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Sunday Labor Column: Congratulations To Those Area Labor Leaders Who Were Elected To Various Positions Within The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council & Un-be-Lee-vable! Why Are We Electing Millionaires To Congress?

Published on Sunday, February 13, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: First off - Always remember that if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything... WNYLaborToday.com was recently reminded of that line after hearing it in a movie trailer, which makes a lot of sense these days – more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: “Legislative University” Prepares CWA Activists For Major Battles/Speakers Stress Effective Lobbying, Alliance-Building To Protect Workers

Published on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in State-National Labor News
“Legislative University” Prepares CWA Activists For Major Battles/Speakers Stress Effective Lobbying, Alliance-Building To Protect Workers The Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) first-ever "Legislative University" drew 100 activists and staff to Washington, D.C., this week to learn how to get the ear of lawmakers, build coalitions and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Republicans In House Begin Attempt To Block Funding For Health Care Reform & GOP Freshmen Try To Navigate Private Health Insurance Market

Published on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Union Retirees
Republicans In House Begin Attempt To Block Funding For Health Care Reform House Republicans are expected to bring their Federal Budget for the upcoming fiscal year up for a vote this week and they’ve promised that it will contain $100 billion in cuts. While they have not fully disclosed which programs are on the chopping block, they’ve promised they more»

Wisconsin Republican Governor Scot Walker's Proposed Budget Targets Union Members And - If Passed - Would Lower The Standard Of Living For All In Wisconsin/Walker Also Announces National Guard Is Prepared For Possible Unrest Among State Employees

Published on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in State-National Labor News
From teamsternation.blogspot.com Wisconsin's new governor, Scot Walker, has proposed a budget that will first take your breath away - and then, if it passes, lower everyone's standard of living in Wisconsin. Walker, a protégé of the billionaire Tea Party founding Koch brothers, has launched a blistering attack on Working Families with his budget more»

Forget Media Consultants - Labor Should Use Guerrilla Journalism to Counter Corporate Attacks

Published on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Mike Elk is a third generation Union Organizer and Labor Journalist who is based in Washington, D.C. His Labor Viewpoint piece appeared on www.michaelmoore.com: It appears that once again, like in the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, the Labor Movement is losing the media debate as the Corporate Right Wing more»

United Steelworkers President Gerard Joins With Democrats In Washington To Help Introduce Federal “Build America Bonds To Create Jobs Now” Bill

Published on Friday, February 11, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democrats and United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard in Washington yesterday (Thursday, February 10th) to send a clear message that the number one national priority is to create jobs. “Americans are demanding we put jobs first… that we act to invest in our future and help our economy more»

Labor Perspective From WNYLaborToday.com Editor/Publisher Tom Campbell: How Long Is It Going To Take Before Working People Are Really Going To Get Pissed Off And Do Something About The Ferocious Public Attacks On Labor Unions & Their Members?

Published on Friday, February 11, 2011 in Guest Columns
It’s finally gotten to the point where I’ve got to ask the question: How long is it going to take before Working People are really going to get - and please, excuse my language - pissed off and do something about the attacks that are coming from across the board by the Republican Party, Millionaires/Billionaires hell-bent on eradicating the more»

Labor Unions Giving Back In Niagara County: Several IBEW Local 237 Members Volunteer Their Time To Rewire A Historic, 170-Year-Old Center Street House That’s Being Transformed Into A Tourist Information Center In Lewiston

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Pictured Above: From Left to Right: IBEW Local 237 Members Keith Mitchell, Salim Kinan, Christopher Griffith, Doug Mt. Pleasant, Joshua Walker, Paul Sasso and Local 237 President Dave Naus have volunteered their time to rewire a historic, 170-year-old Center Street house that is currently being transformed into a tourist information center in Lewiston. more»

International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Hoffa: American Ills Not Caused By Labor Unions

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: James Hoffa is president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Hoffa’s comments that appear today on WNYLaborToday.com recently appeared in The more»

NYSUT Radio Ads Featured Jamestown Teacher Andrea Figueroa During Recent Campaign That Reminded New Yorkers The Union Is Made Up Of Their Friends & Neighbors Who Accomplish Remarkable Things In Their Classrooms & Communities

Published on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) recently conducted the first phase of a statewide advertising campaign - which featured a teacher from Western New York - that was designed to remind New Yorkers the Union is made up of their friends and neighbors who accomplish remarkable things - every day - in their classrooms and communities. The two, more»

Future Of Statewide Workforce Development Institute In Jeopardy If Governor Cuomo Fails To Re-Appropriate Funding In Budget/Call Goes Out To Western New Yorkers To Ask Governor & State Budget Office To Restore Funding

Published on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – If Governor Andrew Cuomo fails to amend his proposed New York State Budget submission by February 21st to include re-appropriation of several million dollars in funding for the statewide Workforce Development Institute (WDI), the WDI’s Western New York Workforce Development Center (WNYWDC) – which has helped retrain more than 6,000 workers more»

Protestors Demand Chase Respect Both Workers & Homeowners

Published on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Hundreds of Union Members, religious leaders, community activists, farm workers and victims of bank home foreclosures protested at 200 JPMorgan Chase branches across the U.S. late last week to demand the bank respect the basic human rights of people to have decent places to live and work. Protestors demanded the large banks - such as Chase, which are flush more»

One Woman’s Labor Perspective On Public Sector Employees: Hard-Working State Workers Don't Deserve Condemnation

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Susan Casadone is a resident of the Village of Irvington in Downstate New York, who describes herself as the "proud wife" of a retired village employee. The following perspective piece that she recently authored appeared on the on-line news publication LoHud.com, which covers New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. more»

NLRB NEWS: Settlement Reached In Case Involving Discharge For Facebook Comments

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Young Unionists
(HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT) - The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Hartford regional office issued a complaint against American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc., on October 27th, 2010 - alleging that the discharge violated Federal Labor Law because the employee was engaged in protected activity when she posted the comments about her supervisor more»

Did You Know That Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Is Also A Union Representative?

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Just a week after actresses Natalie Portman and Melissa Leo gave shout outs to their Union at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, two more high-profile Union Members have walked into the national spotlight. On Super Bowl Sunday, Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ Team Union Representative for the NFL Players more»

Labor Column From New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi: Education Should Not Be A Budgetary Scapegoat

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Iannuzzi, who has headed the statewide Union since April 2005, is president of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) – which represents more than 600,000 members who work in, or are retired from, New York's Schools, Colleges and Health Care Facilities, including Classroom Teachers, College and University more»

More Than 300 Service Employees International Union-Represented Niagara County Workers At Our Lady Of Peace Nursing Home In Lewiston Overwhelmingly Ratify A New Three-Year Contract That Features Job Security And No Cut In Wages

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LEWISTON) – More than 300 Nursing Home Workers at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home in Lewiston have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that includes job security and no cut in wages, Union Representatives for 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Workers East have announced. The new contract, which was ratified late more»

Screen Actors Guild And The American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists Approve New Three-Year Deal That Covers Theatrical & Television Production Workers

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Members of the Screen Actors (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract covering theatrical and television production workers, it has been announced. The two Unions jointly negotiated the agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Overall, more»

Labor Column From Rochester CSEA Local 7420 President Ove Overmeyer: A Message For Governor Cuomo - Stop Calling Labor Unions A "Special Interest"

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following is a Labor Column from Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 7420 President Ove Overmeyer, whose Union represents Library Workers in the City of Rochester. The opinions expressed in this Labor Column are the individual views of Overmyer, who works as an assistant reference librarian in the City of more»

“My Two Cents” – From The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO’s Central Labor Council’s Earl Frampton: A Quick Fact Check On Social Security & What Working Americans Must Do To Assure That It Continues to Work For All In The Years To Come

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Union Retirees
The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt back on August 14th, 1935. With the average Social Security check now averaging $1,000 a month, since that time it’s kept millions of Americans, the elderly and disabled from the depths of poverty. It’s also a fact that most people do not save enough for retirement, more»

Sunday Labor Column: If You’re A Union Member Living In The City Of Niagara Falls – Remember To Vote “Yes” On February 15th On The $130 Million Schools Capital Improvement Bond Issue & Now Is The Time For Organized Labor To Organize

Published on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: If you’re Union Member who lives in the City of Niagara Falls - Tuesday, February 15th is a very important date for you to remember. WNYLaborToday.com urges you to read the story Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper published today more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Senate Rejects Republican Attempt to Repeal The Health Care Law & Harry Reid: Social Security Cuts are “Off the Table”

Published on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Union Retirees
Senate Rejects Republican Attempt to Repeal The Health Care Law On Wednesday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate tried to repeal the Health Care Law, but the attempt was defeated, 51-to-47. All Democrats present voted to keep the law, while all Republicans present voted to repeal it. Two Senators, Mark Warne (Democrat-Virginia) and Joe Lieberman more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration Abandons Rule For Recording Workplace Ergonomic Injuries And New Pacific Media Workers Guild Merges California, Hawaii Locals

Published on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in State-National Labor News
OSHA Abandons Rule For Recording Workplace Ergonomic Injuries Giving in to pressure from businesses, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has halted plans to restore a rule requiring employers to keep a record of job-related ergonomic injuries by simply checking a box on a form they already fill out. The decision is deeply more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The January Jobs Numbers: It’s Good The Unemployment Rate Has Dropped To 9%, But Its Crucial New Job Creation Efforts Are Ramped Up To Get More Americans Back To Work

Published on Friday, February 4, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the January Jobs Numbers: It is certainly good news the unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month to 9%, but the current level of job growth is nowhere near sufficient to sustain robust economic growth and put back to work the millions of American Workers whose lives have been put more»

WNYLaborToday.com Asks Our Viewers/Readers To Help Western New York’s Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Grow In 2011 By Becoming An Annual Subscriber/Supporter

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com – Western New York’s Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper – has come a very long way in a very short period of time since we first launched our Labor News Website back in April 2008. Over the course of time, WNYLaborToday.com has become Organized Labor’s only media vehicle across our region, which has allowed dozens of Labor Unions more»

A Requiem For The American Worker

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Requiem For The America Worker was forwarded to WNYLaborToday.com by Charles Showalter, host of The Union Edge Talk Radio Show - which is a member of the Working Family Radio Network (WFRN), is broadcast daily in Pittsburgh on WPYT-AM and WFYL-AM in Philadelphia and can be accessed on the Internet via more»

1,000 Help Unmask Right-Wing Billionaires’ Secret Strategy Session

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
More than 1,000 activists, including members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU), AFSCME, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) and Common Cause, helped shine a big spotlight on a closed-door gathering of right-wing billionaires and extreme conservative leaders and politicians in Palm Springs, California over the weekend. The more»

Senate’s McConnell Put Health Care Repeal Before Jobs Bill

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: According to a news report that appeared on www.msnbc.com this morning, Democrats in the U.S. Senate remained united yesterday (Wednesday) in killing a Republican effort to repeal the Health Care Bill that was signed into law last March. As expected, no Democrat voted against a procedural motion that effectively defeated more»

NYSUT To Governor Cuomo: Don’t Erase Our Progress, Invest In Public Education

Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - As Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed the largest education cut in the state's history, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is mobilizing in unprecedented ways with grassroots member action, extraordinary lobby days and a postcard campaign to convince lawmakers to reject the many devastating proposals contained in the executive budget. NYSUT more»

UPDATE: NY’s Labor Unions Respond To Cuomo’s Budget/Criticize Governor’s Program Slashing That They Say Will “Cripple Public Services Without Asking Any Sacrifice From Businesses, Corporations And Those Responsible For The Crisis"

Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ALBANY) – New York’s Public Sector Unions – the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the Public Employees Federation (PEF) – are criticizing New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget, saying today that “there’s nothing fair nor shared” in it and chastising Cuomo for “crippling public services without asking any sacrifice more»

The Blue Collar Life

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following piece, The Blue Collar Life, appeared on my.firedoglake.com (http://my.firedoglake.com/wavpeac/2011/01/21/the-blue-collar-life/) and was brought to WNYLaborToday.com’s attention by several of our Union Friends on Facebook. As such, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper has decided to publish this piece on more»

National AFL-CIO, Global Unions Applaud New Egyptian Labor Movement

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in State-National Labor News
Representatives of the Egyptian Union Movement announced they are forming a new Labor Federation: The Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions - which will represent workers in more than a dozen industries and enterprises. The Federation also plans to set a date for a nationwide general strike for democracy and fundamental rights. Many people believe the more»

Labor Perspective From New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes On The New York State Conference of Mayors: “Rather Than Own Up To Their Decisions, They Are Blaming Our State Elected Officials”

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This Labor Perspective from New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes currently appears on the New York State AFL-CIO’s website, which can be accessed at www.nysaflcio.org. Hughes is president of the 2.5-million-member, statewide Labor Organization. WNYLaborToday.com has also reported on the New York State more»

Screen Actors Guild Awards Ceremony Turns Into Celebration Of Organized Labor

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Several actors gave props to Labor Unions and the Union Movement Sunday evening at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including the Teamsters, who were also mentioned several times. Here’s one story that appeared on the Internet today via more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.Com Congratulates Karen Fenner – The First Woman President Of The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council & Have You Heard About Organized Labor’s Version Of Facebook… Unionbook?

Published on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: First off, WNYLaborToday.com would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the newly-elected and first woman president of the Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council: Karen Fenner, a 13-year Union Member with United more»

United Steelworkers Local 5429’s Karen Fenner Elected To Succeed Hobart “Hobie” Rhinehart As President Of The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council - Becoming First Woman To Head The Southern Tier-Headquartered Council

Published on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – Involving more area Labor Unions in the Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and reaching out to Young Union Members in order to get them involved in the Southern Tier Labor Movement are two immediate goals of Karen Fenner, the first woman to ever be elected president of the Olean-headquartered Central Labor Council. Fenner has more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: New Jobs, Innovation The Focus As Obama Visits IUE-CWA GE Plant In Schenectady & Local 81301 Members Thrilled By President's Tour New York State Factory

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in State-National Labor News
New Jobs, Innovation The Focus As Obama Visits IUE-CWA GE Plant In Schenectady President Obama's visit last week to an IUE-CWA-represented General Electric (GE) Factory in Schenectady, New York left workers optimistic about efforts to create and restore American manufacturing jobs. In a similar vein to his State of the Union address five days later, the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address Avoids Call To Cut Social Security And The Battle Over Health Care Wages On

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Union Retirees
President Obama’s State Of The Union Address Avoids Call To Cut Social Security With Social Security expected to be on the agenda, the Alliance For Retired Americans held 46 State of the Union address “watch parties” on Tuesday in 21 states to educate retirees on key issues. In his remarks, President Obama said: “To put us on solid ground, we more»

Why It Makes Sense To “Work Union:” Educational Information For Young Trade Unionists To Consider Using When Talking To Non-Union Workers

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Young Unionists
The Young Trade Unionists Organization has developed several talking points for Young Workers to consider when it comes to educating those who are misinformed about Unions and what Organized Labor has done and continues to do for all Working People. Here’s a list of questions and answers that you - as Young Unionists - may find helpful. Why Would Anyone more»

From The United Steelworkers Blog At blog.use.org: An Op-Ed Column From Michael Brune – The Executive Director Of The Sierra Club: The Billionaire Brothers Who Make Us Sick

Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Michael Brune serves as Executive Director of the Sierra Club and is the author of the book, Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal. This Op-Ed Column was first published on the Huffington Post before appearing on the United Steelworkers’ blog.usw.org website. The Sierra Club and the United more»

Unions Labor To Embrace Social Media

Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Southern Tier Councils
Did you know that the Labor Movement was into mass collaboration before it was cool. When Union Leaders were talking about solidarity, collective bargaining and the idea of “One Big Union” connecting the Global Working Class, the telephone was not yet a common appliance - much less the Internet. However, few institutions have been slower to embrace more»

Master Lock & The United Auto Workers Bring Jobs That Had Gone To China Back To Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN) - With the proliferation of so-called free trade agreements and the opening of new markets in a global economy, outsourcing has been the manufacturer’s trick of choice to help keep production costs low and profits higher. But a race to the bottom in terms of wages and benefits doesn’t just hurt U.S. workers and many employers are more»

New York State Nurses Association-Backed Poster Campaign Seeks To Reduce Violence Against Nurses

Published on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK STATE) – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the New York Organization of Nurse Executives (NYONE) and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) have partnered together to produce and distribute a poster designed to raise awareness of the serious problem of violence against nurses and to support safer working environments more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: President Obama’s Focus Must Be Placed On The Health of The Middle Class & The American Economy

Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union message: President Obama called on the Nation to look forward and spoke to our country’s prospects and vulnerabilities: we are faced with opportunities for progress, but paralyzed by weak job growth and an economy that is increasingly out of more»

New Report: New York State Leads Nation In Union Membership Rates

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following was posted on the website of the New York State Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) that was headlined: New York State Leads Nation In Union Membership Rates: Nearly 25% of working New Yorkers are Union Members, a new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report notes. New York has the highest rate of Union more»

Guest Young Unionist Column By Cory McCray, President Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists: A Young Worker’s Plight In A Struggling Economy

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 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»

Labor Perspective From New York City-Headquartered Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd: Don’t Scapegoat Unions For Municipal Woes As Organized Labor Faces Conflict with Courage and Composure

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Teamsters Local 237 represents 24,000 New York City Area Workers who are employed by a number of governmental agencies. Gregory Floyd (pictured above) serves as Teamsters Local 237’s president and recently authored the following Op-Ed Column that appeared on the Union’s website, www.local237.org: The Labor more»

CWA National News: AFA-CWA Seeks Election For 24,000 Flight Attendants At Merged UAL/Continental & Organizers, Journalists And Dispatchers Join CWA

Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 in State-National Labor News
AFA-CWA Seeks Election For 24,000 Flight Attendants At Merged UAL/Continental In the wake of the merger between United and Continental Airlines, AFA-CWA is seeking an election to bring Continental's 9,300 flight attendants into the Union and ensure that they have all the benefits and advocacy that AFA provides. "This merger and the extraordinary financial more»

Union Retiree News From The American Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members On Guard As State Of The Union Address Approaches

Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members On Guard As State Of The Union Address Approaches On Tuesday, January 25th, the President’s annual State of the Union Address will air nationally. When delivering his speech, President Obama may address critical retiree issues such as Social Security and Medicare. In the past, the president has supported the Alliance position on Social more»

Sunday (On A Monday) Labor Column: New Leadership Upcoming In The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council & WNYLaborToday.com Offers A Wrap Up Of The Niagara-Orleans Council’s 2011 Awards Dinner

Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: As the thermometer reads minus-8 this morning, things are heating up down in the Southern Tier with news that Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Hobart “Hobie” Rhinehart is stepping down. Rhinehart made it more»