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‘Good News’ For Western New York & Rochester: General Motors Announces Plans To Invest $334 Million in Three Of Its Plants Located In Tonawanda, Lockport & Rochester

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Western New York and Rochester got some great pre-Memorial Day Weekend news this week when the General Motors Company (GM) announced it plans to invest $334 million into three of its plants located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester. It was also announced that GM’s Tonawanda Engine Plant - located just outside Buffalo - more»

Via WBFO-FM: Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls Teacher Transfer Process A "Disaster"

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is calling the City School District’s Teacher Transfer Process an "utter disaster,” something Rumore has been calling on the District to fix the process since a year ago last June. “Utter 'disaster from day one,'” Rumore said during a news conference held more»

13-Year Relationship With 1199 SEIU-Represented Kaleida School Nurses Is Over, Which Now Begs The Question: Did Buffalo’s Public Schools President Just ‘Bust’ The Union?

Published on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It was just 16 minutes, a relatively small amount of time, after a deadline slipped by - but in the end that was the reason why the submission of a bid to renew a 13-year relationship involving 1199 Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-represented Kaleida Health School Nurses was eventually more»

CWA In Buffalo ‘Scores Major Victory’ On Safe Staffing Bill Push, Gets Republican State Senator Chris Jacobs To ‘Flip’ - Member Of The State Senate Health Committee Signs On As A Co-Sponsor

Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Scoring a major victory in the fight to get New York State to pass a Safe Staffing Bill for Patient Safety, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced during a rally in Downtown Buffalo on Thursday (May 17th) that Republican State Senator Chris Jacobs - Western New York’s only Senator on the State Health more»

Lancaster Central Teachers Association Union President Eric Przykuta Remembered By NYSUT & The American Federation Of Teachers As ‘Serving With Passion & Dedication - Every Day’

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANCASTER, NEW YORK) - Lancaster Teachers Central Association (LTCA) Union President Eric Przykuta (pictured above) is being remembered by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as serving with passion and dedication - every day. Przykuta, 43, a Seventh-Grade Science Teacher for nearly two decades, died more»

Organized Labor In Chautauqua County Holds Its 18th Annual Workers Memorial Day Service

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(FREWSBURG, NEW YORK) - The Chautauqua County Workers Memorial Committee held its 18th Annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony earlier this month at the Chautauqua County Workers Memorial site in the Town of Frewburg’s Erlandson Overview Park. Workers Memorial Day - annually held on April 28th, is a day of remembering all of the local men and women from more»

Continued & Detrimental Weakening Of Safety & Health Regulations By The Trump Administration Angers Labor Speakers At Annual Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s 2018 Workers’ Memorial Event

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TOWN OF LEWISTON) – Every day, 150 Workers across the United States don’t come back home at the end of a long’s work. In 2016 alone, 5,190 Workers were killed on the job in this country – which was an increase from 4,836 deaths recorded the previous year. The National AFL-CIO’s just released Death On The Job Report - the more»

Worker-Beneficial Doctor-On-Demand Telemedicine Intro To Highlight Annual BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York’s Health Care Labor Seminar On Thursday, May 17th

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – More than 140 Western New York Labor Leaders and Representatives have been invited to the Annual BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s (BCBSWNY) Health Care Labor Seminar on Thursday, May 17th – where Experts will provide an introduction to a Worker-beneficial Doctor-On-Demand Telemedicine Program, as well as on more»

Western New York Labor ‘Gears Up’ For The National Association Of Letter Carriers’ 26th Annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive That’s Set For This Saturday, May 12th

Published on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) - Western New York’s Labor Unions and their Members are gearing up for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which will be held this Saturday (May 12th). Every year - on the second Saturday in May, Unionized Postal Carriers - in addition to their regular workload, collect more»

The United Way Of Greater Niagara Presents IBEW Local 2104 & IBEW Local 237 Business Manager Russ Quarantello With Its 2018 Community Services Award & Shining Star Award, Respectively

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS) – Organized Labor shined bright at the United Way of Greater Niagara’s Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast that was held late last week (Friday, April 27th) in Niagara Falls, with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the Civil Service Employees Association, the United Teachers and the United Auto Workers more»

A Look Back At The 2018 WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s Annual Awards Dinner: Activist Of The Year ATU Local 1342 President Jeffrey Richardson ‘Steals The Show,’ Says The “Janus Case Can Go To Hell!”

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured below, a glimpse of some of the 500 Unionists, Community Organizations, Elected Officials and Friends of Labor who gathered together on Thursday (April 26th) at the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s 2018 Annual Awards Dinner in Downtown Buffalo to celebrate the many positive efforts and more»

At NYSUT’s 46th Annual Representative Assembly In Buffalo: Union Presidents Represent Many Constituencies With ‘Singular’ Purpose

Published on Friday, April 27, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - More than 2,000 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Delegates from across the State are in Buffalo to discuss over-testing and other Education Policy issues, as well as to hear from an array of Statewide Elected Leaders, during the Teachers Union’s 46th Annual Representative Assembly. NYSUT - a statewide Union with more than more»

Safety & Health Negligence Highlighted At The Wendt Corporation’s Suburban Buffalo Facility On Workers’ Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Continuing to call attention to Labor problems at the Wendt Corporation’s Suburban Buffalo Plant, Area Union Leaders Wednesday (April 25th) joined with the newly-Unionized Workers outside the company’s Cheektowaga facility to not only highlight their lack of a first contract - but focus a spotlight on alleged more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Tells The Buffalo School Board, the New York State Commissioner Of Education & The Board Of Regents - End Degrading, Destructive & Hurtful Actions Against Students & Parents

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling on the Buffalo Board of Education, the New York State Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Regents to ensure its destructive and hurtful directives aimed at parents and students (in regards to opting out) cease immediately. BTF President Phil Rumore issued the following more»

EARTH DAY 2018: Spring Fever Means Students & AFT, NYSUT & UUP Educators Are Helping The Land & Water

Published on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a sampling of student posters from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Conserve and Protect Our Water contest. See all of the poster contest winners at www.dec.ny.gov/education/106423.html (FREDONIA, NEW YORK) - Listen to the pipes of the peepers singing like a choir beyond the more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation & UAW Local 897 Honored As Exemplary Organized Labor Volunteers At The United Way Of Buffalo & Erie County’s Annual Volunteer Breakfast

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 897 were honored this week as Exemplary Organized Labor Volunteers during the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s Annual Volunteer Breakfast. The United Way’s Annual Volunteer Breakfast, which was held on Tuesday (April 17th), yearly more»

Via LaborNotes: The Special Status Of Union Stewards

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
LaborNotes Editor’s Note: This Labor News Report is excerpted from The Legal Rights of Union Stewards, which includes citations to decisions and case law. Standing up to bosses is essential to being a Union Steward. On the shop floor and in grievance meetings, you must defend the actions of Members and contest those of management. In many cases more»

In Western New York, One Teacher's 'Revolution Of Razors' Raises $5 Million For Cancer Research

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ANGOLA, NEW YORK) - Here’s what a shiny dome or two can do: By shaving his head and getting scores of others to shave theirs, Lake Shore Teacher Tony George started a revolution of razors that’s raised $5 million for Buffalo’s Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. George - a Social Studies Teacher and President of the Lake Shore more»

Exactly What Was It That Ended A Nearly Five-Year-Old, High-Profile Fight With New York State That Now Keeps The WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center In West Seneca?

Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – Was it divine intervention or just a perfect storm of factors? Who really knows, but whatever it was that finally changed the mind of Governor Andrew Cuomo was extremely welcomed news by those who have been in the forefront of the battle to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) in West more»

Union Dues: Certified Nursing Assistant Says Union Dues ‘Are The Best Investment A Worker Can Make To Have A Voice On The Job, Ensure Fair Treatment & Have Someone To Fight For You When There Are Problems’

Published on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(FERGUSON, MISSOURI) - “Union Dues ‘are our best investment’ - UNION!” was the victory cry of Brenda Davis, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Shop Steward, speaking at the Faith/Labor Alliance breakfast where she expressed the joy of Workers winning a new contract at Christian Care Home in Ferguson after a 104-day Unfair Labor more»

Laid Off Wendt Employees In Suburban Buffalo Celebrate Their Return With A Cake, While Ironworkers Shopmen’s Local 576 Resumes Bargaining On New Contract & Readies To ‘Ratchet Up’ Community Campaign

Published on Friday, April 6, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Unjustly laid off Workers employed at the Wendt Corporation, whom Union Officials said was a blatant attempt to break the newly-formed Union, celebrated their return with a cake, but vowed to ratchet up their community campaign as contract negotiations finally resumed this week - with another session scheduled for Tuesday more»

Read This ‘Powerful Story Of Why Sticking With Your Union Is So Important’ – Western New York Teacher Michael Desing ‘Not Only Beat Cancer, He Has A Million Reasons’ For 'Sticking With The Union'

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ANGOLA, NEW YORK) - You might say Michael Desing wears the mark of the Union. It’s a long, deep, indented scar on top of his head. In Fall 2014, this High School Teacher from Western New York was on a dedicated personal and career path – a wife, a child, teaching English, two Master’s Degrees and heading toward a Ph.D., and running more»

Buffalo Labor Joins With Area Community Groups To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Participants To Recreate Legacy March Marking The 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

Published on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Members of Buffalo’s Labor Movement will join with a host of Community Leaders on Wednesday (April 4th) to recreate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Legacy March through the City’s East Side – complete with those participating wearing “I AM A MAN” signs and a Sanitation Truck to remember the more»

Health & Safety Issues Of An Aging Workforce: The Ninth In A Series Of Useful Information ‘That You Can Use’ From The Center For Occupational & Environmental Medicine At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center

Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM), located at Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), is available to Workers both Union and non, providing care to those who are injured, impaired or who develop an illness as a result of workplace factors - which may include exposure issues, more»

The 2018 WNY Area Labor Federation’s Annual Meeting: NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento Tells Union Leadership/Delegates That Historic Defeat Of Constitutional Convention Ballot Shows: “If We Mobilize, We Win!”

Published on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – In what was believed to the largest turnout ever for an annual Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) meeting, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento told those Union Leaders and Delegates in attendance that last year’s impressive Labor-driven victory in steamrolling New York State’s more»

Women At Work: 'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) - She likes to say that she slept through the last 13 years of her life, and indeed, much of it is a blur: Abusive relationship; His-and-her arrests for domestic violence; Meth habit; A period of quasi-homelessness; and a 37-day stint in jail for petty theft. Now, at 38, Sandra Alvarez says she’s awake - and duly awoken. more»

Labor Perspective Via Newsweek From Former NLRB Board Member Sharon Block: We Need Stronger Labor Unions To Protect The Middle Class

Published on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective is Sharon Block, the Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Obama. You can directly access her perspective at: more»

Organized Labor On The Passing Of U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter: She Was A ‘Staunch Defender Of Working People Who Earned Labor’s Everlasting Admiration And Respect”

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
From Rochester to Western New York and across New York State, Organized Labor is mourning the passing of U.S. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who served New York's 25th District for the past 31 years. The Democratic Congresswoman from Rochester had fallen in her Washington, D.C. home last week and was hospitalized with a concussion at George Washington more»

This Is To Share With Workers Who Do Not Know: What A Labor Union Is & How It Works - We're Here To Explain

Published on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
On February 26th, the United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments on the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31 case, which will stand as one of the most significant Labor rulings in recent history. The case is about Unions and the kinds of fees they are able to collect, something that impacts more»

Identifying The Ergonomic Risk Factors Of A Job: The Eighth In A Series Of Useful Information ‘That You Can Use’ From The Center For Occupational & Environmental Medicine At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center

Published on Monday, March 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM), located at Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), is available to Workers both Union and non, providing care to those who are injured, impaired or who develop an illness as a result of workplace factors - which may include exposure issues, more»

More Than $50,000 Raised By Western New York Labor To Benefit The 56th Annual Variety Club Kids Telethon

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The 56th Annual Variety Kids Telethon raised more than $1.01 million over the weekend - with Organized Labor from across Western New York accounting for more than $50,000, Labor Organizers tell WNYLaborToday.com. The dollars raised by the Western New York Labor Movement goes to support the newly-built John R. Oishei more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Unionist Gene Grabiner: What Does The Trade War Mean?

Published on Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Gene Grabiner has been a New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Member for more than 36 years. Grabiner, who holds a PhD, is a State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor. He recently submitted the following Labor Perspective to WNYLaborToday.com: It's absolutely true that quality jobs more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls For The Creation Of Specific Statewide & Nationwide Action On School Violence To Ensure The Safety Of Students & School Personnel

Published on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling for the creation of specific statewide and national actions to ensure the safety of students and school personnel in the wake of too many school shootings across the United States, with the latest involving the killing of 17 students and Teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School in more»

‘Working People’s Day Of Action’ Draws Nearly 300 In Buffalo, Workers ‘Demand An End To Rigged Economic & Political System That Takes Away Their Right To Collective Bargaining & A Voice On The Job’

Published on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - As part of a nationwide event involving 27 cities across the United States, nearly 300 Working People rallied in Buffalo on Saturday (February 24th) on the Working People’s Day Of Action to demand an end to the “rigged economic and political system that ‘takes away’ Workers’ ‘right’ to more»

IAM Will Fight Dresser Rand Plant Closure In Western New York

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WELLSVILLE, NEW YORK) - Nearly 250 International Association of Machinists (IAM) Members in this Western New York community of Wellsville were left reeling earlier this week when Siemens officials suddenly announced the impending sale and closure of the historic Dresser Rand Plant. Siemens Officials met with Members of IAM Local 1580 at the facility to more»

What Does Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Restructuring Mean For Union-Represented Tops Markets Employees Across Upstate New York, Northern PA & Vermont?

Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – Tops Markets, which employs more than 14,000 Workers at its 169 full-service supermarkets across Upstate New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, announced today (Wednesday, February 21st) that it will restructure its debt under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. However, Management at Tops’ Suburban Buffalo more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Proposes The School District ‘Work With The Union’ To Establish A Standing Teaching & Learning Environment Committee, While Answering Critics Of Its Recently-Released Disruptive Student Survey

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling on the Buffalo School District to work with the BTF to establish a standing Teaching & Learning Environment Committee to address the concerns raised in its Disruptive Student Survey. The resolution was approved unanimously by the BTF Executive Committee and Council of Delegates (who more»

Risks & Risk Reduction For Shift Work: The Seventh In A Series Of Useful Information ‘That You Can Use’ From The Center For Occupational & Environmental Medicine At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center

Published on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM), located at Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), is available to Workers both Union and non, providing care to those who are injured, impaired or who develop an illness as a result of workplace factors - which may include exposure issues, more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation Responds To The School District Breaking Off Contract Negotiations At City Honors Negotiations, Says District Rejected BTF Offer To Bring In Impartial Mediator

Published on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Although the Buffalo School District is apparently trying to convince the Buffalo Community that it is willing to continue negotiations at City Honors, the Buffalo Teachers Federation says that is not true. In a letter sent to the District, the BTF said it “considers insulting and demeaning,” despite the fact the Teachers more»

National AFL-CIO’s HIT Subsidiary Announces Investment To Help Finance The Northland Central’s Workforce Training Center, Which Will Be Used To Train Nearly 400 Buffalo Workers For Union Construction Jobs

Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The National AFL-CIO’s HIT Subsidiary - Building America - has announced New Markets Tax Credits to help finance Buffalo’s Northland Central’s Workforce Training Center, which will reuse part of a historic vacant industrial complex and serve as an anchor for the broader Northland Central Project. Approximately more»

The International Association Of Machinists Spearheads A ‘New Wave’ Of Union Music For Working People, With A ‘Little Help’ From An IAM Member Here In Buffalo

Published on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – While traditional Labor songs for Working People were written by such legends as Woody Guthrie and Joe Hill - which have long served as the mainstay for the Labor Movement since they were first penned way back when, there’s now an updated choice when it comes to speaking to Union Members about the jobs they do and the more»

CWA-Represented Kaleida Health Workers In Buffalo ‘Successfully Stave Off’ Management's Efforts To Ban Printed Scrubs, And In The Process, ‘Built A Stronger’ Union

Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Patrick Weisansal II is a Radiologic Technologist for Kaleida Health and also serves as the Director of Mobilizing and Organizing for Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 in Buffalo. His authored story recently appeared in LaborNotes. (BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Wearing scrubs emblazoned with cheery more»

WNY Labor Rallies Around Workers Employed By The Wendt Corporation In Suburban Buffalo - Three Consecutive Days Of Lunchtime Rallies Will Focus Attention On Management’s Union-Busting Tactics

Published on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – For three days this week, just-Unionized Employees of the Wendt Corporation - a suburban manufacturer of scrap recycling machinery, will hold lunchtime rallies outside the company’s Cheektowaga plant to protest what Union Officials tell WNYLaborToday.com is a blatant attempt to bust their Union, which for the past six more»

Amid All The Attacks On Organized Labor, The Head Of The WNY Area Labor Federation Is ‘Optimistic 2018 Will Be A Good Year’ For Labor Unions & Their Members

Published on Monday, January 29, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – “When we are ‘united, we end up winning,’” Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz matter-of-factly told WNYLaborToday.com of the Labor Movement in general, while sharing his thoughts and agenda with Your On-Line Labor Newspaper in terms of what the Regional more»

A Look Back At The 2018 Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Awards Dinner: Keynote Speaker Says The Labor Movement ‘Serves As The Backbone Of Organized Resistance’ To The Right Wing’s Anti-Worker Initiatives

Published on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held its Annual Awards Dinner last week at the Lewiston Fire Hall on Saunders Settlement Road in Niagara Falls, where more than 130 area Union Leaders, Labor Representatives, Elected Officials and Friends of Labor gathered to honor the Labor Movement and its Award more»

WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: “There’s Only One Path, The Path Of Struggle - Let Us Unite & Fight For A World For All People to Truly Observe & Honor The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Published on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Below/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), was one of the featured speakers during a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event that was held at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Local Communities: USW District 4 Women Of Steel Council Distributes More Than 800 Hats, Coats, Gloves & Scarves To The Needy Across The Buffalo Area

Published on Monday, January 15, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – In recent weeks, the temperatures have dipped way down to zero and the wind chill has been registered at more than minus 10 in the Buffalo area, making it even harder for those who have less to make sure they have adequate clothing to bundle up. But for some who are in need, that changed last week, thanks to the United more»

In Toronto: Unions & Activists Rally Against Tim Hortons’ Benefit Cuts, As Well As Management’s Bullying Of The Coffee Chain’s Workers

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TORONTO, CANADA) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada Activists joined with Workers, Unions and community groups at Tim Hortons locations across Ontario on this week to protest the company’s benefit cuts and bullying of its Workers in response to the province’s recent Minimum Wage Increase. Organized by the Ontario more»

‘Quick Thinking’ By CSEA-Represented Bus Driver In The Southern Tier Kept Students Out Of Harm’s Way

Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) - A Sherman Central School District school bus was destroyed in the early morning hours on January 4th after experiencing mechanical problems and erupting into flames. Twelve students were safely removed from the bus before it caught fire, thanks to the quick thinking of a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented Bus more»

Via In These Times: Here’s Why These Three Rank-And-File Union Members Are Running For Maryland Public Office

Published on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - Determined to win a larger role in the Maryland State Democratic Party organization, Labor Unions are entering the 2018 Off-Year Election Season early and betting on some of their own Rank-and-File Members for places in the State Legislature and other local offices. Some of the preparatory work began this past Summer, says Charly more»