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Working Families Benefit From New Health Care Rules That Go Into Effect Today

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Today marks the six-month anniversary of the day President Obama signed the landmark Health Care Reform Law. It is also the start date for several important provisions that will make quality health care more accessible and affordable for working families. Starting today: Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage for children more»

Crowd Of More Than 200 Take Part In Coast-To-Coast International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades “It’s About Jobs” Bus Tour/Rally In Downtown Buffalo

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades’ It’s All About Jobs coast-to-coast bus tour made a stop in Buffalo on Wednesday. During a rally that attracted a crowd of more than 200, IUPAT District 4 Business Manager Dan Boody (pictured above) told those attending the rally outside City Hall that Organized Labor needs more»

Union-Represented Anchors & Reporters At WIVB-TV/Channel 4 To Make Public Appeal To Maintain Quality Journalistic Standards Here In Western New York

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)-represented news anchors and reporters at WIVB-TV/Channel 4 – who are working under an implemented contract proposal after management declared an impasse in December 2009 – will hold a noontime rally outside the Buffalo TV Station on Thursday to call public attention to their more»

National AFL-CIO President Trumka & The United Steelworkers Strongly Urge Congress To Pass DREAM Act

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On the DREAM Act: Now is the time to pass the DREAM act and give hope to our Nation's youth. Every year, thousands of students graduate from high school and are barred from serving in the military or attending college - solely because of their immigration status. Despite their achievements and more»

Labor Viewpoint: Gearing Up For The November Election And Why Organized Labor Must Educate & Inform Its Members On The Issues, As Well As Work To Motivate Them To Take Part In The November Election

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
Now that the dust has settled on the Primary Election, WNYLaborToday.com would like to offer the following observations on three high-profile Assembly, Senate and Gubernatorial races that are front and center as we get closer to the General Election in early November: The Republican Gubernatorial Primary with Buffalo Developer Carl Paladino besting more»

NYSUT To Union Members Across The Southern Tier: Get On The Bus! Transportation Being Made Available Out Of Dunkirk, Jamestown & Olean To Take Area Unionists To Washington For The October 2nd One Nation March

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
(ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in Jamestown are accepting reservations from Union Members across the Southern Tier who wish to travel to Washington by bus from Dunkirk, Jamestown and Olean in order to participate in the growing One Nation March on Saturday, October 2nd that is expected to draw 300,000 people. more»

Health Professionals At Neonatal Associates Of Central New York “Go Union”/Nurse Practitioners Join With Other Health Care Professionals In Syracuse In Vote For Representation With 1199 Service Employees International Union

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) – A total of 18 nurse practitioners and other Health Care Professionals at Neonatal Associates of Central New York (NACNY) have voted to form a chapter of 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers East, Union Officials have announced. Supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, all 18 eligible more»

The Civil Service Employees Association Files Improper Practice Charge Over Governor Paterson’s Threats To Lay Off New York State Workers

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ALBANY) - The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) – New York’s Leading Union, which represents 300,000 members across the State – announced today that it has filed an Improper Practice Charge with the Public Employment Relations Board over Governor David Paterson’s continued threat to lay off state employees – despite a binding non-layoff more»

Coast-To-Coast International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades “It’s About Jobs” Bus Tour Visits Downtown Buffalo For Major Rally On Wednesday

Published on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: For more information on the IUPAT It’s About Jobs Bus Tour and to view an informational video, visit http://www.iupat.org/tour/. (BUFFALO) – On Wednesday (September 22nd), Buffalo will be the focal point of a high profile, coast-to-coast effort to get America Working Again – an initiative spearheaded by the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Perils for Older Workers if Retirement Age Increased & Health Law Has New Benefits for Seniors, Young Adults

Published on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Union Retirees
New York Times Spotlights Perils for Older Workers if Retirement Age Increased Last week the New York Times ran a powerful portrait of life on the job for many older Americans, showing just how devastating a retirement age increase would be for millions of workers. Against a backdrop of House Minority Leader John Boehner (Republican-Ohio) pledging that a more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Workers Face More Harassment As Delta, Piedmont Elections Get Underway & Countdown To Making History At The One Nation Rally In Washington, D.C.

Published on Monday, September 20, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Workers Face More Harassment as Delta, Piedmont Elections Get Underway Management campaigns against Union Activists at Delta Airlines and Piedmont Airlines are in high gear, with workers set to begin voting soon. At both airlines, management is pressuring workers in mandatory captive-audience meetings and one-on-one sessions with supervisors, who are more»

Sunday Labor Column: What’s Coming Up On WNYLaborToday.com Over The Next Several Days, A Busy Week Of Labor News & Rallies, And Did You See The Story In The Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune Headlined: Unions Picking Up New Members?

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Now that the dust has settled on last week’s Primary Election, WNYLaborToday.com will offer up its two cents in the coming days in a round-up story that will center on several races that will take on a greater focus as we head towards more»

U.S. Congresswoman Slaughter Says Congress Should Lead By Example And Votes For Congressional Buy American Package

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (New York-28th District) has voted for two pieces of legislation aimed at creating jobs and supporting American manufacturing by improving Federal “Buy American” purchasing rules. The manufacturing-boosting bills would require that Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purchase more»

United Steelworkers News: International President Leo Gerard Appointed By President Obama To Advisory Committee On Trade Policy & Negotiations

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010 in State-National Labor News
International USW President Leo Gerard Appointed By President Obama To Advisory Committee On Trade Policy And Negotiations (PITTSBURGH) - United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo Gerard announced today that he is pleased to accept an appointment by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. more»

After 41 Years As A Member & 31 Years As Its President, Michael J. Franey - Who Was Also Responsible For Captaining The Union’s $200 Million Benefits/Funds Office - Retires From Orchard Park-Headquartered IBEW Local 41

Published on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(ORCHARD PARK) – While Michael J. Franey (pictured above) just might be the longest serving president of any IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local across the U.S., there’s no doubt he’s left an indelible mark on not only Orchard Park-headquartered Local 41 that represents 1,000 active members – but the entire Western New York more»

UPDATE: Unemployed, 48-Year-Old Health Care Worker Jeff Anderson Symbolic Of Why Mosaic Of Groups – Including Organized Labor – Are Coming Together To Support & Participate In One Nation March Scheduled For Washington, D.C. In Early October

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: A number of Buffalo-area Civil, Community, Faith-based, Justice, Environmental and Peace Groups joined with Organized Labor this morning at the United Auto Workers Region 9 Union Hall in suburban Williamsville to announce local plans for participation in the One Nation March, which will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at the Lincoln more»

The New York State Nurses Association Holds Vigil For Yet Another Attacked Nurse – This Time On Long Island At Franklin Hospital

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(VALLEY STREAM, NEW YORK) - For the second time in less than a month, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) has held a vigil for a nurse who was attacked and beaten by a psychiatric patient – highlighting the serious problem of violence against nurses. Nurses and their community allies joined together to express their support for the nurse, who more»

Unions Picking Up New Members

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(CHEYENNE, WYOMING) - An Internet ad issued this week offers industry managers a video training course to help them learn to cooperate with Union Workers. It was timely, given that the Wyoming AFL-CIO annual convention met in Cheyenne for two days last week. The ad is interesting in that it gives the impression that Union Employees are different than more»

More Than 30 Buses Filled With Western New York Union Members Will Head To Washington On October 2nd To Take Part In The Growing One Nation March

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – More than 30 buses have already been lined up to transport Union Members from the Buffalo and Rochester area to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 2nd in order to take part in the growing One Nation March – where tens of thousands Working Families will be joined by a variety of Civil, Community and Human Rights, Faith-based and more»

Primary Day 2010 – Middle and Working Class Voters Who Head To The Polls Today Should Not Be Fooled By Millionaire Candidates Dressed in Working People’s Clothing

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Today – Tuesday, September 14th – is Primary Day across New York State. And Union Members in Western New York are heading to the polls to vote for a variety of candidates – many of whom have been endorsed and backed by Labor Organizations due to their support of issues that are important to both the Middle Class and Working People. While taxpayer more»

Nine Years Later, 9/11 Heroes Need Help

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The ninth anniversary of 9/11 was observed over the weekend in a number of locations across the United States in order to remember and never forget those who were killed in the terrorist attacks on America, the many first responders who lost their lives when the Twin Towers fell in New York and the families they all more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: MOTT’S STRIKE OVER!

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(WILLIAMSON, NEW YORK) – Three-hundred striking members represented by RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union)/UFCW (United Food & Commercial Workers) Local 220 at the Mott’s plant outside Rochester in Williamson, New York voted today to accept a new contract and end their 100-plus-day strike that had garnered national media attention more»

Overall Growth In Membership Has Laborers Local 210 Moving Into New Digs/Union Plans November Move To Tyrol Drive In Suburban Cheektowaga In A Facility That’s Located Next Door To AFSCME Local 1095 & Teamsters Local 264

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA) – Necessitated by a Union Membership that’s grown by as much as 15% over the past three years, Laborers Local 210 will be moving in November from a leased Harlem Road location that has served as its home since 1999 to a much larger building the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council-member Union has purchased on Tyrol Drive - more»

Investing In America & Creating Jobs For Union Construction Workers, National AFL-CIO's Housing Investment Trust Pension Fund Finances Building Projects In San Francisco, California

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Seeing no immediate end to the credit freeze that’s stalled construction for two years and driven unemployment up to 25% among many Bay Area Trades people, a Labor Pension Fund has embarked on an aggressive lending campaign predicted not only to yield high returns for retirees, but also put at least some of its members to work. One more»

Sunday Labor Column: Thinking About Voting Republican? Then Think Again…

Published on Sunday, September 12, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: First off… A reminder from the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council, which is hosting a presentation for the Western New York Labor Community entitled: How to Win Past Practice Grievances - delivered by Buffalo Labor Attorney Cathy Creighton more»

Communications Workers of America News From Across The Nation: Labor Day Events Kick Off The Election Season & Transport And Medical Workers In New Jersey Join The CWA

Published on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Labor Day Events Kick Off Election Season CWAers across the country turned out for Labor Day events and parades that put the spotlight on the November elections and why Unionists must elect political leaders who support Working Families. In Louisville, Kentucky - CWAers were among the 8,000 Union Members attending the Labor Day celebration. Among those more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Happy Grandparents Day!, Republicans Say They’ll Try To Repeal Health Care Law If They Return to Power & House Democrats Say “No Social Security Cuts!”

Published on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Union Retirees
Happy Grandparents Day! Tomorrow – Sunday, September 12th – is Grandparents Day. This Grandparents Day, Alliance leaders and members in the states will highlight the importance of strengthening Social Security, not for retirees, but for their children and grandchildren. Raising the retirement age is a cut in Social Security benefits and Americans more»

Schneiderman, Stachowski, Thompson, Golombek, Pastor Pridgen and the Honorable James McCleod All Receive Primary Endorsements from the Buffalo Teachers Federation

Published on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation – which represents 3,800 active members and 2,000 retirees – has announced its 2010 Primary Endorsements, which include Eric Schneiderman for New York State Attorney General, William Stachowski and Antoine Thompson for the State Senate, Joseph Golombek for State Assembly, Pastor Darius Pridgen for the Buffalo more»

New 5-Year Contract Ratified By Nearly 300 Service Employees Represented By CWA Local 1168 At The St. Joseph Campus Of Sisters Of Charity Hospital In Cheektowaga

Published on Friday, September 10, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(CHEEKTOWAGA) - Nearly 300 service workers represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and employed at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga have overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year agreement that brings to an end a very public campaign aimed at achieving a first Union more»

United Steelworkers Union Files Trade Case To Preserve Clean, Green Manufacturing Jobs In America

Published on Friday, September 10, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed a comprehensive trade case under Section 301 of the trade law identifying a broad array of Chinese policies and practices that threaten the future of America’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Sector. The case alleges that China has utilized hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, more»

Buffalo-Based Coalition For Economic Justice Releases Its Voters’ Guide On New York State Senate Candidates In The 58th, 59th, 60th And 61st District Races/Candidates Respond To Questionnaire On Jobs, Economic Development & Government

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – In order to provide area voters with pertinent information on those Western New York candidates running for the New York State Senate prior to the next Tuesday’s primary election, so area residents can make an educated choice when they enter the voting booth - the Buffalo-based Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) has released its Voters’ more»

UPDATE On The Mott’s Strike In Williamson, New York: Rochester Newspaper Reports Dr. Pepper/Snapple/Mott's Management Plans No More Meetings With Strikers & From The AFL-CIO News Now Blog: Mott’s Corporate Greed: Rotten to the Core

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Rochester Newspaper Reports Dr. Pepper/Snapple/Mott's Management Plans No More Meetings With Strikers The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group says it doesn't plan further meetings with striking workers at the Mott's plant in Wayne County, even as one group of supporters of the strikers calls for a boycott of company products. more»

Explosion Rocks Honeywell Uranium Facility Run By Scab Workers

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Union Workers have been locked out at the uranium enrichment facility in Metropolis, Illinois for two months now after contract negotiations broke down over Honeywell's demand that workers give up their retiree Health Care coverage and pension plans. The Metropolis uranium facility is the only one in the United States that can convert U308 into the more»

Licensed Practical Nurses And Unit Clerks At The McAuley Nursing Home In The Buffalo Suburb Of Kenmore Go Union – Vote To Join 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(KENMORE, NEW YORK) - Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Unit Clerks at The McAuley Residence in the Buffalo suburb of Kenmore have voted to become members of 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union) United Healthcare Workers East, Union Officials announced today. The 44 workers will join nurse aides, dietary aides and housekeepers at the more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Labor Day Is A Defining Time for Working People

Published on Monday, September 6, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – This year’s elections come down to a choice between leaders who will stand with Working People or those whose right-wing agenda who will choke off economic recovery and put corporations back in the driver’s seat. With that said, National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is outlining plans for an aggressive and massive mobilization of more»

Sunday Labor Column: On This Labor Day Weekend – Labor Day Parades In Buffalo & Rochester, U.S. Secretary Of Labor Hilda Solis Speaks Out On The Mott’s Strike & Kudos To The NYS Department Of Labor For Cracking Down On Unscrupulous Employers

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: WNYLaborToday.com wishes all our viewers/readers a tremendous Labor Day Weekend! We hope those Unionists who took part in today’s Labor Day Celebration in Jamestown had a good time as thousands more in Buffalo and Rochester are more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New Health Care Benefits Kick In, Address Early Retirees And The Doughnut Hole & Alliance Part Of Growing Wave Of Tech-Savvy Seniors

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Union Retirees
New Health Care Benefits Kick In, Address Early Retirees And The Doughnut Hole Last week, The Washington Post reported that 2,000 groups have now been approved for Early-Retiree Health Care Funds . One of the provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Law is a $5 billion program to reimburse employers for health claims of early retirees more»

New York State Senator Stachowski Of Buffalo Announces New Law To Weed Out Unscrupulous Contractors/Legislation Said To Create More Of A “Level Playing Field” For Law-Abiding Bidders On Public Works Contracts

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – New York State Senator William Stachowski (Democrat/Buffalo) has announced a new law - which he co-sponsored – that will ensure that both contractors and subcontractors who compete for and win public works contracts across New York State meet specific responsibility standards. Chapter 418 of the Laws of 2010 sets specific criteria more»

State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt Of Buffalo Says Independent Audit Of State Employee Dependents For New York State Health Insurance Coverage That He Pushed For Has Uncovered $20 Million In Savings

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) - An independent audit of State Employee Dependents for New York State Health Insurance Coverage has uncovered more than $20 million dollars in savings to the State in the first year – that according to Assemblyman Sam Hoyt of Buffalo, who first proposed launching the verification project. Hoyt’s push for the audit is yet another example of more»

Guest Labor Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone On Immigration Reform

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Editor’s Note: James Bertolone serves as president of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation - an AFL-CIO "Union Cities" Area Labor Federation whose 300 affiliated union locals represent 100,000 union members in the Rochester & Finger Lakes region of New York State. Labor's position on Immigration Reform is often misrepresented more»

National Jobless Rate Worsens to 9.6% in August/AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Says It’s Time For True Economic Patriots To Come Forward In Washington And Pass Legislation That Creates Jobs & Rebuilds America

Published on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka responds to the release of the August Jobs Report: Creating more good jobs for America's Working Families is essential to economic recovery, yet the August Jobs Report shows little progress. There are policy solutions on the table that have been passed repeatedly by Democrats in the House of Representatives, more»

Union-Represented Mott’s Workers In Williamson, New York Reject Yet Another Set Of Proposed Concessions From Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group; RWDSU President Appelbaum Says Workers Will “Not Be Bullied”

Published on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Editor’s Note: Stuart Appelbaum, president Of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union (RWDSU) is scheduled to take part in the 65th Annual Rochester Labor Day Parade on Monday – which yearly attracts more than 5,000 area Unionists and supporters, and will underscore Organized Labor’s support for the striking Mott’s Workers. For more more»

The New York State Nurses Association Asks: Why Is Governor Paterson Ignoring The Voices Of NYSNA’s Nurses?

Published on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(LATHAM, NEW YORK) – Earlier this week, Governor David Paterson named the organizations that will serve as the Health Care Reform Advisory Committee and help New York implement the Federal Health Care Reform Legislation – but he didn’t invite all the groups necessary to the table. The governor left out New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) - the more»

USW Labor News: Steelworkers Endorse Report By Human Rights Watch Criticizing European Companies’ Violations Of Labor Rights In The U.S. & USW Statement On Latest Gulf Oil Platform Explosion

Published on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Steelworkers Endorse Report By Human Rights Watch Criticizing European Companies’ Violations Of Labor Rights In The U.S. (PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) is praising a report released the Human Rights Watch that documents how many European companies publicly embrace Workers’ Rights under Global Labor Standards while undermining their more»

Labor Day 2010 Has Special Meaning As The New York State Civil Service Employees Association Marks Its Centennial Year

Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(NEW YORK STATE) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York’s Leading Union - is marking Labor Day 2010 with an important recognition of its Centennial Anniversary. CSEA was the first-known organization of state employees when it was founded at the State Capitol in 1910. Since then, the Union has grown to represent every kind of more»

Guest Labor Column From CSEA President Danny Donohue: The New York State Civil Service Employees Association Marks A Century Of Service

Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
Editor’s Note: Danny Donohue (pictured above) is president of the nearly 300,000-member New York State Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) - New York's Leading Union. A recently-released book entitled: A Century of Service: The Story of CSEA's First 100 years – commemorates and chronicles the history of CSEA, as well as the growth of the Union - more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: The National Labor Relations Board Upholds Union Election For New York State EZ Pass Workers & 85% Of Workers Say Job Safety More Critical Than Wages, Other Issues

Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 in State-National Labor News
The National Labor Relations Board Upholds Union Election For New York State EZ Pass Workers The National Labor Relations Board, by a 2-to-1 vote, has denied a request by Xerox Corp./Affiliated Computer Services to throw out a regional director's decision that certified the EZ Pass Workers' Union Election. In August 2009, EZ Pass workers at the Staten more»

Tariff On Surging Chinese Tires Effective In First Year/U.S. Production & Market Share Up, Job Losses Reverse - Report Shows Obama’s Enforced Relief Under Trade Law Working

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - With the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s decision to provide relief on imports of “Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China” approaching, the United Steelworkers (USW) is pointed to a report issued this week by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) that shows the tariff is achieving the desired more»

New Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act Signed Into Law By Governor Paterson/ New Law Said To Help Revitalize Upstate & Save Taxpayer Dollars

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(UPSTATE NEW YORK) - Governor David Paterson has signed into law the new Smart Growth bill - sponsored in the New York State Assembly by Sam Hoyt of Buffalo - that requires New York State Agencies, Authorities and Public Corporations to screen their infrastructure programs and investments in order to ensure they’re not funding inefficient, redundant and more»

Western New York Businesses To Receive Economic Boost/Governor Paterson Signs Bill Authorizing New York Power Authority Profits For Local Economic Development Fund

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Governor David Paterson has approved legislation that was introduced by New York State Senator William Stachowski of Buffalo that would create a Western New York Economic Development Fund using proceeds from the sale of unallocated Expansion and Replacement Power from the New York Power Authority (NYPA). “The creation of this fund is more»