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National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Says Two-Year Pay Freeze For Federal Workers Is Bad For The Middle Class, Bad For The Economy And Bad For Business

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Pay Freeze for Federal Workers: Today's announcement of a two-year pay freeze for Federal Workers is bad for the Middle Class, bad for the economy and bad for business. No one is served by our government participating in a race to the bottom in wages. We need to invest in creating jobs, not undermining the more»

A WNYLaborToday.com Labor Conversation With David Eggert, Regional Staff Director For The New York State United Teachers’ Southwestern Region, Which Represents 7,500 Members Across The Southern Tier Counties Of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus & Allegany

Published on Monday, November 29, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: David Eggert (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of NYSUT Website) serves as Regional Staff Director for the New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Southwestern Region, which represents 7,500 Members across the Southern Tier Counties of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus & Allegany. Eggert taught in the Belfast Central School more»

Weekend Labor Column: Now That Thanksgiving’s Over – WNYLaborToday.com Asks You Please Turn Your Attention To Stopping The Republican Party’s Efforts To Put An End To The Extension Of Long-Term Jobless Benefits

Published on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in Guest Columns
Yet another Thanksgiving has come to an end. As the years march on, how quickly they come and go. But once the mounds of gray-covered turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberries were devoured off our plates, the attention of many Working Americans quickly turned to the spoils of the Black Friday shopping rush –a well-documented and media-covered more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: The Communications Workers Of America Asks Union Members To Call Congress On Tuesday And Tell Them: “Hands Off Social Security!”

Published on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Call Congress Tuesday And Tell Them: “Hands Off Social Security!” The National Fiscal Commission is proposing that Social Security be carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) says we can’t let that happen. Join CWA and its allies for a National Call Congress Day on Tuesday, November 30th to tell your more»

An Open Letter Of Appreciation To The Hard-Working Men And Women Of Western New York From 58th District New York State Senator-Elect Tim Kennedy: “Thank You For Your Support”

Published on Saturday, November 27, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
Hard work wins. Our election to the New York State Senate has proven that adage once again. The hard work that pushed us past the finish line came from a legion of dedicated volunteers - most of whom were hard-working men and women from Western New York’s Organized Labor Community. The role Organized Labor played in securing our victory is deeply more»

As Chinese Workers Build The Martin Luther King Memorial, The Bricklayers Union Investigates

Published on Friday, November 26, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Francis Jacobberger's plan was simple - show up with a six-pack of beer and talk his way into a Crystal City apartment. An investigator for the Washington-area Union that represents Stonemasons, Jacobberger was working a case dear to the members: Who should build the centerpiece of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial - Americans or imported more»

While It Might Be Black Friday, Today Kicks Off “Buy Union Week” – Union Members Encouraged To Purchase Union-Made Goods & Services During The Holiday Season

Published on Friday, November 26, 2010 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper encourages Union Members across Western New York to Buy Union during this Holiday Season. WNYLaborToday.com also asks you visit our Union Mall Section and patronize our list of advertisers, as well as those who appear across our Labor News Website. It’s important to patronize more»

Happy Thanksgiving! A Holiday Wish From WNYLaborToday.com

Published on Thursday, November 25, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
We at WNYLaborToday.com would like to wish our thousands of viewers/readers, their families and their friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Despite the economy and what Working People and Organized Labor have both had to deal with and endure over the past several months, there is much to be thankful for. With that said, WNYLaborToday.com suggests we all take more»

Boycott Del Monte! Protestors Block Philadelphia Traffic

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) – The Del Monte Fresh Produce Company has cut more than 200 Union Jobs at the Port of Philadelphia, eliminating family-sustaining jobs and in the process moved their business to a privately-owned terminal that doesn’t pay workers a Living Wage. The Port of Philadelphia workers, represented by International Longshoremen’s Association more»

Teamsters Local 375-Represented Drivers & Warehouse Workers At Uni-Select Incorporated in Tonawanda Ratify Two Separate Contracts – Making It Four Ratified Teamsters Local 375 Agreements At Three Buffalo Area Employers In Recent Weeks

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(TONAWANDA) – Teamsters Local 375-Represented Drivers & Warehouse Workers at Uni-Select Incorporated’s City of Tonawanda plant have ratified two separate contracts, making it four recently-ratified agreements that Local 375’s members have affirmatively voted on in recent weeks, Union Officials tell WNYLaborToday.com today. Teamsters Local 375 more»

Republican Governors Take Aim At Teachers Unions, Other Public Employee Unions

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SAN DIEGO)- The main opponent mentioned at the recently-held Republican Governors Association conference in San Diego, California described in terms ranging from “misguided to downright evil” - is the other party, the Democrats. But running a close second are the Public Employee Unions, particularly Teachers Unions. "Frankly," said Minnesota Governor more»

Registered Nurses To Take Part In Van Duyn Informational Session In Syracuse Today/Both NYSNA & CSEA Representatives To Discuss How Privatizing Facility Would Be An Expensive Mistake

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE) – For more than 180 years, the County of Onondaga has provided care for its most vulnerable residents. But now, Registered Nurses (RNs) who work at the Van Duyn Home and Hospital in Syracuse fear the county is turning its back on those residents. Onondaga County officials are preparing to seek bids for turning over operation of Van Duyn to more»

In The Wake Of Nearly 900 State Workers Being Laid Off At The End Of The Year, A Civil Service Employees Association FOIL Request Reveals The Paterson Administration Has Continued Top-Level Hiring

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – A CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request shows the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has added 36 top-level management/confidential positions to the state payroll since July 1st, 2010 - that despite a state-hiring freeze, the Union announced today. The request also more»

For The 14th Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates that were donated by Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) members are being distributed today to more than 200 needy families throughout the Buffalo area by several charitable and non-profit groups in an effort to “make sure those families enjoy a ‘meal of thanks’ on Thanksgiving Day,” more»

United Steelworkers Extend Titan Tire Contracts/Company & Union To Continue Negotiating

Published on Monday, November 22, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) has extended its contracts with Titan Tire at three facilities while negotiations for a new contract proceed, the Union has announced. “We face a difficult challenge in these negotiations,” USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson, who chairs the Union’s Titan Tire bargaining committee, said. “The company more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.Com Congratulates Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 President Dan Cunningham On His Recent Re-Election & It Was An Interesting Week Of Interaction While Surfing The Internet

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: WNYLaborToday.com would like to extend its congratulations to Dan Cunningham, who has been re-elected president of Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282, which is a supporter/subscriber of Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper. more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: CWA Tells Congress It Must Extend Long-Term Jobless Benefits And AT&T Mobility Retail Sales Workers Organize In Puerto Rico

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in State-National Labor News
CWA Tells Congress It Must Extend Long-Term Jobless Benefits Some Republican members of Congress are playing hardball with the Emergency Unemployment Benefits of five million jobless Americans, looking to force through a tax cut for the wealthiest two-percent of Americans in exchange for not letting the benefits run out. If the Emergency Unemployment more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Call Congress On November 30th to Protect Social Security & National AFL-CIO President Trumka Not Impressed With Domenici-Rivlin Deficit Plan

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Union Retirees
Call Congress On November 30th to Protect Social Security! The Social Security Works & Strengthen Social Security (SSS) Campaign wants your help in flooding Capitol Hill with thousands of phone calls to protect Social Security on Tuesday, November 30th - a National Call-In Day. The goal of each call will be to urge elected officials to oppose both more»

Civil Service Employees Association Local 805 Works To Promote “Next Wave” Initiative In The Southern Tier In Order To Seek Out & Groom Potential Future Leaders By Involving Young Union Members In Their Union

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Young Unionists
(OLEAN) – These days, it seems there are many Labor Unions & Organizations across the country that are finding themselves struggling to fill leadership voids left by the retirement of many older and veteran members. But in the Southern Tier - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 805 in Cattaraugus County is doing something about it. CSEA more»

National Labor News: AFL-CIO President Trumka Says Health Care Giants Spent $86 Million in Effort to Kill Reform & Health Coverage Declines - But Companies’ Profits Soar

Published on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Labor Viewpoint by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: We reported that Big Insurance funneled millions of dollars to the Chamber of Commerce to fight Health Care Reform and millions more to try and water down the law once it was passed. Now Bloomberg Business News reporter Drew Armstrong has put a price tag on the effort to kill the bill. In an more»

Starbucks Baristas Win Equal Treatment For MLK Day After Three-Year Union Fight/Employees That Work On Holiday Will Receive Time-And-One-Half Holiday Pay

Published on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(NEW YORK) – Baristas employed by Starbucks across the United States - for the first time next year - will begin receiving a time-and-one-half holiday premium for working on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The move comes after a spirited three-year initiative of the IWW Starbucks Workers Union (SWU), which made public the company's second-class treatment of more»

New York State Public Employee Federation Launches Statewide Ad Campaign To Fight Work Force Reductions

Published on Friday, November 19, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) has launched its statewide Stop The Cuts television, print and web advertising campaign in order to educate the General Public and State-Elected Legislative Leaders on the devastating impact of further cuts to state services, Union Officials announced. "PEF recognizes the seriousness of the more»

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Transfers New York State Nurses Association’s Gender Discrimination Case Against New York City To The Department Of Justice

Published on Friday, November 19, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in New York City has notified the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) that it has transferred the NYSNA Gender Discrimination Case against the City of New York to the U. S. Department of Justice for a possible lawsuit, Union Officials have announced. In May, the EEOC issued more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “Mourning In America,” The Death Of The Middle Class

Published on Friday, November 19, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The recently-issued Deficit Commission Report is another Saturday Night Special pressed to the temple of the American Middle Class. “Turn over your money and your benefits or your country will die,” the report screams at workers. “You want your country to go bankrupt? No? Then you gotta delay retirement, get less from Social Security, pay more for more»

Giant Eagle Worker Talks Union Inside Store, Gets Arrested/United Food & Commercial Workers File Unfair Practices Charge With NLRB After Waterfront Incident

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(HOMESTEAD, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Giant Eagle Grocery Store at the Homestead Waterfront is at the center of a Union Dispute after a company employee's arrest on a charge of trespassing. "I feel vindicated," Debbie Wieloch said after being cleared of all charges Tuesday. "It tells me Giant Eagle knew they were wrong and did that to silence me and they had no more»

Southern Tier Union Profile: United Steelworkers Local 151G – Manufacturing High-Quality American Olean Tile & Giving Back To The Local Community

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: United Steelworkers Local 151G in Olean recently held a toy lead-testing event for the Union’s Southern Tier membership Pictured from left to right are Union Representatives: Kathy Yeager, Kerri Simon, Gail Gaylor, Union President Lynn Zalepa and Lori Palumbo. The testing took place on Saturday, November 13th at the Olean Masonic Temple, more»

In Order To Interest More Western New York Labor Unions In Taking Advantage Of Facebook & Twitter, The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Hosts A Social Networking Presentation Tonight In Ransomville

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(RANSOMVILLE) – In order to interest more Labor Unions across the Western New York Region in taking full advantage of emerging Social Networking outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is hosting a presentation this evening by the Western New York Workforce Development Center/Workforce Development more»

Teamsters Local 375-Represented Warehouse Workers At Buffalo’s Battenfeld-American Ratify New Three-Year Contract That Provides Improvements In Both Wages & Pensions

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Warehouse Workers represented by Buffalo-headquartered Teamsters Local 375 have ratified a new three-year contract at Battenfeld-American, Inc. – the local operation of the Battenfeld-Grease & Oil Corporation of New York, which is said to be North America’s largest independent manufacturer of lubricating greases and oils, Union more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka On The Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires: Millionaires and Wall Street Already Had “Their” Party – Let Them Fend For Themselves – Working Families Are The Ones Who Need Help

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement By National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The Bush Tax Cuts For Millionaires: It is absolutely insane that in these tough economic times some people want to continue George W. Bush's tax give-aways to millionaires. Working Families are losing their jobs, their benefits and their homes. They are the ones who need help. We need to more»

Sunday (On A Tuesday) Labor Column: Take Time To Call Your Senator & Congressman Today To Extend Unemployment Benefits & New York State AFL-CIO President Dennis Hughes Is The “Only” Representative Of Organized Labor On Cuomo Transition Team

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days & sorry for the delay: Today/Tuesday, November 16th is National Call-In Day To Extend Unemployment Benefits. Unemployment benefits received by millions of unemployed Americans are set to expire and unless Congress takes immediate more»

“The Biggest Loser” Shuts Down Production Following Walkout

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Production of The Biggest Loser, one of the NBC Television Network's most successful shows, has been halted by striking crew members. All 50 crew members walked off the set Monday in a show of solidarity. The production crew wants union representation to obtain competitive wages, benefits, and a safer work environment. In an interview with Molly Willow more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Executive Director Coyle Says Proposal From Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Is "Ridiculous" & Polling Data Shows Large Discrepancy Between Union Retirees, Other Seniors

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Union Retirees
Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Edward Coyle: Proposal From Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Is "Ridiculous" Last week, the co-chairmen of the White House Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform - Erskine Bowles and former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson - released their ideas for dealing with the country’s massive debt. The more»

Guest Young Unionist Column By Cory McCray, President Of The Baltimore-Based Young Trade Unionists: It Would Appear A Living Wage Is Good For Elected Officials, But Not Good For Workers

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Cory McCray, who serves as chairman of the Baltimore, Maryland Young Trade Unionists Group, recently authored a column regarding Living Wages. McCray and the Young Trade Unionists has been reported on and profiled by WNYLaborToday.com several times in recent months, and while his offering does center on the current more»

Guest Labor Column From CWA Local 1133 President Peggy Chadwick-Ledwon: Some Facts About National Health Care Reform That Every Working Person Should Know About

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Peggy Chadwick-Ledwon is president of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133, which represents more than 2,000 Health Care Workers who are employed in several Buffalo area hospitals and medical facilities. In order to make Working Families across the Western New York Region aware of what benefits in Health more»

United Steelworkers Call for Immediate Screening of High-Risk Workers for Lung Cancer/New National Cancer Institute Study Demonstrates Life-Saving Opportunities

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – The United Steelworkers (USW) have issued an urgent call for a strategy meeting regarding the need to provide occupational lung cancer medical screening. Last week, the National Cancer Institute released the results of a 10-year National Study involving over 53,000 people that demonstrated that annual medical screening with a low dose more»

Communications Workers Of America National News: Breaking Through At T-Mobile Is Focus Of International Union Movement & Workers In Iowa And Oregon Join CWA

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Breaking Through At T-Mobile Is Focus Of International Union Movement/CWA President Larry Cohen And Ver.Di National Executive Board Member Lothar Schröder Outline TU Campaign At The UNI Worldwide Congress. The International Union Community is standing strong with T-Mobile workers worldwide who want a Union Voice and want parent company Deutsche Telekom more»

Union Profile: Olean, New York’s Laborers Local 621

Published on Friday, November 12, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) - Laborers Local 621 is headquartered in a formidable, sand-colored, brick building that’s located on North Union Street in Olean and the work its Southern Tier-based members perform throughout the area matches the impressive edifice that houses its Union’s offices. The Union’s 359 members are employed in a variety of capacities, including more»

National AFL-CIO News: Reaction From AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Preliminary Report Issued By Federal Budget Deficit Commission: It “Tells Working Americans To ‘Drop Dead’

Published on Friday, November 12, 2010 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the preliminary report issued by the Federal Budget Deficit Commission “tells Working Americans to ‘Drop Dead.’” “Especially in these tough economic times, it is unconscionable to be proposing cuts to the critical economic lifelines for Working People, Social Security and Medicare. Some people are more»

Head Of The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 463 Is Upbeat & Optimistic About The Future Of Niagara County As Decision On $4.5 Billion Verizon Data Center For The Town Of Somerset Draws Nears

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA COUNTY) – Recent construction of the $150 million Yahoo! Data Center in the Town of Lockport could be bolstered by a potential $4.5 billion Verizon Data Center Project in the Town of Somerset that would lead to the creation of hundreds of new construction and full-time jobs. But as one Niagara County Labor Leader points out – it could provide more»

More Than Two Million Union Members Are Veterans - Honor All Veterans By Fighting For Them Like They Fought For Us

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in State-National Labor News
More than two million Union Members are veterans. On this day dedicated to those who have served their country in the military, it’s appropriate to remember that we need to fight for them just as they fought to defend us. Like all workers, veterans are suffering in this tough economy. But for many vets, the situation is dire. Nearly one in five more»

Orchard Park-Headquartered International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 41 Leads The Way In New Green Solar & Wind System Installation Training

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above, From Left to Right: Recently-retired IBEW Local 41 Business Manager Tony Coppola, current Business Manager Michael Gaiser and Training Director Richard Nader show off Local 41’s Solar Cell System that’s located outside the Orchard Park-headquartered Union’s 6,000-square-foot Training Facility on California Road. (WNYLaborToday.com more»

Executive Director Of The United Way Of Southern Chautauqua County Says: “Building A Relationship With Organized Labor Has Resulted In A Number Of Positive Results”

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(JAMESTOWN) – Michael Moots, who’s served as executive director of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County for the past 20 years, knows first hand the worth of working with and involving Organized Labor in the non-profit’s mission of serving the Jamestown area. In addition to having four of the United Way’s 24-member executive board more»

Federal Mediator Joins Contract Talks At Bertrand Chaffee Hospital And Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home In Springville/Talks Stalled Over Wages & Pension

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(SPRINGVILLE) - A Federal Mediator has entered Labor Contract Negotiations at the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and its long-term care facility - the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, according to representatives of 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers East, which represents 175 workers at the two facilities. The more»

1199 SEIU Momentum Continues With Largest Massachusetts Organizing Vote of 2010 & Election Day Victories

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(METHUEN, MASSACHUSETTS) - More than 700 hospital workers at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts have voted overwhelmingly to join 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) - marking the largest organizing drive by any Union in the state this year. The vote comes on the heels of several major electoral victories in which every candidate more»

WNYLaborToday.com Editorial: For The Most Part, Union-Endorsed Candidates Failed To Publicly Acknowledge The Backing Of Organized Labor Leading Up To The November Election

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Editorial
Now that Election Day is over, WNYLaborToday.com believes it is time to address a serious concern that it had during the recently-completed campaign: The failing of Union-Endorsed- and -Supported candidates to publicly acknowledge the fact they’d been endorsed and/or supported by Organized Labor - as well as failing to publicly acknowledge local Labor’s more»

NLRB Sues Company For Firing Worker Over Facebook Post

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Young Unionists
A worker who was allegedly fired for posting negative comments about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page is being championed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which announced it had filed a complaint against the company. The NLRB's Hartford office sued American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc., alleging that the ambulance service more»

Union Vote At Foxwoods Upheld/Judge Supports Casino Bartenders' Decision To Affiliate With UFCW Local 371

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010 in State-National Labor News
An administrative law judge has upheld the outcome of a July 31st election at Foxwoods Resort Casino in which employees in the casino's beverage department voted to affiliate with Local 371 of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union. In a decision dated Wednesday and received Friday by the parties, Judge Raymond Green dismisses Foxwoods' claim that more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: How Retirees Voted, Social Security Privatizer Likely To Lead Key House Panel & Republicans Expected To Pursue Repeal Of Health Care Law

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Union Retirees
How Retirees Voted The Senior/Retiree Vote represented 23% of all votes for seats in the House of Representatives. Based upon CNN exit polls, 38% of seniors voted Democratic and 59% voted Republican. CNN exit polls also indicated a stronger showing for the Tea Party among older voters, with 47% of those 60 and older saying they support the Tea Party and more»

WNYLaborToday.com Letter To The Editor From Teamsters Local 375 Tony Vaccaro: Teamsters Union & Its Members Are Responsible For Saving YRC Worldwide Trucking

Published on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Letters to the Editor
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Last week, WNYLaborToday.com reported on Teamster Members who work at YRC Worldwide Inc.’s (YRCW) operating companies YRC, Holland and New Penn having ratified a so-called Restructuring Plan aimed at saving more than 25,000 Union Jobs. YRC and Holland members ratified the agreement by a 62% to 38% margin, while members more»

Union-Represented Delta Chelsea Hotel Workers In Toronto Reach Tentative Agreement

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(TORONTO) – After bargaining through the night, the Union representing more than 500 striking Delta Chelsea Hotel Workers in Toronto reached a tentative deal with management today (Sunday, November 7th). Just a day earlier, area Canadian political leaders had publicly called for a truce between hotel management and UNITE HERE Local 75. Immediately more»