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BREAKING NEWS: State Supreme Court Judge Orders Kaleida Health To Keep The Slated-For-Closure Mattina Community Health Care Center On Buffalo’s Lower West Side Open Until Grievance Filed On Behalf Of Patients & Workers Is Heard

Published on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Kaleida Health will be served with a court order today directing the hospital to stop the process of closing or transferring operation of the Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Care Center on Buffalo’s Lower West Side, according to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). State Supreme Court Justice Timothy Drury's order states more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers At Buffalo’s Waterfront Health Care Center Overwhelmingly Reject Contract Proposal from New Ownership Group

Published on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) - The 200 employees of the Waterfront Health Care Center in Buffalo have voted overwhelmingly to reject massive across-the-board wage and benefit cuts proposed by Specialty Care Group, a for-profit nursing home operator headquartered in the Bronx, 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Representatives announced. Kaleida Health is set more»

National Labor News From The AFL-CIO News Now Blog: After 10 Years, Consolidated Biscuit Workers Will Vote On Union, Nearly 85% Of TSOs Vote For Union, Fifth Wisconsin Recall Petition Ready For Filing & Tell Lawmakers, ‘Don’t Make Us Work ‘Til We Die

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
After 10 Years, Consolidated Biscuit Workers Will Vote On Union By National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Reporter James Parks After a decade of struggle, workers at cookie maker Consolidated Biscuit Company (CBC), now Hearthside Food Solutions (HFS), in McComb, Ohio, are a big step closer to joining a Union. The National Labor Relations Board more»

The New York State AFL-CIO Announces Its Endorsement Of Democrat Kathy Hochul For Congress/Special Election To Be Held For 26th Congressional District On May 24th

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – The 2.5-million member New York State AFL-CIO has announced its endorsement of Democratic U.S. Congressional Candidate Kathy Hochul, who is seeking election to the 26th Congressional District. A special election for the seat formerly held by Republican Chris Lee is scheduled for May 24th. The New York State AFL-CIO represents more»

Despite Horrible Weather And A Heavy Downpour, 100 Union Members Take Part In A “We Are One!” Rally In Olean/Wide Variety Of Labor Unions Represented, Working Families Urged To Stand Up & Get Involved To Battle The Attack On Workers’ Rights

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – Despite horrible weather and a heavy downpour, 100 Union Members participated in a “We Are One!” Rally that was held in Olean late Tuesday (April 19th) – joining together to protest the attacks on Workers’ Rights and Collective Bargaining across the United States and calling for Working Families across the Southern Tier to stand up and more»

CEOs Collect Raises, Workers Collect Pink Slips: National AFL-CIO Launches 2011 Executive PayWatch & Campaign to Strengthen Wall Street Reform/ Searchable On-Line Data Bank Includes CEO Pay At 299 S&P 500 Companies

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - While millions of Americans struggled to get back on their feet after the worst economic downturn in decades, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Nation's largest companies got average pay of $11.4 million in 2010 - a 23% increase in one year, according to the National AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch (www.paywatch.org) website. AFL-CIO more»

United Steelworkers Congratulate Mexican Union Leader On Human Rights Award

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) are congratulating Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, the leader of the Mexican Mineworkers’ Union, on being chosen to receive the prestigious Meany-Kirkland Human Rights Award. The award, approved by the National AFL-CIO Executive Council, recognizes Gomez’s “courageous commitment to defend the aspirations more»

Organized Labor Leads Effort To Convince Verizon To Expand Its Fiber Optic FiOS Service In Buffalo/CWA Local 1122 President James Wagner Says: “The Future Of Buffalo Is Much More Bright When Verizon Turns On The Light And Offers FiOS”

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – As the Telecommunication Giant Verizon focuses - for the most part - on the suburbs, Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Michael Hoffert and CWA (Communications Workers of America) Local 1122 President James Wagner today joined with a host of area Elected Officials and Community Advocates to call for Verizon’s FiOs ultra-fast more»

Cancellation Of ABC-TV’s Long-Time Running Soaps “All My Children” & “One Life to Live” Will Close Out Thousands Of Good-Paying Union-Represented Jobs

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
The cancellation of the ABC-TV Soap Operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will not only deprive millions of viewers of their favorite shows, it will also deprive thousands of Union Members - Actors, Crew Members, Writers and Production Staff - in Los Angeles and New York of a regular paycheck. In a statement, the American Federation more»

NYSUT Asks Its Membership Across New York To Send An Urgent Message Of Support On Behalf Of Unionized Office Professionals At Bluecross Blueshield Of Western New York - Where Management Is Waging A Blistering Attack On Labor Rights

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper has been reporting on the Labor problems facing Unionized Workers at BlueCross BlueShield here in Buffalo. For more information, read WNYLaborToday.com’s latest Labor News Report: 400 OPEIU Local 212-Represented Workers At BlueCross BlueShield Won’t Be Allowed To Return To Their more»

President’s Perspective By New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes: Jobs & Job Creation

Published on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following President’s Perspective by New York State President Denis Hughes (pictured above) appears on the New York State AFL-CIO website (http://www.nysaflcio.org/). The New York State AFL-CIO represents 2.5-million members across New York. In commenting on the New York State Economy, post the new budget, more»

Sunday Labor Column: The Cattaraugus-Allegany Central Labor Council Gets Ready To Hold A “We Are One!” Rally In Olean On Tuesday, Congrats To NABET-CWA’s Bob Hellwitz and American Labor Studies Center Paul Cole & Two Videos You Must Watch

Published on Sunday, April 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: First off - A reminder the Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council will hold a “We Are One!” Rally against the current attack on Workers’ Rights that’s taking place across the United States in Olean’s more»

Chance Encounter Takes National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler to Fox News Sunday Night

Published on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Opportunity can strike at the strangest of times and places. For National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, who believes in getting the Union Movement’s message out to audiences that normally don’t hear it, that opportunity came on a recent flight from Washington, D.C., to Detroit when Republican Pollster/Strategist and Fox News regular Frank more»

Labor Column From Niagara County Labor Representative Earl Frampton, Who Offers Up His “Two Cents:” What It Really Means Being A Union Member And Getting Involved In Your Union

Published on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Many times in my travels to visit with Western New York’s many Union Locals and to speak with Union Presidents and their Memberships - the issue of a lack of participation of the membership at Union Meetings and the overall point of getting involved is nearly always brought to my attention. While my comments and thoughts vary from Local to Local, more»

CWA National News: Stony Brook Research Assistants Win First Contract After Long Battle & Major NLRB Case Seeks Justice For Guild Members At Thomson Reuters/Complaint Includes First Charge Involving Workers' Free Speech On Twitter

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Stony Brook Research Assistants Win First Contract After Long Battle Research Assistants (RAs) at Stony Brook University in New York stood tough for 10 years, organizing, mobilizing and calling out management for trying to get rid of their Union. Now, RAs have ratified their first contract. The 683 RAs are PhD candidates who work for faculty at the more»

Guest Young Unionist Column From Cory McCray, President Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists: Proposed Government Budgets Weakens The Middle Class

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Cory McCray, who serves as chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland Young Trade Unionists Group, has been reported on and profiled by WNYLaborToday.com several times in recent months. WNYLaborToday.com has also republished several worthy columns authored by McCray over that same period of time that targets Young Union Members more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Reacts To President Obama's Plan To Reduce The National Deficit & What Did You Say: Raise the Retirement Age to 70?

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance Reacts To President Obama's Plan To Reduce The National Deficit On Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech outlining his plan for reducing the National Deficit by $4 trillion before 2023. The president’s framework rejects plans that would “end Medicare as we know it” or transform Medicaid into a dramatically underfunded block grant. The more»

Ohio’s Republican Governor Kasich Wants to Outsource Any Job Anytime - And The Winner Would Pay NO Taxes

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Just when you thought the political pandering to corporate greed could not get any worse, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has taken it to a new low. Hidden deep in his proposed budget is a provision to allow his administration to contract out for 75 years any state service to any applicant that the state budget and management director (OBM) - a Kasich more»

The Civil Service Employees Association & The Public Employees Federation React To The Announced Contract Agreement Between New York State And Council 82 Of The New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) – Council 82 of the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union announced today the Union has reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with New York State. The yet-to-be ratified agreement calls for no wage increases during the life of the contract and Union Members would have to pay more for their Health Care Coverage. more»

Unlikely Alliance Stopped Federal Rollback Of Construction Wage & Worksite Protections

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier this year, a small minority of Republicans helped Democrats defeat a GOP attack on two key Labor Provisions aimed at hurting Construction Workers. The defeat was a result of a dynamic decade-long effort by Construction Unions to persuade business and Republicans of the importance of Union Rights on construction sites. more»

400 OPEIU Local 212-Represented Workers At BlueCross BlueShield Won’t Be Allowed To Return To Their Jobs If A New Contract Is Not Bargained By The End Of April, So Says A Company Spokesman On A Recorded Tape Line That Updates Negotiations

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – In a taped message offered to management representatives in order to update them on current contract negotiations with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York says it will not allow its 400 Union-Represented Employees to return to their jobs if a new contract isn’t bargained more»

Sunday Labor Column: The Call For a Nationwide Workers’ Strike Is Growing On The Internet & On Social Media, CSEA Local 815 Helps The Food Bank With A Theme Basket Auction & News From The Cattaraugus-Allegany, Jamestown & Niagara-Orleans CLCs

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & A Bunch Of Observations Made While Covering The Western New York Labor Community Over The Past Several Days: I’m starting to see and read more and more on the Internet and the Social Networks on the Call for a Nationwide Strike to counteract the attack on Unions and Workers’ Rights by the Republican and the wealthy in this more»

New York State United Teachers President Iannuzzi Elected to Third Term as NYSUT President

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Richard Iannuzzi has been re-elected to his third term as president of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). NYSUT represents 600,000 Teachers, School-Related Professionals, Academic and Professional Faculty in Higher Education, Professionals in Education and Health Care and Retirees. The Union is affiliated with the American Federation of more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Labor’s Future Is Vibrant

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Contrary to recurring predictions of the demise the American Labor Movement, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a Wayne State University audience in Detroit that the “Labor Movement has a rich and vibrant future.” “Unions have a strong future in America - because we need them to improve our lives,” said Trumka – who noted the attacks more»

Weekend “We Are One!” Rally In New York City: Thousands Gather In Times Square Against Job Cuts

Published on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(NEW YORK CITY) - Thousands of city residents and Union Members (pictured above/Photo Courtesy of the New York State AFL-CIO and Amy Desjardins-Director of Organizing & Field Services) rallied in support of Workers' Rights over the weekend along Seventh Avenue in New York City’s Times Square. The demonstration came amid fears of large-scale more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Republican Budget Would Drastically Alter Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security & “We Are One” Events Held Across The U.S. Were A Reminder That Collective Bargaining Is A Civil Right

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Union Retirees
Republican Budget Would Drastically Alter Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security Last week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) released a proposal to cut more than $4 trillion in federal spending over the next decade through drastic changes to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Ryan’s plan privatizes Medicare, turning more»

CWA National News: America's Richest Companies: Only The “Little People” Pay Taxes & April 4th Was An “Amazing Day” from Coast to Coast As Thousands of Events Bolstered The Fight for Workers' Rights & Economic Justice

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
America's Richest Companies: Only “The Little People: Pay Taxes Have you paid your 2010 taxes yet? On a percentage basis, you're certainly paying more than the most profitable U.S. companies and in some cases you're literally paying more. Consider, for instance, that General Electric made $26 billion in profits over the last five years and not only more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: The AFL-CIO Strongly Opposes The Proposed Columbian Trade Agreement/The United Steelworkers Joins Colombian Unions in Opposition to Proposed FTA

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Proposed Colombia Trade Agreement: “We’re deeply disappointed the Obama Administration has signaled that it will move forward to submit the proposed U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement to Congress for a vote in the near future. In our view, the situation in Colombia remains unacceptably violent more»

From OPEDNews.com: How The Wisconsin GOP & Kathy Nickolaus Could Have Stolen The Supreme Court Election If They’d Wanted to

Published on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: As of Thursday evening, Democratic Candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg’s victory in the State of Wisconsin’s State Supreme Court over a Republican Candidate that was backed by GOP Governor Scott Walker is now is question after a Republican Official with a reportedly checkered past acknowledged that thousands of votes for more»

The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Labor Council Will Host A “We Are One!” Rally In Olean’s Lincoln Park On Tuesday, April 19th/Public Event Will Bring Attention To Labor’s Fight To Create Good-Paying Jobs & Battle Against Attack On Workers’ Rights

Published on Friday, April 8, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council will hold a “We Are One!” rally in support of job creation and against the current attack on Workers’ Rights that is taking place across the United States in Olean’s Lincoln Park on Tuesday, April 19th, which is located across from City Hall on the corner of East State and South more»

National Labor News: National AFL-CIO Remains Opposed to Colombia Trade Deal, Second Recall Against State Republicans Filed In Wisconsin & Governor Kasich’s Ohio Budget Bill Would Kill 51,052 Jobs

Published on Friday, April 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO Remains Opposed to Colombia Trade Deal National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s intention to send a U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement to Congress for a vote: We’re deeply disappointed the Obama Administration has signaled that it will move forward to submit the proposed more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council, The United Steelworkers & United Auto Workers Local 686 Union Member Jessie Jesson Among Those From Organized Labor Honored At The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s Annual Awards Breakfast Event

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President James Briggs (pictured on the right) and Niagara-Orleans CLC/United Way Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi (on the left) proudly display the Horizon Award the Council received from The United Way of Greater Niagara, which recognized Organized Labor for its community more»

NY Governor Cuomo Given $87,000 By Billionaire David Koch & His Wife/Working Families Party Calls On Cuomo To Give Back Money From Libertarian Financier Who Is Helping Finance Attacks On Working People and Workers’ Rights Across The U.S.

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com received this news story via recently-retired Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health (WNYCOSH) Executive Director Roger Cook, who discovered it on The Atlantic (www.theatlantic.com): David Koch, the billionaire libertarian financier, doesn't just support Republican governors more»

United Steelworker Locals Reach Tentative Agreement With International Paper

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) have reached a tentative, four-year Master Agreement with International Paper (IP) after a week of negotiations over key economic issues, the Union has announced. The agreement was reached after nearly a year of planning and strategic meetings that was brought about by an 80-person bargaining committee, which more»

Sisters In The Building Trades – A Non-Profit Organization That Provides Women Working In The Construction Trades With Individual & Personal Support, As Well As Mentoring & Assistance In What Has Predominately Been A Male-Dominated Industry

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Melina Harris (pictured above) is president of the Seattle, Oregon-headquartered not-for-profit Sisters In The Building Trades organization, which was created in 2006 to provide women working in the Construction Trades with individual and personal support, as well as mentoring and assistance in what has predominately been more»

NYSNA News: The New York State Nurses Association Applauds The Preservation Of The Nursing Care Quality Protection Act & Nursing Education Funding In The New York State Budget - However, Concern Remains About Implementation Of Medicaid Cap

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is applauding the State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo for not including the suspension of the Nursing Care Quality Protection Act (Public Health Law 2805t) in the 2011-12 New York State Budget. This important law protects public health by disclosing nursing quality care indicators and more»

The Words - “Tools Of The Trade” - Take On New Meaning For The Painters Union, Which Sends Its Message Via One Of The Go-To Morning Reads Of Capitol Hill In Washington, D.C. And Beyond

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Young Unionists
(HANOVER, MARYLAND) - Text messaging? Smartphone App? Internet advertising? Facebook and Twitter? Sounds like standard fare these days for a corporate operation, right? Think again. These tools and more are being utilized every day in the field by what some would think an unlikely type of organization for Social Media - a Union that represents more»

Today Marks The First Anniversary Of The Deadly Upper Big Branch Explosion That Claimed The Lives of 29 Coal Miners In West Virginia

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WHITESVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA) - One year ago today, 29 Coal Miners were killed in an explosion at a West Virginia mine that had a long and troubling record of safety violations. This evening in Whitesville, family members, mine rescue personnel and first responders, along with Acting Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Labor Secretary Labor Hilda more»

President’s Perspective By New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes On New York’s State Budget: “The Real Assessment Of This Budget And Those Who Supported It Will Depend On The Creation Of Sustained, Good-Paying Jobs”

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following President’s Perspective by New York State President Denis Hughes (pictured above) appears on the New York State AFL-CIO website (http://www.nysaflcio.org/). The New York State AFL-CIO represents 2.5-million members across New York. We all eagerly anticipate job creation as a result of the recently more»

Hundreds Rally At The Slated-For-Closure Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Care Center On Buffalo’s West Side - Area Residents, Leaders & Unionized Health Care Workers Charge Kaleida Is Turning Its Back On The Low-Income Community

Published on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: As many as 300 Community Residents, Patients and Activists, as well as Unionized Health Care Workers, Civil Rights, Religious and Elected Representatives, joined together late today (Monday, April 4th) to publicly protest Kaleida Health’s decision to close the Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Care Center, which more»

National Labor News: Monday, April 4th - From Coast To Coast: We Are One! & Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Have Supported Today’s Public Worker Protests

Published on Monday, April 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Across the Nation and around the world today – Monday, April 4th and throughout the week –Working People are saying: “We Are One!” with workers whose Rights and Middle-Class Jobs are under attack in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere by Republican governors and legislators. Workers are also honoring the anniversary of Dr. more»

Sunday Labor Column: If You’re A Union Member Still Sitting On Your Couch – You Better Get Up And Get Into The Game Because This Was One Hell Of A Week For Organized Labor Right Here In Western New York, As Well As Across The Nation

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Guest Columns
If you’re a Union Member and you’re still sitting or lying down on your couch – you had better get up off it - and quickly. You need to get into the game because this past week was one hell of a week for Organized Labor, Union Members - and for that matter, all Working People - right here in Western New York, as well as across New York State and the more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Bargaining Rights Mean Dignity: That’s The Message On Monday, April 4th & Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Joins the Communications Workers of America For Third Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Bargaining Rights Mean Dignity: That’s The Message On Monday, April 4th Across the United States on Monday, April 4th, Working People and allies from the Civil Rights Movement, the Religious Community, student groups and many more are standing together for the rights of all workers to bargain for a Middle-Class Life, our right to a voice in the political more»

OPEIU Local 212 & BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York In Negotiations On A New Contract/Union Says Its Prime Focus Is To Bring More Than 40 Company Positions The Local Health Care Provider Had Moved To Pennsylvania Back To Buffalo

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 212 - which is currently in contract negotiations with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - is working to bring back more than 40 jobs to Buffalo that the Regional Health Care Provider had moved to Pennsylvania, Union Representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com. OPEIU more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: House GOP Leader Says Social Security “Cannot Exist” For Future Generations, Alliance Members Tell Senate Hands Off Social Security & Senate Rally Unites Advocates for Social Security

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Union Retirees
House GOP Leader: Social Security “Cannot Exist” For Future Generations Discussing the future of Social Security, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican-Virginia) told an NPR radio interviewer last week: “We're going to have to come to grips with the fact that these programs cannot exist if we want America to be what we want America to more»

National Labor News Roundup: New Gallup Poll - More Americans Side With Public Employee Unions Than Governors Who Are Trying To Strip Collective Bargaining Rights & Slash Public Services

Published on Friday, April 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
New Gallup Poll: More Americans Side With Public Employee Unions Than Governors Who Are Trying To Strip Collective Bargaining Rights & Slash Public Services From Standing Up For Public Service: www.standforpublicservice.org/blog/poll-americans-back-unions-over-govs: A National Gallup poll released today shows more Americans side with Public Employee more»

In Washington: More Than 800 Professors & Notable Scholars Urge Lawmakers Not To Revoke Collective Bargaining

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
In Washington: More Than 800 Professors & Notable Scholars Urge Lawmakers Not To Revoke Collective Bargaining Zoe Bridges-Curry/americarightsatwork.org (WASHINGTON) – With Public Employees under siege in states across the country, a significant group of notable scholars have come together in protest. In an official letter released by American more»

Unions To Hold Community Protest On Monday, April 4th Over Kaleida Health’s Decision To Close The Mattina Community Health Care Center On Buffalo’s West Side – Labor Leaders Say Negotiations On New Master Contract With Kaleida Are “Not Going Well”

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(BUFFALO) – A major protest will be held on Monday, April 4th outside the slated-for-closure Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Care Center on Buffalo’s West Side – which will coincide with hundreds of “We Are One” observances and rallies that will occur across the Nation that day to commemorate the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: AFSCME President McEntee Says Ohio Bill “A Reprehensible Attack on the Middle Class” As Senate & House Passes Anti-Worker Legislation Gutting Collective Bargaining

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
From The National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Site: Republicans in the Ohio Senate last night (March 30th) passed by a vote of 17-to-16 S.B 5 - legislation that eliminates the rights of 350,000 Public Employees to bargain for Middle-Class Jobs. Earlier in the evening, the Republican-controlled House passed the bill. Republican Governor John Kasich more»

Students, Workers Organize Solidarity Actions On César Chávez’s Birthday

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO Media Outreach fellow Jennifer Angarita contributed to this National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Report: Today, on what would have been César Chávez’s 84th birthday, Students, Workers and Immigrants joined together to pay tribute to the legacy of Chávez. As a renowned Labor Activist and a leader of the United Farm Workers (UFW), more»