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Guest Young Unionist Column By 27-Year-Old Texas Social Worker Ana Alica Perez – A Union Member: “I Personally Will Not Work For An Employer Who Doesn’t Have A Union”

Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Young Unionists
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Recently perusing our Social Networking Facebook Home Page, WNYLaborToday.com ran across the following comment from Ana Alicia Perez – a 27-year-old married, mother of two who is employed as a Social Worker and represented by the Texas State Employees Union (pictured above): “I’m in a Union. Love them. I more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Chamber’s Ads Attack Pro-Worker Candidates In Areas Hit Hard By Off-Shoring & “Job Tracker” Makes It Easy To Find Local Employers Sending Jobs Overseas

Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Chamber’s Ads Attack Pro-Worker Candidates In Areas Hit Hard By Off-Shoring More than 1.4 million jobs have been off-shored in the nine states where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending significant money to run ads attacking candidates who are fighting for American Workers, Campaign Money Watch reported this week. “The Chamber is raising foreign more»

Albany Serves As Host Of CSEA's Centennial Annual Delegates Meeting - Where Nearly 1,500 Participants Will Join Together To Mark & Celebrate The Union's Century Of Service To New Yorkers Across The Empire State

Published on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York's Leading Union - will mark and celebrate a century of service to New Yorkers during its 100th Annual Delegates Meeting that is being held in Albany from October 18th through the 22nd. Nearly 1,500 delegates, staff and guests are anticipated to participate in the event, which the Albany more»

Public Employees Under Attack: Studies Debunk Myth, Find State & Local Public Employees Are Actually “Underpaid”

Published on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The people who teach our children, protect us from crime, put out fires in our homes and make sure our water is clean are under attack. Conservative pundits and politicians across the country are using this country’s economic crisis to attack Public Employees and portray them as privileged compared with everyone else. They use the fact that public more»

Jamestown’s IBEW Local 106 To Receive Chautauqua County Executive’s Award For Innovative Energy Initiatives That Honors Its New & Energy-Efficient Green Headquarters

Published on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(JAMESTOWN) – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 will be honored with the 2010 Chautauqua County Executive’s Award for Innovative Energy Initiatives, which will for the first time recognize a Labor Union and Local 106’s Green Expansion of its Jamestown Headquarters, as well as its first-ever and unique commercial-use, more»

Union Representation Vote Begins For 14,000 Delta Airline Employees/International Association Of Machinists Holds Major Rally in New York City To Focus On The Election & The Importance Of Having A Collective Voice At Work

Published on Friday, October 15, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(JAMAICA, NEW YORK) - As many as 3,000 Delta Airlines Fleet Employees from the New York City Area will begin voting today in an Union Representation Election that will determine whether or not they will represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). In all, more than 14,000 Delta Airline Employees - including the Fleet Services Workers - more»

Reaction To The Rescue Of The Chilean Miners From National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka & Cecil Roberts – International President Of The United Mine Workers

Published on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Rescue of the Chilean Miners: “Having followed the footsteps of my father and grandfather into the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and having had the honor of serving as President of the United Mine Workers of America, it is with great emotion that I watch the ongoing rescue efforts in Chile. It is a rare more»

WNYLaborToday.com Introduces Western New York College Students To Organized Labor & Looks To Groom Potential Labor Movement Communicators Of The Future

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Guest Columns
You may have noticed Bryan Jackson’s by-line on several stories that have been published on WNYLaborToday.com in recent days. Bryan (pictured above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) is a St. Bonaventure University Journalism Major who’s interning with Western New York’s Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper and is serving as WNYLaborToday.com’s Southern Tier more»

Tentative Agreement Reached That Covers 1,500 Workers Employed At The University Of Rochester & At Its Strong Memorial Hospital Division Workers By The Service Employees International Union

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ROCHESTER) – Union-Represented employee and management negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on two collective bargaining agreements that cover 1,500 service workers employed at the University of Rochester and in its Strong Memorial Hospital Division, representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have announced. The more»

WNYLaborToday.Com “Political As Unusual” Column: Carl Paladino Is Trying To Distract You… Don’t Let Him Do It!

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Guest Columns
There’s one commercial run by the Paladino Campaign that cracks me up every time I see it. You know, it’s where Carl says “the Liberal Elites are trying to distract you” from the real issues in the New York State Gubernatorial Race. Well Carl, I gotta tell you – you’re doing a real good job distracting all of us from the important issues that more»

More Than 43,000 Workers At Kaiser Permanente In California Overwhelmingly Vote For Union Representation With SEIU-UHW

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers/West (SEIU-UHW) at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics across the State of California have voted overwhelmingly to remain in their Union - dealing a stinging defeat to the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) in the largest Private Sector Union more»

Republicans Out Of Step: New Survey Finds Two-Thirds Say “Raise The Minimum Wage”

Published on Monday, October 11, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Recently, a host of major Republican candidates attacked the Federal Minimum Wage while GOP Party Leaders have been silent about the assault. From Alaska to Connecticut and in Congressional races in between, Republican Senate candidates have called the Minimum Wage unconstitutional, too much or just plain unneeded. Maybe that’s the mainstream view on more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: House GOP Agenda Leaves Seniors With Unanswered Questions/Voters Should Demand “The Whole Truth” On Social Security, Medicare

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following statement was issued by Alliance for Retired Americans Executive Director Edward Coyle in response to the “Pledge to America” released by U.S. House Republicans: “The agenda provides few specifics for voters concerned about Social Security and Medicare. Seniors need more than buzzwords and bromides more»

Sunday Labor Column: WNYLaborToday.com Heads Down To The Southern Tier To Meet With the Cattaraugus-Allegany & Jamestown Central Labor Councils & Our Newest Front Page Feature: Decision 2010 For Labor/Vote For The Candidates That Will Work For You!

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: What a beautiful weekend it was across Western New York (despite suffering through another Bills’ loss on Sunday) with sunny and warm weather, the Ellicottville Fall Festival (where we ran into UAW Local 686 President Paul more»

New Three-Year Contract Ratified by United Steelworkers Local 5429-Represented Manufacturing Workers At CUTCO Cutlery Corporation in Olean

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(OLEAN) – Nearly 450 workers represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5429 at CUTCO Cutlery Corporation’s knife manufacturing and distribution center in Olean have ratified a new three-year contract – which Union Representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com includes improvements in the areas of wages, Health Care and pension benefits. “(The more»

Labor Column By WNYLaborToday.com Southern Tier Correspondent Bryan Jackson: What’s The Difference Between The Tea Party-Laden Restoring Honor Rally & The One Nation Working Together March? It’s Really All In Their Names.

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
WNYLaborToday.com Editors Note: Bryan Jackson is a Junior Journalism and Mass Communication Major at St. Bonaventure University, who was born and raised in Dansville, New York – which is located about 50 miles south of Rochester. Jackson is interning with WNYLaborToday.com this semester and is serving as Western New York’s Regional, On-Line more»

National AFL-CIO News: President Trumka Chimes In On The September Jobs Report, Boehner’s “Closing Argument” & The West Virginia U.S. Senate Race

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the September Jobs Report: Our Nation is desperate for more aggressive action to tackle the ongoing jobs crisis. Republicans in Congress have remained steadfast in their obstruction to any and all job creation proposals. The results are clear. Last month we lost 159,000 public sector jobs, while more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: No Time to Waste: Critical Mid-Term Elections Less than Four Weeks Away & 'Citizens United' Decision Allows Spread of Anonymous, Anti-Worker Network

Published on Friday, October 8, 2010 in State-National Labor News
No Time to Waste: Critical Mid-Term Elections Less Than Four Weeks Away Communications Workers of America (CWA) Members across the country are spreading the word about how important it is to elect candidates in the November 2nd Elections who will fight for Working Families. Here's just some of what's happening: CWAers have leafleted workers twice so far more»

New Report: Labor Unions A Key To Happiness

Published on Friday, October 8, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Even though U.S. public opinion of Labor Unions remains low, a new report finds that Labor Groups nonetheless improve the general well-being for Union and non-Union citizens in several industrialized countries. The findings appear in the September issue of Social Indicators Research, a journal which focuses on quality of life measurements. They highlight more»

New Database Exposes Job Losses Due To Outsourcing & Flawed Policies

Published on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – In the worst economic crisis in a generation, the National AFL-CIO and its community affiliate - Working America - today released a first-of-its-kind, zip code searchable database that illustrates how corporate outsourcing has hollowed out American towns and cities. The Job Tracker provides a new tool for people searching for information more»

Seventy-One Medical Technicians & LPNs At Kenmore Mercy Hospital Vote For Union Representation With Communications Workers of America Local 1133

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(KENMORE) – A group of 71 Medical Technicians and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Buffalo suburb of Kenmore have voted for Union Representation with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133, Union President Peggy Chadwick-Ledwon told WNYLaborToday.com this morning. Local 1133 won a National Labor Relations more»

Workers Vow To Fight To Save Avondale Shipyard As Layoffs Begin

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Just days after 200,000 people came together to march for jobs, justice and education at the One Nation Rally in Washington, a real life struggle for jobs is being waged at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans. With the first wave of layoffs taking place at the shipyard began, Northrop Grumman eventually plans to lay off all 5,000 of the workers and get out more»

Buffalo Assemblyman Sam Hoyt Calls On Assembly Speaker Silver To Revisit UB 2020-SUNY Empowerment/Says Legislation Should Be Passed When Assembly Convenes

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – Buffalo Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (Democrat-144th District) is urging New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to take up the issue of SUNY (State University of New York) empowerment during a potential special session this Fall or at the next opportunity the Assembly is in session. Before session ended this year it was announced by the more»

NYSNA-Represented Registered Nurses At Mount Vernon Hospital To Hold Candlelight Protest On Thursday In Response To Management’s Refusal To Fund RNs’ Pension Plan

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(MOUNT VERNON) – New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) at Mount Vernon Hospital will conduct a candlelight vigil on Thursday, October 7th to protest management’s refusal to continue funding their pension plan. The Labor-Management dispute involves 120 RNs at the hospital. The RNs support the hospital’s efforts more»

CSEA Commends Governor Paterson For Signing New Law That Strengthens Child Care Provider Rights

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) - Family Child Care Providers across New York State and their Union - the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA, the Civil Service) - are commending Governor David Paterson today for signing a new law (Senate Bill 7451/Assembly Bill 10764) that allows child care providers to organize themselves for the purposes of discussing with New York State more»

The Laborers International Union Of America Rejoins The National AFL-CIO

Published on Monday, October 4, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The Laborers International Union of America (LIUNA) has officially rejoined the AFL-CIO. The 500,000-member LIUNA brings the National AFL-CIO’s total membership to 12.2 million workers in 57 Unions, including the 3.2 million members of the AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America creates a strong and powerful voice for Working Families. AFL-CIO more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Members Of Congress Hold Press Call To Announce “Hands Off Social Security” & Income Disparity In America Is Getting Worse

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Union Retirees
Members Of Congress Hold Press Call To Announce “Hands Off Social Security” Last week, Alliance for Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling joined U.S. Senators Bernard Sanders (Independent-Vermont) and Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio), as well as Representatives Raul Grijalva (Democrat-Arizona), John Conyers (Democrat-Michigan) and Dan Maffei more»

Sunday Labor Column: Diversity Is Key At The One Nation Rally, The Need For All Voters To Do Their Homework Before Election Day & Don’t Be Fooled By What Paladino, The Tea Party & The GOP Is Telling Angry And Disgruntled Working People

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: I believe one of the most important aspects of Saturday’s successful One Nation Working Together March & Rally in Washington was the diversity of the individuals who took part, prompting one of the speakers to opine: This Is The more»

Looking Back At Saturday’s One Nation Working Together Rally In Washington: “America Is One Nation And We Signify That Nation”

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Pictured Above: Tens of thousands of people, including a great number of Union Members from across the United States, joined with representatives from an array of Community, Civil Rights, Peace, Justice, Environmental and Gay Rights groups and organizations that took part in the successful One Nation Working Together March & Rally that was held at the more»

Change To Win Elects New Officers: United Food & Commercial Workers President Joe Hansen Is New Chair, Teamsters President Jim Hoffa Elected Secretary-Treasurer

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Change to Win (CTW) Leadership Council has elected United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Joe Hansen as its new Chair. Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa was elected CTW Secretary-Treasurer. Change to Win is a five-million-member partnership of four Unions that was founded in 2005 to represent workers more»

WNYLaborToday.com Southern Tier Correspondent Reports From Washington On Today’s One Nation Rally – Tens Of Thousands Of Union Members From Across U.S. Rally To Restore Economic Justice And Renew American Dream For All

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: Carrying Signs that read “Good Jobs Now,” United Auto Workers Union Members gather in Washington, D.C. this morning to join with more than an anticipated 200,000 people who are taking part in the One Nation Rally that will be held at the Lincoln Memorial from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. (Photo Courtesy of the National AFL-CIO News Now Blog more»

Union-Led Fall Weatherization Home Engery Conservation Kit Project Targeting As Many As 30 Low-Income Homes Today In Buffalo’s Seneca-Babcock Area, Reps Say “It’s A HECK Of A Way To Kick Energy Habit & Lower Utility Bills”

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: Union Member James Kitchen of Painters District Council 4 volunteers his time on Saturday to help weatherize the first wave of what will eventually be 50 low-income homes in Buffalo's Seneca-Babcock Neighborhood during the fourth annual Home Energy Conservation Kit Project that is administered by the Western New York Apollo Alliance. (Photo more»

CWA National News: Excitement Builds For Today’s One Nation Rally In Sunny Washington, D.C. & Civil Rights Conference Energizes Members To Fight For Progress In Tough Times

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Excitement Builds For Today’s One Nation Rally In Sunny Washington, D.C. An organizer who continues to face a tough fight for a voice at work will be among the speakers, musicians, poets and comedians who will inspire and entertain hundreds of thousands of progressive Americans under sunny skies today at Washington's One Nation rally. Appearing at the more»

58th District State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy To Challenger Jack Quinn III: “You’ve Had Six Years To Implement Your Plan To Turn Albany Around, But You’ve Failed To Deliver For The People Of Western New York.”

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – In response to his challenger and Republican candidate announcing a five-point plan to turn Albany around, 58th District State Senate and Labor-Endorsed Candidate Tim Kennedy is telling Jack Quinn III that after serving six years as a New York State Assemblyman, Quinn has had his chance – “but failed to deliver for the people of Western more»

Schooling Carl Paladino: My College Years With The Notorious GOP Nominee In New York

Published on Friday, October 1, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell is a 1979 Journalism Graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where Buffalo Developer & Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino also attended college – albeit a number of years earlier than Campbell. With the November 2nd Election just weeks away, Your more»

WNYLaborToday.com Labor Profile On Baltimore, Maryland Young Unionist Cory McCray: “I Want To Help Working Class People, I Want To Help My Union And I Want To Help My Community.”

Published on Friday, October 1, 2010 in Young Unionists
Pictured Above: Young Unionist Cory McCray stands in front of one his campaign signs during his recent run for one of eight positions on the Maryland State Central Democratic Committee. McCray, who is an assistant business manager for IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 24 in Baltimore, Maryland, also serves as chair of the Young more»

Outsourcing U.S. Jobs: Republican Senators Block Anti-Offshoring Bill & And From The Airwaves: The NBC-TV Show Called "Outsourced" – It’s No Laughing Matter

Published on Friday, October 1, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Republican Senators Block Anti-Offshoring Bill (WASHINGTON) - Republican Senators earlier this week voted down an anti-offshoring bill that would have effectively denied tax breaks to American companies which move jobs overseas. In a 53-45 vote, Senators overcame a filibuster for the "Creating-American-Jobs-and-End-Offshoring Act" that would have more»

National AFL-CIO & The New York State AFL-CIO Both Applaud The House’s Passage Of The 9/11 Health And Compensation Act

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Passage of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act: “The AFL-CIO applauds the House of Representatives’ passage of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and commends the House leadership and the bill’s sponsors for their perseverance to fight for its passage in the face of minority more»

Labor News Reports: Comcast Workers Unionize In Massachusetts

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2010 in State-National Labor News
It's The Economy Stupid, II: Comcast Workers Unionize In Massachusetts Via FierceCable.com Perhaps reflecting the vagaries of an up (hardly ever often) and down (depressingly so) economy, Comcast employees in Fall River and Fairhaven, Massachusetts have voluntarily signed Union Authorization Cards requesting that IBEW (International Brotherhood of more»

Hosted By Orchard Park’s Local 7, Prestigious National Boilermakers Apprenticeship Competition Taking Place In Western New York This Week, Marking The First Time The Event Has Ever Been Held Outside Kansas City, Kansas In Its 23-Year History

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: Two Union Apprentices take part in the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers’ National Apprenticeship Competition, which is being held this week at Local 7’s F. Patrick Lyons Training Center in Orchard Park. Eight individual apprentices and four regional teams are vying for a number of honors, including the coveted John T. Cody more»

U.S. Income Inequality Grows - Public Thinks It’s Not So Big

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in State-National Labor News
While the 1930s Depression raged and breadlines stretched for blocks in city after city, a poll found that the majority of the American public nevertheless identified themselves as “Middle Class.” Uh, no. But the myth of income equality, or near equality, persists even today. The U.S. Census Bureau has released data showing the income gap between the more»

Sixth Annual Western New York Construction Career Days Kicks Off Today/Two-Day Event Slated To Attract 1,100 High School Students From Across The Region For Hands-On Introduction To A Potential Career In The Construction Industry

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: WNYLaborToday.com’s Labor News Video Crew will travel to the Western New York Construction Career Days Event on Wednesday and Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper plans to post a Labor News Video Report in our Featured Labor Video Cube that’s located in the Lower Fold of our Front Page later this week. Pictured more»

Sunday Labor Column: Where’s The Local Media? Two Major Union Rallies Held In Buffalo Last Week & There Was No Mainstream Media Coverage – Except From WNYLaborToday.com

Published on Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Where is the local media when it comes to covering and reporting on the Western New York Labor Community? Unions and their members held two separate rallies last week in Buffalo and there was no local media coverage given to the IUPAT more»

Guest Labor Column: Labor & The Democrats: Accountability For Next Election Cycle Must Start Now

Published on Sunday, September 26, 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»

United Steelworkers Say Oil Industry Runs Equipment To Failure

Published on Sunday, September 26, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(BEAUMONT, TEXAS) – United Steelworkers (USW) Vice President Gary Beevers said at the recently-held Union’s National Oil Bargaining (NOB) conference the Oil Industry’s “run to failure” mentality concerning equipment gets worse every day. He also said that the Union will not give up its campaign to have enforceable health and safety language. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: House GOP Agenda Leaves Seniors With Unanswered Questions & Medicare Advantage Premiums Going Down In 2011

Published on Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Union Retirees
House GOP Agenda Leaves Seniors With Unanswered Questions House Republicans released their “Pledge to America” on Thursday for the fall elections, calling to “repeal and replace” the new Health Care Law and offering little in what they would do for seniors. Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Edward Coyle responded in a statement: more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: CWA On The One Nation Rally, “It’s Too Important To Miss” & The Building Blocks Of Health Care Reform Have Been Put In Place

Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in State-National Labor News
CWA On The One Nation Rally: “It’s Too Important To Miss” The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is counting down to the October 2nd One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, where thousands of CWAers will gather at the Lincoln Memorial with hundreds of thousands of others to call for good jobs, bargaining rights, government that works more»

Union Families Join Tens Of Thousands To Participate In The One Nation Working Together March/Progressive Community Unites To Demand Jobs, Justice & Education

Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Tens of thousands of Working People will gather at the Lincoln Memorial as a part of One Nation Working Together - a grassroots coalition of Human and Civil Rights organizations that will rally together on October 2nd in Washington as part of a national call for good jobs, equal justice and a quality public education for all Americans. more»

58th District State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy Secures Major Labor Endorsements From The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council And The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association

Published on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
Erie County Legislator & State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy Secures Major Labor Endorsements From The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council And The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association (BUFFALO) – Tim Kennedy, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for New York State Senate’s 58th District seat, has quickly gathered support from across the more»

UPDATE: Union-Represented Anchors & Reporters Go Public With Anti-Worker Stance Taken By Management at WIVB-TV/Channel 4 – AFTRA Representatives Say LIN-Media Has Imposed Concessionary Contract That Weakens News Product

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: Area Unionists rallied today in support of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists-Represented News Anchors & Reporters at WIVB-TV, who are working under an imposed contract that Union Officials charge has weakened wages and benefits at Buffalo’s #1-rated Television News Station, as well as negatively impacted the quality more»