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Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: For The 25th Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates that have been donated by Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Members will be distributed today (Tuesday, November 23rd) to more than 200 needy families throughout the Buffalo area through several charitable and non-profit groups in an effort to “make sure those families enjoy a more»

UUP Launches Second Year Of Statewide “NY Heals” Campaign To Drive Reinvestment In SUNY - Legislative Priorities Include Equitable Health Care Access & Substantial Investment In SUNY As Key Educational & Economic Driver For New York State

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, has introduced its NY HEALS 2022 legislative agenda at a hearing of the State Senate Committee on Higher Education. In his testimony before the committee, UUP President Frederick Kowal called on lawmakers to act on a forward-looking and long-overdue more»

#TakeItBack Campaign ‘Holds Big Money Financiers Accountable For Abuses’ In Construction Industry

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Union Coalition of Bricklayers, Carpenters, Laborers and Cement and Concrete Workers formed to fight back against New York City’s increasingly Anti-Worker Construction Industry continues to hold some of the biggest players on the scene to account. Members of the #TakeItBack campaign stand united against Big Money interests more»

POLITICO, E&E Staffers Win Union Recognition

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
The Staffers of POLITICO and E&E News have won voluntary recognition of their Union, the PEN Guild, just 10 days after they announced they were Unionizing. Staffers praised “the good faith negotiations” that led to the agreement and said they “look forward to continuing that spirit in contract talks.” Management reached out the more»

A Labor Perspective From IBEW Electrical Apprentice Shannon Tymosko, Aka ‘Lady Voltz ⚡’ - “You’d Be Surprised How Fast The Years Fly By. My Challenges As An Apprentice And How They’ve Benefited My Learning Experience”

Published on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Apprentice Shannon Tymosko is also a Skilled Trades Advocate and Ambassador, as well as an Industry Speaker. Her nickname is Lady Voltz ⚡. As I come to the end of my second year of Apprenticeship, I find myself reflecting on the last two years and wondering more»

Labor Perspective From IBEW Local 3 Business Manager & International Executive Council Chairman Chris Erikson: "We Are In Trouble" - Would You Trade A Good Union Job For A Wall And Right-To-Work?

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in National Labor News
When our Union Members are more concerned about the fact that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election than doing what is necessary to protect the benefits they have as Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, we are in trouble. National “Right-To-Work” was on the top of Trump’s to-do list. There were over 81 more»

“A Shocking Amount Of Young Workers Think Unions Are Illegal And Don’t Know Their Rights. The Union-Busting Industry Takes Advantage Of People’s Lack Of Knowledge.” - New Union-Busting Tracker Debuts On-Line

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HELENA, MONTANA) - On November 6th, a group of volunteers launched a Web page called the Union-Busting Tracker to post examples of Union-Busting. Eleven days later, they’d listed 180 separate cases, naming the employers and the Union-Busting Outfits they’d hired. The project is intended to “embolden” Workers, says Bob Funk, who more»

‘Wasn’t This Always The Answer?’ - Florida Restaurant Chain Says ‘Boosting’ Pay & ‘Offering Better’ Benefits Helped End Its Labor Shortage

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF FLORIDA) - Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-food chain with 169 restaurants in Florida, says it's almost back to normal staffing levels after boosting pay, improving benefits, and giving sign-on bonuses to new Staff. This is despite the huge labor shortage affecting the industry: Restaurants across the U.S. are struggling to find Staff amid the more»

Where Was This During The Trump Administration? - President Biden Announces Plans For National Workplace Heat Standard

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - By the time next Summer rolls around there could be new measures in place to keep Workers safe from heat illness. In a statement announcing his administration's new efforts, President Joe Biden said: "Communities (with) over (100 million) people - one in three Americans - have been struck by extreme weather events in the last few more»

Building Back Better: Expanding Career Pathways For Women

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Women Workers have made significant contributions throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and on behalf of the country’s continued economic recovery. Front Line Workers, the majority of them Women, have risked their lives serving the public. Working Moms have struggled to balance enormous full-time caregiving responsibilities, while more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Reports ‘Dangerous Increase’ Of COVID-19 Cases In Buffalo’s Public Schools

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is warning of “dangerous increases” in COVID-19 cases within the City of Buffalo’s Public School System. The BTF has sent correspondence to the Superintendent, Board of Education and Erie County Department of Health showing that in the Buffalo Public Schools: From September 3rd, more»

How About This! - “It’s All-Hands-On-Deck,” Macy’s Offers ‘Corporate’ Workers A ‘Valuable Opportunity’: ‘In-Store’ Shifts

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Macy’s is asking Corporate Employees to volunteer for shifts in its department stores on Black Friday and other busy holiday shopping days, during a time when the retail sector is struggling to fill more than one million job openings. Internal e-mails and a corporate memo reviewed by The Washington Post show Macy’s is more»

UAW-Represented John Deere Factory Workers Approve New Contract, ‘Ending Historic’ Strike - More Than 10,000 Walked Off The Job In Mid-October For The First Time Since 1986 ‘In A Sign Of How The Pandemic Has Sparked New’ Labor Militancy

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in National Labor News
United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees at Deere & Company, the giant manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, ended a month-long Strike on Wednesday (November 18th), which has come to symbolize a new era of Labor Militancy. The UAW said its 10,000 Members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract offer by a vote of 61% to 39%. more»

President Biden Visits Detroit GM’s Factory ZERO Plant To Discuss Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations, Supply Chains & The Creation Of “Good Paying Union Jobs”

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - President Joe Biden visited a General Motors (GM) Plant in Detroit on Wednesday afternoon (November 17th) to talk electric vehicle charging stations, supply chains and the creation of “good paying Union Jobs.” “The President will discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure deal delivers for the American People by more»

‘Burgers, Fries & Family Leave’ - Fast-Food Workers ‘Are Finally’ Unionizing

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Workers at several locations of the Pacific Northwest Fast-Food Chain Burgerville reached a tentative agreement with the company, becoming the first Unionized Fast-Food Workers in the country to bargain a contract, a landmark victory in the fight to organize some of the most vulnerable Workers in the country. Burgerville and the Burgerville Workers Union, more»

Student Workers ‘Are Picking Labor Fights As A Path To Building Stronger’ Communities

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Campus Workers are on strike at Columbia University in New York City right now, their second this year, and the second largest current Strike in the country. Media outlets have paid renewed attention to Labor struggles in the past year, heralding a “Strike Wave,” a “Striketober” - and more recently: more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers Stage Protest In Manhattan Over Stalled Contract Negotiations With For-Profit Nursing Home Owners

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A rally was held in Manhattan Wednesday (November 17th) by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Nursing Home Workers, who gathered to publicly protest stalled contract negotiations with for-profit nursing home owners. They assembled at 42nd Street and Broadway and marched to their headquarters at 498 Seventh Ave in Midtown more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Caregivers In Buffalo & Rochester - Who’ve Been ‘Hit Hard’ By COVID‐19, Hold Informational Pickets To ‘Demand Safe’ Staffing Levels, ‘Better’ Wages & Healthcare Benefits

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – More than 100 Nursing Home Workers who’ve been hit hard during the COVID-19 Pandemic are fighting for fair wages, safe staffing and a Union Contract at two Western New York and Rochester area facilities that are owned or operated by The Grand Healthcare System and its CEO, Jeremy B. Strauss. Nursing Home Workers employed at more»

Missouri IBEW Local ‘Graduates First’ Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) - Amanda Pratt recently became Kansas City, Missouri International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 53's first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer, but she won't be the last - nor is she done taking on more roles. “To be the first Woman Journeyman Tree Trimmer in my Union is a tremendous honor," Pratt said. "At first, more»

National AFL-CIO Poll Shows 74% Of Voters OK Strikes For Higher Pay & Benefits

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Some 74% of 1,294 likely voters, including 60% of Republicans, either approve or strongly approve of Workers forced to Strike for higher pay and better benefits, a poll the National AFL-CIO released says. The Data for Progress survey cited the recent forced Strikes by United Auto Workers (UAW) Members against John Deere and by Bakery, more»

Older U.S. Workers Are ‘Unretiring’ – ‘More Than’ Three Million Americans Retired ‘Earlier Than They Anticipated’ During The Pandemic, ‘But Now Some Are Trickling Back Into’ The Labor Force

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Some older Workers are making a U-turn back into the workforce. More than 2.5% of Retired Workers went back to work in October, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Fueled in part by record stock market growth, an uptick in savings rates and fear of getting COVID-19 on the job, some three million Americans who were nearing retirement more»

NYS Attorney General & NYC Department Of Consumer And Worker Protection Recover $18.8 Million In Unpaid Wages For 12,000 Home Health Aides - Investigation Reveals Two Agencies ‘Violated’ Workers’ Rights & ‘Denied Fair’ Compensation

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), has announced an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver up to $18.8 million in unpaid wages to 12,000 Workers who had been denied fair pay for years. The agreement is the result more»

New York Times Workers Rally Outside Company Headquarters In Protest Of ‘Anti-Union Tactics’

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Workers at the three New York Times Unions - the Times Guild, Times Tech Guild, and Wirecutter Union - rallied outside The Times building on Tuesday (November 16th) in protest of what they say are Anti-Union tactics by company management. All three units, which are part of the NewsGuild of New York, have ongoing Labor disputes with The more»

“They Are Courageously Standing Up To A Multi-Billion-Dollar Company To Demand Better Pay And Protections” - Attorney General James Releases Statement In Support Of Buffalo Starbucks Employees’ Efforts To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York Attorney General Letitia James has released the following statement in support of Starbucks Employees in Buffalo and their efforts to Unionize: “I fully support Starbucks Employees in Buffalo for bravely exercising their fundamental right to Unionize. They are courageously standing up to a multi-billion-dollar more»

‘After Four Years Of Hearing It From The Other Guy, Infrastructure Week Is Finally Here!’ - President Biden Signs $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Into Law, ‘Unlocking Funds For Transportation, Broadband & Utilities’

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – After four long years of Republican President Donald Trump crowing about what he called Infrastructure Week and what he was going to do to rebuild our Nation’s roads and bridges - it has finally happened. But instead it was Democrat President Joe Biden who delivered on that pledge, signing a $1 trillion bipartisan more»

IATSE Members ‘Narrowly Approve’ Contract With Studios

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - Hollywood will not be a part of America’s ongoing Strike Wave this year as members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted by a razor-thin margin to ratify the Union’s new contract with studios - ending a long, contentious labor cycle that called the status quo of the entertainment more»

With $600 Billion For Repairs & New Physical Structures, Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Includes $40 Billion For ‘The Needed Training Of Workers’

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Spending Bill includes $600 billion for new roads, rails, ports, water systems, bridges, dams, airports and broadband - but while the reporting on the initiative has focused on the ambitious scale of the planned projects, Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America President John Samuelsen said for Labor, one more»

NYSNA Nurses ‘Celebrate’ Nurse Practitioner Week - Urge Policymakers ‘To Make The Nurse Modernization Act Permanent’

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - During Nurse Practitioner Week, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Health Care Workers are urging policymakers to make the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act (NPMA) permanent. The NPMA expanded the scope of Nurse Practitioners’ (NPs) independent practice and their collaboration with Medical Doctors (MDs). Nurse more»

Burgerville Negotiates Union Contract, ‘Said To Be A First For The Fast Food Industry’

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - Burgerville and the Burgerville Workers Union have negotiated a tentative contract, which covers five of the regional chain's 40 locations, the chain announced. The agreement was reached after 51 bargaining sessions, which began in June 2018, the company said in a press release e-mailed to Restaurant Dive. The contract must pass more»

“It Is Very Impressive” - New NYS Department Of Labor Apprenticeship Training Director Makes A Couple Of Stops In WNY, Visits IUOE Local 17’s Training Center As National Apprenticeship Week Gets Underway

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKEVIEW, NEW YORK) – Saying he was “impressed” with what he was seeing, Chris Pinheiro - the New York State Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Apprenticeship Training Director, led a number of State DOL Representatives on a guided tour of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17’s sprawling 400-acre Training more»

UAW & John Deere Reportedly Reach Third Tentative Contract Agreement Amid Continuing Strike - Workers Will Vote Wednesday On The Deal, Which Is Said To Include “Modest Modifications” Over The Most Previously-Rejected Offer

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021 in National Labor News
Deere & Company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have agreed to a third potential contract, the Union announced Friday night (November 12th). After UAW Members in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas voted down two previous agreements over the last month, representatives for the company and the Union met again Thursday and Friday of last week. About 10,100 UAW more»

President Biden Issues A Proclamation On National Apprenticeship Week 2021: “My Administration Supports The Expansion Of Registered Apprenticeships And The Pathways They Create To Good Jobs And Union Representation.”

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - President Joe Biden has issued a proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week 2021, which runs from today (November 15th) through Sunday (November 21st): For decades, Registered Apprenticeships have been a reliable pathway to the Middle Class. Apprenticeships train Workers for good jobs and allow them to earn while they learn. more»

“A Union Gives Voice To Those Who Don’t Have One” - Meet New York State Nurses Association Western Regional Director Steve Bailey, A 30-Year Registered Nurse Who Advocates For NYSNA Members Across WNY

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Steve Bailey (pictured above) is the New York State Nurses Association’s new Western New York Regional Director. Bailey, who has 30 years of experience working as a Registered Nurse (RN), is currently employed at the Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) Terrace View Nursing Home in Buffalo. (Photos Taken more»

11-Day Strike At Saputo Incorporated/Friendship Dairy In Allegany County ‘Is Over’ - More Than 200 Teamsters-Represented Workers Vote To Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(FRIENDSHIP, NEW YORK) – An 11-day Strike at Saputo Incorporated/Friendship Dairy in Allegany County has apparently come to an end as more than 200 Teamsters-Represented Workers have voted to ratify a new three-year agreement. With the Teamster Union yet to issue any formal statement or details of the new contract, Teamsters Local 264 Business Agent more»

Alliance Of Health Care Unions & Kaiser Permanente Reach Tentative Agreement To ‘Avert Major Strike’ Of More Than 50,000 Workers In Several States - Includes Wage Increases & Wage Justice, Major Staffing Improvements, Two-Tier Defeated

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in National Labor News
An alliance of Unions representing 50,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers in California, Oregon and six other states a have called off a major Strike Notice after reaching a tentative new contract on Saturday (November 13th) with the Health Care Network. The Alliance of Health Care Unions and Kaiser Permanente jointly announced the agreement, staving off a more»

EPI Report ‘Takes An Inside Look At How’ Employers ‘Bust’ Unions

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A Economic Policy Institute report provides an inside account of how employers routinely threaten, intimidate and harass Workers to stop them from exercising their right to collective bargaining. Specifically, the authors took a deep dive into Unionization Drives held at Kumho Tire in Georgia and DISH TV Corporation Branches in more»

Amazon Worker Group In New York ‘Withdraws’ Petition For Union Vote

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) -A group of Amazon workers in New York City's Staten Island have withdrawn a petition to hold a Union Election, marking a setback in a growing push by Organized Labor to bring the On-Line Retailer's Staff into the fold. The group, known as the Amazon Labor Union, which is not affiliated with a major U.S. union, filed its petition more»

“We Are In Crisis Mode” - Museum Workers ‘Turn To Unions Over Conditions They Say Are Untenable’

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - Artists are usually the ones associated with suffering for their art, but these days, the pain applies to Industry Workers too. Art museums nationwide are undergoing a wave of Unionization efforts to confront conditions that Workers - from Archivists and Curators to those selling T-shirts - say are untenable: minimal wage increases; more»

When Scabs ‘Are A Danger’ To Public Health

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) -A dozen striking Oil Workers recently rallied in front of the United Metro Energy (UMEC) terminal in Brooklyn, fighting one of the largest suppliers of heating oil and motor fuels in New York. Their Strike began months prior, on April 19th, and after Workers spent one of the hottest Summers in decades on the picket line, the rally provided more»

‘How Much Are Your Favorite Companies Spending On’ Union-Busting Consultants?

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Employers will pay a lot to ensure they don’t have to actually pay the people who work for them. To illustrate that face, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has issued a report showing that in more than 40% of Union Election Campaigns, employers are charged with violating laws. This includes employers threatening, firing, more»

New York City Council Passes Bill To Regulate ‘Body Shops’

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York City Council has overwhelmingly passed a Bill to regulate so-called “Body Shops,” Labor Brokers who supply low-wage workers to Non-Union construction jobs. The vote was 40-to-2. Speaker Corey Johnson (Democrat-Manhattan), noting Body Shops typically hire recently released prisoners who can be sent back for more»

Laborers Local 79 Members ‘Run Alt-Right Racists Out Of’ Times Square At New York City Immigration Rally

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Members of Laborers Local 79 had seen and had enough. Earlier this week, Immigrant Rights Advocates held a rally in Times Square, which was part of their 11-day protest for a Bill to pass through Congress to help Undocumented Immigrants. In addition to the Immigrant Rights Supporters, Alt-Right Provocateurs showed up intending to more»

Labor Harmony Agreement Now In Place For Behavioral Health Workers In Oregon’s Multnomah County

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PORTLAND, OREGON) - When Brandy Fishback, a Behavioral Health Case Manager, and her Co-Workers decided to form a Union with Oregon American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 75 earlier this year, they hoped to work with their employer to fix safety issues and lower a nearly 20% turnover rate that was hurting client more»

McDonald’s & Kaiser Workers Carry ‘Striketober’ Into ‘Strikesgiving’

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Striketober may be over, but forced Worker walkouts continue, with a big one coming on this week by Fast Food Workers in California. And a mandatory 10-day Strike plan announcement by Unions representing 32,000 Kaiser Workers nationwide is being issued too. And, another 8,000 may join them next week – with another 12,000 more»

Labor Unions Join With Small Businesses & Community Organizations To Form A New Coalition - New Yorkers for a Fair Economy, Leaders ‘Call For State Legislation To Combat Corporate Power In New York’

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Labor organizations, small business owners and community organizations rallied outside an Amazon bookstore and offices Wednesday (November 11th) to launch a new Statewide Coalition,: New Yorkers for a Fair Economy (NYFE), which aims to hold powerful corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, Apple, and Google accountable for their more»

WorkSMART Connector Apprenticeships In Iowa - ‘Let’s Hear It For Students Who Boldly Pursue Apprenticeships!’

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Apprenticeship and Training News
Apprenticeships and signing celebrations play into that shift very effectively. Students who are committing to the WorkSMART Connector Apprenticeship Programs in Iowa already have and continue to put a lot of hard work and prep time toward their end goal. When they arrive at signing day, it’s neither a beginning nor completion of their learning plan more»

Having Won A ‘Groundbreaking’ Contract That Increases Staffing Ratios, CWA Leadership ‘Thanks Many’ After Striking Mercy Hospital Caregivers Return To Work - Next Step, ‘Working With’ Catholic Health ‘To Attract New Hires To Fill 400’ Positions

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – After a 35-day Strike at Catholic Health Systems’ Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, Communications Workers of America (CWA) walked back through the front doors of the hospital this week, armed with a groundbreaking contract that dramatically increases Staffing Ratios and a commitment to work with management to attract new more»

From The ‘Union Storyteller™:’ 80-Year Union Member Honored By NALC Branch 3 - 95-Year-Old Retired Niagara Falls Letter Carrier ‘Praised For A Life-Long Commitment To His Union, The People He Delivered Mail To & The Local Community’

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, 80-year National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Member Stephen La Barber was honored and recognized this past weekend in Niagara Falls for his many years of being a NALC Union Member. From left to right: NALC Region 11 Business Agent Mark Camilli; Kent Hankin, Branch 3 Director of Retirees; La more»

Union Push At Starbucks In Buffalo ‘Expands With New Request For More’ Elections

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Union organizing at Starbucks’ Buffalo-area stores is petitioning the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold votes at three more locations - in addition to the trio whose Employees are already slated to be mailed ballots. “In spite of an intense Anti-Union campaign, Workers are stepping up very courageously to more»

A ‘New’ Labor Movement ‘Is Being Born’ - ‘And We Owe It To These TikTokers’

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in National Labor News
Social Media has a bad reputation for promoting slacktivism - the endless cycle of supposedly radical reposts that add up to all talk and no action, but recently, Labor Activists and Union Organizers have been using TikTok in compelling ways to galvanize people when it comes to the Labor Movement. In case you missed it, about 10,000 Unionized Hourly more»