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CWA’s ‘Call To Action’ - Local 1122 Asks WNY Unionists To Contact The Governor’s Office To Get Cuomo To Sign The Broadband Data Collection Bill

Published on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign the Broadband Data Collection Bill that was overwhelmingly passed by New York State Assembly and in the Senate five months ago, which has now prompted Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 to put out a call to action for Union Members across Western New York to send a loud and more»

SMART Local 71 Invests $1.3 Million Into New 2-Story Training Center Located Adjacent To Its Buffalo Union Hall, Impressive Offering Features ‘Real Life’ Job Site Setting For Its Membership

Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation) Local 71 Business Manager Paul Crist shows off his Building Trades Union’s new and expanded Training Facility in the City of Buffalo. The overall $1.3 million project involved purchasing a dormant two-story building and expanding its training more»

One Of Eight 2020 NALC Heroes Of The Year Awardees From Across The U.S.: Buffalo Branch 3 Member Sydney Rogers Recognized & Honored For Her Role In Helping Save A Woman Who Was Being Attacked By A Man On Her Mail Route

Published on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – For the second year in a row, a Member of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 in Buffalo has been honored with one of the National Union’s NALC Heroes of the Year Award. Sydney Rodgers (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of NALC) was recognized and honored for the role she played in helping save a woman who more»

The WNY Labor Federation Calls For Republican U.S. Congressman Chris Jacobs To Resign In The Wake Of The Trump Insurgence That Took Place At The U.S. Capitol In Washington, D.C. Last Week

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Executive Committee of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) has issued a statement that calls for Republican U.S. Congressman Chris Jacobs (Republican-27th District) to resign in the wake of GOP President Donald Trump inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. last week. The Regional Labor more»

‘The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost’ - WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz Offers Up His Thoughts On The End Of The Trump Era & Where Organized Labor Is Headed Under A New Biden Administration

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Just hours before Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington after being egged on by the President, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) was meeting with WNYLaborToday.com to offer his thoughts on the end of the Trump era and where Organized Labor is headed under a new Biden Administration. more»

An Open Letter To WNY Union Members From IUOE Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain On The Insurrection In Our Nation’s Capital: Let’s Find Ways To Work Together, In The End We Are All Brothers & Sisters, In The End We Are All Americans

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Business Manager Gary Swain (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) authored this Open Letter to Western New York Unions and their Members. It was originally posted on his Social Media Facebook Page. Local 17 represents a combined 1,800 active and more»

NALC Branch 3’s Jody Lynn Kotowski, WNY's First Mail Carrier To Die Of COVID-19, Showed Her Concern For Her Fellow Union Members ‘Until The Very End,’ Texting Them To Wear Their Masks After She Was Admitted To A Buffalo Hospital

Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Jody Lynn Kotowski knew it was serious, so serious that one of her last communications before she succumbed to COVID-19 was to text a fellow National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 Member from the hospital, telling that individual to relay a message to all area NALC Members: “Wear your goddamn masks.” more»

‘Skilled Union Workers Transform Your Driving Experience’ - Billboard On State Thruway That Runs Through Seneca Nation Territory ‘Recognizes Quality Work’ Performed By Four Buffalo Building Trades Unions

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, the Union logos of Laborers Local 210, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 276, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 and Teamsters Local 449 - along with Union Contractor Union Concrete and Construction Corporation, are featured on a billboard that more»

CSEA Calls For Rapid Testing After COVID-19 Spike At The Erie County Correctional Facility Outside Buffalo

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALDEN, NEW YORK) - Just before Thanksgiving, 27 inmates at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden tested positive for COVID-19, a spike in cases that reflect a serious health care dilemma for inmates and County Employees alike. While County Officials noted in a statement that all inmates who tested positive have been housed in a specific area of more»

‘Mourning The Loss Of A Legendary Politician,’ The WNY Area Labor Federation On The Passing Of Former Buffalo Common Council President George K. Arthur

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union-represented Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades, has released the following statement on the passing of George K. Arthur: George K. Arthur, former Common Council Member from more»

During This Holiday Season & As 2020 ‘Comes To A Welcomed End,’ BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York ‘Reinforces Its Commitment To Its Members, The Community & To Organized Labor’

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – During this Holiday Season and as 2020 comes to a welcomed end, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) is taking the time to reinforce its commitment to its members, the community and to Organized Labor: BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) has proudly served the unique health care needs of its members, more»

“It's A ‘Real Problem’ Here And ‘We Will Continue To Do What We Can To Help Out Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors’” - CSEA Members ‘Come Together For The Fourth Year In A Row’ In Niagara County ‘To Help Fight’ Food Insecurity

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) - For the fourth year in a row, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members from Niagara County joined forces with government leaders to carry out a Holiday Food Drive to assist struggling families. Festively decorated containers and bins were placed in Employee work areas throughout all Niagara County office buildings as CSEA more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Says Teachers, Parents & Staff ‘Should Approve’ Buffalo Public Schools’ Reopening Plans

Published on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, consisting of representatives from all schools, are calling for Teachers, parents and Staff to approve the reopening plans of Buffalo’s Public Schools. As such, the BTF Executive Committee and Council of Delegates approved and released the more»

2020 Has Been An ‘Extraordinary’ Year: An Open Letter To Western New York Unions & Their Members From WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. Dear Sisters, Brothers, Allies and Friends: The year more»

The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Adopts More Than 15 Area Families For The Holidays, Purchases $4,000 In Gift Cards ‘To Help Those Less Fortunate’ With Children Ranging In Age From Infant To Teen

Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council has adopted more than 15 area families for the holidays, raising in the process $4,000 to purchase gift cards to help those less fortunate with children, ranging in age from infant to teen. Pictured above (on the left) is Bill Jakobi, who serves as the United Way of more»

WNY Labor Cares! - WNY Labor Federation, NYSUT & The United Way Partner To Ask Area Unions To Make Contributions To FeedMore WNY That Will Help Negatively Impacted Union Members, Their Families & Their Neighbors

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County have kicked off a three-month-long campaign - asking the region’s Unions to make contributions to non-profit FeedMore WNY in light of so many Workers, their families and more»

“We’re Supposed To Be Giving ‘Them’ Thanks For What ‘They Do’” - Sheet Metal Workers Local 71 & The John W. Danforth Company ‘Honored’ For The Roles They Played In Providing U.S. Air Force Reservists Access To Apprenticeship Training

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation) Local 71 and the John W. Danforth Company were recently honored for the roles they played in providing several U.S. Air Force Reservists help and access to continue their Apprenticeship Training during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Specially-made stainless steel and glass more»

“This Is A ‘Perfect Example Of What We Like To Call Economic Justice In Action.’” - CSEA & Monroe County Reach New Wage Agreement

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and Monroe County have reached an agreement to increase pay rates of the lowest-paid County Employees and bring the county into compliance with New York State’s Minimum Wage Act of 2016. The changes contained within the agreement were unanimously approved at the Monroe more»

The Aftermath Of The Biden-Harris Victory - ‘No,’ The Election ‘Was Not Stolen’ & We ‘Must Be Vigilant And Continue To Fight Trump And His Politics’ - A Labor Perspective From WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. In the days since the Biden/Harris victory, two more»

“Teamwork, Mutual Respect, Dedication And Hard Work” - CWA Local 1168-Represented Health Care Workers Are ‘Honored’ As The DeGraff Memorial Hospital Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility Is Recognized As A 2020-21 ‘Best Nursing Home’

Published on Monday, December 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NORTH TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – The DeGraff Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility, one of Kaleida Health’s long-term care facilities, has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, an announcement that has left Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168-represented Health Care Workers more»

With More Of Their Members Testing Positive For COVID, CWA Local 1168 & 1199 SEIU ‘Demand’ Buffalo’s Kaleida Health Come To The Table And Bargain Over A Myriad Of Coronavirus Issues

Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 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) are demanding Buffalo’s Kaleida Health come back to the table and bargain over a slew of COVID-19 issues as the region and the country gets ready to deal with a second wave of the Coronavirus. CWA and SEIU say Kaleida more»

1199 SEIU Files 11 ULP Charges Against Wellsville Nursing Home - Highland Park Caregivers Still Without New Contract As They Continue to Battle COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East - which represents more than 50 Workers at the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville, has filed 11 Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges against the for-profit ownership group, including wrongful termination, discrimination, unsafe more»

Sumitomo Rubber USA’s Tonawanda Plant Produces Its ‘First’ Falken OE Tire - USW-Represented Workforce Of Nearly 1,000 ‘Proud Of The Opportunity’ That Union Officials Say ‘Bodes Well For The Future’ Of The Company’s WNY Facility

Published on Monday, November 30, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Sumitomo Rubber USA’s United Steelworker (USW)-represented Workforce of nearly 1,000 is proud to produce - for the first time, the tire manufacturer’s Falken Original Equipment (OE) Tire. And, USW Officials say the news bodes well for the future of the company’s Western New York facility. It was recently more»

Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins Announces ‘Approval Of Legislation Expanding’ Federal Apprenticeship Opportunities

Published on Friday, November 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins (New York-26th District) has announced the passage of H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 – which reauthorizes the Registered Apprenticeships Program and would authorize $3.5 billion five years to add new registered Apprenticeships, youth Apprenticeships and more»

The New York Foundation For Fair Contracting ‘Wins First-Ever Enforcement’ Of Buffalo’s Apprenticeship Law - Contractor Amherst Paving Found To Have ‘Failed To Provide’ Apprenticeship Opportunities ‘Required By Law’

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is celebrating the first-ever enforcement of the City of Buffalo’s Apprenticeship Law. Bidding on a Citywide Roadway Spot Repair Project, Contractor Amherst Paving was not awarded a contract due to its failure to comply with the Apprenticeship Law – the first firm more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: For The 24th Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 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 24th) 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»

“We Made A Difference And We Helped Defeat Right-Wing Republicanism” - WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz On 2020’s Local Elections

Published on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. In addition to the victory of the Biden/Harris more»

"‘(They) ‘Should Be Seen As The Engine That Keeps The University Gears Moving In The Right Direction’” - CSEA Members At The University Of Buffalo ‘Deliver Stability During Uncertain Times’

Published on Friday, November 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) - Often unseen and undervalued, Trade Specialists who work at the sprawling campuses at the University at Buffalo (UB) truly embody what it means to be essential. “The way all our University Employees go about their workday, especially our Tradesmen, ‘is way above and beyond industry standards,’” said Civil more»

Looking Back At The Results Of The 2020 Presidential Election - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. It is now more than two weeks since November 3rd and more»

“Retirees Are ‘Not Low Hanging Fruit’” - CSEA Rallies In Jamestown To Oppose Proposed Changes To Health Care Provisions For Retired City Employees

Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) - In a show of solidarity, Union Members from the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) joined forces with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 418, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 137 and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association by staging a rally Monday more»

Manufacturing ‘Is A Career, Not A Job’

Published on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Has manufacturing missed out on an entire generation of Skilled Workers? In Connecticut, manufacturing is a major player in the economy - bringing 161,000 jobs, $14.9 billion in wages and $123 million in corporate income tax to the state. It’s too big to fail, but the state’s manufacturing training structures have atrophied. Around 1980, high more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers Employed At Kenmore Nursing Residence Ratify New Agreement That Includes ‘Highest Start Rates In The Buffalo Area’

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(KENMORE, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Workers at the Schofield Residence in Kenmore have overwhelmingly voted to approve a new one-year contract that includes significantly higher start rates, wage increases and provisions to help attract new Employees. 1199 SEIU represents more»

IBEW Local 106 & Its Union Contractors ‘Work Together To Capture An Amazing 97% Market Share’ In New York State’s Southern Tier - Ties The Jamestown-Headquartered IBEW Local For First ‘Among All Other IBEW Locals Across The United States’

Published on Monday, November 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson proudly displays his Local’s Outstanding Achievement Award received from the IBEW International for its leadership, dedication and commitment to growing the IBEW Brotherhood and achieving a 97% Inside more»

‘Networking Future Generations’ - Niagara County Building Trades Council Rallies At Niagara Wheatfield High School In An Attempt To ‘Highlight The Need To Hire Local’ Construction Workers On Its $20 Million Capital Improvement Project

Published on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, as many as 50 Union Representatives and Members took part in an informational rally that was held outside Niagara Wheatfield High School on Wednesday (November 4th). The Unions, their Representatives and Members were not only calling attention to the need to hire local Construction Workers on the more»

Interested In ‘Getting Involved & Making A Difference’ By Running For Elected Office? Well, ‘You Are In Luck’ - The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council Is Offering Political Candidate Training This Saturday In Niagara Falls

Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) - Are you a Union Member who lives in Niagara County who’s looking to make a greater contribution to the Labor Movement and your community? If so, have you ever considered running for public office yourself? Or, would you like to have a more active role in a political campaign? If you answered yes to any of the above, the more»

‘November 3rd, 2020–A Date With Destiny’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. The year 2020 has been a very difficult one for the 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 Friday, October 30, 2020 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 2020 during this Coronavirus Pandemic, WNYLaborToday.com thought it was important to underscore and recognize - once again - what Actors Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi did more»

Honoring ‘Heroic’ Letter Carriers: One Of The National Association Of Letter Carriers’ Annual Heroes Of The Year Award Goes To Buffalo/Western New York Branch 3 Member Joshua Detlef, Who Helped Save A Family From A Burning Home

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) annually singles out several of its Members from across the United States who’ve performed heroic actions while carrying out their mail delivering duties. This year, a Member from NALC Buffalo-Western New York Branch 3 and two Members from NALC Rochester Branch more»

With A ‘Country In Crisis’ & ‘Searching For PPE To Help Its Front Line Members,’ USW District 4’s Next Generation Committee Raises Nearly $29,000 To Purchase Reusable Gowns For Essential Health Care Workers Batting COVID

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Registered Nurses employed at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, along with USW Staff Rep Joe Arico and District 4 Next Gen Coordinator Brian Callow (next to each other on the far right), raise their fists in celebration over more»

New Cornell Industrial & Labor Relations Buffalo Co-Lab Report Outlines Policies For ‘The Next Generation Of Work’

Published on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The economy is at a critical moment and not just because of COVID-19. Staggering income inequality is at its height and gender and racial wealth gaps abound. The solution: Next Generation Enterprises (NGEs), according to Cornell Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR) Buffalo Co-Lab’s newly-released study - Building “Next more»

Labor 2020: ‘The Time to Take a Stand Has Arrived’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. The election of 2020 is quickly approaching. Many more»

New Study Shows Unions ‘Increase Political Power For The Poor And Working People’

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA) - It's generally assumed politicians are more responsive to their well-heeled and wealthy constituents than they are to the poor and the Working Class, but a new study shows how Unions can shift that balance. “This research ‘shows yet again that Unions aren't just good for their Members, they're good for all Working more»

“It’s A ‘Good Example Of Organized Labor Giving Back, Above And Beyond - It Sets The Tone’” - IBEW Local 237 & Its NECA Contractors Jointly Make A $13,000 Donation To The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s Annual Fundraising Campaign

Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 and its National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Union Contractors jointly made a $13,000 donation this week to the United Way of Greater Niagara’s annual Fundraising Campaign, the first by Organized Labor to publicly do so. Pictured more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers Local 9305 Member Mike Sabat III: ‘Here’s Why’ Union Members ‘Are Supporting’ Joe Biden For President - ‘It’s Because American Workers Simply Cannot Afford Another Four Years Of Trump’

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
When Tenaris idled its Beaver County, Pennsylvania pipe-making plant and laid me off this Spring, I walked out the door with a lifeline - six months of employer-paid health insurance that enabled me to keep providing for my family. The owners of Tenaris didn’t provide this crucial health care coverage to my Co-Workers and me out of the kindness of more»

Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers’ Association Sues O/N BOCES Over Covid-19 Health & Safety Issues - Teachers Union Lawsuit Seeks Court Order To Force BOCES To Follow Its Own Reopening Plan, Guidance From Public Health Officials

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MEDINA, NEW YORK) - The Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers’ Association (BOCESTA) has filed a lawsuit against Orleans/Niagara BOCES (O/N BOCES) and Superintendent Clark Godshall, calling for a court to mandate that O/N BOCES adhere to and enforce provisions in its own reopening plan intended to protect the health and safety of students and Staff. more»

The United Way Of Southern Chautauqua County Honors CSEA Chautauqua County Unit 6300 President Steve Skidmore With Its 2020 Joseph H. Mason Award

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CELERON, NEW YORK) - The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County honored Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)/Chautauqua County Unit 6300 President Steve Skidmore this week with its 2020 Joseph H. Mason Award during its annual awards dinner that was held at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celeron. “Steve honors the Mason Family legacy in many more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Publicly Announces Its Support Of The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization’s Call For Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF), in previous correspondence to the Superintendent and Buffalo Public School Board, has stated there should be “written and posted admission and departure procedures that, all would agree, provide for safe and healthful admission and departures from the schools.” The extensive more»

USW District 4 Deals With Second Plant Closing Notice In Recent Months: Tonawanda’s Greif Incorporated - While This Situation Is A “Little Bit Better” To Handle, The Union Is Actively Seeking Alternative Local Employment For Its Displaced Members

Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) - For the second time in recent months, United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 and its Western New York-based Staff are dealing with a plant closing that negatively impacts a number of its locally-represented Members. But unlike the announced closing and controversy surrounding Dunkirk’s REM-tronics plant back in August, the more»

Union-Represented Essential Health Care Workers Picket The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Say Staffing Levels Are ‘Critically Low’ - ‘Demand’ Hospital ‘Provide Appropriate Levels To Ensure Quality Care To Patients’

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – More than 700 Essential Health Care Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU/United Healthcare Workers East picketed outside the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday (September 30th) to demand proper staffing levels inside the Western New York Hospital. In the last several more»

“Trump Is Trying To Steal The Election” - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. By now it is as clear as the nose on your face that more»