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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»

‘This Is What Union Solidarity Looks Like:’ Four Unions ‘Stand Together, Turn Around’ Southern Tier Wind Farm Project, Now 30 Local Workers Are Employed On Site Where Out-Of-Town Workers Had Once Been Employed

Published on Monday, September 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHARLOTTE, NEW YORK) - Some might argue that 30 jobs weren’t worth the time and effort spent to make sure they were filled by local Workers, but if not for four Unions - who showed us why Union Solidarity works and how important it still is, those jobs would still be filled today by out-of-town Workers employed on a major wind farm construction more»

‘A Laborers’ Legacy:’ The Sons Of Peter Capitano Help Lead Laborers Local 210 ‘Into The Future’ - Father’s ‘Legacy Carried On’ By Business Manager Peter & His Twin Brother, Sam, Now An International LIUNA Rep

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, the sons of Peter Capitano - identical twins Peter (on the left) and Sam (on the right), are guiding Laborers Local 210 into the future. WNYLaborToday.com recently sat down and talked with the Brothers about the Union Legacy their Father left at the Buffalo Laborers Union Local and how they are more»

The Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers Association Files Complaint Charging Unsafe School Reopening

Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MEDINA, NEW YORK) - The Orleans-Niagara BOCES Teachers Association has filed a Public Employee Health and Safety (PESH) complaint with the New York State Department of Labor, charging the Orleans-Niagara BOCES has ignored the state’s COVID-19 protocols to protect students and Staff. The complaint, prepared by the New York State United Teachers more»

The Rochester Labor Council & The Coalition Of Black Trade Unionists’ Rochester Chapter Release Statements On The Killing of Daniel Prude

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
At the September 10th meeting of the Rochester AFL-CIO Labor Council, Delegates voted to release this statement on the killing of Daniel Prude. In addition to this statement, the Council agreed to a material donation of medical supplies to those volunteers who have been acting as medics at recent protests: The continuous cycle of police brutality and the more»

“What Do They Have To Hide?” - The Buffalo Teachers Federation Alleges The Buffalo Public School District In Involved In A Coronavirus Safety Cover-Up

Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is accusing the Buffalo School District of attempting to prevent Teachers and the public from obtaining information relating to the Health and Safety conditions in the Schools during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The BTF has sent a BTF School/Site Health and Safety Assessment to each Buffalo District more»

The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s 2020 Fundraising Drive Kicks Off Friday - CWA Local 1168’s Denise Abbott Named Labor Chair Of Drive That’s ‘Needed More Than Ever’ With Essential Workers ‘Coping With The COVID-19 Pandemic’

Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown (on the left), Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 Health and Safety Officer Denise Abbott and Bill Jakobi, who serves as United Way Labor Liaison to the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council, recently met with WNYLaborToday.com to more»

Labor & Management ‘Heap Praise On’ Mercy Hospital & Its CWA Local 1133-Represented Health Care Workers, Whose Heart Attack Health Care Efforts Are Recognized With Two Awards From The American Heart Association

Published on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Labor and Management are heaping praise on Mercy Hospital and its Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133-represented Buffalo Health Care Workers, whose heart attack health care efforts have been recognized with two awards from the American Heart Association (AHA). Mercy Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® more»

The Public Employees Federation ‘Spurs Shift Change That Yields 3-Day Work Weeks’ At The Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Published on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - There’s no better place to start efforts for resolving problems at your worksite than your Public Employees Federation (PEF) Division and that’s just what Members of PEF Division 180 did at Buffalo Psychiatric Center - and it is paying off for them. “It’s ‘taken (1,000) days of non-stop effort, but more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore Makes City & State’s 2020 Labor Power List, Which Recognizes ‘The 100 Most Influential Labor Figures Across New York State’

Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - The Coronavirus Pandemic has landed a powerful one-two punch on New York State’s Workforce, putting many Front Line Workers at risk of contracting the deadly virus while also hammering the local economy - and as a result, slashing city and state spending. Yet, the State’s Labor Movement is battling back, proving its more»

A ‘Different Kind’ Of Labor Day: WNY Unions Celebrate 2020 In A 100-Plus Car Caravan That Travels Throughout Buffalo ‘To Focus A Spotlight On Essential’ Workers, The Pandemic Fight & ‘The Need To Remove’ President Trump From Office

Published on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It was a different kind of Labor Day that was observed this year in Buffalo as the familiar sounds of thousands of Unions and Members who annually participate in a massive show of Labor Solidarity in South Buffalo was transformed into a 100-plus car caravan that traveled throughout the City of Buffalo to focus a positive more»

Labor Day Message From Civil Service Employees Association Western Region Six President Steve Healy: ‘We Are Essential’

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Steve Healy (pictured above), serves as President of Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) Western Region Six, which covers 14 Western New York Counties, supporting Workers in more than 80 Locals and 220 Units in New York State Government, Local Government, School Districts, Library Systems, Public Authorities and the more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At The Our Lady Of Peace Nursing Home In Niagara County Ratify A New 16-Month Contract That Includes A 4% Wage Increase

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Workers employed at the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home in Lewiston have ratified a new 16-month agreement that includes a 4% wage increase, Union Officials announced. The new contract runs until the end of 2021. The Unionized Nursing Home Workers won a 4% more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls For New York School Districts To ‘Sue’ New York State ‘To Prevent The Loss Of Funding’

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling for School Districts across New York State to join together to take legal action to prevent the loss of desperately-needed educational funding. On Wednesday (September 2nd), BTF President Phil Rumore released the following statement: "We cannot and will not stand by and allow more»

Buffalo Teachers ‘Overwhelmingly Reject’ Public Schools’ Reopening Plans, Union Calls Them “Unsafe,” Will Pursue Legal Action, As Well As The Requirement Teachers Report To Schools/Sites ‘During 100% Virtual Instruction’

Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-represented Educators have overwhelmingly rejected the Public School District’s Reopening Plans, calling them “unsafe” and directing their Union to pursue legal action against the plans - as well as a requirement that Teachers report to schools/sites during 100% offered virtual more»

Unionized Health Care Workers Hold Three Simultaneous Rallies In Buffalo In Support Of Safe Staffing & Raising State Revenue - As New York ‘Braces’ For A Second COVID-19 Wave, Unions ‘Urge’ NYS ‘To Protect Those Front Line Workers & Their Patients’

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Health Care Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) - along with local and state elected officials and community leaders, held simultaneous rallies at three Buffalo area hospitals on Thursday (August 27th) in support of raising revenue and more»

USW-Represented Gowanda REM-tronics Workers ‘Feel Used’ For Helping Dunkirk Company Get Federal Stimulus Money Now That Manufacturer Of Products For The Aerospace & Military Industries Announces Its Closing Up Shop

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Staff Representative Brigitte Womer (in the middle) meets with REM-tronics Employees Mona Ballard (on the left) and Erica Fred (on the right) at USW District 4’s Offices in Suburban Buffalo. The two women are part of a 70-Member USW-represented Workforce more»

In The Age Of COVID, A Socially-Distanced Workers Memorial Event Held To ‘Fight Like Hell For The Living’ - Niagara-Orleans Labor Council ‘Calls For More Help’ For Essential Workers ‘Who Are Risking Their Lives For The Rest Of Us’

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, in the age of COVID, a socially-distanced Workers Memorial Event was held over the weekend by the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council to honor the dead and fight like hell for the living, as Mother Jones once said. A number of Labor Leaders and Workplace Safety Advocates addressed those who more»

“We Must Play A Role In This Fight” - The November Election: The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Issues A ‘Call To Action’ To Unionists To Participate In The Labor 2020 Campaign

Published on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Dear Sisters, Brothers, Labor Allies and Friends, The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation calls on all its Activists, Allies and Friends to participate in the Labor 2020 Campaign. On November 3rd, 2020, we will be electing a new President, Vice President, and Congress. We will also be electing a new Legislature in New York State, where all more»

CWA Local 1168 & Catholic Health Agree To One-Year Contract Extensions For RNs & CWA-Represented Associates At Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo And Catholic Health’s St. Joseph Campus

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Financial difficulties experienced at Buffalo’s Catholic Health System (CHS), which are said to have been brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, was at the center of a mutual decision by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and Hospital Management to mutually agree to one-year contract extensions for more»

Want To Personally ‘Do Something To Save’ The U.S. Postal Service? NALC Branch 3 President Says ‘Buy A Sheet Or Roll Of Stamps’ - Says ‘If Half Of Adult U.S. Population Did So, It Would Immediately Pump $1.5 Billion Into The USPS’

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 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. says every day Americans can do their part in helping save the United States Postal Service by “buying some stamps.” Grosskopf tells Your On-Line Labor Newspaper that if one-half of the country’s more»

‘Moving On Up:’ Niagara Falls’ IBEW Local 237 Acquires Former Grade School Building That Will Serve As The ‘New Home’ Of The Affiliated Niagara County Building Trades Union’s Apprenticeship Training Program

Published on Monday, August 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 Business Manager John Scherrer (on the left) and Local 237 Organizing Director Nick Coyle show off the new home of the Niagara County Building Trades Local’s Apprenticeship Program, which will be housed inside a former grade school more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation To Buffalo Public School Leadership: “There ‘Must Only Be’ Remote/Distance Learning When The School Year Begins"

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) today (Friday, August 14th) made public a resolution passed by its Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, (representatives from all schools/sites) for “remote teaching and learning to be continued and in-person instruction to commence only when Medical Professionals have agreed that it more»

WNYLaborToday.com Announces New App - ‘Now It’s Easier Than Ever’ For Unions, Leadership & Their Members ‘To Keep Tabs On A Variety Of Labor News From Across The Nation, From Washington, D.C., Across NYS & Right Here In WNY’

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – WNYLaborToday.com - a Buffalo, New York-headquartered on-line Labor Media Outlet that’s read across the United States, has made it easier for Unions, their Leadership and Members to access an array of Labor News not found in any one place across the entire Internet by unveiling a new App. Your On-Line Labor more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation-Represented Educators ‘Overwhelmingly’ Reject City School District Reopening Plan - Survey Shows 86.56% ‘Do Not Think’ The Plan ‘Provides For A Safe Reopening For Students, Parents & Staff’

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released the results of a survey of Buffalo Teachers’ opinions of the Buffalo Public Schools District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, which they have overwhelmingly rejected. BTF President Phil Rumore said “the results of the survey of Buffalo Teachers ‘is cause for great more»

Two New Books On ‘Why The Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests’ - ‘The System’ By Robert Reich & ‘Break ‘Em Up, Recovering Our Freedom From Big Ag, Big Tech and Big Money’ By Zephyr Teachout

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
One of the mysteries in politics for decades now has been why White Working-Class Americans began to vote Republican in large numbers in the 1960s and 1970s. After all, it was Democrats who supported Labor Unions, higher minimum wages, expanded unemployment insurance, Medicare and generous Social Security, helping to lift Workers into the Middle Class. Of more»

‘Drinking The Kool-Aid’ - Donald Trump, Masks, Hydroxychloroquine & COVID-19: A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Thursday, August 6, 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 COVID-19 Pandemic has been raging for over five more»

“Hero Pay - Not Zero Pay” & “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask - NO SERVICE!” - UFCW-Represented Tops Friendly Market Grocery Store Workers Take Their COVID Concerns To The General Public, Asks Management ‘To Do The Right Thing By Them’

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Grocery Store Workers employed at Tops Friendly Markets and represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) District Union Local One rallied late last week outside a Tops Supermarket in North Buffalo in order to call public attention for a safer workplace, a ban on customers who do not wear a more»

“If Not Done Correctly, (It) Will Result In The Loss Of Lives And Permanent Physical Harm” - The Buffalo Teachers Federation ‘Calls For A Delay’ In The Buffalo Public School District’s Reopening Plans

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling for school districts to have more time in which to submit reopening plans by applying for an extension for submission. In addition, the BTF is also calling for the ‘removal’ of District Administrators who are in charge the reopening committee, as well as the more»

“Are You Ready To Fight?” - Essential ATU Local 1342 Workers Rally In Downtown Buffalo Before Kicking Off Formal Negotiations With The NFTA On A New Contract That They Say 'Must Recognize Their Worth & Sacrifice'

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a Member of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 holds a sign high above her head that reads: “They Keep Calling Us Heroes, Well They Need to Back Up Those Words Up With Action!,” during a rally held before her Union kicked off formal negotiations with the Niagara Frontier more»

‘Bing, Bang, Zoom:’ The Reviews Are In On The Way To Communicate During COVID - Some ‘Like It, Others Don’t,’ But The Web-Based Video Conferencing Tool Is ‘Here To Stay’ As Labor Looks To ‘Remain Connected’

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above (WNYLaborToday.com) is a snapshot of a recently-held Zoom meeting of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, which Your On-Line Labor Newspaper also participated in. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the need to socially distance, the web-based video conferencing tool allows users to meet more»

“COVID Made The Decision For Us” - Buffalo’s Labor Day Parade Cancelled As Union Leaders Look To ‘Reshape’ Event To Unite Unionists In Both Erie & Niagara Counties In A Massive Car Caravan To Focus Attention On Workers & The ‘Dignity Of Work’

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), has announced the Annual Labor Day Parade slated for Monday, September 7th has been cancelled. However, Leadership of the Buffalo Council, the WNYALF and the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor more»

“We Are The American Worker - We Are Dunlop Motorcycle Tires” – New Video ‘Praises Work’ Of Those Employed At 120-Year-Old WNY Manufacturer, Featuring Doug Maggione, A United Steelworker Who’s Worked There 27 Years

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – A new promotional video on Dunlop and its brand of motorcycle tires made here in Western New York is making the rounds on Social Media and bringing a smile to the face of Doug Maggione and his Union - United Steelworkers (USW) Local 135L, whose Members work at the Tonawanda Plant and are helping bring about “another more»

LIUNA Launches Public Campaign Targeting Amazon’s New Distribution Center In WNY - Union Say Amazon’s ‘Refusing To Negotiate’ A PLA For Proposed Grand Island Project, Which Would Ensure Local Construction Workers Are Hired

Published on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK) – LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) has launched a public campaign targeting E-Commerce Giant Amazon’s proposed Distribution Center Project on Grand Island after the Union said Amazon is refusing to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), which would ensure local Construction Workers are more»

With Plans Announced To Reopen Schools In September, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Reaches Out To The AFT, The NEA & NYSUT ‘To Help Advance Legislation Protecting Teachers With Pre-Existing Conditions’

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As New York State issues guidelines to be met when it comes to reopening schools in the Fall, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has reached out to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union to request legislation be advanced that would more»

“We ‘Cannot Continue To Jeopardize The Callous Disregard For The Health And Safety Of Our Black And Brown Brothers And Sisters’” - Unions ‘Speak Out’ At Rochester Black Lives Matter Rally

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Unionists, allies, friends and family joined together over the weekend to stand up and speak out on racial and economic injustice at a Black Lives Matter rally sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). Union Leaders and Members rallied at Union Place, outside of New York State United more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers At Community Health Center Of Buffalo ‘Unanimously Ratify’ Three-Year Agreement - Highlights Include Yearly Raises, Creation Of Labor-Management & Health And Safety Committees

Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Employees at Community Health Center of Buffalo have unanimously ratified a new three-year contract that features, among other things, yearly raises and the creation of a Labor-Management and Health and Safety Committees. Workers had more»

New Era ‘Does It Again’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Thursday, July 9, 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 Winter of 2018-2019, the New Era Cap Company more»

The Country's Largest Food Drive Re-Emerges In Novel Fashion In The Age Of The Coronavirus, The National Association Of Letter Carriers Continues To Help Feed Millions Of Needy Families In All 50 States

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As we look for ways to beat the Summer heat, local food banks and church shelves around the country would normally be well-stocked this time of year, having benefitted from the 70 million-plus pounds of food received from the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that is always held in May. more»

How Prevailing Wage ‘Boosts’ Homeownership

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The benefits of a Prevailing Wage extend beyond just pay and benefits, according to a study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) - Prevailing Wage Laws also make it easier to get a piece of the American Dream. “This ‘just goes to show that paying a fair wage is the right thing to do,’” International Brotherhood of more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On ‘Essential’ Workers: CSEA Local 815’s Bill Wilkinson, A Licensed Practical Nurse At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This is another in a continuing series of WNYLaborToday.com Labor News Reports on Essential Union-represented Workers across Western New York, who deserve our thanks for continuing to do the jobs that not only allow us to stay safe and healthy, but produce the goods and services needed to ensure our economy continues more»