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Something For WNY Coffee Lovers To Think About The Next Time They Pull Into A Tim Hortons: Canadian Franchises Owned By Children Of Founders Reduce Benefits Over Wage Hike

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ONTARIO, CANADA) - Employees at the Tim Hortons locations owned by the children of the co-founders of the franchise say they’ve reduced Employee Benefits and cut back paid breaks to help offset Ontario’s $2.40 jump in Hourly Minimum Wage. Jeri Horton-Joyce and Ron Joyce Jr. wrote a letter to Employees at their two Tim Hortons restaurants in more»

UAW Region 9 Director Terry Dittes Elected International Vice President

Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) International Executive Board earlier this week elected Region 9 Director Terry Dittes as a UAW International Vice President, replacing Norwood Jewell who retired on December 31st, the Union announced. UAW President Dennis Williams congratulated Dittes, who brings bargaining experience at the Local, more»

Occupational Asthma Or Work-Related Exacerbation Of Asthma: The Sixth 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, January 2, 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 more»

WNY Labor Representative Earl Frampton’s "My Two Cents" Labor Perspective: To My Union Sisters & Brothers - ‘Do You Believe In Unions?’

Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following was authored by long-time Western New York Labor Activist, former Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO/United Way of Greater Niagara Labor Liaison and retired Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member Earl Frampton, a Contributing Labor Columnist to Your On-Line Labor Newspaper. It first appeared on more»

CSEA Local 815 Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement With Erie County Government – Members Expected To Participate In Ratification Vote In Early January

Published on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - A tentative agreement on a new six-year contract has been reached between Erie County Government and Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815’s Erie County Unit, Union Officials and County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced. CSEA Membership is expected to vote on the agreement in early January. The tentative more»

Via WNYPapers.com: The United Steelworkers’ Women Of Steel Group Helps Collect Items For Victims Of Domestic Abuse In Niagara Falls

Published on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) - Mountains of pillows and a roomful of toiletries greeted Passage House Domestic Violence Services Staff when they recently arrived at the City of Niagara Falls Department of Public Works. For the past six weeks, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9434 and the Union’s Women of Steel Group have collected shampoo, toothpaste, more»

Indoor Air Quality In The Workplace: The Fifth 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, December 18, 2017 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 more»

Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Trump & Tyranny – “Trump Is Nothing But A ‘Would-Be King, Who Sees Himself Not Only Above The Law, But The Law Itself.’”

Published on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Trump & Tyranny, 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»

BlueCross BlueShield Of WNY, CWA Political Activist Terri Legierski & Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center Advocate Dave Chudy Among Several Honored During Annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Holiday Dinner

Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133 Political Activist Terri Legierski and Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center Advocate Dave Chudy - a Public Employees Federation (PEF) Retiree, were among several honored Tuesday (December 12th) evening during the Buffalo more»

United Steelworkers District 4 Intl Staff Rep Valerie Mueller-Thomas Featured On The Workforce Development Institute’s 2018 Working Union Women Calendar

Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 International Staff Representative Valerie Mueller-Thomas – affectionately dubbed Miss March by USW District 4 Sub-Director Jim Briggs, is one of 14 Working Union Women from across the State of New York who are featured on the Workforce Development Institute’s (WDI) just-released Women more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Local Communities: CSEA Members Across Niagara County Launch Holiday Food Drive To Assist Families In Need This Holiday Season

Published on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members from across Niagara County have joined forces with government leaders this Holiday Season to launch a food drive to assist struggling area families. Festively-decorated containers and bins have been placed in Employee Work Areas throughout all Niagara County Office Buildings so more»

Mourning A Death In The Labor News Family: After 13 Years, Workers Independent News Shuts Down After Failing To Secure Continued Funding From Organized Labor

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
It was a bad week last week. I received word that Workers Independent News (The WIN Radio Network) was forced to close after 13 years of providing Organized Labor a voice in what had grown to become a major Labor News Media Outlet in more than 200 markets across the United States. And I felt even worse after speaking with Frank Emspak, a Labor Professor more»

Overcoming A “Well-Funded Anti-Union Campaign,” Staff At The Stanley G. Falk Special Day School In Buffalo Vote Overwhelmingly To ‘Go Union’ With NYSUT

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - By a final tally of 128-to-104, Staff employed at a total of seven Stanley G. Falk Special Day Schools in the Buffalo area have voted to Go Union with the New York State Teachers Union (NYSUT), NYSUT Officials told WNYLaborToday.com today (Monday, December 4th). Posting on his Facebook Page, NYSUT Western New York Regional Staff more»

Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council & Local Unions Heed The Call, Perform “Labor Of Love” Restoration Work On Fruit Belt Home To Support An Elderly Buffalonian In Need

Published on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – In August, a call went out to Buffalo’s Labor Unions from the City’s Fruit Belt neighborhood – an elderly woman desperately needed help. Her Mulberry home, a structure that has sat in this historic community since 1880, was in dire need of repair before Winter came a calling. Now, just a few months later, more»

Via The Buffalo Teachers Federation: New NYSUT Analysis Shows A ‘Severe Lack’ Of Diversity In Erie County’s Charter Schools

Published on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released a report prepared by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) that Union President Phil Rumore describes as “troubling,” which details an extreme lack of Administrator Diversity and the general lack of diversity in Erie County’s Charter Schools. NYSUT’s more»

The Buffalo AFL-CIO Labor Council & Its Affiliated Member Unions Embark On A ‘Labor Of Love’ – Join Donation Drive For New Blankets For Pediatric Patients Of All Ages At Buffalo’s Children’s Hospital

Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Some call it a Labor of Love, but to the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and its Affiliated Member Unions, it’s a show of Labor Covering Western New York - and for the second year in a row, the Buffalo Council and its Affiliates are joining a major community donation drive to gather new blankets for patients of all more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: For The 21st Consecutive Year, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Donates Thanksgiving Day Meals To More Than 200 Local Families

Published on Monday, November 20, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO) - Thousands of dollars in food and gift certificates that have been donated by Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Members will be distributed on Tuesday (November 21st) 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 ‘meal of more»

Legislature Approves New One-Year Contract For Nearly 1,000 CSEA-Represented Public Employees In Chautauqua County

Published on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – The Chautauqua County Legislature this week approved a new one-year contract for its nearly 1,000 Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented Public Workers that includes a 2% wage increase and the County covering the costs for the Workers health care coverage for the entire 12-month period, Union President Steve more»

2017’s Been A ‘Very Busy Year’ For USW District 4 With Staff Reps Negotiating 16 New Contracts That Provide Better Wages & Benefits For Thousands Of WNY Union-Represented Workers

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Staff Representative Val Thomas (on the left) and USW District 4 Sub-Director Jim Briggs (on the right) have been involved in a great number of new contract negotiations that have positively impacted the Union’s Western New York Membership in 2017. (WNYLaborToday.com Photo) more»

A Look Back At Election Day/November 2017: ‘Union Boss’ Jacqui Berger’s Amherst Town Council Victory ‘Highlights Labor’s Hard Work’ Here In Western New York

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Union Boss Jacqui Berger’s Amherst Town Council victory highlighted the November 2017 Election Day Results here in Western New York that prompted Area AFL-CIO Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz to tell WNYLaborToday.com: “We had a ‘very, very good day.’” Of course it started with the more»

Organized Labor ‘Revels In The Massive Defeat’ Of The New York State Constitutional Convention – Proposition ‘Goes Down’ By An Overall Tally Of 97.9% To Just 2.1%

Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) – In a major victory for Organized Labor across New York State, voters more than overwhelmingly cast their vote against holding a State Constitutional Convention on Tuesday (November 7th), with a final tally showing 2.084 million New Yorkers voted no, while just 44,534 voted yes – a 97.9% to 2.1% difference. As such, more»

A Labor Perspective Via Railway Age: If You Get A Good Deal, Take It

Published on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Watching Washington, November 2017: Almost three years since 12 Rail Labor Unions first started Collective Bargaining over wages, benefits and work rules with Class I Railroads, plus many regionals and short lines, a coalition of six Unions - representing some 60% of the 145,000 affected Workers - has reached a tentative agreement with the carriers. more»

Via Vox.com: Unionized Nurses Returning From Puerto Rico Accuse The Federal Government Of Leaving People To Die: "We Cannot Be Silent While Millions Of People Continue To Endure These Conditions."

Published on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Nation's largest Nurses Union is condemning the Federal Government's Emergency Response in Puerto Rico for "delaying necessary humanitarian aid to its own citizens and leaving them to die." The stinging criticism came from members of National Nurses United, who spoke on Capitol Hill with Democratic members of Congress after a more»

Via Forbes: The ‘Silent Killer On The Job Site’ - Inside The Construction Industry's Battle With Opioids

Published on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The American Opioid Crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, but the U.S. construction industry does not seem ready to take action regarding its own significant role in the deadly epidemic. The trillion-dollar industry has been hit harder than almost any other sector of the economy in a health crisis that takes nearly 100 American lives more»

Labor Voices Via The Detroit News – Teamsters President James Hoffa Says There’s ‘Value’ In Union Membership

Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Organizing is the life blood of every Union. And last week, more than 150 Teamster Organizers from across the country gathered in Detroit to strategize on how to educate Workers about the value of Union Membership. Michigan is a Union State and it is a Teamsters State, so not surprisingly we’ve had some success here. Just last month, for instance, more»

Buffalo Area Professional & Technical Workers Employed At Absolut Care Nursing Homes In Orchard Park Vote To ‘Go Union’ With 1199 SEIU

Published on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) - seventy-five Professional and Technical Workers employed at Absolut Care at Orchard Park and Aurora Park have voted to Go Union and be represented by1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Union Officials announced. The new Union Workers are now looking forward to negotiating a contract where they’ll address more»

As We Celebrate Halloween, 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 Sunday, October 29, 2017 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 2017, 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»

Buffalo Hosts 2017 Industrial Manufacturing Technician Forum

Published on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - More than 20 companies and over 100 representatives from a host of national and local employers, Labor Unions, and training providers were in attendance Tuesday (October 24th) at the 2017 Industrial Manufacturing Technician Forum in Buffalo, an event that featured expert speakers from across the nation who focused in on what the more»

‘Yet Another Good Example’ Of A Union Member Making The Decision To Run For Public Office: Meet AFSCME Local 3001’s Elizabeth Guzman - A Candidate Who Will Fight for Working People

Published on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NORTHERN VIRGINIA) - Elizabeth Guzman, a Member of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Virginia Local 3001, is on a personal mission - one that pits this 10-year Public Service Worker against an incumbent State Legislator who supports an extremist agenda that hurts people like her. Guzman is running to become a member more»

The State Of Michigan ‘Smashes’ The World Record For Rosie The Riveter Gathering

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN) – Michigan’s girls and women showed up in blue shirts and red bandanas to smash the world record of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter. On Saturday (October 14th) - 3,755 girls and women dressed as Rosie at the Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center. It's a new world record set by more than 1,500 people. The more»

Preventing High-Pressure Injection Injury: The Fourth 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 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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 more»

Town Of West Seneca Blue Collar Employees Fire Back At Buffalo News Contract Bargaining Story That Union Officials Say Was “Designed To Motivate Anger In Readers On An Emotional Level”

Published on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) - It is disheartening to see members of the West Seneca Town Board attempting to scapegoat their Blue-Collar Unit Employees for what appears to be their own financial mismanagement. In an October 4th, 2017 Buffalo News article, Town Board members cited rising Employee Health Insurance Costs and on-going contract negotiations as the more»

NYSUT & CSEA-Represented Pine Valley School District Employees Hold Informational Picket Outside Southern Tier School To Demand A Fair Contract

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The photos that appear with this Labor News Report are courtesy of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Western Region Staff Director Mike Deely’s Facebook Page. (SOUTH DAYTON, NEW YORK) – In Cattaraugus County on Wednesday (October 11th), 70 Pine Valley Teachers and supporters braved the wind more»

A Labor Perspective From Buffalo-Area Civil Service Employees Association Local 815’s Scott Shugarts: The ‘Magic’ Number - $14 Per Hour ‘More’ For Public Sector Union Workers ‘Than’ Non-Unionized Counterparts

Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Scott Shugarts (pictured below) serves as President of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815’s Erie County Clerk/Legal Unit. Every two weeks, most of us take a look at our paychecks to make sure everything is as we expect it to be and most of us are used to seeing the $20 to $30 being taken more»

Labor View From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Erie County’s First Source Policy Will Help Employ Local Residents

Published on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor View was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Below) - 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, Niagara-Orleans, Dunkirk, Jamestown and Cattaraugus-Allegany more»

First Source Policy Brings Employment Opportunities To Erie County Residents – County Executive Order Requires Contractors To Employ Local Labor, With Emphasis On High Poverty Areas & Disadvantaged Workers

Published on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has signed his 18th Executive Order, which mandates County Construction Projects of more than $250,000 - and involving at least three Workers - shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged Workers. The purpose of the order is to foster construction employment opportunities for more»

Where Are The ‘Construction Workers Of Tomorrow’ Coming From? Well, Just Maybe From The Buffalo Building Trades’ Annual Western New York Construction Career Days Event

Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKE VIEW, NEW YORK) – In one tent, a high school student wearing a hard hat pounded a nail into a two-by-four. In another, sparks flew from a welding unit operated by a student wearing protective clothing. And another wearing a harness was repelled down a scaffold by local Ironworkers. Everywhere you looked at International Union of Operating more»

“Vote No, No To The Con Con:” BTF/NYSUT Union Member Uses Hip Hop To Spread A Video Message To ‘All’ New Yorkers - “Vote NO” To A Constitutional Convention

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Jeff Grossi, a 36-year-old Geometry Teacher at Middle Early College that’s housed inside Buffalo’s Bennett High School - who also happens to be a Buffalo Teachers Federation (BFT)/New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Member, has grown a successful side career of performing under the stage name MC ZiLL – more»

Workplace Violence: The Third 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, October 1, 2017 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 more»

United Steelworkers-Represented Workers At DuPont’s Yerkes Plant In Western New York ‘Overwhelmingly Ratify’ New 4-Year Deal

Published on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Workers employed at DuPont’s Yerkes plant just outside of Buffalo have overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year contract, which was quickly brought about after a number of disparaging, Anti-Union and racist drawings by management were discovered following a bargaining session. The more»

With So Much Work In The Region, IUOE Local 17 ‘Strips’ 24 New Members From Buffalo-Area Non-Union Employers – Workers Wanted Better Wages & Benefits

Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LAKE VIEW, NEW YORK) – Work has been so good for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 here in the Western New York Region as of late that the Union recently stripped 24 new Members who previously worked for Non-Union employers in the Buffalo area, Business Manager Gary Swain tells WNYLaborToday.com. “Once ‘word got more»

It’s Baaack! After A Two-Year Break - WNY Construction Career Days Returns

Published on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 Training Coordinator Kelly Roblee (on the left) and Local 17 Training Fund Administrative Manager James Smolinski, Jr. (on the right) have their arms wipe open and are ready to welcome back more than 1,000 high school students from across the more»

Buffalo’s ‘Labor Of Art:’ Two Colorful Murals Created By Local Artists & Students, A Project Partially Subsidized By Area Labor Unions, Are Unveiled In The City

Published on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – A Firefighter, a Doctor, a Mechanic and a Technician - all featured in two individual, eight-foot-by-eight-foot, extremely colorful murals that are now adhered to the front of the Buffalo Public Schools Administration Building on Clinton Street. They’re Buffalo’s Labor of Art – a project partially funded by the more»

USW Reaches New 4-Year Deal At DuPont’s Yerkes Plant In WNY After A Number Of Disparaging, Anti-Union & Racist Drawings By Management Were Discovered Following A Bargaining Session

Published on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – 340 United Steelworkers (USW)-represented DuPont Workers employed at the company’s Tonawanda/Yerkes Plant in Western New York will take part in a ratification vote on September 22nd after the Union informed WNYLaborToday.com today (Thursday, September 14th) that a new four-year tentative contract agreement has been more»

Occupational Job Stress: The Second 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, September 12, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM), which is 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 more»

CWA Local 1122-Represented Visiting Nursing Association Of Northwest Pennsylvania Employees Ratify First Collective Bargaining Agreement

Published on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122-represented Workers employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Northwest Pennsylvania (VNANP) have overwhelmingly ratified their first contract, Officials of the Suburban Buffalo-headquartered Union announced Friday (September 8th). The contract covers 28 Workers who are more»

UFCW’s ‘Trump & Walmart Make America Worse’ College Tour Kick Offs In Buffalo

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)-led 2017 Trump & Walmart Make America Worse College Tour kicked off in Western New York earlier this week at Buffalo State University, where a number of Labor Leaders and Elected Officials spoke out about the need to educate students on how they can stand up for a better America more»

CSEA Southern Tier Labor Leader Bonnie Peters Receives George Ritzer Labor Award During Ceremonies Held At The 38th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival

Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) - For only the third time, a female Southern Tier Labor Activist/Leader has been awarded with the prestigious George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 807 President Bonnie Peters, who received the award during ceremonies held at the 38th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival. In more»

A Look Back At The 2017 Buffalo Labor Day Parade: Unions Make America Great Again!

Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SOUTH BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Under a theme of Unions Make America Great Again! – a bevy of Western New York Labor Unions and their Membership came together on Labor Day 2017 (Monday, September 4th) to march in the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s 2017 Labor Day Parade. “This (theme) ‘was chosen on purpose to take a more»

Labor Day 2017: BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York - The ‘Only’ WNY ‘Health Insurance Company With A Unionized Workforce - Salutes The Labor Movement

Published on Monday, September 4, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has been a long-time supporter and Front Page Advertiser on WNYLaborToday.com, which is celebrating its 10th year of providing Labor Unions and their Members with an array of Labor News not found anywhere else in one place across the entire Internet. It is partly because of more»