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Sunday Labor Column: A Busy Week As WNYLaborToday.com Visits With The Jamestown AFL-CIO Labor Council & Makes A Presentation To The NYSUT Southwestern Region’s Presidents’ Conference In Ellicottville

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: It was a busy week traveling across Western New York, from Wednesday evening with the Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s monthly delegates meeting and winding up on Friday night in Ellicottville, where the New York State United more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Piedmont Airlines Agents Vote “CWA Yes” & Management Interference Critical Factor In Extremely Close Delta Vote

Published on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Piedmont Airlines Agents Vote CWA Yes The 3,000 fleet and passenger service agents at Piedmont Airlines now have a Union Voice. Agents voted CWA Yes by a 2-to-1 margin in the National Mediation Board election. The agents were the only major group at Piedmont without Union representation. Now agents will vote on bargaining goals, elect their bargaining more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka On The October Jobs Report: “It Is Up To Congress To Act To Create Jobs Now!”

Published on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on October Jobs Report: Tuesday's election results and this week’s jobs numbers are a clarion call to the next Congress that job creation and fixing our economy must be the number one priority. With the unemployment rate stagnant at 9.6%, it's no wonder people are angry, frustrated more»

Labor Columnist Amy Dean: Unions Created The Silver Lining In The Election

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Guest Columns
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following column was authored by Amy Dean, who has co-authored a new book, entitled: A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape The American Labor Movement. For nearly two decades, Dean has worked in the Labor Movement and now involved in developing new and innovative organizing strategies for social change more»

In Order To Praise Positive Student Behavior Across Buffalo’s Public School System, Buffalo Teachers Federation-Represented Teachers To Award 50,000 “Buffalo’s Best” Certificates To Students For Their Outstanding Efforts

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has distributed 50,000 Buffalo’s Best certificates (pictured above) throughout the Buffalo Public School System, which will recognize and commend students for their outstanding efforts. BTF-Represented Teachers are being asked to award the certificates to students as a reward for positive behavior and more»

Former Polish President Lech Walesa Opens Exhibit At Reuther Labor Library In Detroit

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(DETROIT) - Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland, spoke at the opening of the new “Solidarnosc: Poland’s Struggle for Freedom” exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Labor Library at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit. Pope John Paul II and U.S. President Ronald Reagan are featured prominently in the presentations. It’s the 30-year more»

A Look Back At The 2010 Election: Missteps By Democrats In Washington And Albany Not Only Hurt The Party – But Middle-Class Workers & Organized Labor

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Guest Columns
Ssshhhh… Listen… They’re Gone! All those loathsome campaign commercials have (finally) been silenced. And while things didn’t go entirely Organized Labor’s way from A to Z in Tuesday’s elections across the U.S., at least Western New York Unionists can take solace in the fact that we won’t be subjected to that craziness for a while. However, more»

In Open Letter To Governor Paterson, New York State Public Employees Federation President Kenneth Brynien Writes: “State Employees Deserve Better From Their Governor. To Threaten Them With Layoffs To Close A Budget Gap Is Revolting.”

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY, N.Y.) - Kenneth Brynien, president of the Public Employees Federation (PEF) - New York State's second-largest State-Employee Union that represents 58,000 professional, scientific and technical employees – today released the following Open Letter the Union has sent to Governor David Paterson in regards to his move to lay off nearly 900 State more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Tuesday’s Vote Was All About Jobs, Not The Republican’s Agenda

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in State-National Labor News
America’s Voters are angry about the economy and the lack of jobs, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this morning during a discussion at the National Journal’s “The Day After” conference. And if Republicans, who now have a role in governing, don’t listen to what the voters were saying – they’ll be thrown out in 2012. Trumka more»

HuffingtonPost Report: Voter Intimidation at McDonald’s/Employees Told That Unless Republicans Won – They Wouldn’t Get Raises Or Benefits

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - There may be something rotten at McDonald's - and it's not a year-old Happy Meal. The owner of a franchise in Canton, Ohio enclosed a handbill in employees' paychecks that threatened lower wages and benefits if Republicans don't win on Election Day. "As the election season is here we wanted you to know which candidates will help our more»

The National Labor Relations Board Requires Electronically-Distributed Remedial Notices

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in State-National Labor News
By Allen Smith, J.D., who serves as the Society of Human Resource Management’s Manager of Workplace Law Content/ Courtesy of The Labor & Employment Relations Association of Western New York. Employers and Unions that violate the National Labor Relations Act should be required to distribute remedial notices electronically when that is a customary more»

It’s Election Day 2010: Now Get Out There And Vote – But Please Read This First Before You Do

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
I don’t know about you, but I’m very glad Election Day is finally here, because these political TV ads that we’ve all been watching over the past several weeks are just killing me. It’s bad enough that it seems like they are the only commercials we’ve been seeing on TV - but I believe the overall accusatory tone that’s been taken in nearly more»

YRC Worldwide Inc.’s Teamsters-Represented Workforce Agrees To Restructuring Plan Aimed At Saving More Than 25,000 Union Jobs/300-Plus Western New York Teamster Members Participated In Vote, Ratifying The Agreement By A Better Than 2-to-1 Margin

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Teamster Members who work at YRC Worldwide Inc.’s (YRCW) operating companies YRC, Holland and New Penn have ratified a so-called Restructuring Plan that’s aimed at saving more than 25,000 Union Jobs. YRC and Holland members ratified the agreement by a 62% to 38% margin, while members at New Penn ratified the agreement by a 69% more»

New Violence Against Nurses Law Takes Effect In New York State Today, November 1st

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK) - Beginning today – Monday, November 1st - the new Violence Against Nurses Law across New York State takes effect, which now makes it a felony to assault a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) while on duty. The law that was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on August 14th had been a top priority for more»

Sunday (On Monday) Labor Column: Buffalo Firefighters Local 282 Switches Its New York State Senate Endorsement To Tim Kennedy & The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Council Raises More Than $13,000 To Benefit The United Way Of Greater Niagara

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: First off, sorry about the delay in publishing WNYLaborToday.com’s weekly Sunday Labor Column – which hit our Front Page today. Halloween Weekend, combined with a ton of family visiting from out of town and little costumed people more»

Spurred By Labor Action Taken In Ithaca – The NLRB Issues A Complaint Against Minneapolis-Based Regis Corporation, Which Operates Some 10,000 Hair Salons Nationally Under 34 Different Brand-Names, For An Alleged Union-Busting Campaign

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against the Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation, which operates some 10,000 hair salons nationally under 34 different brand-names, ordering Regis to cease and desist in its illegal Union-busting actions, it was announced today. In the complaint, the NLRB investigated and more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Making The Most Of Every Minute Between Now And Election Day & “Critical Mass” Of GOP Wants To Privatize Social Security

Published on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Making The Most Of Every Minute Between Now And Election Day With so much at stake for Working Families on November 2nd, Communications Workers of America members aren’t wasting a minute in the final days leading to Election 2010. Here’s some of what’s happening around the country: In Texas, CWA Members are leafleting, making phone calls and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Mid-Term Elections Are Just Days Away & Your Vote Matters And Ads Highlight What Will Happen If Retirement Age Is Raised To 70

Published on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Union Retirees
The Mid-Term Elections Are Just Days Away & Your Vote Matters Tuesday is Election Day and Union Retirees have as much at stake as any age group this year. “For anyone you know who thinks that voting doesn’t matter, tell them that 104 lawmakers are on record as supporting the privatization of Social Security,” Alliance For Retired Americans more»

National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Schuler Joins The Call To Restore Sanity, Leads Final Push To Get-Out-The-Vote For Young Union Members

Published on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Young Unionists
(WASHINGTON) - National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler is joining the call to restore sanity in America and is asking young people to marry comedy with action. "Eight years of George W. Bush provided comedians with plenty of ready-made material,” Shuler says. “The radical Tea Party candidates and Republican extremists undoubtedly more»

USW District 4 Staff Representative Jim Briggs Elected President Of The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council/Briggs Tells WNYLaborToday.com He’ll Refocus The Efforts Of The Council & Look To Get Its Affiliated Labor Unions More Involved

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(LOCKPORT) – United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Staff Representative James Briggs has been elected president of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council - whose 35 affiliated Labor Unions combine to represent 14,000 members - succeeding Anna Horton, who has agreed to continue to stay on and serve as the Labor Council’s executive more»

CSEA & PEF Lash Out At Governor Paterson, Who Announced Today The Lay-Off Of Nearly 900 State Workers Before The End Of The Year

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – In response to Governor David Paterson’s announcement today that New York State will lay off 898 public employees before the end of the year, the presidents of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and the Public Employees Federation (PEF) both lashed out at the lame duck governor, calling the decision “irresponsible” and an more»

WNYLaborToday.Com Letter To The Editor From CSEA Local 7420 President Ove Overmeyer In Rochester: “No Doubt About It, Public Employees Have Targets On Their Backs”

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Letters to the Editor
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com received the following 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: No doubt about it, Public Employees have targets on their backs. However, one can make the more»

President Obama: Union Members Are The ‘Backbone’ Of Final Election Push

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in State-National Labor News
President Obama is telling thousands of Union Activists and Leaders that this election “is as important as anything we did two years ago.” Obama is praising the efforts of Labor 2010 Activists across the country, saying: “The Labor Program you guys have put into place is the backbone of the ground program.” National AFL-CIO President Richard more»

If You’re A Middle Class Worker Read This From www.unions.org: The Rich Are Winning The Class War

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The rich and their paid false prophets are doing a bang-up job deceiving the poor and Middle Class and they’ve convinced many that an evil socialism is alive in the land and that it’s taking their fair share. But the deception cannot last – facts say otherwise. Yes, there is a class war – the war of the rich on the poor and the Middle Class more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Helps City Schoolchildren Get Ready For A Safe Halloween/BTF-Represented Teachers Hand Out Tens Of Thousands Of Orange Bookmarks In Schoolrooms Across City That List Variety Of Halloween Safety Tips

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is handing out tens of thousands of orange bookmarks in public school classrooms across the city this week in an effort to make sure schoolchildren have a happy and safe Halloween as they travel through city neighborhoods trick or treating Sunday night. “Halloween is always a special time for our more»

Teamsters Local 375-Represented Drivers At Buffalo’s BOC-Linde Gases In South Buffalo Ratify New Five-Year Contract That Provides Improvements In Both Wages & Pensions

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Teamsters Local 375-Represented Drivers who are employed at BOC-Linde Gases in South Buffalo have ratified a new five-year contract that provides improvements in wages and the workers’ pensions, Union Officials tell WNYLaborToday.com this morning. Teamsters Local 375 represents 29 drivers at BOC Linde, an industrial gas manufacturer that more»

Civil Service Employees Association President Danny Donohue Criticizes New York State Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Cuomo, Who “Vows (An) Offensive Against Labor Unions” In A Story Published In The New York Times

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(ALBANY) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York's Leading Union that represents nearly 300,000 members in every part of New York State in the public and private sector – tonight is criticizing New York State Democratic Gubernatorial Andrew Cuomo, who “vowed” in a story that appeared in The New York Times earlier this week to more»

Straight Facts About The U.S. Economy Show Clear Choice On November 2nd

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The economy and jobs are the top issues in the November 2nd Elections. But with all the rhetoric and hot air filling the airways, it’s hard to get the straight facts. U.S. unemployment is high, but at the same time, more private-sector jobs have been created this year alone than in all eight years of the Bush Administration. And over the past four more»

State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy Earns Support Of First-Responders/Firefighters, Police, Sheriff’s Deputies Join Kennedy In His Campaign To Bring Change To Albany

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: For more information on the Kennedy State Senate Campaign, visit www.KennedyforChange.com. To learn what Kennedy’s challenger has not done during his time as an elected New York State Assemblyman over the past six years, visit www.quinnhasntdonejack.com/. (BUFFALO) – Western New York’s first-responders have more»

If You’re Deciding Who To Support Or Whether To Vote – Follow The Money & Don't Let A Bunch Of Wall Street Sharpies And Corporate CEO's Play You For A Chump

Published on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Robert Creamer is a long-time political organizer and strategist, and author of the recent book: Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, available on amazon.com. The following Op-Ed piece he authored recently appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com. In the movie version of the story of Watergate - All the President's more»

Sunday Labor Column: Rush Limbaugh Says “Some People Are Just Born To Be Slaves” & Who Are These Guys Pictured Above?

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Do you know who these guys are that are pictured above with former Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver James Lofton, who hosted the Western New York Kids Escaping Drugs fundraising effort back in the 90s? Can you name the individual Union more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Speaks Out Against “Don’t Vote” Political Ad Targeting Latinos Across The United States

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2010 in State-National Labor News
With less than two weeks to go, a Republican operative has been roundly condemned for trying to suppress the Latino vote - this time through a political TV ad that Latino leaders say is both irresponsible and dangerous. The Spanish-language network Univision last week pulled an ad funded by the front group, Latinos for Reform, urging Latinos in Nevada not more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Report Reveals True Cost Of Republican U. S. Representative Ryan’s Plan For Social Security Reform & Former President George W. Bush Regrets Not Being Able To “Reform” Social Security

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Union Retirees
Report Reveals True Cost Of Republican U. S. Representative Ryan’s Plan For Social Security Reform U.S. Representative Paul Ryan’s (Republican-Wisconsin) plan to rein in the cost of Social Security would dramatically reduce retirement benefits for middle- and -upper-income Americans - especially those now younger than 25, according to an analysis more»

New York State Democratic Attorney General Candidate Eric Schneiderman Receives Endorsements From The New York State AFL-CIO, The Public Employees Federation & The Capital District Area AFL-CIO Labor Federation

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(ALBANY) – New York State Democratic Attorney General Candidate Eric Schneiderman has received the endorsements of the New York State AFL-CIO, the Public Employees Federation and the Capital District Area AFL-CIO Labor Federation. New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes said Organized Labor across New York State would deploy its full more»

CWA News From Around The Nation: Following The Money & Tea Party Leaders Urged To Reject Extremism, Attacks On Workers’ Rights

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Following The Money When the Chamber of Commerce was called out recently for using contributions from foreign affiliates for U.S. political campaigns, its denials were fierce. But, of course the Chamber is using money from foreign affiliates to fund its political mission, and you can be sure that mission isn’t to help workers. The Chamber’s foreign more»

58th New York State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy: “It’s An Albany Problem”/Kennedy Campaign Notes Albany Incumbent Jack Quinn III Is Embroiled In Aqueduct Scandal

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
58th New York State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy: “It’s An Albany Problem”/Kennedy Campaign Notes Albany Incumbent Jack Quinn III Is Embroiled In Aqueduct Scandal (BUFFALO) – Albany incumbent Jack Quinn III is embroiled in the emerging Aqueduct scandal that has rocked New York State politics, voting to side-step standard procurement procedures, more»

From The New York State Public Employees Federation: Firing Of State Department Of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Sheds Light On Staffing Concerns

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) has been sounding the alarm on the latest round of workforce reductions and the negative affect they will have on state services for months. Now one of Governor David Paterson’s own commissioners has raised a red flag and it appears to have cost him his job. “Eleven thousand, three more»

Communications Workers Of America & The National AFL-CIO Focuses In On Young Workers

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Young Unionists
The Communications Workers of America’s Next Generation Committee, with members representing each district and sector, recently met for two days on efforts to expand involvement of Young Workers and Young Leaders within CWA. The committee discussed leadership development, ways to encourage Young Workers to join the Union, how to organize today’s more»

United Steelworkers News: U.S. Trade Commission Orders Duties On Coated Paper Imports/USW Says Decision Confirms Injury To U.S. Producers & Workers By China And Indonesia

Published on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
U.S. Trade Commission Orders Duties On Coated Paper Imports/USW Says Decision Confirms Injury To U.S. Producers & Workers By China And Indonesia (WASHINGTON) – The United Steelworkers (USW) says the 6-0 affirmative vote and ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will apply duties to subsidize and dump coated-paper imports from more»

Union-Represented Radisson Toronto Airport Hotel Workers Walk Out/Strike Hits Ninth Westmont-Operated Hotel Property In Toronto

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(TORONTO) – Fifty-two UNITE HERE! Local 75-Represented Workers at the Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport hit the picket line at dawn this morning, becoming the ninth group employed at hotels owned or operated by Westmont affiliates to take strike action. “We’re reaching a boiling point inside the hotel,” said Teresa Torres, a member of the more»

New York State United Teachers Ad Campaign Reminds New Yorkers They Have Great Schools

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union has launched a statewide ad campaign to underscore what most New Yorkers inherently believe: The vast majority of public schools are succeeding and that support and investment - not half-truths and election-year gimmicks - are what’s needed to build up communities and keep public education more»

Labor-Endorsed 146th Assembly District Candidate Brad Rybczynski Continues To Pick Up Steam As He Heads Towards November Election – Green Job Creation High On List of Initiatives That Also Aim To Reform The Way Albany Conducts Itself

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
Pictured Above: Brad Rybczynski, Labor-endorsed candidate for the 146th New York State Assembly District Seat, addresses Unionists who took part in the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades It’s All About Jobs Rally that was held in Niagara Square in Downtown Buffalo in September. With the General Election on November 2nd, Rybczynski more»

American Federation Of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: Don't Scapegoat America's Teachers

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Randi Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers - an affiliate of the National AFL-CIO, which was founded in 1916 and represents nearly 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates and 1.5 million members. Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT’s membership: more»

Walmart Lobbies To Keep Factory Wages Under Two Cents

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Ever wonder how Walmart can afford to sell a pair of jeans for eight bucks? It's because workers at the factory in Bangladesh where the jeans are made earn a measly one-and-a-half cents for each pair they sew. To make matters worse, Walmart has been lobbying against a government-supported wage increase, which would bump the workers up to 35 cents an more»

Kaleida Health Raves About “Building Union” - Buffalo Building Trades Have Made Quite An Impression On Kaleida & Buffalo General Hospital During Construction Of Their New Heart/Vascular Institute And Long-Term Care Facility

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: A tower crane operated by a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 17 swings over steel girders to Ironworkers Local 6 members, who are involved in building Kaleida Health’s Heart/Vascular Institute in Downtown Buffalo. Kaleida Health Representatives recently contacted WNYLaborToday.com to focus a public spotlight on more»

University Of Rochester Service Workers Approve New Two-Year Contracts That Cover 1,500 Workers At The University & At Strong Memorial Hospital

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) - Service workers represented by 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) at the University of Rochester have approved new collective bargaining agreements, Union Officials announced. The two contracts cover 1,500 service employees who work on the University of Rochester campuses and in its Strong Memorial Hospital Division. The new more»

NYSNA-Represented Registered Nurses Ask: Why Won’t Ellis Hospital Management Listen To Its Nurses? RNs Will Hold Protest Over Staffing Guidelines This Evening Outside Schenectady Hospital To Call Public Attention To The Problem

Published on Monday, October 18, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK) - If Ellis Hospital management claims it’s constantly monitoring nurse staffing, why are Registered Nurses (RNs) protesting their assignments? That’s the question being asked by each of the 670 New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented RNs at the Schenectady Hospital. At an average of one per day - between January more»

Sunday Labor Column: Union Voters ‘Are’ The Firewall Against Anti-Union/Worker Candidates And Republicans Who Are Seeking Election To Public Office In November & Young Unionists Tell You Why Being A Member Of A Union Is So Important

Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: If you're a Union Member - or not one, for that matter – and if you haven’t already, WNYLaborToday.com asks that you consider taking a moment to read our latest Guest Column that appears in our Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper’s more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Supports Legislation To Address Lack Of 2011 Social Security COLA & Many House Seats Are In Play As Mid-Term Elections Approach

Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Union Retirees
Alliance Supports Legislation To Address Lack Of 2011 Social Security COLA The Federal Government has announced tens of millions of Social Security recipients will go through another year in 2011 without an increase in their monthly benefits - marking only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted. The more»

Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council Approached By Project Manager On Proposed $4.5 Billion Verizon Communications Data Center For Somerset, Who Asks: Can You Meet The Need To Fill Up To 500 Construction Jobs?

Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA COUNTY) – With the distinct possibility that Verizon Communications will build a $4.5 billion data center in the Niagara County Town of Somerset, the Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council - which represents 10,000 Unionized Construction Workers - has already been approached by the project’s construction manager to make sure more»