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New Report ‘Shows That Head Honchos At Low-Pay Firms Raised CEO Pay During The Coronavirus Pandemic’

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The head honchos at more than one-third of the Nation’s lowest-paying firms - including Amazon, Maximus, and Starbucks, which are battling Unionization Drives - jacked up their own total compensation, right in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a new report says. Executive Excess 2022 by the Institute for Policy Studies more»

CSEA Unit 6700 & Erie County Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 6700 has reached a tentative contract agreement with Erie County. CSEA Unit 67’s Membership will vote on the agreement later this month. “CSEA feels that we reached a mutually beneficial agreement that provides its Members with an improved work environment,” CSEA more»

‘How’ The U.S. Labor Department ‘Is Responding To Our Mental Health Crisis’

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress Editor’s Note: Ben Kimmel is a Member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 94, as well as an Author, Writer on www.thewrittenaddiction.com, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a Well-Being and DEI Content Provider, a Certified Addiction and Recovery Coach, a Certified Professional Life Coach, and Peer & more»

United States Football League Players Choose The United Steelworkers For Union Representation

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) have announced United States Football League (USFL) Players have voted in favor of Union Representation in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - and that the USW, in coordination with the United Football Players Association (UFPA), has filed a petition for a more»

Unions ‘Back’ Poor People’s Campaign, ‘Renew Demand For Biden Meeting’

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Leaders of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) are throwing their weight behind the Poor People’s Campaign’s demand – again, that President Joe more»

Across More Than 12 States, Thousands Of Workers ‘Take Their Demands National In A Coordinated, Sustained Campaign For Industrywide Reform’ - Including A $15 Minimum Start Rates For Service Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As 1199 Service Employee International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Nursing Home Workers across Western New York continue their fight for fair contracts at 12 area for-profit nursing homes, more than 1,200 local Caregivers joined a nationwide day of action that took place in more than a dozen states more»

Nurses Represented By NYSNA, 1199 SEIU, CSEA, NYSUT, CWA DISTRICT 1 & UFT ‘Applaud’ The State Legislature ‘For Passing Bills To Curb The Abuse Of Mandatory Overtime’ - Trio Of Bills Will ‘Reduce Nurse Burnout & Improve’ Patient Care

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State AFL-CIO, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), the Public Employees Federation (PEF), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District One and the United more»

‘It’s Time For MTA Management To Ride The Bus’ As New York TWU-Represented Bus Operators ‘Recount Horrific On-The-Job Attacks’

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - According to Richie Davis, Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 Vice-President for Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA), assaults on Bus Operators have increased 42% since 2018. “Our Members are in fear of being harmed and being assaulted, spit on. Everything you can think of happens to us on a daily more»

Union-Represented Strippers Have Been On Strike For Nearly 10 Weeks In North Hollywood, ‘Seeking Action Against Increased’ Safety Threats

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in National Labor News
(NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - The picket line on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood has been loud, energetic, flamboyant, and - costumed. The Strippers from Star Gardens have organized for their protection and become a cause célèbre for other Organizers and Unions across the country. The Exotic Dancers, now formally employed by Star more»

‘Padlocked, Blocked Emergency Exit Doors Endangered’ Workers At Wisconsin, Ohio Dollar General Stores - OSHA Safety Inspections ‘Find Company’s History Of Putting Workers At Risk Continues’

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two more Dollar General Stores for endangering the safety of their Employees, continuing the company’s long history of Workplace Safety Violations nationwide. In Baldwin, Wisconsin, OSHA Inspectors responded to a referral more»

State Of Michigan Semiconductor Career & Apprenticeship Network Program ‘Aimed At Creating Good Paying Jobs’

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approval of support for a new Semiconductor Technician Apprenticeship Program intended to strengthen the pipeline of the Semiconductor Workforce. MSF also approved $1.5 million in more»

“People Are Stressed” - Apple Workers ‘Set To Begin First In-Person’ Union Election, ‘If Successful,’ The Company’s Towson, Maryland Store ‘Would Be The First To Unionize At The U.S. Tech Company

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TOWSON, MARYLAND) - Workers at an Apple Store in Towson, Maryland are set to begin their in-person Union Election on June 15th - and, if successful, the store would be the first to Unionize at the U.S. Tech Company. Workers at the Maryland store – calling themselves the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (AppleCore) - went public on May 3rd more»

“A Clean Fuel Standard Would Help New York’s Workers” - A Labor Perspective From Long Island AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President John Durso & Robert Catell, Chairman Of The Advanced Energy Center At Stony Brook University

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in New York State Labor News
As we close in on the remainder of the Legislative session, it’s essential that New York’s Elected Officials focus on solutions to some of our State’s most pressing issues. On-road transportation accounts for 17% of total statewide emissions. Reducing our transportation system’s reliance on petroleum and the climate and air more»

Wage Theft Scheme ‘Tied To A Brooklyn Address Where 2,000 LLCs Are Registered’ - ‘Boasts’ Of Using Its “Non-Union” Labor ‘Is The Subject Of Numerous Wage Theft Complaints By Immigrant Workers’

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - When JLM Decorating hired Miguel Tapia to paint apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, they told him he would receive $800 in cash - per week, for his work. Instead, Tapia, who was born in the Dominican Republic, was paid about half that amount. He complained to his supervisor, Josafath Arias, who said the company would pay him later. more»

‘Giving Workers More Firepower In Their Fight To Unionize’ - Starbucks Union Creates $1 Million Fund ‘To Cover Lost Pay For Striking’ Baristas

Published on Monday, June 6, 2022 in National Labor News
The Union backing organizing efforts at Starbucks is creating a $1 million fund to cover lost pay for Baristas who go on Strike, giving Workers more firepower in their fight to Unionize. The financial backing comes amid a Nationwide Unionization Push that has already included Workers at some Starbucks locations staging walkouts and strikes. In Boston, more»

New Economic Policy Institute/New America Report Finds Home Health Care Workers ‘Are Severely Underpaid In Every State’

Published on Monday, June 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and New America shows Home Health Care Workers are paid extremely low wages in every State - and estimates what these Workers should be paid to appropriately compensate for their labor. Nationally, Home Health Care Workers are paid an average wage of about $13.50 an hour, but Home more»

‘Listen To The Pilots’ - American Airlines Veterans ‘Raise Alarm’ About A ‘System At Risk’

Published on Monday, June 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Saying their pushed-to-the-limit schedules are disrupting both passenger service and their ability to get enough rest to do their jobs, about 200 American Airlines Pilots held a silent protest outside the New York Stock Exchange late last week. Dressed in full uniform, they lined up in single file along opposite sides of the cobblestoned more»

Colorado Collective Bargaining Law ‘Is Latest Evidence Of Surging Union Momentum’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in National Labor News
(DENVER, COLORADO) – In late May, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law a sweeping Collective Bargaining Bill, one that would provide those rights to some 36,000 County Workers throughout the State. That law - made possible in part by the dogged persistence of the Members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees more»

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures Staff Are Forming A Union

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Workers at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures have formed a Union - Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU), through American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36. AMWU is seeking recognition from the museum’s management as the exclusive representative for more than 200 more»

Governor Janet Mills Announces $12.3 Million Expansion Of Statewide Apprenticeship Programs - Maine AFL-CIO One Of 14 Organization That Receives Funding

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(LEWISTON, MAINE) - Governor Janet Mills has announced $12.3 million in grants to 14 organizations, including the Maine AFL-CIO, to expand Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs across the State of Maine. Mills said the funding comes primarily from the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan, with additional funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. The more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces $50 Million Grant Funding Availability ‘To Help Close Equity Gaps, Expand Access To Training Needed For Good-Paying Jobs’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - To bolster community colleges’ and other institutions’ efforts to deliver more equitable education and training, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced the availability of a $50 million funding opportunity to help people in marginalized and under-represented populations overcome barriers to the Career and more»

New York State Lawmakers Pass Bill ‘Limiting Amazon’s Use Of Worker Productivity Quotas In Warehouses’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
New York State Lawmakers have approved a Bill targeting Amazon’s use of productivity quotas in warehouses, the latest sign public officials are taking aim at the On-Line Retailer’s labor practices. The State Assembly passed the Bill, called the Warehouse Worker Protection Act, after it was approved last week by the State Senate. It now heads more»

“We Won’t Let Starbucks Get Away With Retaliating Against Us Like This. Whatever It Takes, However Long, We Will Persevere” - Starbucks ‘Escalates Its Anti-Union Campaign & Attempts To Close Down Its Unionized Store In Ithaca’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Late last week, Starbucks informed Workers that its College Avenue store in Ithaca will permanently close on June 10th, giving Employees only a week’s notice about the closure, the Starbucks United Union announced. On April 9th, Ithaca became the first fully-Unionized city in the United States when the three Starbucks more»

‘While More Is Needed To Be Done,’ Unionized Educators’ Send A Message’ - “Unity Is More Powerful Than Racism & Hate” Following Buffalo & Uvalde, Texas Mass Shootings

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a multitude of scenes from last week’s Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-organized Unity Rally that was held outside the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Casino on Buffalo’s East Side after the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and in Valde, Texas. A number of speakers addressed the hundreds more»

Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Suffolk County Construction Company Admits To Taking More Than $250,000, Pleads Guilty To Felony Charges & Will Pay Restitution

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - A Suffolk County Construction Company owner has admitted to cheating insurance companies out of more than &250,000 in premiums by misrepresenting the nature of the job responsibilities of insured Employees as less high-risk than they were. The guilty plea is the result of work conducted by the offices of New York State more»

What Women ‘Want - And Need’ - From The Construction Industry

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in National Labor News
What is it like to be a woman in the Construction Industry? A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) has some answers. In the largest survey to date of Tradeswomen in the U.S., the IWPR asked 2,635 Women and Non-Binary People what they think of working in the Construction Industry. The questions asked how they got into the more»

Why? OSHA Gives Giant Coronavirus-Spreading Meatpacker, JBS, 'Slap On The Wrist'

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – JBS, the Mega Giant Meatpacking Company, has received only a slap on the wrist for exposing Workers at seven of its plants to the deadly Coronavirus. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and JBS reached a settlement at the end of May on the firm’s actions exposing Workers to the pathogen in its more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers ‘Take Their Stories To Local Elected Officials In Demand For Fair Contracts & Living Wages’ - Announce Joint Campaign ‘To Fight For $15 Per Hour & Standard Wage Scales’

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Nursing Home Workers who are employed at 12 Nursing Homes across Western New York told their personal stories to elected officials on Friday (June 3rd) in their fight for fair contracts and living wages. Afterward, the Unionized Nursing Home Workers announced a joint more»

Grand Canyon University Unveils Pre-Apprenticeship For Electricians

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(PHOENIX, ARIZONA) - Traditional universities typically don’t teach the Trades. They don’t have instruction about construction. So when Grand Canyon University (GCU) was represented in late April at the Construction Science Technology Apprenticeship Fair at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, it turned the heads of attendees. “When I say more»

“This Is Our Time” - How Women Are Taking Over The Labor Movement - The Pandemic ‘Has Created An Opportunity For New Movements In Industries That Haven’t Organized Before & These Movements Are Being Led By Women

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in National Labor News
(SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA) - As she considered striking at the grocery store where she had worked for a decade, the dozens of moments that had pushed Ashley Manning to that point flooded back. She vividly recalled the indignities she endured throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, starting with child care. When schools shut down, no one could watch her more»

100 America’s Test Kitchen Workers Employed At The Company’s Boston Seaport District Location ‘Make The Move To Go Union’ With CWA Local 1400

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Afton Cyrus was in her element when she started as a Recipe Tester at America’s Test Kitchen: Braising short ribs in red wine, searing swordfish in Agrodolce Sauce and perfecting the crumb on her date nut bread. Though the job was a dream come true, Cyrus’ $38,000 salary presents a disconnect between the glamorous, more»

UUP Unveils ‘New & First-Ever’ Podcast - The Voice: Hosted By UUP President Frederick Kowal, Aim Is To ‘Lift Up Voices In Labor & Social Justice,’ Podcast Will Feature Interviews With Labor Leaders & Allies On Top Policy Issues In New York

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, has announced the launch of its first-ever podcast: The Voice. Hosted by UUP President Dr. Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D., the show will feature interviews with Labor Leaders and allies, including Community Activists and New York State Lawmakers, about more»

“We Want To Show The Labor Movement Is A Modern, Dynamic Movement For Everyone” - National AFL-CIO Town Hall Features ‘Young Worker Ideas For Unionizing’

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in National Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - When you assemble a group of young Activist Workers, there’s no shortage of new ideas for Unionizing or of new priorities for Unions. National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler learned that in a Minneapolis Town Hal/Roundtable with seven of them in late May. “People think we’re old and stodgy, but that’s not more»

This Is A ‘Major’ Problem - OSHA ‘Inspects Less Than One-Half Of 1% Of Firms Yearly’

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In 2019, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected fewer than one-half of 1% of U.S. firms it regulated, the non-partisan watchdog Government Accountability Office (GAO) told Congress in late May - and that’s around its usual inspection percentage, GAO Official Thomas Costa said. That pattern, more»

Amtrak Launches New Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Creating an official path to learn on the job and grow their skills, Amtrak announced its Apprenticeship Pilot Program, providing opportunities for professional development. Representing a mix of new hires and existing Employees with diverse backgrounds, students will begin in the classroom and move to hands-on work in a specific Trade. With funding from more»

PUSH Buffalo Employees ‘Go Union’ With CWA Local 1122 - Non-Profit Workers ‘Unite To Unionize Over Lack Of Stability & Transparency, Wanted A Voice On The Job’

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The nearly 30 Workers employed at PUSH Buffalo united to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 because of a lack of stability and transparency within their non-profit workplace, as well as wanting “a voice on the job,” according to CWA Local 1122 Representatives. “The Workers at PUSH more»

Employees ‘Everywhere’ Are Organizing - ‘Here’s Why It’s Happening Now’

Published on Monday, May 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
After years of declining influence, Unions are having a resurgence. Employees from companies across the country are increasingly organizing as a means of asking for more benefits, pay and safety from their employers. Between October 2021 and March of this year, Union Representation Petitions filed at the NLRB increased 57% from the same period a year ago, more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Hold Picket At A ‘Second’ Elderwood Site In Western New York ‘Over Poor Staffing & Low Wages’ - Union Says Elderwood’s Operators ‘Withdrew Equity While Service Workers Earn Less Than’ $15 Per Hour

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) - Nursing Home Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East in Western New York are fighting for a fair contract following seven months of negotiations with Elderwood Nursing Facilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. On Wednesday (May 25th), more than 50 Nursing Home Workers employed more»

A Conversation With United Food & Commercial Workers Local One President Frank DeRiso On The May 14th Racist Shootings At A Tops Supermarket In Buffalo: “‘It Makes You Sick.’ ‘I Cannot Fathom That People Can Be So Hateful.’”

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One President Frank DeRiso being interviewed by a Syracuse, New York TV Station about the racist shootings that occurred at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo earlier this month. (CNYCentral.com Screenshot) At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th - Frank more»

Highmark/BCBSWNY’S OPEIU Local 153-Represented Workforce ‘Overwhelmingly’ Ratifies New Three-Year Contract That Features An Overall 6% Wage Increase & A Remote Work-From-Home Option Preferred By Its Union Workforce

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153-represented Members who are employed at Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that features a 6% wage increase over the life of the deal and a Remote/Work-From-Home Option that was more»

Despite Being Separated By 23 Miles, IBEW Local 2104’s Niagara Falls Membership Holds Vigil To Honor Those Killed By A Racist Gunman At A Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side - Union To Start Weekly Food Drive To Aid Impacted East Side Community

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Representatives and Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2104 - who were joined by Representatives of IBEW Local 237, held a prayer vigil in Niagara Falls late last week to honor those killed and injured by a racist gunman at a Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East more»

UFCW Local One, Which Represents Employees Who Survived The Racist Massacre At The Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side, ‘Is Stepping Up To Help Support Them’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One, which represents Employees who survived the racist massacre at Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East Side, is stepping up to help support them. “We are deeply saddened and outraged by the ruthless killings at the Tops Store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. This 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»

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»

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»

“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»

‘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»

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»

‘In Case You Did Not Know’ - Here’s How Unions Strengthen Communities & Democracy

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Unions aren’t just good for their Members and their paychecks - they’re also good for communities as a whole, and even for Democracy itself. “Unions promote economic equality and build Worker Power, helping Workers to win increases in pay, better more»

The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation On The Recently-Adopted New York State Budget: “It Provides Needed Dollars For An Entire List Of Social And Economic Programs That Directly Assist Working People”

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - whose affiliated Member Unions combine to represent more than 140,000 Unionized Workers in the Public and Private Sectors, as well as in the Building Trades, says the recently-adopted New York State Budget “provides needed dollars for an entire list of social and more»