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WNY Labor ‘Is All In’ When It Comes To Supporting Nate McMurray Over Indicted GOP Congressman Chris Collins, Voters In 27th Congressional District Urged Not to Vote ‘D’ Or ‘R,’ but ‘M’ - “For The Middle Class”

Published on Friday, October 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BLASDELL, NEW YORK) – Western New York Labor Leaders made it plain and clear Thursday (October 11th), they are “all in” when it comes to supporting Democrat Nate McMurray over indicted Republican incumbent Chris Collins in the 27th U.S. Congressional District Election - but at the same time they urged voters not to vote along party lines more»

‘Committed To Asbestos Justice:’ Meet The Lipsitz & Ponterio Law Firm, Representing Western New York Union Members Who’ve Been Victimized By Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Caused By Exposure To Asbestos

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is hosting a free seminar for Niagara Falls Area Plant Workers on Wednesday, October 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, which is located at 7001 Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls. The seminar will cover the legal rights of Workers, as well as asbestos more»

Governor Cuomo Announces $173 Million To Modernize New York's Power Grid

Published on Monday, October 8, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced funding for two ground-breaking programs aimed at building a smarter, more responsive power system across New York State. The initiatives, funded by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) at a total of $173 million, will help NYPA to collect data more quickly and accurately, and allow for a faster more»

A Record 1,300 High School Students Attend The 2018 Western New York Construction Career Days Event, Exposing All To A Potential Career In The Unionized Building Trades

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKE VIEW, NEW YORK) – You would have thought the cluster of High School Students that WNYLaborToday.com observed were at an amusement park as they ooohed and aaahed while proclaiming “I want to do that” and “What about this over here?” It didn’t matter if their eyes were transfixed on a student wearing a harness who more»

Here’s Why Thousands Of Steelworkers Just Voted To Authorize A Strike At U.S. Steel - One Of A Handful Of Domestic Steel Manufacturers Who Have Seen A Significant Bump In Profits In 2018

Published on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - U.S. Steel is poised to rake in close to $2 billion in profits this year and the Workers who helped make that happen want their fair share of the wealth - as well as a way to shore up rapidly rising health care costs. That’s part of what prompted thousands of United Steelworkers (USW) to vote to authorize a Strike Vote, more»

Buffalo School District Found Guilty Of ‘Teacher Reprisal & Harming’ The Education Of Students At City Honors

Published on Monday, September 24, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - An arbitrator has ruled the Buffalo School District retaliated against Teachers at City Honors for prevailing in an arbitration against the District and harmed the students’ education by eliminating 5.5 Teacher positions to fund Teacher Aides. “The District ‘has once again shown its vindictiveness against its more»

Pennsylvania Congressman Sponsors Bill That Would ‘Guarantee All’ Public Employees ‘Have The Right To Join A Union & Negotiate For Fair’ Working Conditions

Published on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JENKINS TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA) – U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright believes Unions and the Middle Class are under attack. So over the Summer he brought a message of solidarity to a public roundtable discussion in partnership with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania States Council. Cartwright talked about the Public Service more»

More Than 300 Educators & Nurses Vote At Three Institutions, Including Two In Buffalo, Have Voted To ‘Go Union’ With The New York State United Teachers Union

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Educators at three institutions, including two in Buffalo, have voted to Unionize and affiliate with the more than 600,000-Member New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union. NYSUT’s Board of Directors have voted to approve the affiliation request of Teachers at the Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo and the Staff at the more»

Worker Justice Center Files Class Action On Behalf Of Puerto Rican Migrant Farm Laborers Illegally Denied Work By WNY Employer After Hurricane Maria

Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - The Worker Justice Center of New York has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court seeking Class Action Status on behalf of former Employees of W.D. Henry & Sons, Incorporated and related companies owned and operated by Dan and Mark Henry in Eden, New York – located just south of Buffalo. Since at least 2001, W.D. Henry more»

USW Leaders ‘Demand Pay Increase As Profits Rise’ After Tariffs

Published on Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Leaders of the United Steelworkers (USW) Union are demanding higher wages from two of the biggest U.S. Steelmakers as Republican President Donald Trump's tariffs propel industry profits. "We ‘feel we need some recognition and to share in the profits of the company,’" said Michael Young, who serves as President of more»

Now That ‘The Most Safe’ Republican Congressional Seat In The U.S. ‘Is Up For Grabs,’ Western New York Labor ‘Plans To Be Very Engaged’ In The 27th District Race Once Held By The Now-Indicted Chris Collins

Published on Monday, September 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - Now that what was once considered to be one of the most safe Republican Congressional Seats across the United States is now up for grabs, Organized Labor across Western New York plans to be very engaged in the 27th District race that had been held by the now-indicted Chris Collins. Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation more»

On An Annual Day Set Aside To Celebrate The Gains Made By Working People, Labor’s Focus At The 2018 Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade Zeros In On The Workers’ Struggle At The Wendt Corporation

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - On an annual day set aside to celebrate the gains made by Working People, Organized Labor’s focus at the 2018 Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade zeroed in on the Workers’ struggle at the Wendt Corporation. A new Study unveiled before the parade started, which was authored by the Western New York Workers’ Rights Board, more»

A Labor Day Message From Civil Service Employees Association Western New York Region President Kathy Button: “We Are Union Strong!”

Published on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case was released, Union-Haters Launched an unprecedented misinformation campaign to get Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members and other Public Employees to quit their Union. They started e-mailing Clerks, Nurses, Custodians, Fire Fighters, Teachers and other hard-working more»

2018 New York AFL-CIO Endorsements For Western New York – Including Congressional, State Assembly & Senate And For Local Court Races

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – The New York State AFL-CIO has announced its endorsements for candidates running for U.S. Congress, the New York State Assembly and Senate - and its Judicial endorsements for several Court races across Erie County: U.S. Congress: 23rd District - Tracy Mitrano (Democrat) 26 District – Brian Higgins (Democrat) 27 District more»

Introducing Kathy Button, The Newly-Appointed Civil Service Employees Association Western Region President

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – After the July 2018 passing of long-time Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Member and influential Labor Leader Florence Tripi, Kathy Button (pictured below) has been appointed CSEA Western Region President by Statewide President Danny Donohue. Button is a long-time CSEA Activist who started her public service career in more»

UNION STRONG!: PEF’s Dave Chudy & Stephanie McLean-Beathley Introduced As The Co-Grand Marshals Of The 2018 Buffalo Labor Day Parade

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SOUTH BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Recognized for the important and substantive role they played in Labor’s successful fight against New York State to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) in West Seneca, the Public Employees Federation’s (PEF) Dave Chudy and Stephanie McLean-Beathley will serve as Co-Grand Marshals of more»

S.C. Parker & Co. Inc. Financial Planner Louis Rivera ‘Knows How To Help’ Union Members With Their Investments, Because - He Was Once ‘One Of Them’

Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – The success Louis Rivera, a Financial Planner with Buffalo and Rochester’s S.C. Parker & Co. Inc. has had working with and helping grow the investments of Union Members, is rooted in his own life - after having worked as a Teamster-represented Employee during a major Strike with United Parcel Service (UPS) in the more»

2018 Niagara-Orleans Labor Council’s Annual Labor’s Night At The Races Fundraiser ‘Sets New Record’ With $15,500 – Bringing Overall Amount Over 10 Years To $115,500, All To Benefit The United Way Of Greater Niagara

Published on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK) – The 2018 Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Annual Labor’s Night at the Races event set a new record in 2018 by raising $15,500, bringing the overall amount to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN) over a 10-year period to $115,500. “It ‘feels good.’ ‘We’re more»

This Is What Can Happen When Union Members Talk To One Another – Buffalo CSEA Rep Convinces Oregon AFSCME Member To ‘Stick With His Union’ By Rejecting The Lies & Misinformation Being Spread By An Anti-Union Group

Published on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – This is what can happen when Union Members take the time to speak to one another - at the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) 43rd International Convention that was just held in Boston, a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Representative from Buffalo convinced an AFSCME more»

Two IBEW Locals Ratify New Three-Year Contract With The New York Power Authority - Deal Covers More Than 500 Union-Represented Workers Across New York State

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – A new three-year contract covering more than 500 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)-represented New York Power Authority (NYPA) Workers has been overwhelmingly ratified, Union Officials tell WNYLaborToday.com. The agreement, which runs from 2019 through 2022, covers 350 Workers represented by more»

CSEA’s Creating A ‘Culture Of Solidarity’ In The Town Of Webster

Published on Monday, August 13, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEBSTER, NEW YORK) - At a time when many Unionized Working People are being attacked by corporate interests, vilified by the media, taken for granted by neighbors or even having their mere existence challenged, the steadfast Public Employees who work at the Town of Webster Highway and Sewer Departments outside Rochester would tell you none of that keeps more»

Via In These Times: The Eulogies For Organized Labor Post-Janus ‘Are Premature’ - This ‘Proves’ The Labor ‘Still Has Power After Janus,’ Voters In Missouri ‘Come Out And Crush’ A Right-To-Work Proposition On The Ballot

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
After a string of victories across the country in recent years - including this Summer’s Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court ruling - the Anti-Union/Right-To-Work (for less) Movement met its match in Missouri. In Tuesday’s Primary Election, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected Proposition A, a ballot measure that would have made the State the 28th more»

Sheet Metal Union Members Elect First-Ever Female Business Agent In Oregon Local 16’s 130-Year History

Published on Monday, August 6, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GRESHAM, OREGON) - In balloting that took place during the Summer months of June and July, Union Members represented by Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 elected their first female Business Agent in the Local’s 130-year history. Vanessa Steward challenged incumbent Business Agent Robert Riehl, and the initial result was an outright tie, 143-to-143, in more»

From Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Noah Smith: Trump’s Tax Cut ‘Hasn’t Done Anything For’ Workers. Wages ‘Were Supposed To Rise.’ ‘Instead, They’ve Fallen.’

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A few months ago, I cautioned Americans should be patient before deciding what effect President Donald Trump’s tax cuts have had on the economy. It takes a while for companies to make investment decisions, more time for those decisions to be implemented and even more time for the resulting changes in labor demand to bid up Workers’ wages. It more»

Here’s Why Almost 80% Of U.S. Workers Live From Paycheck To Paycheck

Published on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8% and the Federal Reserve forecasts that the Unemployment Rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year. But the official rate hides more troubling realities: legions of college grads overqualified for their jobs, a growing number of contract Workers with no job security, and an more»

How To ‘Tilt The Balance Of Power Back To Workers’ After Janus - For Example, Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Creating A Statewide Pot Of Money To Cover Public Sector Unions

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
If there is any agreement between the Right and the Left regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v AFSCME, it is that the ruling delivers a potentially crushing blow to Public Sector Unions across the country. Before Janus, small automatic deductions could be debited from Workers’ paychecks to cover Union more»

Via The Hechinger Report: Upending Stereotypes - Girls-Only Trade Classes Are Spreading

Published on Monday, July 30, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
High School Auto Mechanics Teacher Kristina Carlevatti knows what it’s like to be one of just a few females in a class filled with males. That was her frequent experience while earning a degree in Technical and Trade Education at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. “There was the sense that you were being judged, like you more»

Dividing Workers Into Camps Is A ‘Right-Wing Plot, Not The Union/AFSCME Way’

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Representing all Workers in a Bargaining Unit – not just those who pay dues – is how Labor Unions and the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) can continue to build power in an era when billionaires, Corporate CEOs and their Right Wing allies are trying extra hard to destroy the Labor Movement. That’s more»

How Young Feminists Of Color Are ‘Transforming’ The Labor Movement

Published on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
“The personal is political” is a second-wave Feminist phrase. It articulates the concept that the material realities of our lives form our political consciousness and our priorities. Today, young Feminist Women of Color are fighting to transform the economic status of Women and they are succeeding. Their work has taken the concept that the more»

CSEA President Danny Donohue Applauds Governor Cuomo’s ‘Tough Stance’ After A Paintball Attack On Two Department Of Transportation Workers In Buffalo

Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Statewide President Danny Donohue is applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tough stance on a paintball attack that occurred on two New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Workers in the City of Buffalo. According to a story that appeared in The Buffalo News, two Highway more»

Health Care Problems At Lackawanna’s Republic Steel: USW-Represented Workers Complain Of Management’s ‘Lack Of Concern’ In Solving Coverage Dilemma That Is Leaving Employees With Myriad Of Problems

Published on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LACKAWANNA, NEW YORK) - It was bad enough Workers employed at Republic Steel in Lackawanna did not receive a pay increase in their last contract. Now, three years later - and, adding insult to injury, those Workers have been left to deal with a myriad of problems allegedly created by management, which those United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Workers more»

The Name ‘Might Not Ring A Bell,’ But It Was Madeline Foley - A Civil Service Employees Association Co-Worker Who Started Flo Tripi On An ‘Amazing & Gratifying’ 50-Year Career With The Statewide Public Employees Union

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A good friend to so many, including myself and thousands of Union-represented Public Workers across Western New York, Buffalo and Rochester - Flo Tripi, who had served as President of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region 6 since 2000, sadly, passed away on Wednesday (July 18th). When I found out, a name popped into my head: Madeline more»

Erie County Legislature Passes Bipartisan Anti-Janus Resolution To Help Protect The Privacy Of County Workers By Preventing Outside Political Groups From Obtaining Their Personal Information

Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Erie County Legislature has passed an anti-Janus Resolution that features steps to protect the privacy of the County’s Public Workforce - and the City of Niagara Falls has done the same in terms of standing up against the Anti-Worker Supreme Court ruling and supporting Workers impacted by what is viewed as a detrimental more»

‘Risky Business:’ WNY Council On Occupational Safety & Health Report Released On Wendt Corporation’s Safety Record - And It ‘Isn’t Good’

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) - After a nearly four-month study of safety records, Worker interviews, a facility walk-through and a review of industry best practices, the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health (WNYCOSH) today (Thursday, July 12th) released its comprehensive assessment of health and safety conditions at the Wendt Corporation more»

Internal Organizing & Right-To-Work Testimonials From Southern Workers Just Some Of The Suggestions Coming From WNY Labor Leaders Who Met To Discuss Ways Of Battling Supreme Court’s Janus Ruling

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – As tens of thousands of other Labor Leaders across the country have and will continue to do so, nearly 30 Representatives of individual Western New York Unions met on Monday (July 9th) afternoon to discuss the recent Janus vs. AFSCME decision rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court and the many possible tactics Organized Labor more»

After 10 Years Of ‘No’ Labor Rep On The Chautauqua County IDA, Its Board Of Directors Adds Steve Thorpe, The President Of the Southwestern New York Building & Construction Trades Council

Published on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – After a 10-year-long effort to get a representative of Organized Labor named to the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s (CCIDA) Board of Directors, it has finally happened with Southwestern New York Building & Construction Trades Council President Steve Thorpe (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Steve more»

A Labor Perspective By United Federation Of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew: The Supreme Court's Janus Decision Is One Battle In An Ongoing Fight That Unions Will Win

Published on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The bad guys won’t win. This week's U.S. Supreme Court decision aimed at the Nation’s Public Sector Unions reflects years of scheming by forces desperate to destroy Workers' Rights. The finding in the Janus case will make it more difficult for Unions to gather the resources they need to defend the interests of Workers and their families. more»

Organized Labor Responds To Negative Janus Ruling As President Trump ‘Praises’ Supreme Court’s Ruling In Favor Of Non-Union Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
As Republican President Donald crowed his approval of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today (Wednesday, June 27th) in the Janus v. AFSCME case, Organized Labor in Western New York and across New York State and the Nation responded, vowing In a morning tweet, Trump said: Supreme Court rules in favor of non-union workers who are now, as an example, more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Trump The Fire Starter

Published on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Trump The Fire Starter, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Below/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF). The Regional AFL-CIO Labor Organization oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, more»

“It’s The Largest Donation We’ve Ever Received” - Long-Term Pediatric HighPointe Unit In Buffalo’s Growing Medical Corridor Receives $30,000 From The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council

Published on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor's Note: Pictured above at the long-term Pediatric HighPoint Unit's new playground is Hayley Guzowski, HighPointe’s Pediatric Pavilion Union Manager (on the left) and Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council President Paul Brown. The Building Trades recently made a $30,000 donation to the Unit, which will be used to more»

Making A Difference In The Community & Teaching Kids The ‘True Meaning’ Of Labor Unions - That’s Just Some Of What USW Members Did To Commemorate The First Black Labor Week Ever Held In Buffalo

Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Free haircuts for Veterans and breakfast for the needy. Helping build a Habitat for Humanity home. Sending its Members into schools to teach kids the true meaning of Labor Unions and to provide needed education on the contributions made by African Americans to the Labor Movement. Sponsoring a card of youth boxing at a local more»

1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers ‘Voice Their Thanks’ To The Rochester Community Following A Three-Day Work Stoppage At The Anthony L. Jordan Health Center

Published on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHETER, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Workers at Rochester’s Anthony L. Jordan Health Center are publicly voicing their thanks for what they describe “abundant support” from patients, community, and elected officials during a recent three-day work stoppage. Sixty-five workers at the facility were back on the job delivering more»

These U.S. Workers Are Being Paid Like It’s Still The 80s - In Some Parts Of America, The Department Of Labor Hasn’t Updated Its Prevailing Wage For Taxpayer-Funded Work In Decades

Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Thanks to a web of loopholes and limits, the Federal Government has been green-lighting hourly pay of just $7.25 for some Construction Workers laboring on taxpayer-funded projects, despite decades-old Laws that promise them the Prevailing Wage Rate. Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Labor has formally given approval for contractors to pay $7.25 more»

Labor’s Night At The Races’ Annual Fundraiser To Benefit The Greater Niagara United Way Is ‘Back On Track,’ Labor Leaders Anticipate Breaking $10,000 Mark Once 2018 Numbers Are Officially Tallied

Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above: United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Director John Shinn (on the left), Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs - who also serves as USW District 4 Sub-Director (in the middle), and Greater Niagara United Way President Connie Brown attend the 2018 Labor Night at the more»

Alliance For Retired Americans Says The Republican Tax Cut ‘Lessens The Financial Future’ Of Both Social Security & Medicare

Published on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Trump-Republican $1.5 trillion tax cut for corporations and the rich not only gives them a financial windfall, it also lessens the financial future of two programs, Social Security and Medicare, that millions of people rely upon, so says the Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. And that’s important more»

The Civil Service Employees Association Endorses Democratic Candidate Joe Morelle For Congress – CSEA Western Region 6 President Flo Tripi: “Joe’s Strong Record Of Delivering Results For Working People Make Him The Best Choice.”

Published on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed Democratic New York State Assemblyman Joe Morelle in the race to fill the seat in the 25th Congressional District, which was previously held by the late Louise Slaughter. CSEA represents approximately 300,000 active and retired, Public and Private Sector Employees, more»

It Is Time For Unions To Revive The ‘War Room’ To Develop Strategies That Will Successfully Combat Those Who Attack Organized Labor, Says Retired & Respected WNY Labor Leader Dan Boody

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Dan Boody’s resume in Organized Labor is very impressive. Now retired, Boody has been a Member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) for 50 years, served as IUPAT District Council 4’s Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer for 27 years, was President of the 10,000-Member Buffalo Building more»

Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Chief Of Staff Maria Thomas Fisher Responds To Facebook Ad Posted By Man In Need Of A Life-Saving Kidney, Makes Decision To Donate Organ To Help Save His Life

Published on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Rochester & Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Editor’s Note: Our own Chief of Staff, Maria Thomas Fisher, is donating her kidney to someone she met through Facebook. Union Members continue to use their lives to help our community! Maria says that "she is grateful that she is a Union Member and will be able to take time off and have more»

Via The Huffington Post: Unions Face The ‘Fight Of Their Lives To Protect’ American Workers - Experts Says Robots Put Jobs ‘On The Line & Threaten A Rise In Income Inequality’

Published on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Sylvia Antuna is worried. The Cook has worked at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for 18 years, but after some fellow Cooks showed her a video of a restaurant in China that uses robots, she’s become concerned her job won’t be around much longer. “I said, ‘Oh my God, who would ever think we’d be more»

In Their Own Words: Organized Labor Remembers Buffalo Attorney Richard Lipsitz, Sr. - “I Think About The ‘Giant Hole’ Left In The Community, The World And In Our Hearts By This ‘Giant’ Of A Man.”

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: I only had the honor of personally meeting Buffalo Labor Attorney Richard Lipsitz, Sr. a few years back after the conclusion of a Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) Annual Meeting. At that time, I was asked to take a photo of Mr. Lipsitz, who was joined by retired Buffalo Area Labor Leader Dan more»