For An Annual Commitment Of Just $5 - Become An Individual Subscriber/Supporter Of WNYLaborToday.com
Subscriber Log In

News Articles

U.S. Men's & Women's Soccer Teams ‘Will Be Paid Equally Under New Labor Deal’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in National Labor News
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday (May 18th) that it has reached a deal to pay the U.S. Men's National Team and the U.S. Women's National Team equally, eliminating a contentious pay gap that saw Female Players earning less. The new Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) will run through 2028 and include the "equalization" of World Cup prize more»

‘Ground-Breaking Legislation’ For Garment Workers In The U.S.

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act was introduced to the U.S. Senate. Once in place, the legislation will improve working conditions and reform the piece-rate pay scale for the country’s nearly 100,000 Garment Workers. The FABRIC Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Kristen more»

Brandi Ferenc - ‘One of Less Than 50’ Woman Who Are Working In The Refrigeration Mechanic & Gas Fitting Trade, ‘Has Some Great Advice For Young Women Who May Be Considering A Career In The Trade: Go For It!’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
A licensed 313a Refrigeration Mechanic and Gas Fitter 1 Journeyperson, Brandi Ferenc represents one of less than 50 Women working this Trade in Canada. She holds the impressive honor of being the first Female to compete in the Skills Ontario competition within the Post-Secondary Gas Fitter Category, placing third overall and earning herself a bronze medal more»

Four Portland Starbucks Stores Vote To Unionize, ‘First In The City’

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Employees at four Portland Starbucks stores voted this week to Unionize, marking the first stores in The Rose City to join the nationwide push to organize the Coffee Shop Chain. According to the local Chapter of Starbucks Workers United, the Organizing Group behind the Unionization effort, the stores are located at: NE Grand Avenue and more»

‘Apple Is Union-Busting’ In New York City, Labor Group Alleges

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Apple violated Federal Labor Law by interrogating Staff, restricting the posting of Union fliers and requiring Employees to attend mandatory Anti-Union speeches, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) alleged in a filing with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this week. The alleged conduct took place at Apple’s World more»

UUP & State Lawmakers ‘Urge” Governor Hochul & Legislative Leaders To Pass Bill That Would ‘Eliminate Barriers’ To Public Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, today (Thursday, May 19th) joined with State Lawmakers, the Student Borrower Protection Center and the Community Service Society of New York to urge Governor Kathy Hochul and Legislative Leaders to support legislation that would aid in the resolution more»

NYSNA Health Care Professionals Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital In Plattsburgh - Deal ‘Features Significant Wage Increases, COVID-19 Health/Safety Demands & Expanded Staffing Committee’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Health Care Professionals at UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh have reached a tentative contract agreement. Today (Wednesday, May 18th), more than 700 NYSNA Members are voting on whether to ratify the new contract. With negotiations stretching more»

New Report Says ‘If You Want A Construction Project Finished On Time Without’ Worker Shortages, ‘Hire A Unionized’ Crew

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in National Labor News
Despite rising wages, the Associated Builders and Contractors said the industry still needs nearly 650,000 Workers after 3.2% of the workforce quit in March 2022, the second-highest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began measuring it. Amidst a hot real estate market, employers struggle to hire enough Workers to keep up. "The Construction more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor To Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars On-Line For Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions & Workers

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will offer on-line compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, Unions, Workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of Prevailing Wages on Federally-funded construction and service contracts. Offered by the USDOL’s Wage and Hour more»

Actors’ Equity Association ‘Condemns The Unauthorized Creation And Sharing Of Naked Photos & Videos Of Actors’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association, the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has issued the following statement in response to news of a leak of photos and videos of a Second Stage Theater production featuring Equity Members performing naked. Actors’ Equity more»

The Public Employees Federation Is “Devastated” To Learn The 18-Year-Old Shooter Who Murdered 10 & Injured Three Others In A Buffalo Supermarket Located In A Predominately Black Neighborhood Of The City Is The Son Of Two PEF Members

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) posted on its website today (Wednesday, May 18th) that it is “devastated” to learn that the 18-year-old shooter who is charged with murdering 10 people at an East Side Buffalo Supermarket over the weekend is the son of two PEF Members, including one who sits on the Statewide more»

The Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers And Trainmen ‘Conduct The Push’ For Passage Of A Statewide Two-Person Crew Bill, ‘Point To Disasters That Could Have Been Stopped If An Adequate Number Of Conductors Were On Duty’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, file photo of the July 2013 trail derailment in the Quebec, Canada Town of Lac-Mégantic - where at 1:15 a.m., an unattended 73-car Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA) Freight Train carrying crude oil rolled into its downtown area and derailed - which resulted in a fire and explosion of more»

More Unions ‘Speak Out Against’ Racist Shooting In Buffalo As President Biden Visits The Queen City Today To Offer His Sympathies To The Grieving Families & Pledge To “Do Everything In Our Power To End Hate-Fueled Domestic Terrorism”

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – More and more Unions are speaking out against the racist grocery store shooting spree in Buffalo over the weekend that left 10 dead and three injured in a predominately-Black neighborhood, as President Joe Biden travels to Buffalo today (Tuesday, May 17th) to offer his sympathies to the grieving families and pledge to “do more»

The Year Workers Said 'No:’ A ‘Record-Breaking Number Of Workers Have Quit Their Jobs’ - ‘It’s A Trend That Hasn't Let Up & At The Same Time, An Organizing Wave Has Spread Across A Host Of Retailers,’ Such As Starbucks & Amazon

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in National Labor News
A year ago, if you'd asked Hope Liepe if she'd be working at a Unionized Starbucks, she "would've probably said that was, like, insane and would never happen - especially at Starbucks." But last month, the store in Ithaca, New York, where the 18-year-old works as a Barista joined a wave of Starbucks stores officially voting to Unionize. "I remember that more»

A Labor Perspective From ACORN International/Community Organizations International Chief Organizer Wade Rathke: A ‘Movement Moment,’ Plus A ‘Reinvigorated’ National Labor Relations Board, ‘Means Opportunity For Workers’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Editor’s Note: Wade Rathke is Chief Organizer at ACORN International/Community Organizations International and the Author of the book: Nuts & Bolts: The ACORN Fundamentals of Organizing. This article originally appeared at Working-Class Perspectives. Finally, it’s a new morning for Workers in America. For at least more»

In Partnership With Providence’s ‘Building Futures,’ Brown University ‘Jump-Starts’ Careers In Construction

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND) - Not long ago, Christian Domenech had a job, but he didn’t have a career: “I was a Non-Union Carpenter working for a privately-owned business,” the Providence resident said. “But what I really wanted was to join a Union.” Domenech was one of the 87% of American Construction Workers who didn’t more»

Restoring Labor Rights ‘Will Solve New York City’s Chronic’ School Bus Problems, Parents Say

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Parents of special education students are calling on New York City to restore job protections for School Bus Drivers and Matrons - they say that would help solve chronic problems with lateness and unreliability in the system that transports more than 150,000 children, primarily those in special education, to school and back. The problems, more»

Workers ‘Start Union Push At Trader Joe's’ In Western Massachusetts

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS) - Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's Grocery Store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of Labor Organizing among retail and Food Service Workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated over the weekend, citing concerns about pay, benefits and safety. more»

New Report ‘Reveals Meatpacking Industry Drafted Trump’s 2020 Order To Keep Plants Open At The Expense Of’ Worker Safety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Lawyers for Tyson Foods, one of America’s largest meatpacking companies, drafted an early version of a 2020 Executive Order that allowed plants to continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Congressional report based on company e-mails shows. It’s been reported that the meatpacking industry wrote a draft version more»

“Now Is The Time To Cancel, Not Collect, Student Debt” - The National AFL-CIO Calls For Student Loan Forgiveness

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Saying “now is the time to cancel, not collect, student debt,” National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has issued a statement on the Nationwide Labor Federation’s commitment to ending the Student Loan crisis: We call on the Biden Administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt. more»

BuzzFeed News Union ‘Ratifies Monumental First’ Contract - Three-Year Deal Includes Minimum Salary Floor Of $60,000 ‘That Goes Up 2.5% Every Year’ & ‘Significant Enhancement & Expansion’ On Buyouts & Severance

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The BuzzFeed News Union has voted unanimously to ratify their first Union Contract with the company. This past March, over 91% of the Unit voted in favor of a Strike amidst the announcement of proposed cuts at the company. Throughout the bargaining process, BuzzFeed Union Members have engaged in collective, concerted and escalating more»

TIME Workers ‘Threaten To Strike’ On TIME100 Release - Workers ‘Pledge To Walkout On The Launch Of The Magazine’s Iconic TIME100 Franchise If A Fair Contract Is Not Agreed Upon By Then’

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a letter to management, the TIME Magazine Union has announced plans for a one-day Strike on May 23rd when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100 - if a contract agreement is not reached by then. The Union of around 100 Editorial Employees is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, including Staffers for more»

National AFL-CIO President Shuler Reaches Out To Buffalo Labor In The Wake Of Racist Shooting At East Side Supermarket, Tells WNYALF That It “Has The Full Weight Of The AFL-CIO” In Offering Its Support & Help

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has reached out to the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) in the wake of what authorities said was a racist shooting that occurred at an predominately Black East Side Supermarket on Saturday (May 14th), telling WNYALF President Peter DeJesus that Organized Labor in more»

Labor Perspective From Kentucky State AFL-CIO Representative Berry Craig: ‘What Could Go Wrong If Railroads Eliminate’ Conductors?

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in National Labor News
People’s World Editor’s Note: Life-long Kentuckian Berry Craig is an Emeritus Professor of History at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah and a Freelance Writer. He is a Member of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 1360, Recording Secretary for the Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council, Webmaster-Editor for the more»

Democrats ‘Regain Control Of Board Overseeing’ Labor Relations For Feds

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats now control a Board overseeing bargaining and other Labor Relations inside the Federal Government after the Senate confirmed a new member late last week - the vote on Susan Tsui Grundmann for a seat on the three-member Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been a top priority for Federal Unions, which have been waiting more»

‘First Union-Operated’ Diving School For Underwater Welding Set To Open In August

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(SICKLERVILLE, NEW JERSEY) - In anticipation of the thousands of construction jobs that offshore wind energy initiatives will be creating in the State of New Jersey and region, Construction Trades Workers, Journeypersons and Apprentices will soon be learning how to weld while submerged when the first Union-operated Diving School for underwater welding in more»

In A ‘First-Time-Ever-Win’ Ironworkers ‘Successfully Organize U.S. Crane And Rigging Workers In New York City’

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers employed by U.S. Crane and Rigging have voted by a 4-to-1 margin to join Ironworkers Local 197. Labor Press spoke to New York State Ironworkers District Council Organizer Eddie Jorge to find out how the Workers triumphed over threats and intimidation to finalize the win: “We had elections in the past, (but) the supervisor more»

Town Of Seneca Highway Department Employees ‘Go Union,’ Join CSEA

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(STANLEY, NEW YORK) - Town of Seneca Highway Department Workers are the newest Members of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) after the Town Board recently voted to approve their request for voluntary recognition of CSEA as their Union. Key to the Workers’ efforts to form a Union was CSEA Western Region President Steve Healy, who, as a more»

‘Starbucks Is Playing With Fire’ - Its ‘Union-Busting Tactics Have Been As Aggressive As Amazon’s, But They Might End Up Scalding’ The Coffee Giant

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Ever since a few dozen Baristas began an organizing drive in Buffalo, New York last year, Starbucks has been engaged in a crude Union-Busting Campaign that has made a mockery of the image it has sought to portray to its customers and workforce. Pointing to the health benefits, 401(k) match, and college tuition benefits it offers, the company has long more»

“They Can’t Call Us ‘Heroes,’ They Have To Show It!’” - 1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Hold Informational Picket Outside Suburban Buffalo Elderwood Facility To Publicly Call For ‘Better Wages & Increased Staff’

Published on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a collage of photos showing 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Healthcare Workers East-represented Caregivers, who are employed at the Elderwood Nursing Home in the Buffalo Suburb of Williamsville, as they conducted an informational picket on Thursday (May 12th). The more than 70 more»

The IAM & The United Launch Alliance Agree On A New Three-Year Contract For The Workers Who Build & Launch Its Rockets

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in National Labor News
(CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA) – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) - which represent Employees at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) who build and launch its rockets, have reached a new contract agreement, avoiding a repeat of the Strike that marred the previous round of negotiations. The three-year deal covers nearly more»

Target Workers ‘Are Joining The Union Wave’ - Employees At A Store In Virginia Have Filed For A Union Election, ‘With More Locations Potentially To Come’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA) - A new retail store has joined the recent frenzy of Union activity: Workers at a Target in Christiansburg, Virginia have filed for a Union Election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The workers behind the drive at that location hope to be the first of many for the retail chain. Other stores are working in concert more»

“Unions Still Deliver The Goods In Terms Of Higher Wages And Better Working Conditions” - New Report Says Workers in New Jersey ‘Are Unionizing At One Of The Fastest Rates In The Nation’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Garden State has seen a resurgence of Labor Organizing in the Service Industry over the past two years, according to a new report from Rutgers University. Researchers at Rutgers’ Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) analyzed Federal data for 2019 through 2021 and found Unionization in New Jersey is outperforming 44 other states across more»

‘With Less Than 3% Of Tradespeople Being Women,’ A Nashville Building Trades Union ‘Offers A Five-Year Apprenticeship For Women To Learn Welding’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - With less than 3% of Tradespeople being Women, a local Union is offering a five-year Apprenticeship Program - with full benefits, to entice more female applicants. The Union, Tennessee State Pipe Trades Association (TSPTA), is one of 5,000 Pipefitters, Welders, Sprinkerfitters and Plumbers across the State. Nashville-based Local more»

1199 SEIU Health Care Workers Join NYS Elected Officials ‘To Call For The Passage Of The Reinvest In NY Healthcare Act,’ Which ‘Will Work To Keep Vital Health Care Dollars Here & Not In The Pockets Of Out-Of-State Insurance Company Shareholders’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Joined by New York State Senator Tim Kennedy (pictured above) and Assemblyman Erik Dilan, as well a host of other State Lawmakers - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Health Care Workers called for passage of the Reinvest in NY Healthcare Act to keep health care dollars in New York, instead of lining the pockets of more»

New York State Iron Workers District Council President James Mahoney: ‘The Top Priority, Right Now, Is To Organize’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Jimmy Mahoney, President of the New York State Iron Workers District Council, says the Ironworkers’ top priority “right now is to organize.” Several factors have aligned to make conditions favorable, says Mahoney, who has held the Labor Leadership for seven years now. Politically, there’s a friendly administration more»

“We Deserve Respect, Recognition And Fair Wages To Keep Up With The High Cost Of Living Today” - Cedars-Sinai Workers ‘Strike For First Time In Decades, Seek Higher Wages Amid’ Inflation

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Nearly a thousand Workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center started a week-long strike on Monday (May 9th) for the first time in decades, demanding higher pay and better working conditions amid negotiations for a new contract. The previous three-year contract between Cedars-Sinai, a Non-Profit Health Care Organization, and the more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh Hears Nurses ‘Discuss Experiences Amid Pandemic, Concerns About Staffing, Job Quality’ During National Nurses Week

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the Nation observes National Nurses Week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with a group of Nursing Professionals from around the country to listen to and discuss their bedside experiences with patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic, as well as their concerns regarding Health Care Industry staffing challenges and the more»

“Despite Their Good Union Jobs They Need To Move Outside The City To Find A Place They Can Afford To Live And Raise Their Families” - New York City Labor Unions Rally For The Construction Of The One45 Harlem Apartment Towers Project

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Labor Unions took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning (May 10th) to support the construction of embattled Harlem Towers just before a City Council committee vote. Unions 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Laborers Local 79 defended the project known as One45, a duo of 363-foot-tall towers planned to be built on more»

New York Appeals Court Dismisses New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Lawsuit Against Amazon

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - An Appeals Court in New York has dismissed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Amazon over its Coronavirus Safety Protocols and a former Employee who led the successful Union Organizing effort on Staten Island. Besides potentially exposing Workers to the virus at two Amazon facilities in New York City, the more»

‘A Great Day Of Union Giving!’ - The National Association Of Letter Carriers-Led 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive ‘Is Back After A Two-Year Hiatus’ Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic, Takes Place This Saturday, May 14th

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK) – This Saturday (May 14th), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)-led Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - the Nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy families, is back for the 30th time. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - which returns this year after a two-year hiatus because more»

Numerous Unions Join Texas AFL-CIO In Amicus Brief To ‘Stop’ Governor Greg Abbott & Attorney General Ken Paxton ‘From Reducing’ Construction Worker Wages

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in National Labor News
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) - The Texas AFL-CIO has filed an Amicus Brief opposing the effort by the State of Texas to overturn a White House order that sets a minimum wage of $15 an hour for Construction Workers on Federal Contracts. Joining the Texas AFL-CIO on the brief in Texas v. Biden were: The Communications Workers of America (CWA); The Service Employees more»

Effort Underway To Unionize Non-Tenure-Track Faculty At Skidmore College

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK) - An effort is underway to Unionize Non-Tenure Track Faculty at Skidmore College. The group Skidmore Faculty Forward is seeking to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. Organizers say the private college in Saratoga Springs relies heavily on Adjunct Instructors with no job security. Ruth McAdams, more»

Carpenters ‘Class Of All Women Is Building Walls, Breaking Barriers’

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
It wasn’t all that long ago when the biggest construction project Sheila Jones had taken on was putting together an IKEA closet for her daughter. “And that took a long, long time and then looking back I’m like there are so many things I did wrong with it, which I’m now going to go back and fix,” she said. Forget IKEA. Jones more»

Advocates - Including SEIU, ‘Demonstrate Broad Support For Final Passage To Address Fossil Fuel Burning Power Plants Used For Crypto Mining’

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Legislation (A7389C/S6486D) to place a two-year moratorium on the issuance of new air permits or air permit renewals for Fossil Fuel Plants that power Proof-of-Work (POW) Crypto-currency Mining in New York State has passed through the Assembly. Beforehand, State Senator Keven Parker and State Assembly Member Anna Kelles gathered more»

Niagara-Orleans Labor Council President ‘Calls Out’ Elected Officials At Workers’ Memorial Event, Wants Hearings On Workers’ Comp Reform - Tells Story Of Worker ‘Who Put A Gun In His Mouth Because He Couldn’t Take The Pain Anymore’

Published on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held its 31st Annual Workers’ Memorial Observation over the weekend in Reservoir Park in Niagara Falls to honor those who’ve died on the job and to recognize and fight for those Workers who’ve been injured or are battling the more»

Amazon Labor Union Leader ‘Puts Lindsey Graham In His Place’ - Chris Smalls ‘Fired Back’ At Graham During A Senate Budget Hearing While Wearing A Jacket With The Words "Eat The Rich" Stitched On The Front

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls had some choice words for South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during a Congressional hearing last week: “The people are the ones that make these corporations go, not the other way around.” Smalls made the comments during a Senate Budget Committee hearing called by Vermont Senator more»

A Consortium Of Labor Unions Call On The National Mediation Board To Proffer Arbitration In Negotiations On A New & Major Railroad Contract After More Than Two Years Of Fruitless Bargaining

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in National Labor News
After more than two years of bargaining with the major U.S. Class I Railroads on a new contract, the 10 Rail Unions that are part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) have asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) that a proffer (an offer made prior to any formal negotiations) of arbitration be issued by the NMB to move the Unions’ contract more»

The NLRB ‘Comes Down Hard On Starbucks’ - Labor Board ‘Issues Massive Complaint Against Starbucks’ Charging Illegal Union-Busting’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 3, based in Buffalo, has issued a sweeping complaint against Starbucks - which encompasses hundreds of Federal Labor Law violations that occurred in Western New York alone, including retaliatory terminations, shuttering of Pro-Union stores, unlawful threats more»

Here’s ‘Seven Reasons Why The Skilled Trades May Be The Best Path For Your Teen’ - ‘There Will Be Millions Of Trade Job Openings This Year & A Skills-Based Career Might Be A Great Fit For Your Kid’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
When you hear Skilled Trades, do you think of low-wage jobs for kids who couldn’t hack college and settled for something else? Well, it’s time to get over that outdated thinking. High school grads are often pushed into a four-year (or higher) degree, yet only 62% of four-year students graduate after six years. Many drop out after their more»