Vice President Bruce Popper at a meeting of the Niagara Falls-based organization, Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, that was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls on October 23rd: Jobs. more»

Labor News Update: 1,300 Locked-Out American Sugar Workers To Vote Tuesday On New Contract/Workers Have Been Locked Out Since August 1st

Published on Friday, October 28, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(EAST GRAND FORKS, MINNESOTA) - The 1,300 Union-Represented Workers who’ve been locked out of their jobs since August 1st by American Crystal Sugar will vote on Tuesday, November 1st on a contract offer, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Union Officials have announced. Workers will learn the details of the proposal and take more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka On Police Attacks On Peaceful Occupy Oakland Protesters: Tear Gassing, Arrests Of Protesters Must Stop/Internet Reports Say Iraqi War Veteran Is In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Police Projectile

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor News Report involving alleged Police brutality against Occupy Oakland protestors and National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s reaction were compiled from several Internet News Reports and a story authored by National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Reporter Mike Hall: Last night in Oakland, California, more»

New Report From The Congressional Budget Office Shows That Over The Past 30 Years, The Top 1% Have Doubled Their Income While The U.S. Economy Has Sputtered

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in State-National Labor News
A new report by the Congressional Budget Office shows that over the past 30 years, the top 1% of income-earners more than doubled their share of the national income pie. According to the Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, that’s a recipe for disaster - not just for the other 99%, but for the economy as a whole. Writing in Vanity Fair this Spring, more»

Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary For Economic Policy Says It Was The Lack Of Demand… Not Regulation… That’s Caused The Jobs Crunch

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Businesses are not creating jobs for one simple reason, says Jan Eberly, Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary For Economic Policy: it’s the lack of demand for the products that those businesses make more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Executive Director Coyle Says “Let’s Make Sure this 3.6% Raise Is Not The Last Social Security COLA Ever

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Edward Coyle Says, “Let’s Make Sure this 3.6% Raise is not the Last Social Security COLA Ever” Social Security recipients will get a 3.6% increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009, Federal Government Officials have announced. Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Edward more»

Southern California Car Wash Workers Win First-Ever Contracts/Vote For Union Representation With The United Steelworkers

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
There’s good news from the struggle for justice for Southern California Car Wash Workers. In a groundbreaking agreement, Car Wash Workers at the Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica have reached a first-ever contract as the Workers voted to join United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675. Also, Workers at Marina Car Wash in Venice, which is owned by the same more»

CSEA Charges North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt Violated The Taylor Law By Sidestepping The Union And Offering Represented City Workers $200 Each To Make Judge’s Arbitration Ruling On Prescription Drug Co-Pay Plan Go Away

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NORTH TONAWANDA) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is filing charges with the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) against North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt, whom the Union says “blatantly violated” the New York State Taylor Law by offering Union-Represented City Workers $200 each to make a judge’s arbitration ruling on a more»

New Report Finds That Traditional Pension System Is More Cost-Efficient For New York City Than 401ks

Published on Monday, October 24, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The City of New York helps out taxpayers and retired Public Employees by sticking with a traditional Defined-Benefit Pension Plan rather than a 401k model, according to a new report issued by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS). According to the NIRS press release that describes the report, ”A Better Bang for New York more»

Organized Labor Involves Itself In The Occupy Wall Street Movement Here In Western New York/Unions Aiding Some Of The 99% Camped Out In Downtown Buffalo Who Are Part Of The National Effort To Make The Richest 1% Pay Their Fair Share In Taxes

Published on Monday, October 24, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – According to one of several spokespersons at Occupy Buffalo, Western New York’s Labor Unions are stepping forward and getting involved in the local version of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, including one area Union that’s provided shelter for the 50 or more individuals who are participating and calling for the creation of good-paying more»

Sunday (This Time Not On A Monday) Labor Column: Occupy Buffalo & Organized Labor Come Together & How Can Governor Cuomo ‘Not Support’ A Millionaires Tax When 72% Of New York Residents Do?

Published on Sunday, October 23, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: It’s good to see Organized Labor has gotten involved in the growing Occupy Wall Street Movement - and that right here in Western New York, Occupy Buffalo has gotten involved with Organized Labor. Many of those who are more»

National Taxi Workers Alliance Affiliates With The National AFL-CIO/Charter Announced At Forum On Future Of Work & Unions With U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Published on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - With the presentation of a ground-breaking Charter as a National Organizing Committee of the National AFL-CIO, the National Taxi Workers Alliance has become the 57th organization to be affiliated with the National Federation of American Unions. The Taxi Workers are emblematic not only of changing employment relationships but also new energy more»

CWA Workers Tell Verizon “Enough Is Enough”/Downtown Buffalo Rally Held In Response To Telecommunications Giant Walking Away From The Bargaining Table – No Resumption Of Negotiations Have Occurred Since Verizon Took A Hike Last Week

Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Union-Represented Verizon Employees rally on Thursday, October 20th outside the Telecommunication Giant’s Downtown Buffalo Headquarters. Some carried a sign (pictured above) that read: Verigreedywireless, Destroying Middle Class Jobs. The rally was a public response by Organized Labor after Verizon recently walked away more»

Newly-Released Report Shows 18,000 City Bridges ‘Structurally Deficient’ Across The United States/National AFL-CIO Says Fix The Bridges & Ease The Job Crisis

Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
A new report shows that more than 18,000 of the U.S.’s busiest bridges that are clustered in the Nation’s Metro Areas are rated as “structurally deficient.” Overall, there are some 70,000 structurally-deficient bridges, but those in the metro areas carry 75% of the traffic that must cross a deficient bridge each day, according to the report from more»

PATCO Strike Some 30 Years Ago Changed America

Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
When 12,000 U.S. Air Traffic Controllers went on strike some 30 years ago, then President Ronald Reagan threatened that if they were not back on the job in 48 hours, they would be fired. Two days later, 11,000 of them - all Union Members of PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) - were terminated and permanently replaced. The more»

IBEW Local 237 Asks General Public To Think Twice About Patronizing The Olive Garden Restaurant On Military Road In Niagara Falls After Italian Eatery Was Built By Undocumented Workers & Out-Of-State Construction Workers

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – The use of undocumented workers and out-of-state construction workers to build the Olive Garden’s new restaurant on Military Road in Niagara Falls has IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 237 asking Niagara County residents to think twice about patronizing a restaurant that failed to hire local workers. Four more»

Union Electricians, Plumbers & Sheet Metal Workers Join Together With Their Labor-Management Groups & Employers To Create First-Ever Tripartite Effort To Market Quality Services & Grow Market Share Across The Western New York Region

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Nearly 600 Labor Leaders and Union Members of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electricians) Local 41, IBEW Local 237, U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 71, their individual Labor-Management Groups and Union Employers (pictured above) gathered in Niagara Falls last week as part of a more»

United Auto Workers-Represented Ford Workers Ratify New Contract

Published on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) – United Auto Workers (UAW) Members at the Ford Motor Company have voted to accept the tentative agreement between the UAW and Ford, Union Officials announced today (October 19th). The results of voting conducted over the past two weeks were 63% in favor of the agreement (22,031) to 37% voting against (12,957) among Production Workers, with more»

Across New York City Today, Union-Represented Nurses Came Out In Force To Demand Health Benefits At Mt. Sinai, St. Luke's-Roosevelt & Staten Island University Hospitals

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MANHATTAN AND STATEN ISLAND) – Hundreds of Registered Nurses (RNs) at Manhattan’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and at Staten Island University Hospital conducted informational pickets today (Tuesday, October 18th) to demand fair contracts that preserve their Health Insurance Benefits, representatives of the New more»

More Than 1,000 Ohioans Hit The Streets In A Major Effort To Strike Down SB 5/Issue 2 That Would Gut Collective Bargaining/Daily Labor Walks & Phone Banking Continue In Conjunction With The Ohio AFL-CIO Through Election Day On November 8th.

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor News Report comes to WNYLaborToday.com via the National AFL-CIO News Now Blog and is from AFL-CIO Field Communications Coordinator Andrew Richards, who sends us the latest on efforts to get-out-the-vote to repeal a bill killing Collective Bargaining Rights in the State of Ohio: (THE STATE OF OHIO) – more»

UPDATE: Public Employees Federation’s Executive Board Approves Sending Revised Tentative Contract Reached With New York State To Its Membership

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - The Executive Board of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) today (Monday, October 17th) voted to send a revised contract agreement with New York State to its full Union Membership for ratification. PEF’s Executive Board is made up of 137 Union Leaders representing PEF Members from every State Agency. Ballots for ratification more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun!, New Ad Campaign Using Scare Tactics & Misinformation To Confuse Seniors & Occupy Wall Street Movement: For The Young & Young-At-Heart

Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Union Retirees
Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun! The Medicare Open Enrollment Period began on October 15th and runs through December 7th. “Open enrollment is Seniors’ chance to review their Medicare choices and pick the plan that works for them or keep the plan they have today,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. To make that drug and more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: Aren’t You Amazed By The Growth Of The Occupy Wall Street Movement?, Who Says Labor & Management Can’t Work Together? & Niagara County IDA Chairman Sloma Needs A Lesson On What A Good-Paying Job Is!

Published on Monday, October 17, 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 was quite busy traveling across the Western New York Labor Community last week, but not so busy as to continue to update our readers on the growing Occupy Wall Street Movement that started in New York City and more»

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»