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A Labor Day Message From Civil Service Employees Association Western Region President Flo Tripi - “America Needs Unions!”

Published on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
It doesn’t take an academic scholar to know big corporations, the politicians who take their money and other wealthy interests have rigged our economy and our politics to the detriment of Working People. For decades, hard-working Middle Class and Working Poor Americans have been robbed of the freedom to earn a decent living, maintain a work-life more»

A Message From CSEA Western Region 6 President Flo Tripi: CSEA - We Never Quit

Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
It’s important for our communities to know that Civil Service Employees Association-represented (CSEA) Public Service and Private Sector Workers never quit. The potholes on our streets need to be filled, our drinking water needs to be purified, garbage needs to be picked up, our kids need to be cared for by accredited day care centers and educated at more»

With A Goal Of $1.15 Million, Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs Announced As Campaign Co-Chair Of The United Way Of Greater Niagara’s 2017 Fundraising Effort

Published on Monday, August 28, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SANBORN, NEW YORK) –Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs (pictured above) tells WNYLaborToday.com that it wasn’t a hard decision to make when he was asked if he would agree to serve as Co-Chair of the 2017 United Way of Greater Niagara’s 2017 Campaign effort, which has set a goal of $1.15 million. more»

Long-Time Western New York NALC/OPEIU Union Leader Robert McLennan Officially Introduced As The Grand Marshal Of The 2017 Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s Labor Day Parade

Published on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SOUTH BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Wednesday (August 23rd) was a special day for Robert McLennan, a Western New York Labor Leader with more than a 30-year history of representing Union Members at the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 and with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153. During a sashing more»

Teamsters Auditor Travels To Buffalo To Review Tops’ Books As Dispute Over $16 Million In Pension Money For Its Union-Represented Membership Continues

Published on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANCASTER, NEW YORK) – As 350 Teamsters and area Union Members and Representatives participated in an informational picket held outside Tops Markets’ warehouse distribution facility in the Buffalo Suburb of Lancaster, a Teamsters Auditor traveled to Western New York to review the company’s books over a dispute of $16 million in pension more»

Communicable Diseases & The Workplace: The First 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, August 21, 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»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation, NYSUT & The WNY Area Labor Federation React To NYS Education Department Commissioner’s Decision To Remove Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino

Published on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union and the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) released statements after the New York State Education Department announced its decision Thursday (August 17th) to remove Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino. The bombastic more»

Organized Labor Joins With Community Leaders In Buffalo To ‘Speak Out Against’ The Hateful Nazi & Neo-Fascist Violence That Occurred In Virginia Over The Weekend

Published on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – A number of representatives from the area’s Labor Movement joined with an array of Government, Clergy and Community Leaders Wednesday (August 16th) to participate in a prayer vigil that was held in response to this past weekend’s hateful violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, One of those leaders addressing the crowd more»

Meet UUP Member & WNY Labor Activist Jacqui Berger, ‘Yet Another’ Union Member Who’s Running For Public Office – Seeks Seat On Amherst Town Board This November

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) – For years, Jacqui Berger has been “fighting for and speaking up for the voiceless” as both a Member and Officer of United University Professions (UUP) in the Buffalo area, as well as volunteering for so many things - including political campaigns - that she became a very familiar face in the Summer and Fall, going more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME President Lee Saunders Via The Huffington Post: Corporate Intimidation ‘Threatens’ Worker Freedom

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Anyone surprised by the outcome of last week’s Union Election at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, hasn’t been paying attention. To get a sense of how ugly the tenor of the Nissan Union Vote got, one need only have tuned to WYAB talk radio in Central Mississippi, where one caller warned that Pro-Union Nissan Workers would “go right more»

Niagara Falls’ IBEW Local 237 ‘May Be The First’ Western New York Union To Offer An App To Its Area Membership

Published on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – Niagara Falls-headquartered International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 just might be the first Western New York Labor Organization to offer an app to its area Membership. And Local 237 Business Manager Russ Quarantello tells WNYLaborToday.com his Labor Organization is beginning to take ‘full more»

It’s Official - The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council ‘Broke A Record’ With Its 2017 Labor’s Night At The Races/United Way Fundraiser - $15,000 Raised Brings Nine-Year Total To Nearly $100,000

Published on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – It’s official, the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council broke a record with its 2017 Labor’s Night at the Races fundraiser to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN), raising $15,000 to bring the total of the nine-year event to nearly $100,000. “What a ‘turnout.’ I saw more»

BTF Announces Buffalo School District Found Guilty Of Violating New York State Law - Proposed Schedule Changes Blocked At Three Schools

Published on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - New York State Supreme Court Justice Tracy Bannister has found Buffalo School Superintendent Kriner Cash violated New York State Law when he attempted to use Receivership powers to unilaterally change the starting and ending times at three schools, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) announced. State Law provides School District more»

USW ‘Livid’ With DuPont Negotiators In Tonawanda After Discovering What’s Described As “Disparaging, Anti-Union & Racist” Drawings By Management Officials At The Bargaining Table

Published on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONWANDA, NEW YORK) - Management at DuPont’s Tonawanda/Yerkes Plant has fired two Company Negotiators, including one said to be making $150,000 a year, after a number of disparaging, Anti-Union and racist drawings were discovered by United Steelworkers (USW) Representatives following a recent bargaining session, USW Leaders tell WNYLaborToday.com. more»

Via LaborNotes.org: The Racist Origins of Right-To-Work (For Less)

Published on Monday, August 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
As Right-To-Work (for less) Laws proliferate, it's worth remembering that they originated as a means to maintain Jim Crow Labor Relations in the South and to beat back what was seen as a Jewish conspiracy. No one was more important in placing Right-To-Work on the Conservative Political Agenda than Vance Muse of the Christian American Association, a more»

Panama Faculty Association President & Teacher Loren Smith Honored With The 2017 Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award At The United Way Of Southern Chautauqua County’s Annual ‘Salute To Labor’ Dinner

Published on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – Loren Smith, a Union-represented Teacher at the Panama Central School in Chautauqua County for the past 29 years and who has served as President of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)/Panama Faculty Association for 20 of those years, was honored this week with the 2017 Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award at the United more»

USW-Represented Workers At Sumitomo Rubber USA’s Tonawanda Plant Will Vote On The “Richest Contract ‘Ever Negotiated’ In The Tire Industry” Early Next Week

Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Nearly 1,000 United Steelworkers (USW)-represented Employees at Sumitomo Rubber USA’s Tonawanda Plant here in Western New York will vote early next week on what USW Officials today (Wednesday, August 2nd) are calling the “richest contract ‘ever negotiated’ in the tire industry.” A ratification more»

The WNY Area Labor Federation Announces 32 Political Endorsements For Races Across Erie & Niagara Counties – Backs 10 Union Member Candidates

Published on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - which oversees five individual Labor Councils in Buffalo, Niagara-Orleans, Dunkirk, Jamestown and Cattaraugus-Allegany that combine to represent just under 150,000 Unionized Workers across Western New York – has announced 32 political endorsements that the Labor more»

NLRB Orders Elderwood at Grand Island To Bargain With Workers Represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union Healthcare Workers East

Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a Summary Judgement ordering Elderwood at Grand Island to bargain with 1199 Service Employees Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, as the Board ruled as “the exclusive Collective Bargaining Representative” of the Employees employed at the Western New York more»

A ‘Special Request’ To The Labor Unions Of America: ‘If It’s Not Too Much Trouble, Could One Of You Unionize Amazon – And Fast?’

Published on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Here’s a special request to the Labor Unions of America: If it’s not too much trouble, could one of you Unionize Amazon - and fast? Realistically, there is only one way out of our predicament. Want to talk about “the future of Labor” in America? Amazon, a company worth $386 billion, is significantly more valuable than Walmart, more»

Labor Perspective From LaGrange College Political Science Professor John Tures: Labor Unions ‘Hold The Key’ To The White House In 2020

Published on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective, entitled Labor Unions Hold The Key To The White House In 2020, is John Tures - a Professor of Political Science at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. To directly access his Labor Perspective, go to: http://observer.com/2017/07/labor-unions-democratic-republican-party/ If more»

NALC Annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive Collects 71 Million Pounds, The Third-Highest Total Ever - Buffalo Branch 3 Picks Up 916,516 Pounds Of Donated Food Items To Finish In The Top 10 Across The U.S.

Published on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the largest one-day annual food drive in the United States, collected 71.1 million pounds of food, the third-highest total ever, on May 13th, NALC President Fredric Rolando told The Postal Record. NALC, its Members, its allies and - most more»

Labor Perspective From United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, Explaining Republican ‘Class Warfare’ & How The System ‘Is Rigged Against’ Working People

Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Ever worsening is the chasm between the loaded, who luxuriate in gated communities, and the Workers, who are hounded at their rickety gates by bill collectors. Even though the recently-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Report showed unemployment at a low 4.4%, wages continue to flat-line, killing both opportunity and the consumer economy. more»

The ‘Save Our WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center’ Obtains Temporary Restraining Order To ‘Stop’ The State From Merging The Children’s West Seneca Facility Into Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Published on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – The attorney representing the Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center has obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from a State Supreme Court Judge to stop the State’s plan to merge the children’s West Seneca facility into the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, a spokesman for the group more»

Ending A Nine-Year Struggle, ATU Local 1342 Finally Achieves A New Contract With The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority That Features An Overall 17.25% Wage Increase

Published on Friday, July 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Ending a nine-year struggle, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 has finally achieved a new contract with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), which includes an overall 17.25% wage increase, Union President Jeff Richardson tells WNYLaborToday.com this morning (Friday, July 14th). The four-year deal covers more»

Labor Dispute Update: Tops Supermarkets ‘Riled’ Over Teamsters-Represented Erie Logistics Workers’ Actions At The Taste Of Buffalo Food Festival Over The Weekend

Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It appears Tops Supermarket management was none too happy with Teamsters Local 264 over the weekend as Union-represented Erie Logistics Workers took their public campaign to tens of thousands of people who attended the annual Taste of Buffalo food festival event in Downtown Buffalo, which is sponsored by Tops. The Teamsters say more»

Labor Dispute Update: DuPont Management Brings In “Scab Outfit” Of 50 Workers At Its WNY Plant After USW Local 6992 Terminates Contract Extension

Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Management at DuPont’s Tonawanda/Yerkes Plant has brought in at least 50 “Scab Workers” in anticipation of what United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6992 might do after it submits a counter-proposal to the Buffalo area manufacturer of Corian and Tedlar Products’ “best, last and final offer,” Union more»

Labor Perspective From AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch: Wealthy Attack Freedom To Form Strong Unions

Published on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Editor’s Note: Roberta Lynch serves as the Executive Director of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31, which represents 100,000 active and retired Public Service Workers. Here Labor Perspective can be directly accessed at: www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170629/point-wealthy-attack-freedom-to-form-strong-unions more»

WNY AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Is “Proud” Of New Equality Report Study That ‘Sheds Light’ On Race, Employment & Public Transit In Erie County

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – If things are to truly change, than reality must be addressed in order to change them - and that’s why the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) decided to partner with several other local organizations and the Partnership For The Public Good (PPG), which unveiled this week its new Working Toward Equality more»

USW Local 6992 VP Hit By Car On Picket Line As DuPont Union-Represented Employees Protest Company’s Plans To Outsource Jobs & Institute New Two-Tier Wage System

Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – The Vice President of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6992 was struck by a car early today (Thursday, July 6th) during an informational picket that was held outside DuPont’s Tonawanda/Yerkes Plant – located just outside Buffalo, as Union Representatives continue to bargain a new contract to replace one that expired more»

A Labor Perspective From AFSCME President Lee Saunders: Unions - ‘Not’ Corporations - ‘Stand For Freedom’ Of American Workers

Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Hill Editor’s Note: Lee Saunders is President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a Nationwide Labor Union that represents1.6 million Public Employees. To directly access AFSCME President Saunders’ Labor Perspective, go to: more»

Pope Francis On Labor Unions: They Are Essential To Society

Published on Monday, July 3, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROME, ITALY) - Labor Unions that protect and defend the dignity of work and the rights of Workers continue to have an essential role in society, especially in promoting inclusion, Pope Francis told Members of the Italian Confederation of Union Workers last week (on June 28th). "There is ‘no good society without a good Union’ and there is more»

Via The Nation: Springtime For Union Busting? The Supreme Court’s War On The Labor Movement May Soon Claim Some High-Profile Casualties

Published on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Late June became a time of terror for anyone on the Left. These early days of summer are traditionally the last of the Supreme Court’s term and at a time when the Court is dominated by Republican appointees - Democrats, Liberals, and Leftists alike often spend the last week of June dreading what the Court is about to do to health more»

Union-Led Effort To Keep The WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center In West Seneca Continues - State Public Employees Federation Pledges Another $30,000 To Help With Legal Fees As Fight Goes On

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – Buoyed by the recent announcements that both the New York State Assembly and Senate have unanimously passed bills to keep and operate the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) in West Seneca, the State Public Employees Federation (PEF) has stepped up – once again – and provided an additional more»

Teamsters-Represented Tops Supermarket/Erie Logistics Workers In Buffalo Kick Off Public Campaign, Educate All About Top’s “Broken Promise” To Provide A Secure Retirement For 650 Of Its Members

Published on Monday, June 26, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 264-represented Members who work for Tops Markets-owned Erie Logistics LLC are carrying out a public campaign aimed at educating the public on what they say is management’s “breaking of a promise” to provide a good retirement for its Employees. Erie Logistics operates as a subsidiary of Tops Markets more»

NYS Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon ‘Breaks Bread’ With WNY Labor, Says “Unions Are A Critical Ally” Of New York In The Effort To ‘Make Sure’ The State “Won’t Be Damaged By Those In Washington”

Published on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) – New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon traveled to Western New York last week to meet with Labor Representatives in both Niagara and Erie Counties, telling those Union Officials in attendance at the Suburban Buffalo get-together that Unions are not only a “critical ally” of New York, but will play in role more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Trump And The ‘Danger’ of American Totalitarianism

Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Trump and the ‘Danger’ of American Totalitarianism, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above/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 more»

A ‘Great 7-Day Run’ For The Niagara-Orleans Labor Council: Anticipated Record Set With Annual Labor’s Night At The Races To Benefit The United Way & Successful 34th Annual Jordan Scholarship Reception

Published on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council recently presented its Harry S. Jordan Scholarship Award Winners with $500 each during its 34th annual event that was held at the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. In the photo above, seated left to right in the front row, are scholarship winners Christopher Sweeney, more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation President “Excited” About The Official Launch Of A Local ‘Grow Your Own’ High School Program For Aspiring Teachers

Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Theresa Harris-Tigg - a Buffalo State Professor, United University Professions (UUP) Member and Buffalo City School Board Member, (on the left) and Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) Phil Rumore recently joined together to announce the official launch of the Urban Teacher Academy at Buffalo’s McKinley High more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: Why We Must Say ‘No’ To The New York State Constitutional Convention

Published on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: Why We Must Say No to the NYS Constitutional Convention, 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 more»

How Thousands of Workers Are ‘Finding Their Voice’ By Becoming Union Members

Published on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
At a time of growing economic uncertainty for America’s Middle Class, thousands of Public Service Workers across the nation are joining together to speak with a common voice. Fed up with politicians who put special interests above the needs of their communities, Workers from all walks of life, from Nurses to School Bus Drivers, are choosing more»

CSEA Local 807 President Bonnie Peters ‘Calls Out’ Chautauqua County Legislators On Their ‘Government Reduction Initiative Plan,’ Which She Labels As “Crazy & Insane”

Published on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 807 President Bonnie Peters will be back in attendance tonight - (Wednesday, June 7th) when Chautauqua County’s Legislators meet to conduct a Public Services Forum in Mayville – the second time in a week that she’ll continue to apply public heat on a county plan more»

Labor Voices Perspective From United Auto Workers Vice President Jimmy Settles: Right-To-Work ‘Didn’t Work’

Published on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Detroit News Editor’s Note: Jimmy Settles is a Vice President of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Director of the Union’s National Ford Department. The Detroit News’s Labor Voices columns are written on a rotating basis by UAW President Dennis Williams, Teamsters President James Hoffa, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber and Michigan more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore Re-Elected to ‘Yet Another’ Two-Year Term, Tells WNYLaborToday.com He’s Already Begun Work Toward Securing New Contract For Buffalo’s Teachers In 2019

Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Phil Rumore, who was first elected President of the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) back in 1981, has won re-election to yet another two-year term. The 74-year-old head of the 3,600-Member Union - which is affiliated with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National more»

A Labor Perspective Via The Boston Review: The Right To Strike

Published on Monday, May 29, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In December 2005 more than 30,000 New York City Transit Workers walked out over economic issues, despite the State of New York’s Taylor Law, which prohibits all Public Sector Strikes. Not only did the Workers face the loss of two days’ pay for each day on Strike, but a court ordered that the Union be fined $1 million per day. Union President more»

Fire Up The Grill This Weekend For A Union-Made Memorial Day & For That Matter - All Summer Long!

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
On this Memorial Day Weekend, we will take the time to remember our fellow Americans who gave their lives defending our country and to recognize our veterans and the heroes who are in service today. We salute all of those courageous men and women who have defended our country so that we may enjoy the rights and privileges we have every day in the U.S. more»

Could The Koch Brothers ‘Get Their Way’ And Make New York A Right-To-Work (For Less) State? They Could - If - A Constitutional Convention Is Held

Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – Could the Koch Brothers get their way and make New York a Right-To-Work (for less) State? They could, according to representatives of the New York State AFL-CIO, if a Constitutional Convention is held and Albany special interests and lobbyists have their say and hoodwink New Yorkers into believing such a convention to change more»

UPDATE: Three-Day CWA/AT&T Strike Forced Closure Of 'Hundreds' Of Stores

Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
AT&T was forced to close hundreds of stores across the United States over the weekend as tens of thousands of Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented Employees staged a three-day Strike. AT&T Employees returned to work Monday morning (May 22nd) after the weekend walkout. Stores were closed in New York, Los Angeles, Denver – more»

CWA Initiates 3-Day Strike Against AT&T - Wireless, Wireline & DIRECTV Workers Fighting For New Contract After Company Fails To Present Any Serious Proposals

Published on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) – It didn’t take long for the Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) three-day, nationwide Strike against AT&T to have an impact here in Western New York as CWA Local 1122 Executive Vice President John Mudie told WNYLaborToday.com that AT&T had chosen to close two of its Western New York retail stores more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: We Have A ‘Madman’ In The White House

Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following Labor Perspective: We Have A Madman In The White House, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - 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, more»