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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance & U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Announce Strategic Conservation Partnership, Paves Way For Labor Union Volunteers To Participate In Conservation & Public Access Projects

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner in conservation and public access projects on lands and waters managed by the USACE. This partnership agreement between the Nation’s fastest-growing non-profit conservation organization more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME National President Lee Saunders: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘Understood The Power Of Unions’

Published on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
On what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to non-violent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr. King was one of his era’s most more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Releases ‘Disturbing’ School Safety & Unacceptable Learning Conditions Survey - Calls For ‘Mandatory Intervention Services’ For Suspended Students To ‘Prevent Future’ Suspensions

Published on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released a disturbing School Safety & Unacceptable Learning Conditions Survey, and in the process is calling for mandatory intervention services for suspended students to prevent future suspensions “The ‘very disturbing response from hundreds ‘of Teachers (749), from (61 more»

Saving Rochester’s City Schools: Teachers & The Community Tell Lawmakers ‘Don’t Abandon Us!’

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Social Studies Teacher Rakia Hardaway boarded a bus for Albany this week, wearing bright lipstick and an optimistic orange dress. She joined colleagues and officers of the Rochester Teachers Association (RTA) and the Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals (RAP) for a trip to the Capitol to make things right for a high-needs more»

New Fronts Will Open In The Media Union Wars In 2020

Published on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In 2019, the Union Organizing wave that began rising in 2018 crested, with Employees at Digital Publishers including Quartz, BuzzFeed News, Wirecutter and The Ringer and Legacy Media Companies such as Hearst and NBC News all organizing. Over the past five years, the ranks of the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), which counts Employees from Vice, more»

Lawsuit Aims To Halt Implementation Of New York State Farm Labor Law - Producer Groups ‘Seek Clearer Idea Of Who's A Farm Laborer'

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Two farm associations are suing New York State for clarification of a new Farm Labor Law that takes effect today (Wednesday, January 8th). The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo this past July, grants Agricultural Employees one day of rest per week and overtime pay after 60 hours more»

A Handful Of Teaching Positions Cut From The Rochester City School District Have Been Saved, According To Teachers Union President

Published on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - A handful of the 109 teaching positions cut from the Rochester City School District (RCSD) in December have been saved, according to the head of the Rochester Teachers Association (RTA). RTA President Adam Urbanski says, for now, the number of layoffs has decreased to 97. The decrease is due, in part, to some Teacher resignations, more»

Workers At A Canadian Tim Hortons Coffee Spot Are Locked Out Over Wage Dispute - Unionized Workers Want 30-Cent-Per-Hour Raise, Store Owner Offers 20 Cents

Published on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WINNIPEG, CANADA) - Several Staff Members from a Unionized Tim Hortons location recently picketed at the corner of Winnipeg's Portage Avenue and Main Street, with their Union saying they were locked out following failed negotiations. Workers United Canada tweeted a photo of Workers and people protesting in solidary, holding signs solidarity, holding signs more»

Southern Tier Teacher Wins A Private Screening Of 'Aeronauts' Movie

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHAUTAUQUA, NEW YORK) - It's a little unusual for high school students to applaud their teacher, but that's exactly what happened when Chautauqua Lake's Gwen Mueller told them she won a private screening of "The Aeronauts" movie just because she loves using the American Federation of Teachers' (AFT) Share My Lesson website. "I showed them the trailer for more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Union & NYSUT Files A Lawsuit Against The Buffalo School Board - Unions Seeks Court Order Directing District To Equitably Offer Arts Courses & Sequences To All City High School Students

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Parents and Teachers have sued the Buffalo Public Schools, charging that more than 90% of high school students are deprived of New York State-required art and music courses. “For over a year, parents and teachers have sought to have the Buffalo School Board provide secondary students with state-required art and music more»

IBEW Members Discover Historic Shipwreck in Great Lakes

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BOYNE CITY, MICHIGAN) - When Bernie Hellstrom picked up an obstruction on his boat's sounder, he knew something big was there, but he had no idea how historic it was - or that he would discover it with an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Brother. "I was just thinking, 'Let's see what's here,'" Hellstrom said. "I had ‘no idea more»

United Steelworkers Sue Alcoa To Keep Retiree Life Insurance: Alcoa “Agreed To Provide These Benefits. Abruptly Cutting Off This Coverage Is Not Only Immoral, It’s Unlawful.”

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The United Steelworkers (USW) Union has filed a lawsuit to protest Alcoa’s termination of Life Insurance Benefits for 8,900 Union-represented Retirees. Alcoa operates a plant in Massena, New York that employs 350 union members. Alcoa informed the Retirees by letter on December 4th that it would eliminate life insurance more»

‘Despite Protests,’ Rochester School Board Sets The Layoff Of More Than 1,000 Teachers To Take Place On January 1st

Published on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 1,000 Rochester Teachers, parents and students showed up at Thursday’s (December 19th) “Rally to Spare Our Students” and the City School Board meeting to demand that the board reject the superintendent’s ill-conceived plan for disruptive mid-year cuts. As dusk fell, Local Union Presidents Adam more»

Building Trades Reps Ask Trump-Appointed VA Undersecretary Where Its Designated Contractors Will Get Highly-Skilled Veterans To Help Build A New $30 Million-Plus National Veterans Cemetery In Genesee County?

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PEMBROKE, NEW YORK) – It was a good question to ask Randy C. Reeves, The Trump Administration’s appointed Veteran Affairs’ (VA) Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs: Where will you get those highly-skilled Vets needed to help build a build a new $30 million-plus National Veterans Cemetery in Genesee County? But what several Buffalo more»

UAW Workers Ratify New Four-Year Labor Deal With Fiat Chrysler - Contract Highlights Include Company Pledges Of $9 Billion In Investment & Creation of 7,900 Jobs & Increases In Worker Pay, Profit Sharing Too

Published on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Workers have a new Labor Contract. Almost five months after talks officially launched with ceremonial handshakes between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and FCA, the company's U.S. Workers okayed a new four-year deal, following approvals of similar agreements at General Motors (GM) and Ford. The UAW said more»

‘Only Highly-Trained & Skilled’ Workers ‘Could Have Handled’ This ‘Rigging Nightmare’ - Union Members ‘Came Through In The Clutch’ To Relocate Massive Canoe Sculpture Outside Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It was not one of your typical industry jobs, moving a 35-foot-wide, 30-foot-high, 60-foot-long, 25,000-pound sculpture made up of nearly dozens of aluminum canoes that was featured outside the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo to another location on its grounds as work began on a two-year, $160 million expansion project. more»

Rochester Teachers Rally Against School District’s ‘Christmas Massacre’ Layoff Plan, Receive Support From Students Who Walk Out Of Class, Saying: “We Will Be The Voice For Our Schools”

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Hundreds of students across the Rochester City School District protested the School District’s recently proposed layoffs of more than 200 district Employees on Monday (December 9th), just days after Rochester Teachers Association (RTA) Members rallied against what is being called a Christmas Massacre Layoff Plan. On Thursday more»

30 More SPoT Coffee Workers Vote To ‘Go Union’ With Workers United In The Buffalo Area, Bringing The Total To 120 New Union Members Who Were Positively Impacted By The High-Profile & Successful Organizing Campaign

Published on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CLARENCE & ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) – A combined 30 SPoT Coffee Workers who are employed at the Buffalo Coffee Chain’s Clarence and Orchard Park locations have voted to Unionize with Workers United, it has been announced. And, SPoT Management has signed on to a Non-Interference Agreement with the new Local of Workers United “and is more»

‘More Americans Need A Second Job To Make Ends Meet’ & ‘It's Sending A Troubling Message About The Economy’

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
How healthy is the U.S. job market, really? This remains a major question among economists and Federal Reserve officials, many of whom believe a historically low jobless rate means the U.S. economy is at, or near, what experts call "full employment." Earlier this year, Wall Street cheered the July Jobs Report showing a robust gain of 209,000 net new jobs, more»

Is This ‘Winning?’ A New Brookings Institution Study ‘Paints A Devastating Picture Of The Reality’ Of Working Class Life, Finds A ‘Staggering’ 44% Of U.S. Workers ‘Earn Low Wages’

Published on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The November 2019 report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution titled Meet the Low-Wage Workforce, co-authored by Nicole Bateman and Martha Ross, paints a devastating picture of the reality of Working Class Life in the world’s wealthiest country. The study concentrates on the years following the more»

New Study Finds Maternity Benefits For Construction Tradeswomen ‘Financially Feasible’

Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
At a 2016 conference for women in construction, Ironworker Bridget Booker stood up and recounted how, as a second-year Apprentice, she miscarried after a very heavy day on the job. Booker told the audience she felt she had had no option but to continue to work when she became pregnant. Without work, she would not only have lost her earnings, but also her more»

WNY Area Labor Federation Calls On Tesla To End Alleged Practices Of Racism At Its Buffalo Solar Production Facility - Formal Complaints Filed With NYS Division Of Human Rights & Federal EEOC To Hold Tesla Accountable

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor has joined with a host of Local and National Environmental Justice and Racial Justice Organizations supporting former Non-Union Tesla Workers who are now speaking out against alleged racist conditions inside Tesla’s sprawling Buffalo Solar Production Facility, as well as calling on New York State and the more»

Communications Workers Of America-Represented Educators At The University Of Buffalo ‘Win Massive’ Wage Increase

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communication Workers of America (CWA)-represented Employees at the University of Buffalo (UB) have won a massive wage increase - which comes two years after the launch of a Living Wage Campaign at UB by Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU-CWA) Local 1104, which represents 5,000 Teaching and Graduate Assistants more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: For The 23rd Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Sunday, November 24, 2019 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 26th) 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»

Union-Backed Workplace Violence Bill Passes U.S. House

Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Union-backed Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) was passed in the House Thursday (November 21st) by a vote of 251-to-158. The measure will help protect Hospital, Psychiatric, Behavioral Health Care, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workers and others by requiring the more»

This Is What ‘Working Union’ Can Do For You: Former Homeless Massachusetts Mom Says Unionized “Construction Life Got Us To Where We Are Now” - Tara Williams Says ‘It’s Provided Her Family Stability & The Ability To Look Ahead’

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS) - When Tara Williams thinks about how her life has changed in the past few months, she attributes the transformation to her new career in construction. Following a divorce that left her and her two children homeless, the 42-year-old worked various types of jobs and settled in East Bridgewater, becoming a Construction more»

Just Over The Border: More Than 3,000 Canadian National Railway Rail Workers Out On Strike

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CANADA) - About 3,000 Workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, are out on Strike, Labor Union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve contract issues. "Conductors, Trainperson and Yard Workers at Canadian National Railway are now officially on Strike," the union said in a tweet. Canada, one more»

The CWA Launches Two New Efforts That Focus On Veterans – One, A New National CWA Veterans Committee, Will Ensure Veterans' Issues Are ‘Front And Center’ In The Union’s Political, Legislative, Human Rights & Organizing Agenda

Published on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Veterans Day, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton announced the creation of the CWA Veterans for Social Change Program and a new National CWA Veterans Committee. As part of the CWA Veterans for Social Change launch, CWA Military Veterans joined more than 40 Veterans from across the country for an Organizing more»

The New York State Department Of Labor Recognizes The Success Of The New York Power Authority/IBEW Apprentice Training Program During National Apprenticeship Week

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) this week recognized 52 Electrical Workers from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 2104 and 2032 for their participation in a Statewide Apprentice Training Program. The Clean Energy Jobs Program, now running for two more»

With The Reinstatement Of Two Fired Workers & The Lifting Of A Community-Wide Boycott, Organized Labor Announces That ‘Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT’

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - With the reinstatement of two Workers who were fired during a recent and successful Union Organizing Campaign, along with receiving full back pay, a community-wide boycott of Buffalo’s coffee chain has come to an end with Organized Labor coming together to publicly announce that “Buffalo’s Got A Union SPoT.” more»

USW Local 135L Members Raise $10,000 For Two Service Dogs For Returning WNY Vets - Union Receives Glass Ball Award That Contains An Actual Suicide Note ‘That Was Written, But Never Used’ Because A Vet Received A Service Dog

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Over the weekend, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 135L and its Membership were recognized for raising and donating $10,000 to the not-for-profit Western New York Heroes, Incorporated, which was used to purchase and train two service dogs for Veterans who were returning home from war. But what made the eyes of those Union Reps more»

‘This Looks Like The Start Of A Great Time For Unions’ - The Tightest Labor Market In Decades ‘Is Shifting The Balance Of Power’ Between Workers & Employers

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The tight Labor Market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between Labor and capital, giving more leverage to Workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, Workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions. This is showing up in the rate of Workers quitting their jobs more»

Unions Are ‘Encouraging Their Members To Run For Public Office More Than Ever Now & It’s Paying Off’ – Also, Results From Several Races From Across Western New York & Downstate Involving Union Candidates

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper highlighted the campaigns of several Union Members who ran for Public Office during the 2019 November Election, including: Westchester-Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body Director Jennifer Puja, who won her race for the White Plains Common Council; and Joe Cantafio, a New York State United more»

“We Are So Much Stronger Together” - Merger Approved Between The Buffalo Newspaper Guild & The Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Newspaper Guild (BNG) Executive Committee has unanimously voted to approve the merger agreement with the Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union No. 9/Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 14148. Typographical Union President Harold Rehm and Guild President Sandy Tan signed the merger agreement, which was immediately more»

Across The Nation, Workers Are Striking Like It’s 1986

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Last year, nearly half a million Workers went on Strike across the Nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union Membership Rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%). This year, while the official numbers aren’t out yet, the momentum is anything but slowing down. Take these two examples: the more»

Recognized For ‘More Than Just Delivering The Mail,’ The National Association Of Letter Carriers Honors Its ‘Heroes Of The Year,’ Including Buffalo Branch 3 Letter Carrier Theresa Jo Belkota Of Lewiston, New York

Published on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NLAC) 2019 Heroes of the Year were honored for more than just delivering the mail. The Union-represented Letter Carriers who were recognized on Wednesday (October 30th) by NALC President Fredric Rolando at a special luncheon in Washington, D.C. saved people from car accidents or home more»

The WNY Council On Occupational Safety And Health Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary - Honors Several Locals For Their Work In Fighting Toxic Exposures & Illnesses, Including Niagara-Orleans Labor Council President & USW District 4 Rep Jim Briggs

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Western New York Council On Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) celebrated its 40th Anniversary Wednesday (October 30th) during an event held in Buffalo where it honored several locals for their tireless work in fighting toxic exposures and illnesses to Workers and residents alike - including Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Helps City Schoolchildren ‘Get Ready For A Safe’ Halloween

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Once again this year, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has handed out tens of thousands of orange bookmarks in public school classrooms across the City this week in an effort to make sure schoolchildren have a happy and safe Halloween as they travel through city neighborhoods trick or treating Thursday night. 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 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 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 2019, 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»

A Labor Perspective From New River Investments Portfolio Manager Conor Sen: The ‘Rationale For Joining’ A Union ‘Hasn't Looked This Good In A Very Long Time’

Published on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Bloomberg Editor’s Note: Conor Sen, a Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, is a Portfolio Manager for New River Investments in Atlanta and has been a contributor to The Atlantic and Business Insider. The tight Labor Market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between Labor and capital, giving more leverage to Workers. This manifests more»

Union Nurses Rally In New York City For Legislation To Increase Staffing Levels – Buffalo CWA Leader Deb Hayes Testifies: “Feeling Of Sadness Overcomes (Health Care Workers) When They Can’t Do The Job They Were Hired To Do.”

Published on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Nurses rallied in Manhattan on Tuesday (October 22nd) for the New York State Health Care System to establish higher Patient-To-Staff Ratios. The Nurses and Health Care Workers pointed out that studies show adequate staffing decreases patient complications and death - and they want a legislative or regulatory solution. “Not just for more»

Buffalo Building Trades Support Major Offshore Wind Energy Initiative, Slated To Meet With Diamond Generating Corporation In December - Company’s Taking ‘First Steps’ Towards Building Up To Three Wind Farms Out On Lake Erie

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council is supporting a Los Angeles-based company’s Offshore Wind Energy Initiative and plans to meet with the organization’s representatives here in Buffalo in December as the project looks to gain momentum, a representative of the Building Trades told WNYLaborToday.com more»

UAW Officials Vote To Extend Nationwide GM Strike As Union Negotiators Send Proposed Tentative Agreement To UAW National GM Council For Approval

Published on Friday, October 18, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - the United Auto Workers (UAW) will continue to picket General Motors (GM) Company’s U.S. factories until Workers have approved a new contract, prolonging a costly Nationwide Strike that is already the company’s longest in decades. In a rare step, a Council of Union-Hall Leaders meeting in Detroit voted to extend the more»

A Look Into The Tentative UAW-GM Agreement: Detroit Free Press Reports Deal Calls For 9,000 Jobs, $9,000 Ratification Bonus And Promised Investments In U.S. Manufacturing That Would Result In 9,000 Jobs Retained And Created

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - The proposed deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) includes promised investments in U.S. manufacturing that would result in 9,000 jobs retained and created, people familiar with provisions of the proposal said. GM and UAW announced Wednesday (October 16th) they had reached a proposed Tentative Agreement on day more»

350 Student Transportation Of America Bus Drivers, Monitors & Aides ‘Go Union’ In Western New York - Vote For Representation With Teamsters Local 449

Published on Monday, October 14, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA COUNTY, NEW YORK) – As many as 350 Bus Drivers, Monitors and Aides who are employed by Student Transportation of America (STA) in Niagara County have Gone Union, voting for Union Representation with Teamsters Local 449. The STA Employees recently Unionized in the Niagara County Roy-Hart School District, which serves Lockport, Newfane and more»

“I ‘Understand What This Means,’” UAW/GM Worker Anton Bassham Says As He Walks The Line Outside The Tonawanda Plant During A Solidarity Rally That Draws 300 Supporters From A Variety Of Western New York Unions

Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Anton Bassham isn’t a young guy, having worked at two General Motors (GM) Auto Plants in Western New York for a total of 31 years. But that’s not keeping him from walking the line outside GM’s Tonawanda Engine Plant five to six days a week in support of his fellow United Auto Workers (UAW) Brothers and more»

The Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council Swears In New Interim President – CWA Local 1168’s Denise Abbott, Who Becomes The First Female President In The History Of the Buffalo Central Labor Council

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 Union Representative Denise Abbott (pictured above between Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor President Richard Lipsitz, on the left, and outgoing Buffalo AFL-CIO President John Mudie, on the right) was sworn in Tuesday (October 8th) evening as the interim President more»

“This Is My Home:” Assisted Living Residents & 1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers Join Together In Protest At Suburban Buffalo’s Blocher Homes – Know Very Little About Future Of Facility That’s Currently Up For Sale

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - Since abruptly announcing plans to pursue a sale of Blocher Homes to People, Incorporated in July, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East says Beechwood Corporation management has provided very little information about what comes next for the Staff and residents of the 57-room Assisted Living more»

A Look Back At Western New York Construction Career Days 2019 – In Pictures

Published on Monday, October 7, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKEVIEW, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council had another successful and annual Western New York Construction Career Days Event last week that saw more than 1,000 High School Students from across the region travel to International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17’s Training Center where they were more»

Bob Pyjas Appointed New CSEA Western Region President

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Robert “Bob” Pyjas has been appointed as Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region President after the retirement of long-time activist Kathy Button, who served in that role since July 2018, the Statewide Union has announced. Pyjas, a Town of Lancaster resident, has been an Employee of Erie County and a more»