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Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Public Workers In Wisconsin, Ohio Still Threatened/Retirees Continue To Protest & President Obama To Republican Governors: Opt Out Of Health Care Law If You Can Do Better

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011 in Union Retirees
Public Workers In Wisconsin, Ohio Still Threatened; Retirees Continue To Protest Wisconsin’s budget stalemate over Union Bargaining Rights shows no sign of resolution and it could be a long wait, according to the Associated Press. Republican Governor Scott Walker isn’t budging. Democrats in the state Senate who are gone are not planning to come back more»

WNYLaborToday.com and Editor/Publisher Tom Campbell were once again guests on The Union Edge Talk Radio Show, this time around being featured in one of the program's recent Las Vegas, Nevada, broadcasts.

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in What People Are Saying About WNY Labor Today
The Union Edge is a member of the Working Family Radio Network (WFRN) and is broadcast daily in Pittsburgh on WPYT-AM and WFYL-AM in Philadelphia. To listen to the interview, click here or here(direct link to mp3). To visit WFRN's website click here.

Sunday Labor Column: Teamsters General President James Hoffa Singles Out WNY’s Teamsters Joint Council No. 46 For Its Efforts In Standing Up & Fighting For Workers’ Rights And It Turns Out That O’Reilly, Hannity & Limbaugh Really Are Union Members!

Published on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: WNYLaborToday.com would first like to extend our condolences to the family of local Labor Leader and IUPAT/Painters District Council 4 Business Manager Dan Boody, whose mother – Gladys – has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers, as more»

South Carolina Union Leader Calls For Possible Nationwide Strike If Anti-Union Forces Prevail/Sees No Other Way For Labor To Win Battle Against What’s Going On In Wisconsin Other Than To Call For A General Workers Strike If Legislation Passes

Published on Friday, March 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Via The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) A high-profile South Carolina Union Leader said earlier this week that he doesn't see any other way for the Labor Movement to win the battle against an anti-Union bill in Wisconsin other than to call for a General Workers Strike if such legislation passes. Kenny Riley heads Local 1422 of the more»

Organized Labor Giving Back In The Southern Tier: 20 International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 106 Members Donate Their Time To Provide An Electrical Upgrade To Jamestown’s Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Twenty International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Members recently donated their time to provide an electrical upgrade to the City of Jamestown’s Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. The following Local 106 Members and Leadership, who are pictured above in front of the stage at the Jamestown center, more»

America Is Waking Up To Value Of Unions

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
As Abraham Lincoln famously said: "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." When you put enough dots in front of people, sooner or later they will connect the dots. And Americans are connecting the dots. Dots: Trade Deals close factories, outsource jobs more»

As Three Area Unions That Represent Nearly 8,000 Kaleida Health Workers In Buffalo Begin Master Contract Negotiations With The Health Care Provider, Workers Rally And Unveil Billboards That Ask General Public To “Tell Kaleida Management We Matter”

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Master contract negotiations involving Kaleida Health and three Buffalo Unions that represent a majority of its employees - the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), have begun. Meanwhile, more than 100 Nurses, Lab Technicians and more»

UPDATE: Long Labor Dispute At WKBW-TV/Channel 7 In Buffalo Is Over - Unionized Workers Approve New Contract That Calls For Better Wages & Health Benefits

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: NABET-CWA (National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians-Communications Workers of America) Local 25 issued the following press release today regarding its new contract at WKBW-TV/NewsChannel 7. WNYLaborToday.com reported on the agreement yesterday evening: WKBW-TV and NABET-CWA (National Association more»

Working People Rally In Buffalo & Rochester, Hold Large Demonstrations That Send Strong And Clear Message To Elected Officials In Albany: “Not In New York State!”

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – In light of the State Senate voting in favor of a bill that would begin dismantling Collective Bargaining in New York, rallies were held in Buffalo (pictured above-WNYLaborToday.com Photo/Editor's Note: WNYLaborToday.com will also post two short videos on our Facebook Page this evening, which can be accessed at www.facebook/wnylt) to be posted more»

New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi Calls State Senate Bill That Would Dismantle Fairness In Layoffs “An Attack On Collective Bargaining” In New York

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Richard Iannuzzi today is calling a State Senate bill that would dismantle fairness in layoffs “an attack on collective bargaining” in New York. “Yesterday evening’s bill attempts to strip away seniority - the heart of fairness in layoffs,” said Iannuzzi, who heads New York’s more»

New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes: Stop The Elimination Of Seniority Rights For Teachers, Oppose Senate Bill S3501B - Call Your State Senator TODAY At 1-877 255-9417

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK) - Denis Hughes, president of the 2.5-million-member New York State AFL-CIO, today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill S. 3501-B, which amends the Education Law to drastically change the layoff procedures of teachers and supervisory personnel in New York City schools: “This bill is a blatant assault on the principles of more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members Nationwide Support Their Brothers And Sisters In Wisconsin & House Republicans Vote To Cut Social Security Administration Dramatically

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members Nationwide Support Their Brothers And Sisters In Wisconsin Alliance Members across the country are showing support for their fellow Union Members as Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remains determined to end most of the Collective Bargaining Rights held by Public Workers for decades. Across the industrial Midwest, Republicans more»

NYSUT Report From Albany: Sleeping Giant Roars “We Are Wisconsin!” At New York Capitol

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY) - A "sleeping giant" woke from under 10 inches of fresh New York snow over the weekend, stretched and then roared. And then, again and again. Loud enough to be heard in Wisconsin, where the governor wants to take away Collective Bargaining Rights, where workers from every state are letting him know it is not okay. Throngs of Unionists from more»

WNYLaborToday.Com Letter To The Editor From CSEA Local 7420 President Ove Overmeyer: Don't Punish Unions For Whatever Success They've Had Protecting Members And Holding On To An Ever-Dwindling Power Base Of American Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Letters to the Editor
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com received the following Labor Letter To The Editor submission from Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 7420 President Ove Overmeyer, whose Union represents Library Workers in the City of Rochester: It’s a race to the bottom. A generation ago, non-Union workers often welcomed news of more»

Twenty Leading National Latino Organizations Unite To Oppose The Growing Attacks Against Workers’ Rights

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - As Working Families struggle to stay afloat in this economic downturn, a wave of state-led attacks are threatening workers and the basic structure that protects their rights on the job. Attempts to destroy the right of workers to bargain collectively raise grave concerns about job quality and economic security for Working Families and more»

A Suggestion To New York State From WNY Unionist Gene Grabiner: You Can Stop Public Employee Layoffs, While Creating Jobs And Fixing Bridges And Roads In New York By Collecting The Stock Transfer Tax – That’s $16 Billion In This Year Alone

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Gene Grabiner, who teaches Sociology at Erie County Community College’s (ECC) City of Buffalo Campus, has been a member of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for 36 years. Grabiner, who is currently represented by the Faculty Federation of ECC, which has 466 full-time and 400 part-time Union Members, presented more»

New CBS News/New York Times Poll Shows Support For Organized Labor

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
As debate rages in Wisconsin and other states over limiting the power of Unions, a new CBS News/New York Times survey finds many Americans are siding with Organized Labor. Fifty-six percent say they oppose cutting the pay or benefits of (largely Unionized) Public Employees to reduce state budget deficits, while just 37% favor doing so. And 60% oppose more»

Weekly Labor Column: Are Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity & Rush Limbaugh Union Members?, An Easy Solution To Solving The Wisconsin Budget Deficit Without Attacking Workers’ Rights & WNYLaborToday.com Catches The Attention Of Anti-Union Forces

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011 in Guest Columns
It’s a Sunday Labor Column on a Monday: News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: This might be the question of the year for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA): Are Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh Union Members? Do they belong to more»

President Obama: Public Employees Should Not Be Vilified

Published on Monday, February 28, 2011 in State-National Labor News
President Barack Obama says Public Employees should not have their rights infringed upon as states look for ways to cut spending. Speaking to the Nation’s governors, Obama says he understands the fiscal challenges facing cash-strapped states and says everyone should be prepared “to give something up.” But, he says, that shouldn’t mean PUBLIC more»

Led By The More Than 100,000 Who Took Part In A Major Wisconsin Rally, Unionists Across The U.S. Protest The Attack On The Middle Class/Several Hundred More Brave Frigid Temperatures In Downtown Buffalo To Protest Republican-Led Campaign

Published on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, an estimated 300 or more individuals, including representatives of Organized Labor, braved frigid temperatures and gathered outside Buffalo’s City Hall Saturday to publicly protest the Republican attack on Workers’ Rights across the United States. WNYLaborToday.com videoed two short videos that it took more»

Republican Union-Busting Campaign “Awakens A Sleeping Giant” – Organized Labor Rallies At Annual Western New York Labor Federation’s Legislative Town Hall Meeting With A Renewed Vigor Knowing “The Strength Of This Nation ‘Is’ The Story Of Unions

Published on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Hundreds of Western New York Unionists gathered at (WNYLaborToday.com Photothe Leonard Post VFW Hall in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga Saturday (February 27th) to rally in support of Public Employees in Wisconsin, who are under attack by their Republican governor. The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s more»

Western New York Labor Leaders Mourn The Passing Of 97-Year-Old Union Activist, Author & Playwright Manny Fried

Published on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editors’ Note: “I personally did not know Manny Fried very well, but his reputation in the Western New York Labor Community preceded him – no matter where you went. I had the pleasure of seeing his auto-biographical, one-man show entitled, ‘Boilermakers and Martinis,’ a couple of years back at the Road Less Traveled Theatre more»

UPDATE: Wisconsin State Assembly Passes Republican Governor Walker’s Anti-Union Assault On Collective Bargaining And Working People

Published on Friday, February 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Early this morning (Friday, February 25th), the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Republican Governor Scott Walker’s Union-busting bill that takes away from most Public Employees the right to bargain collectively for good jobs. The vote followed three days of debate. Fourteen Senate Democrats remain out of state, denying Republicans a quorum and blocking more»

National Poll: Majority Of Americans Oppose Stripping Government Public Worker Unions’ Bargaining Rights

Published on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - A majority of Americans oppose attempts to take away the Collective Bargaining Rights of Public Unions, according to a new national poll. A USA Today/Gallup survey released Wednesday indicates that 61% of the public would oppose a move in their state to pass a bill that would take away some of the Collective Bargaining Rights of Union more»

From Mother Jones: Did Buffalo, New York-Based Alternative Media Outlet Punk Republican Governor Scott Walker Of Wisconsin? Listen To The Audio For Yourself

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This story appears on Mother Jones (www.motherjones.com). To listen to the audio report, go to: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/scott-walker-koch-brother-crank-call-wisconsin) Is that really Scott Walker? A Buffalo, New York-based alternative news editor says he got through to the embattled Wisconsin governor on more»

Study Says Most Corporations Pay No U.S. Income Taxes

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Most U.S. and Foreign Corporations doing business in the United States avoid paying any Federal Income Taxes, despite trillions of dollars worth of sales, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released this week. The GAO said 72% of all Foreign Corporations and about 57% of U.S. companies doing business in the U.S. paid no Federal more»

Report From Wisconsin From United Steelworker Lori Bookwood: The Wisconsin Protest Has Breathed New Life Into The Labor Movement, But Our Fight Has Only Just Begun

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following report was authored by United Steelworker Lori Bookwood (pictured above with the late Journalist Tim Russert of Buffalo) of Pittsburgh for WNYLaborToday.com. Bookwood was one of the tens of thousands of Unionists from across the United States who has taken part in the continuing rallies that are being held more»

Labor Column By Dr. Richard Levins: Cutting Taxes Is A Poor Way To Create Jobs

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Levins is Professor Emeritus of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. His most recent book is Getting America Back To Work. To learn more about Dr. Levins, visit www.middleclassunionmade.com How should we get Americans back to work? All too often, we hear that the solution is to cut taxes, more»

Labor Letter To The Editor From PEF’s Stephen Muscarella: Since It’s “All About The Dollars” And Not Elections – Then Why Aren’t We Just Auctioning Off Congressional Offices?

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Stephen Muscarella, who lives in East Amherst, N.Y., is president of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) Retirees Group. The following is a Labor Letter to the Editor that Muscarella recently submitted to WNYLaborToday.com: Many have expressed shock and concern about recent happenings in Egypt and more»

From Thinkprogress.org: Disgraced Former Tea Party Leader Calls On Right-Wing Activists To Pose As SEIU Organizers In Wisconsin

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National Tea Party groups like Americans for Prosperity have been bussing conservative activists to Madison, Wisconsin to confront protesters there standing up to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s Union Busting. But Tea Party Nation and Mark Williams, the disgraced former chairman of Tea Party Express, who was forced to resign after making more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: This is What Democracy Looks Like - Wisconsin Crowds Grow To Intensify Fight To Protect Workers' Rights & Workers In Ohio Crowd Hearings, Build Alliances To Fight Back Against Anti-Worker Agenda

Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 in State-National Labor News
This is What Democracy Looks Like - Wisconsin Crowds Grow To Intensify Fight To Protect Workers' Rights A week of rapidly-organized rallies and marches continue in Wisconsin, drawing tens of thousands of residents to the state capitol to condemn Republican Governor Scott Walker's attacks on Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Workers. Crowds estimated more»

From New Labor Media: The Wisconsin Protests - A Lesson In Union Communications

Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Young Unionists
Take note of the date February 15th, 2011: It’s the day that the American Labor Movement finally awoke from a long coma. And it did so on in Madison, Wisconsin. Every Union Member in this country owes Governor Walker a huge thank you. If it weren't for his moronic short-sidedness and political greed, these protests would never have happened - but they more»

12 Things You Need To Know About The Uprising In Wisconsin

Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
What's happening in Wisconsin is not complicated. At the beginning of this year, the State of Wisconsin was on course to end 2011 with a budget surplus of $120 million. Then newly-elected GOP Governor Scott Walker "signed two business tax breaks and a conservative health-care policy experiment that lowers overall tax revenues (among other things). The more»

It’s The Koch Brothers Who Are Behind Wisconsin’s Effort To Kill Public Unions

Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
As the Nation focuses on the efforts of Governor Scott Walker to take away Collective Bargaining Rights from Public Employees in Wisconsin, new information is coming to light that reveals what is truly going on here. Mother Jones is reporting that much of the funding behind the Walker for Governor campaign came from none other than uber-conservatives - the more»

Sunday Labor Column (On A Monday): Remember, The “Real Fight” In Wisconsin Is Not Over Wages & Benefits, It’s Over Losing Collective Bargaining Rights And Upcoming WNY Labor Events Include The Annual WNYALF Legislative Town Hall Meeting

Published on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Much has been written and will continue to be written about the massive and growing Labor Rally in Wisconsin against Republican Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to gut 100 years of gains made on behalf of Working People in that great more»

NYSNA-Represented Registered Nurses At Brooklyn Hospital Say “NO!” To Management’s Pension Cut Plan/Unionized RNs Will Hold First of Several Public Protests In Front Of New York Hospital On Wednesday

Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(BROOKLYN) – Registered Nurses (RNs) at Brooklyn Hospital are worried about their future – due to the fact hospital management is demanding RNs change their current pension plan to one that they fear will greatly reduce their standard of living after retirement. The 500 New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented RNs at Brooklyn Hospital, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wisconsin Retirees Stand Up For Public Employee Rights By Rejecting Republican Governor Walker’s Anti-Worker Proposal

Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Union Retirees
Wisconsin Retirees Stand Up For Public Employee Rights By Rejecting Republican Governor Walker’s Anti-Worker Proposal This week, the Wisconsin Alliance, which represents over 100,000 retirees, joined tens of thousands of workers, students and Wisconsin residents in protests, sit-ins and rallies - both at the Madison capitol and statewide - to protect more»

Saturday Labor Perspective On The Fight In Wisconsin: The Line’s Been Drawn In The Sand For All Working People/It’s Time To Stand Up And Fight Like Egyptians Against The Hitleresque Attempt To Crush Workers’ Rights Across The United States

Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Guest Columns
What we’ve been watching unfold in the State of Wisconsin, which is now being described as “ground zero” for the Labor Movement, has presented Organized Labor - and all Working People, for that matter - with the stark reality and distinct possibility of the future extinction of the Middle Class if certain powers have their way. Republican Governor more»

National AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney Named Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Honored For His Service To America's Working People

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Emeritus and HIT Chairman John J. Sweeney was one of 15 Americans who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, earlier this week during a ceremony held at the White House. Sweeney was recognized for his life-long advocacy for America’s Working People and the Unions more»

The American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees Unveils A List Of The 10 Greatest Labor Accomplishments Of The Past 100 Years

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - To mark the final Labor Day of the century, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has unveiled a list of the 10 Greatest Labor Accomplishments of the past 100 years. The list, ranked in order of significance by scholars from Harvard, Yale and Cornell universities, MIT, and the Economic Policy more»

UPDATE On The Battle For Workers’ Rights In Wisconsin: New York’s Civil Service Employees Association Will Hold Rally In Albany Today To Show Union Solidarity For Wisconsin Workers…

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) — In a show of support for Union Brothers and Sisters in Wisconsin who are fighting to keep their Collective Bargaining Rights, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) will join with the Unions of the Capital District Area Labor Federation this afternoon for a Solidarity Rally that will be held in front of Union Headquarters on more»

Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council President Points Finger At Elected Officials, Asks “Where Was ‘Your’ Public Support For The $130 Million Niagara Falls School District Bond Issue?” – Which Failed To Pass Earlier This Week

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – The president of the Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council today blasted elected City of Niagara Falls and New York State representatives for their failure to publicly step forward and support a $130 million Niagara Falls School District Bond Issue that was defeated earlier this week. Building Trades President Clyde more»

More Than 30,000 Union Members Rally In The State Of Wisconsin To Protest Republican Governor’s Plan To Strip Away Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights/However, Republicans Ignore Protest And Move Pass Controversial Budget Bill

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MADISON, WISCONSIN) - Despite public outcry from more than 30,000 people - including Public Employees, Union Activists and Community Supporters from across the United States who jammed into the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin Wednesday to protest Republican Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip away State Workers’ Rights and decimate more»

National Labor News Roundup: Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers Support Wisconsin’s Public Employees And Missouri State Senator Wants To Eliminate Child Labor Laws

Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers Support Wisconsin Public Employees, By Tula Connell/National AFL-CIO News Now Blog Members of the reigning Super Bowl champs have come out in strong support of Wisconsin Public Employees and in opposition to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on the state’s public servants - which include threats to call more»

Labor Perspective From Detroit Metro Union Activist Sara Schambers: We - As Americans - Need To Stand Up, Fight For Our Country And Save The American Worker By Reforming UNFAIR Trade Agreements

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com met Detroit Metro Union Activist Sara Schambers, a 24-year-old United Auto Worker, on Facebook. Here’s what Sara (pictured above, holding the Stop Corporate Greed sign) had to say about herself: “I’m twenty-four years old, a UAW Member and I was raised in a Union Family. I’m a fourth generation more»

Labor Letter To The Editor From WNY Unionist Gene Grabiner: When Will The Working Families Party Run Its Own Candidates - And On Labor’s Own Slates With Labor’s Own Platform?

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Letters to the Editor
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Gene Grabiner (pictured above via Facebook), who teaches Sociology at Erie County Community College’s (ECC) City of Buffalo Campus, has been a member of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for 36 years. Grabiner - who is currently represented by the Faculty Federation of ECC, which has 466 full-time and 400 part-time more»

Labor News Report From New York City: U.S. Workers Pay Unfortunate Price Of New York City Construction Boom As Undocumented Workers Hired By Unscrupulous Contractors Face Poor Working Conditions And Few Rights As Demand Increases

Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This news story was brought to WNYLaborToday.com’s attention by Joe’s Union Review on Facebook. It comes – from all places – the English version of the Aljazeera news site. This article can be accessed directly at: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2008/04/20086150531155702.html. It calls public more»

National Labor News Reports: Wisconsin Says “No Way” To Its Governor’s Assault On Working People As Republican Gov Readies National Guard Against Unions

Published on Monday, February 14, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com will provide our viewers/readers with news coverage from Madison, Wisconsin later this week when Unionists from across the United States take part in rallies that will be held on the steps of the State Capitol in protest of Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate Collective more»

In The Wake Of Erie County Executive Christopher Collins Losing Major Court Decision, CSEA Local 815 Leadership Says Union Would Have Negotiated With Collins If He “Bothered To Consider It,” But Instead Chose To Pursue His “Own Agenda”

Published on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) Local 815 President Joan Bender told WNYLaborToday.com this afternoon (Monday, February 14th) that her Union “probably would have sat down to negotiate” with Erie County Executive Christopher Collins regarding his three-year-old practice of hiring part-time workers for full-time county jobs. more»

Organized Labor Mobilizes Its Membership For Vitally Important February 15th Bond Vote That Could Mean The Difference In The City Of Niagara Falls Moving Forward On A Major $130 Million School District Capital Improvement Project

Published on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – Organized Labor in Niagara Falls is mobilizing and gearing up its rank-and-file membership who live within the Cataract City to come out in full force and vote on Tuesday, February 15th for a $130 million Niagara Falls School District Bond Issue that Union Representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com would not only upgrade city school more»