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NYS Attorney General James Sues Orleans County Nursing Home ‘For Years Of Fraud & Resident Neglect’ - 1199 SEIU “Commends’ James ‘For Exposing For-Profit’ Nursing Home Operators ‘Who Profit From Taxpayer Monies At The Expense Of Resident Care’

Published on Thursday, December 1, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBION, NEW YORK) – New York Attorney General Letitia James HAS filed a lawsuit against Comprehensive at Orleans LLC - doing business as The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center (The Villages), a nursing home in Albion, for years of financial fraud that resulted in significant resident neglect and harm. Following an extensive more»

Remembering Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council President John Kaczorowski: Former UAW Local 774 Leader Ran Council For Nine Years, Credited With Bringing Unions ‘Back Into The Fold’ & ‘Providing Them With A Seat At The Table’

Published on Monday, November 28, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 President Jan Borman, long-time friend of retired United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 774 President John Kaczorowski - who served as President of the Buffalo AFL-CIO Council for nine years in the late 90s and into the 2000s, recently called to let me know that John had passed away. As I listened to more»

1199 SEIU ‘Mourns The Loss’ Of National Labor Leader & Retired Vice-President Bruce Popper, ‘Who Fought For Social & Economic Justice For Workers From Buffalo To Rochester & Across The State’

Published on Friday, November 25, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - National Labor Leader and Retired 1199 Service Employees International Union Vice-President Bruce Popper has passed away at the age of 71. A native of Buffalo, Bruce began his 45-year career in Organized Labor as a Rank-And-File Member of 1199 SEIU. As a Delegate, Bruce processed grievances and helped to negotiate contracts at more»

For The 26th Consecutive Year, Members Of The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donate Thanksgiving Day Meals ‘To More Than 200 Local Families In Need’

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022 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 on Tuesday (November 22nd) 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»

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ‘Approves Application’ For The New York State Teamsters’ Pension Plan – ‘Will Restore Benefits Through Receipt Of Special Financial Assistance’

Published on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has approved the application submitted to the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) Program by the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Plan (NYS Teamsters Conference Plan). The application was submitted and approved under provisions of PBGC’s SFA Interim Final more»

‘The Red Cup Rebellion Is In Full Swing’ - More Than 100 Unionized Starbucks Locations Across The Country ‘Are On Strike,’ Including Buffalo Where The National Unionization Movement Started

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Holiday Season is supposed to be one of cheer, goodwill towards others and kindness, but for Starbucks Workers it's just another day of withstanding the corporation's attempt to bully a Union effort out of existence. That’s why today - Thursday, November 17th, thousands of Starbucks locations across the country offered their customers a branded more»

Lexington Co-Op Workers United Launch Campaign To Unionize Two Buffalo Stores

Published on Monday, November 14, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Workers employed at the Lexington Co-Op have announced they are organizing a Union at both of the Grocer’s Buffalo locations. Lexington Co-Op Workers United had sent a letter to the Co-Op’s Board of Directors announcing the formation of their Organizing Committee and called on management to sign the Fair Election more»

1199 SEIU & Promesa Management Met To Implement Safety Plans Weeks Before Buffalo Shooting Incident At West Side Methadone Clinic - Union-Represented Workers At The Alba De Vida Clinic Participated In Meetings To Address Safety Planning

Published on Friday, November 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - One person was taken in custody following what Buffalo Police now believe were two attempted robberies on Thursday (November 10th) at a residence on Pennsylvania Street and at a nearby Methadone Clinic on Virginia Street in the City of Buffalo. Two Security Guards working at the Clinic with "heroically" stopping that individual, more»

“‘It’s So Buffalo’” - Second Go-Around At Organized Labor’s Meat Raffle To Benefit The United Way Of Buffalo & Erie County ‘Hopes To Surpass Initial’ $18K Raised To Benefit A Number Of Community Efforts ‘That Also Help Union Workers When In Need’

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – While there are certainly a number of different fundraising events that Organized Labor and its Member Unions hold throughout the year to raise money for a plethora of worthy causes, it would appear the use of a meat raffle might just do the job. “‘It’s so Buffalo,’” jokingly answered Julie Cosenza, more»

IUOE Local 17-Represented Buffalo Public School Custodians ‘Finally Get A New Contract After 12 Years Of Being Without One’ - Ratified Deal Calls For ‘Major’ Wage Increases, ‘But More Importantly No Cost’ For Their Health Insurance Coverage

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It took 12 years before more than 200 extremely low-paid Buffalo Public School Custodians finally got a new contract, but according to the Union that represents those Workers - International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17, the new deal calls for major wage increases, and even more importantly - no cost for their more»

A WNYLaborToday.com Halloween Tradition: Did You Know That ‘Long Hours & Dangerous Conditions’ On The Frankenstein Sets Led Legendary Actor Boris Karloff To Get Behind The Movement To Unionize Screen Actors?

Published on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper is republishing this Labor News Story that it originally published back on October 29th, 2015. In celebrating Halloween 2022, WNYLaborToday.com thought it was important to underscore and recognize - once again - what Actors Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi did to organize their fellow Actors more»

Meet New NYSUT Regional Staff Director Joe Cantafio: “It’s A ‘True’ Calling,” High School Teacher/Sports Coach Now Oversees 45,000 Members In 205 School Districts With Focus On ‘Helping Develop The Next Generation Of Union Leaders’

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Joe Cantafio has been named New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) Regional Staff Director here in Western New York. Cantafio, who is well-known across the area’s Labor Movement, previously served as President of the West Seneca Teachers Association. He is also only a handful of Labor more»

Nearly 100 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At Sodexo In Buffalo ‘Unanimously Ratify’ Three-Year Contract That Features ‘Significant’ Wages Increases, ‘A New 30-Year’ Wage Scale, ‘Additional’ Vacation Time & A Paid Holiday

Published on Monday, October 24, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Nearly 100 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-represented Workers at Sodexo in Buffalo have unanimously ratified a new three-year contract that features significant wages increases, a new 30-Year Wage Scale and additional vacation time, as well as a Paid Holiday, Union Officials announced. The more»

“We’ve Been A Voice For Justice And Equity And It Is Important For UUP To Be At The Forefront (Of This Effort)” - United University Professions Hosts National Mental Health Roundtable Event In Buffalo, ‘Commits To Help Bring About Needed Change’

Published on Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: On Wednesday (October 19th), United University Professions (UUP) hosted a National Health Roundtable on the Buffalo State College Campus, a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System. UUP President Frederick Kowal, who was joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and a distinguished panel of experts, told more»

Having Negotiated “The Best Labor Contract In WNY History,” CWA & 1199 SEIU Leadership ‘Get Ready To Educate’ Their Memberships On ‘What’s In’ The Kaleida Health Agreement & ‘Work With’ Kaleida To Recruit & Retain An Array Of Workers

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The exhaustion showed in the faces of Cori Gambini and Jim Scordato as they presided over a news conference to discuss specifics of a newly-ratified three-year agreement between the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Kaleida Health System in Buffalo, more»

“It Was A Long Battle, But We Came Out Victorious” – 1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At 12 Western New York For-Profit Nursing Homes ‘Settle Strong Contracts After Strike Actions’

Published on Saturday, October 15, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - More than 1,200 Unionized long-term Caregivers employed at a dozen nursing homes across two Western New York Counties whose contracts had expired joined together to win $15 an hour for Service Workers, higher starting rates for new Employees and standard wage scales for experience following months of unrest and Strike action, 1199 more»

BREAKING LABOR NEWS: CWA & 1199 SEIU Members Ratify ‘Historic’ Three-Year Contract With Kaleida Health - ‘Major Strides Made To Address Staffing Crisis, Including Adding 500 New Positions & A Minimum & Overall 12% Wage Increase’

Published on Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Nurses, Clinical, Professional, Technical, Service, Dietary and Clerical Staff represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East have voted to ratify a new three-year contract at Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest hospital more»

Starbucks Workers United Organizer ‘Inspired By CSEA Family Ties’

Published on Monday, October 10, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - In August 2021, Michelle Eisen, a veteran Barista at the Starbucks on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, was asked by one of her Co-Workers to grab coffee. “(That) is obviously weird because we serve coffee all day,” she said. Eisen agreed to meet with the Co-Worker and wondered whether they wanted advice on how to move up in the more»

1199 SEIU & The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center ‘Collaboratively Approve’ A New Three-Year Agreement That Covers More Than 680 Unionized Health Care Workers, Roughly 70% Of The Western New York Medical Center’s Workforce

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) have once again collaboratively approved a three-year agreement that covers more than 680 Unionized Health Care Workers, roughly 70% of the Medical Center’s workforce. The new agreement includes more»

First Starbucks Union Store On Strike, Partners Protest Company’s ‘Retaliatory Discipline Spree’ - Also, Local Starbucks Worker Fired For Wearing Suicide Awareness Pin, Union Reports 120-Plus Pro-Union Starbucks Workers Terminated Across The U.S.

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Unionized Workers at the Elmwood Avenue Starbucks Store in Buffalo went on an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike today (Thursday, October 6th) to protest the Coffee Chain’s retaliatory discipline spree and management’s inconsistent and discriminatory enforcement of policies. Since the weekend, five Workers have been more»

“‘This Is Like Walking On Mars - It’s Priceless’” - High School Social Worker ‘Raves About’ WNY Construction Career Days, Says: “‘We Can Talk To Them About It, How Cool A Job These Are, But You Can’t Replicate This’” Hands-On Experience

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above in the collage - More than 500 high school students took part in the first day of Western New York Construction Career Days on Wednesday (October 5th) - a hands-on opportunity to consider a future career in the Unionized Building Trades. Students took advantage of a number of opportunities, from more»

“Our Members ‘Won’ This Contract” - CWA Local 1168 & 1199 SEIU Leaders Call Tentative Deal With Kaleida Health “Historic,” Say Their Fight Was ‘Always Focused On Safe Staffing’ To Make Union Caregivers’ Jobs “Better”

Published on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 President Cori Gambini and Jim Scordato, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East’s Vice President for WNY Hospitals, hold a news conference on Monday (October 4th) just hours after putting the final touches on a more»

Union-Represented Workers At Kaleida Health Reach Tentative Agreement - More Than 6,300 Health Care Workers Represented By CWA Local 1168 & 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Reach Three-Year Agreement, Avoiding Possible Strike

Published on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative agreement with Kaleida Health for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that will cover more than 6,300 Health Care Workers employed at Buffalo General Medical more»

WNY Construction Career Days Returns After A Two-Year COVID Break - More Than 1,100 High School Students Expected To Attend Two-Day, Hands-On Event ‘Aimed At Introducing Them To A Potential Career In The Unionized’ Building Trades

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKEVIEW, NEW YORK) – After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than 1,100 high school students from 34 schools across the region are expected to attend the Western New York Construction Career Days Event, which will be held on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) more»

U.S. Congressman Higgins Announces $127,000 Grant To The Western New York Council On Occupational Safety and Health - Federal Award Will Support Workplace Training & Safety

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) has announced a Federal Grant totaling $127,454 for the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH). Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grant is dedicated to Workplace Safety Measures. more»

What Would The Grey Nuns Of The Sacred Heart Think? Labor Turmoil At Buffalo’s D’Youville University Has Some Staff ‘Leaving For Greener Pastures’ As Union & Management ‘Are Locked In Contentious Negotiations’ On A New Contract

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Members of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) turn their backs to display a message the Union is sending to D’Youville University Administrators as they attempt to bargain a new contract: one faculty united for ALL students. The Members strike a pose outside one of the more»

Organized Labor ‘Kicks Off’ The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign With A $42,400 Donation - Niagara-Orleans Labor Council, Labor Leader Denise Abbott & The USW’s Melissa Mazzarella Honored With Awards At The Event

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – What a way to kick off the annual United Way of Greater Niagara’s (UWGN) 2022 Fundraising Campaign - with a big round of thanks to Labor. The UWGN’s breakfast awards event got things underway on Friday (September 23rd) morning at the Niagara Falls Riverside Resort where the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor more»

“We Worked Through The Pandemic And Put Ourselves At Risk, So Not To Be Willing To Work With Us Is A Slap In The Face” - More Than 300 Buffalo Public School Teachers Picket Outside School Board Meeting, Demand Board Negotiate Contract In Two Weeks

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: In the WNYLaborToday.com photo collage above, more than 300 Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-represented Buffalo Public School Teachers picketed before the Buffalo School Board’s meeting that was held on Wednesday (September 21st) at Buffalo’s School for the Performing Arts. Afterwards, BTF President Phil more»

In The Aftermath Of A Member’s ‘Horrific’ On-The-Job Vehicle Crash, NALC Branch 3 ‘Stands Out As An Example Of What A Union Does For Its Members - More Than Just A Representative Labor Organization That Negotiates Contracts Or Files Grievances’

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 President David Grosskopf, Jr. and Judy Kersten - Branch 3 Insurance Representative and U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) Expert, hold up a 35-year Member’s pin that will be presented to more»

“We Are Fighting For A Fair Contract That Will Make Safe Staffing In Our Hospitals A Reality” - Unionized Kaleida Health Workers In Buffalo Overwhelmingly Vote To Authorize Strike, If Need Be

Published on Friday, September 16, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: To watch Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East’s news conference that was held late Thursday (September 15th), Go To: https://www.facebook.com/1199UpstateNY/videos/757046662259134 and more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Employed At Elderwood At Lockport, Elderwood At Williamsville, Gowanda Nursing & Rehabilitation And At The Newfane Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Ratify New Contract Agreements

Published on Monday, September 12, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Nearly 350 Nursing Home Workers employed at four Western New York area for-profit facilities have overwhelmingly ratified new multi-year contracts, while Union Workers employed at two other area facilities have authorized five-day strikes in their continued fight for a fair contract, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) more»

“Acid In The Wound” - ‘Angry’ Buffalo Public School Teachers Hold City-Wide Picket As Their Union Files Improper Practice Charges Against The School District For Asking Educators To Agree To A MOU Involving Transportation Bell-Time

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-represented Public School Teachers participated in a city-wide picket held early Friday (September 9th) over the lack of a new contract. (Photos Courtesy of the BTF’s Melissa Kenney) (BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-represented Educators more»

“We Want To Let Our Customers Know What Starbucks Is Doing To Us And We Want Them To Have Our Back.” - After Starbucks ‘Fires More Than 10’ Union Leaders In Buffalo, Baristas ‘Respond With City-Wide’ Informational Picket

Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – After Starbucks fired more than 10 area Union Leaders in alleged retaliation for their Union Organizing efforts, Starbucks Workers joined with their Labor and community allies on Tuesday (September 6th) to picket the National Coffee Chain’s 20 stores across the region in order to publicly denounce Starbucks’ more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers At Mount St. Mary’s Hospital In Niagara County ‘Overwhelmingly’ Ratify A New Four-Year Contract

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LEWISTON, NEW YORK) - Three separate Bargaining Units represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year agreement with Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Union Officials announced. The more than 350 Union-represented Health Care Workers at the more»

‘Raindrops Don’t Dampen The Spirits’ Of Local Unionists, ‘Despite The Cancellation’ Of The 2022 Buffalo Labor Day Parade Due To Heavy Rain

Published on Monday, September 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - A string of annual warm and sunny Labor Days was broken Monday (September 5th), but that didn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of area Unionists who made the best of the situation after heavy rain forced the cancellation of the 2022 Buffalo Labor Day Parade in South Buffalo. Instead, area Unions, their Leadership and Members more»

“We’re Shining Our Light, Bright:” Labor ‘Gives Back’ To The Jefferson Avenue Community Where Tragedy Struck On 5/14 – A Job Fair, Free Haircuts For School Kids, Grocery Gift Cards & A Car Wash Highlight Labor’s Community Event

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Organized Labor in Western New York banded together over the weekend, just a couple of days before its annual Labor Day Parade, to give back to the Jefferson Avenue Community on Buffalo’s East Side, where on May 14th 10 people were murdered and three others wounded at a Tops Supermarket by a white supremacist. A more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Ratify New Three-Year Agreement At Four Buffalo Area Facilities As Unionized Workers ‘At Five Other Facilities Vote To Authorize Five-Day Strikes In The Fight For A Fair’ Contract

Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - More than 600 Nursing Home Workers employed at four Buffalo area for-profit facilities have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract, while Unionized Caregivers employed at five other facilities have overwhelmingly voted to authorize five-day strikes in the fight for a fair contract. The Unionized Caregivers are part of a more»

Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council President Denise Abbott ‘Heaps High Praise’ On Annual Labor Day Parade Sponsor Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Western New York: “We Would Not Be Able To Have Such An Event Without Them”

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Representatives get ready to march in the annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade that was held in South Buffalo last year. Buffalo Labor Council President Denise Abbott recently heaped high praise on the more»

“We Are Inspired By You” - Four UFCW-Represented Tops Supermarket Employees Who Were Impacted By The 5/14 Mass Shooting At The Jefferson Avenue Grocery Store Are Named Grand Marshals Of The 2022 Buffalo AFL-CIO Council’s Labor Day Parade

Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above from left to right, Lorraine Baker, Latoya Harris, Carl Sepulveda and Rose Marie Wysocki - all United Food & Commercial Workers Union-represented Tops Supermarket Employees were named as this year’s Grand Marshals of the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade, which will more»

A ‘Busy’ Labor Day In Buffalo: A CWA Rally For Unionized Veterinary Workers In Orchard Park; A Strike Authorization Vote Announced For Unionized Kaleida Health Workers; & Buffalo Teachers Rally Outside City Hall For A Fair Contract

Published on Friday, August 26, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS THE BUFFALO AREA) - Wednesday (August 24th) was a busy Labor Day in the Buffalo area with three actions occurring within hours of each other: Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 rallied in the morning in support of recently-Unionized Veterinary Workers in Orchard Park; A Strike Authorization Vote announcement was made in early more»

“Walking In The Footsteps Of A Labor Legend” - IUOE Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain Is The New President Of The Jamestown Central Labor Council, ‘Praises’ Outgoing President David Wilkinson Of The IBEW ‘For All He’s Done For Labor’

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain has succeeded International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson as President of the Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, and in the process offered him high praise, saying he’s more»

2,000+ Unionized Caregivers & Hospital Workers ‘Send A Very Strong Message’ To The Kaleida Health System & New York State: “Understaffing And COVID Has Decimated The Workforce And Crippled (Our) Health Care System - We Demand Relief!”

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: More than 2,000 Unionized Caregivers and Hospital Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) turned out in force late last week to participate in an informational picket that was held outside the Buffalo General Medical Center and Oishei more»

Starbucks United Workers To Hold Protest Outside Bills-Broncos Weekend Preseason Game - Chair Of Starbucks’ Board Is Newest Broncos Co-Owner, Union Charges ‘She’s Leading An Anti-Union Campaign Against’ Starbucks Workers ‘Across The U.S.’

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - On Saturday (August 20th), Starbucks workers from across Buffalo will join together for a demonstration and picket outside of the Orchard Park home of the Buffalo Bills – just before the Bills take on the Denver Broncos in an NFL Pre-season game. The Workers will be targeting Mellody Hobson - Chair of Starbucks’ Board more»

Union-Represented Kaleida Health Employees Deliver 10-Day Informational Picket Notice ‘In Order To Call Public Attention To The Deteriorating Conditions’ For Staff, Patients Within Its Buffalo Area Facilities

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – A variety of Workers employed at the largest Health Care Provider in Western New York - who are represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, have delivered a 10-day notice to Kaleida Health that on August 18th an informational more»

Tonawanda Baristas ‘Walk Out In Protest’ After Starbucks Fires 13-Year Employee, The Ninth Union Leader In The Buffalo Area Who’s Been Allegedly Fired By Management For Union Activity

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - On Friday (August 6th), two managers at Starbucks’ Tonawanda store fired Sam Amato, a well-respected, 13-year Employee, Starbucks Workers United Union said. Amato becomes the ninth Union Leader in the Buffalo area to be fired for their organizing activity, said Union Representatives, who have filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) more»

“When Management Leaves Nurses Behind, They Leave Patients Behind, Too.” - NNU-Represented Buffalo VA Medical Center Nurses Protest For Safe Staffing & Patient Care

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – In what’s become a familiar bone of contention in the health care field, Registered Nurses (RNs) employed at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) on Tuesday (August 2nd) protested Veterans Administration (VA) management’s delays in supporting RNs who are committed to providing the country’s more»

140 Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With CWA Local 1168, ‘Become The First’ Veterinary Center In The Buffalo Area To Unionize

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - In a strong show of solidarity, 140 Veterinary Health Care Workers at the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center have voted to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168. The group of Workers - including Vet Techs, Vet Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, Pharmacy Assistants & Technicians, Accounting more»

CWA & 1199 SEIU ‘Will Not Extend’ Current Health Care Worker Contract After July 31st Deadline - Union Members Call On New York State To ‘Increase Funding For Kaleida To Afford A Fair Contract & Recruit/Retain Workers’

Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Kaleida Health Care Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East announced late Friday (July 29th) that they will not be extending their contract past the Sunday, July 31st deadline - following two previous extensions. Citing the more»

Starbucks Workers In Suburban Buffalo Strike After Alleged Accounts Of Bullying, Harassment & Threats From Management As A Result Of Their Effort To Unionize

Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) - Starbucks Workers employed at the Transit Commons Store in the Buffalo Suburb of Amherst went out on Strike over the weekend - beginning on Saturday (July 23rd), in response to increasing amounts of alleged bullying, harassment, hours cuts and threats from numerous corporate figures, including Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, to withhold more»

Labor Perspective From The Public Construction Watchdog Group - The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting: ‘Watch For Wage Theft And Speak Out’

Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is dedicated to recovering stolen wages and holding cheating contractors accountable. Any tips, concerns or questions are greatly appreciated and can be sent to NYFFC Director Matt Kent at 716-261-7071 or via e-mail at mkent@nyfaircontracting.org. Ask almost more»