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Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Leaders Demand Alan Simpson Resign From Presidential Panel & The Wall Street Journal Writes About Leaks From The Fiscal Commission

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Union Retirees
Alliance Leaders Demand Alan Simpson Resign From Presidential Panel The Alliance For Retired Americans has written President Obama to demand the resignation of Alan Simpson as Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Alliance President Barbara Easterling and Executive Director Ed Coyle wrote the White House in the wake of a more»

Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 Announces Its 2010 Political Endorsements

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 has announced its political endorsements for the 2010 election. “The list of Local 282’s endorsed candidates includes a variety of offices and individuals with diverse backgrounds. Although the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Union is choosing to announce - at this time - its list of more»

The Civil Service Employees Association Has A Message For All New York State Drivers This Labor Day Weekend: Don’t Zone Out!

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) – In advance of the Labor Day Weekend, CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) has launched a public awareness campaign called Don’t Zone Out, which confronts the issue of distracted driving – particularly in road and highway work zones. The Statewide Employees Union is convinced that better attention on New York’s more»

United Steelworkers-Represented Paper Workers Chart Course For Future Activism In Bargaining

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) - Strengthening bargaining policy and member activism to support it, improving Health and Safety, playing an active role in policy issues that affect the industry, while building stronger international ties, were the focus for the recently-held United Steelworkers (USW) Paper Sector Conference in Pittsburgh that drew more than 400 delegates. more»

The Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council & IBEW Local 106 Join Together To Sponsor The 31st Annual Jamestown Labor Day Festival This Sunday In Bergman Park

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson (on the left) and Local 106 Membership Organizer David Painter (on the right) show off one of the 1,000 Made In The USA plastic Frisbees - with the words: IBEW Local 106 – Electricians of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany Counties printed on more»

WNYLaborToday.com Editorial: When It Comes To Dealing With WNY’s Elected Community, An Emerging & New Approach Being Taken By Organized Labor Can Be Viewed As A Good Thing For Unions And The Working People They Represent

Published on Monday, August 30, 2010 in Editorial
Labor-endorsed- and -supported New York State Senators George Maziarz, William Stachowski and Antoine Thompson, as well as State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, all have something in common - after years of receiving Labor endorsements and monetary support from Unions, they are all being treated quite differently by Organized Labor these days after what some in more»

Kingston Hospital RNs Seek To Join Their Health Alliance Colleagues Represented By The New York State Nurses Association /Health Alliance Nurses Say They’ll All Be Stronger If United

Published on Monday, August 30, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(KINGSTON, NEW YORK) - Registered Nurses (RNs) at Kingston Hospital have filed a petition for election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), representatives of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) said today. The nurses are seeking to join their Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley colleagues at Benedictine Hospital in being more»

Sunday Labor Column: Forget Glenn Beck, One Nation Is Coming & Take The Time To Not Only Educate Yourself As To Exactly Who’s Funding The Tea Party, But Make A Decision To Get Involved In A Movement That Unites All Under One Common Goal

Published on Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: It was disturbing watching news reports of the Tea Party rally that was held in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, which was hosted by FOX Commentator Glenn Beck and featured Sarah Palin as its main speaker. Billed as a “Restoring more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: President Obama, Alliance Activists Defend Social Security Against Threats & More Doughnut Hole Rebate Checks Go Out To Seniors

Published on Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Union Retirees
President Obama, Alliance Activists Defend Social Security Against Threats From the White House to cities and towns across the country, supporters of Social Security honored its 75th birthday last week and pledged to fight benefit cuts, an increase in the retirement age, or a privatized system tied to the volatile stock market. President Obama lauded more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: Judge Rules Albany Newspaper Broke Law, Orders Laid-Off Workers Reinstated & CWA President Cohen: Don't Miss The Bus For Historic One Nation Rally In Washington

Published on Saturday, August 28, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Judge Rules Albany (N.Y.) Newspaper Broke Law, Orders Laid-Off Workers Reinstated New York's Albany Times-Union broke the law by dismissing 11 workers last year when the newspaper was supposed to be negotiating lay-off criteria with TNG-CWA, an administrative law judge ruled. His decision also finds the company guilty of unlawfully declaring impasse in more»

The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Gears Up For the 2010 Labor Day Parade In South Buffalo, Which Is Expected To Draw Thousands of Union Members & Their Families To The Annual Event That Honors The Region’s Hard-Working Men & Women

Published on Friday, August 27, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – The Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is expecting to have more than 100 area Labor Unions take part in the 2010 Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 6th in South Buffalo, with recently-retired Labor Leader Bill Greeley serving as its grand marshal. Held in honor of the hard-working men and women of Western New York and to more»

Guest Labor Column By Richard Negri Of UnionReview.Com: I Recognize You Do Amazing Work, But You're Still Not Getting Minimum Wage

Published on Friday, August 27, 2010 in Guest Columns
Editor’s Note: Richard Negri is Editor/Publisher of UnionReview.com - an interactive publication of Labor-related News & Views. The Union Review’s mission is to provide an on-line venue to share such news and opinions, and its primary goal includes creating a forum for both rank-and-file and non-Union workers - where both can openly speak out more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Says Sarah Palin’s Rhetoric Is Not Only Dangerous… But Poisonous

Published on Friday, August 27, 2010 in State-National Labor News
It’s a speech that is getting a big reaction from the press and pundits across the country. National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Alaska AFL-CIO convention in Anchorage last night that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin -the self-appointed queen of the ultra-conservative movement - has betrayed her fake populist image and, instead, is more»

National AFL-CIO & SEIU Will Reportedly Pool Resources For $100 Million During 2010 Election Effort

Published on Thursday, August 26, 2010 in State-National Labor News
In yet another sign of thawing between the two rival factions of the Labor Movement, leaders of the National AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have agreed to pool their resources between now and the November elections. The Wall Street Journal has reported the two Labor Organizations would combine forces to spend $88 million in a more»

The New York State Nurses Association Draws Attention To Unsafe Working Conditions At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center/Union Holds Vigil For Injured Nurse Attacked In Hospital’s Psychiatric Unit

Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Representatives of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) held a vigil today for a Registered Nurse (RN) employed by the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), who suffered major injuries after being recently attacked on the job by a patient in its psychiatric ward. Unionized RNs and their community allies joined together outside the more»

NABET-CWA Local 25 Members Ratify Contract Agreement With WIVB-TV/Channel 4 In Buffalo

Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) - A three-year agreement has been ratified between NABET-CWA (National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians-Communications Workers of America) Local 25 and WIVB-TV, Union Representatives announced today. Local 25 managed to keep many important jurisdiction and seniority provisions intact while allowing more»

New York State United Teachers Welcomes New York's Race To The Top Award

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) today welcomed New York's selection as a Race to the Top winner, saying the U.S. Department of Education recognized the involvement of NYSUT as a key stakeholder in a state application that focused on real reform. NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi said the 600,000-member Union has taken on a major more»

Buffalo Assemblyman Sam Hoyt Applauds New York’s Race To The Top Award

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(BUFFALO) – New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (D-144th Assembly District/Buffalo-Grand Island) applauded today’s announcement that New York State received up to $700 million in funding from Phase II of the federal Race to the Top program - a Federally-funded education grant program that rewards states for adopting comprehensive reforms. A long-time more»

Unique Unitized Glass Curtain Wall That’s Being Erected At The New U.S. Courthouse Project In Downtown Buffalo Is The Work Of CBO Glass Of Alden & 100 Union Glaziers And Glass Fabricators Represented By Painters District Council 4

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: Buffalo’s new U.S. Courthouse project features a unique Unitized Curtain Wall glass product and system that is locally-made- and -installed by CBO Glass of Alden, a Union employer whose Glazier Workforce is represented by IUPAT (International Union of Painters & Allied Trades) District 4 in Cheektowaga. A stellar Labor-Management more»

United Food & Commercial Workers Union And World’s Largest Hog Slaughterhouse In North Carolina Now Getting Along After Long Worker Unionization Campaign

Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(TAR HEEL, NORTH CAROLINA) - The owner of the world's largest hog slaughterhouse and the Union it fought in one of the South's longest-running Labor Disputes have buried more than 15 years of animosity. A year after their first Labor Contract took effect in the Union-hostile region, the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) and managers of the more»

The New York State AFL-CIO Announces Its 2010 Endorsements, Including Andrew Cuomo For Governor And U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
Editor’s Note: The following information appears on the New York State AFL-CIO’s website. For a full list of the New York State AFL-CIO’s individual candidate endorsements, including the New York State Assembly and Senate, visit www.nysaflcio.org. New York State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsement Of Andrew Cuomo For Governor The 2.5-million member more»

Sunday Labor Column: Labor-Endorsed State Senator George Maziarz “Gets Chummy” With Anti-Union Gubernatorial Candidate Carl Paladino & WNYLaborToday.com’s Labor News Video Reports On The Mott’s Strike Nearing 1,000 View Mark On YouTube

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 in Guest Columns
Pictured Above: WNYLaborToday.com has received a great response on its recently-published story involving Unionized Workers at Crawford of Jamestown’s furniture plant in the Southern Tier, as well as inquiries for further information on a 20% discount the company is offering to Union Members across Western New York on the purchase of any of their many more»

CWA News From Across The Nation: CWA Local 1298 Reaches Tentative Agreement For AT&T Workers And CWAers to Build Broadband “Anchor Network” In California

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 in State-National Labor News
CWA Local 1298 Reaches Tentative Agreement For AT&T Workers CWA (Communications Workers of America) Members' solidarity during 18 long months of bargaining paid off last week in Connecticut when Local 1298 reached a tentative agreement with AT&T that includes job protection language the company had refused to include earlier. "We hung tough, the more»

Newest Green Building In Chautauqua County Focuses Spotlight On International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 106 – Which Is Partnering In A First-Ever, Solar Power Demonstration Project With The City Of Jamestown

Published on Friday, August 20, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson (right) inspects and discusses his Chautauqua County Union’s new solar cell panel system that is located atop the Union’s newly-expanded Green Headquarters in Jamestown with Local 106 Membership Development Director David Painter. more»

New York's Economic Development Efforts Fail – That According To New IDA Report That Finds Slow Job Creation And Agencies Hiding From Public Scrutiny

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NEW YORK) - The statewide New York Industrial Development Agency Coalition (NY/IDAC) has released a report that finds New York State's main economic development tool - Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) - are spending spiraling amounts of tax dollars each year while failing to create jobs and hiding from public scrutiny. No Return On Our Investment: more»

Iowa Wind Tower Workers Go Union With The International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(DES MOINES, IOWA) - Workers at the Trinity Structural Towers plant have voted to Go Union after a series of high-profile accidents due to company neglect in Iowa. As a result, more than 130 workers at Trinity Structural Towers – Iowa’s leading manufacturer of wind towers – have voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) more»

Working America Unveils Campaign To Organize & Mobilize Unemployed Voters

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Working America, a community affiliate of the National AFL-CIO, is launching a campaign that will organize & mobilize hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers across the United States for the November elections, it was announced today. The campaign will engage unemployed Working America members who are registered voters by reaching more»

State Senator George Maziarz Is In Hot Water With The CWA – Union Charges Maziarz Refuses To Support And Is Personally Blocking Beneficial Consumer/Workers Bill In Senate Energy And Telecommunications Committee That He Chairs

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – Republican State Senator George Maziarz - who’s already received several endorsements from Organized Labor in his re-election campaign - has come under fire from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Union officials charge Maziarz is refusing to support and is personally blocking a bill in a committee he chairs that would protect more»

Crawford Of Jamestown Furniture: American-Made, Locally-Made And Yes, Union-Made, Right Here In Western New York

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: IUE-CWA Local 81045 President Howard Lyon takes WNYLaborToday.com on a tour of the Jamestown-headquartered Crawford of Jamestown Furniture Company, where an array of high-quality furniture products are constructed by his Union’s 90-member workforce. Crawford, which was founded in 1883, offers a wide selection of hardwood furniture, more»

WNYLaborToday.com Guest Labor Column From Heather Stefan/NewLaborMedia.com: Why Labor Unions Aren’t Using Social Media

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Young Unionists
Editor’s Note: Heather Stefan (pictured above) is a Labor Advocate with a strong focus on Public Relations and Social Media for Labor Organizations. She got her first taste of the Labor Movement as a public school teacher and area coordinator for a Local with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). She left the classroom to take a position with the more»

New York State Nurses Association Commends Governor For Signing Violence Against Nurses Bill Into Law

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) is praising Governor David Paterson for signing the Violence Against Nurses Bill into law, which now makes it a felony in New York State to assault a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) while on duty. “Providing for a felony charge against those who assault an RN or LPN at more»

New York State Public Employees Federation Endorses Richard Brodsky for Attorney General

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
(ALBANY) - The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) - the State’s second-largest State-Employee Union that represents 58,000 professional, scientific and technical employees - announced today that it has endorsed Richard Brodsky for Attorney General. In a prepared statement, PEF President Kenneth Brynien said: “In the Assembly, Richard more»

Teamsters’ Hartford Distributors Hold Memorial To Remember Victims Of Workplace Shooting That Claimed Eight Lives

Published on Monday, August 16, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(HARTFORD) – Hundreds of friends and family of the eight workers who died in the senseless act of workplace violence on August 3rd at Hartford Distributors in Manchester, Connecticut, joined together yesterday to pay tribute to the victims and honor their lives. Representatives from the Teamsters Union, Hartford Distributors, Anheuser-Busch, elected more»

WNYLaborToday.com Editorial: Mott’s Strike Has Become Far More Important To The Labor Movement As Time Rolls On – Poster Child For Corporate Greed Must Be Stopped In Williamson, New York And Fight Won By Organized Labor To Send Message Across Nation

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Editorial
In Williamson, New York – located 20 minutes from Rochester – Union-Represented workers at the Dr. Pepper/Snapple-owned Mott’s plant have been walking a picket line outside the juice and applesauce manufacturing facility since 300 RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers)/UFCW (United Food & Commercial Workers) Local 220 employees more»

The Dunkirk AFL-CIO Labor Council Gets A Surprise – Its Original 1959 Charter That Was Believed Destroyed In A Major Fire That Took Down The Masonic Temple Building On Central Avenue Earlier This Year Is Recovered In Tact And With Little Damage

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Southern Tier Councils
Pictured Above: Dunkirk AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Doug Stock holds up the Council’s original 1959 charter that was believed to have been lost in a major fire that destroyed the Masonic Temple Building on Central Avenue in Dunkirk earlier this year. The AFL-CIO Charter was discovered – surprisingly in tact and with little damage - during more»

Huffington Post Report: Laborers' International Union Expected To Rejoin AFL-CIO

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The Laborers International Union has agreed to rejoin the National AFL-CIO - sparking hopes that a once-splintered Labor Movement is moving closer to reuniting under a single umbrella, according to a report on the Huffington Post. "We’re very excited that the Labor Movement is headed toward becoming more unified just as we need it more»

Sunday Labor Column: Social Networking Takes WNYLaborToday.com’s Video News Reports Of The Mott’s Strike Across The Internet & For Those In The Local Media – Hey Guys! It’s Ironworkers – Not Steelworkers!

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Last week was indeed a very busy week for WNYLaborToday.com, which hit the road and traveled to Williamson, New York – just outside Rochester – to interview striking RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers)/UFCW (United more»

CWA National News: CWA, Steelworkers Awarded Grant For Worker-to-Worker Health & Safety Training And New Report Breaks The Silence On Workplace Abuses

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
CWA, Steelworkers Awarded Grant For Worker-to-Worker Health & Safety Training The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a five-year grant to the Communication Workers of America’s Occupational Safety and Health Department and the United Steelworkers' Tony Mazzocchi Center for health, safety, and environment education. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Alliance Celebrates Social Security’s 75th Birthday & Raising The Retirement Age, With People Filing For Early Social Security Benefits?

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Union Retirees
Alliance Celebrates the 75th Birthday of Social Security Today - August 14th - is the 75th Anniversary of the day that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security program into law, and the Alliance has put together more than 100 birthday parties and other events across the United States to highlight both the occasion and the importance more»

National AFL-CIO Labor Organizer Stewart Acuff On Young Unionists: “The Labor Movement Must Change To Meet ‘Their’ Needs. All Of Labor And Its Leadership Needs To Be Replenished And That Comes From Young Activists.”

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Young Unionists
Pictured Above: WNYLaborToday.com Editor/Publisher Tom Campbell interviews National Labor Organizer Stewart Acuff during the annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Summer Picnic in Elma. Acuff, who’s been involved in organizing for 35 years, once served as president of the Atlanta AFL-CIO Labor Council and now champions passage of the more»

Happy Birthday Social Security - And Many More

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Today is the 75th birthday of Social Security, and while the Nation’s retirees have much to be proud of as Social Security reaches this milestone, they also are anxious as more and more short-sighted politicians take aim at the program. The Alliance for Retired Americans is holding events across the country to help preserve Social Security for more»

Labor Letter To The Editor From Unionist And Unemployment Insurance Advocate Timothy J. Heyden: “The Importance Of The Social Security Act Should Never Be Taken For Granted And Protecting It For Future Generations Should Be Of Paramount Importance”

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Letters to the Editor
On Saturday, August 14th, 2010, the Social Security Act will mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of it being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since August 14th, 1935, the Act has admirably served millions of disabled and retired Americans and is our country's greatest social insurance program. Sadly, it is under constant attack from more»

WNYLaborToday.com Political Roundup: State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy Unveils Job Creation Strategy And Labor-Endorsed New York State Assembly Candidate Brad Rybczynski Says: “State Budget Unfair To Working Families”

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Labor Endorsements
State Senate Candidate Tim Kennedy Unveils Job Creation Strategy (BUFFALO) – “Hard-working Western New Yorkers need good-paying jobs,” said 58th District New York State Senate candidate Tim Kennedy, as he unveiled his job creation strategy Wednesday at Industrial Support Inc. - a Buffalo-based manufacturing facility. Standing in the local factory more»

The American Federation of Government Employees Launches “Good Government” Advertising Campaign To Promote Public Services And Challenge Attacks Against The Federal Workforce – The Nation’s Largest Federal Employee Union

Published on Friday, August 13, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents 600,000 workers in 75 different Federal and Washington, D.C. government agencies, has launched a nationwide radio ad campaign to remind the general public of how many areas of their lives are served by government employees. Over the past 18 months there’s been a real more»

As Strike Enters 12th Week, Union-Represented Mott’s Workers Battle Cancer, Out-Of-Town Replacement Workers And A Company Now Sending Production Down To Virginia

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
Pictured Above: These are some of the 300 members of RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers)/UFCW (United Food & Commercial Workers) Local 220 in the Wayne County Town of Williamson who are in their 12th week of a strike at the Dr. Pepper/Snapple-owned Mott’s manufacturing plant. The strike, which centers on wage, benefit and Health more»

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauds House Vote That Saves Hundreds of American Jobs, Adding: “With This Vote, House Republicans Showed They Value Wall Street And Tax Cuts For The Rich Over Teachers, Police And Firefighters”

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in State-National Labor News
Statement by National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on House of Representatives Saving Hundreds of Thousands of American Jobs: “Tuesday’s vote means that hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters and public safety officers will keep their jobs. It will prevent layoffs and provide aid to struggling state and local governments so that critical more»

WNYLaborToday.com Catches Up With The National Labor Relations Board’s Newest Board Member - Buffalo Labor Law Attorney Mark Pearce

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in Buffalo AFL-CIO CLC
(BUFFALO) – WNYLaborToday.com recently caught up with newly-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member Mark Pearce (pictured above during an interview with WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell) as he made a return trip home to Buffalo. During a brief interview with Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper, the former local Labor more»

NYSNA-Represented Registered Nurses In Onondaga County Say Prison Health Care Privatization Could Threaten Quality Of Patient Care

Published on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 in State-National Labor News
(SYRACUSE) – The proposed privatization of Health Care Services at Onondaga County’s correctional facilities would have a negative impact on the quality of patient care, according to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the Union that represents the county’s Registered Nurses (RNs). County officials have been seeking bids from private more»

Niagara County Building Trades Council And The Niagara Falls School District Agree To PLA For Seven City Schools/Work Involves Classrooms, Computer Rooms and Exterior Work

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in Niagara-Orleans CLC
(NIAGARA FALLS) – The Niagara County Building & Construction Trades Council, which represents 10,000 Unionized Construction Workers and has built a stellar track record with Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on numerous construction projects, and the Niagara Falls School District recently agreed to a PLA on a $5.5 million renovation project that more»

Sunday Labor Column: What It Will Take For All Of Organized Labor To Get Involved In What Will Be UB 20/30? & WNYLaborToday.com Hits The Road To Interview Striking Mott’s Workers…

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in Guest Columns
News, Notes & Observations collected while covering the Western New York Labor Community over the past several days: Now that the ambitious UB 20/20 program has been redefined as UB 20/30, there’s more than enough time for all involved – including the University at Buffalo, the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, the United more»