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CWA Local 1168 Celebrates 35 Years Of Representing Health Care Workers Across The Western New York Region

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – More than 1,400 Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 packed the Downtown Buffalo Convention Center earlier this month (May 5th) to take part in a 35-year celebration of a Union that represents a variety of Health Care Workers across Western New York. “It was ‘quite an event.’ more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls On City’s Common Council To Reject Mayor’s Education Allocation & Support Buffalo Students As Other New York State Cities Do

Published on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo)has released a letter that the Union Leader has sent to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the City’s Common Council, saying the City’s funding for its Public School is “disgraceful.” Rumore released charts more»

“Fill A Bag, Help Feed Families” - With The National Effort ‘Rooted’ In Buffalo, The 25th Annual NALC ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive Happens This Saturday

Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – As it’s done every year for the past 26 years nationally, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)-led Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on Saturday (May 13th) across the United States, which is the largest one-day collection of donated food for the hungry in the country. But here in Western New York, it more»

A ‘Look Back’ At The 2017 WNY Area Labor Federation’s Annual Awards Dinner: AFSCME President Saunders Delivers ‘Fiery’ Address Recognizing Labor’s ‘Past Mistakes’ & ‘What It Must Now Do To Fight Back’

Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz (on the left) and American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) National President Lee Saunders take a moment to pose for a photo for WNYLaborToday.com at the 2017 WNYALF Appreciation Awards more»

An ‘Emotional’ Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council President Jim Briggs ‘Challenges’ Elected Officials & The Media To “Keep The Focus On Worker Deaths In The Public’s Eye” To Help Eradicate The Problem

Published on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – After years of making somewhat the same speech at the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s annual Workers’ Memorial that was held Saturday (May 6th) at Reservoir Park in Niagara Falls, Council President Jim Briggs delivered an emotional and angry challenge to Elected Officials and the media to more»

Erie County Local 815 President Denise Szymura Is The 2017 Recipient Of The ‘Prestigious’ CSEA Statewide Irene Carr Leadership Award

Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815 President Denise Szymura, who oversees Erie County’s Union of 5,000 Public Employees, is the 2017 recipient of the Statewide Union’s prestigious Irene Carr Leadership Award. “Irene Carr was the former Statewide Secretary of CSEA ‘who wanted the job to be more»

2017 Workers’ Memorial Day: Buffalo Area Labor Gathers At AFL-CIO Monument In Orchard Park To Honor Seven Union Members Who Died Last Year

Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) – Representatives of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) and the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council gathered under gloomy skies over the weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day and to honor seven local Union Members who died in 2016. “Each year, more»

Using A ‘Unique Twist’ On The Game Jenga To Underscore Their Points, Organized Labor Joins With Community Reps To ‘Underscore The Need’ For Congressman Collins To “Stop The Carnage”

Published on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – They came to play a cruel game of Jenga outside U.S. Congressman Chris Collins’ Suburban Buffalo District Office – those concerned with saving and preserving Job Safety and Health, Pre-Existing Conditions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Occupational Safety & Health more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Picket Elderwood Skilling Nursing Facility In Western New York Following Management’s Refusal To Bargain First Contract

Published on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Health Care Workers picketed the Elderwood Skilled Nursing Facility on Grand Island Friday (April 28th) afternoon following management’s refusal to bargain a first contract. After being purchased by Acute Care Partners, a for-profit nursing home chain, more»

How Immigrant Workers Are Reviving The Labor Movement

Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Abdinasir Mohamed expected to encounter poverty in America, but what he saw upon landing in New York City in 2008 seemed unreal. A refugee from war-torn Somalia, Mohamed knew destitution firsthand and he certainly was aware that America was not all the bling-bling of Hollywood movies. But just two days after arriving in his new country, more»

Teamsters Local 264-Represented Workers At The Erie County Holding Center In Downtown Buffalo Ratify New Contract Agreement

Published on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Teamsters Local 264-represented Workers employed at the Erie County Holding Center in Downtown Buffalo have ratified a new contract agreement, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced late Friday (April 22nd). Local 264 represents 525 Guards, Nurses, Administrative Clerks and Laborers at the Holding Center. Among the main more»

Good Take From Our Union Friends To The North, Canadian Teamsters Local 362: Rudeness Is One Of The ‘Biggest Issues’ In The Workplace

Published on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Employers can follow regulations and codes, but one of the biggest risks to a workplace is actually something that isn’t always properly addressed - rudeness. Whether it is walking by someone without saying hello or leaving someone out of after work drinks – rudeness can be found everywhere. And it isn’t a minor problem, it is one of the more»

In Buffalo, CWA-Represented Workers ‘Connect’ With The Buying Public, Ask Consumers To Tell AT&T Mobility To Bargain Fairly With Their Employees

Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Now more than a month after their current contract expired, Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented AT&T Mobility Workers are going public, asking consumers to tell the company to bargain fairly with their Employees. During an informational picket that was held late today (Wednesday, April 19) outside an AT&T more»

More Than 90 Employees Represented By The United Steelworkers At The Niagara Falls Water Board Ratify New Seven-Year Contract

Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – By a 7-to-1 margin, more than 90 Niagara Falls Water Board Employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) have ratified a new seven-year contract and approved a retroactive pay agreement that will provide a maximum of $3,400 to those Employees who had worked without a contract from 2011 to 2017, a USW Leader told more»

Role Labor Plays Recognized As Three WNY Labor Leaders Included In Buffalo’s Business Newspaper’s 2017 ‘Power 250’ List Of The Region’s ‘Most Influential’ People

Published on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – After consistently being ignored for the most part by the mainstream media, not just one, but three representatives of Western New York’s Labor Movement are on Buffalo’s business newspaper’s 2017 list of the region’s 250 Most Influential People. Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) more»

CWA Local 1122-Represented Visiting Nurses Association Workers In Western New York Overwhelmingly Ratify New Three-Year Contract By 97% Margin

Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) – Delivering on their Members’ request to “hold the line” on the cost of their health care benefits, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 announced today (Tuesday, April 11th) that Unionized Caregivers employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York (VNA) have more»

50 Niagara Falls Coach Lines’ Bus Monitors ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 264

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – After the Union Election results were read to Bus Monitors employed by Niagara Falls Coach Lines on Wednesday (April 5th) evening, a chorus of cheers was let out by those former Non-Union Workers who will now be represented by Teamsters Local 264. The cheers sent a “wave of emotion” through Local 264 Business more»

WNY Area Labor Federation Organizer Chris Borgatti: "Leaders Of The Labor Movement Realize It Is ‘Critically Important To Mobilize Against Racism’”

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LEWISTON, NEW YORK) – In the wake of white supremacist propaganda dropped in a number of driveways of residences in the Niagara County Town of Lewiston, and the recent emergence of a member of a violent white supremacist hate group from Texas who has been publicly speaking out here in Western New York, Organized Labor was front and center earlier more»

More Than $52,000 Raised By Organized Labor From Across Western New York To Benefit The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon

Published on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon raised more than $1.02 million over the weekend - with Organized Labor from across Western New York accounting for $52,000, the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) announced. The Western New York Labor Movement stepped up its efforts this year to aid the telethon, whose more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation President ‘Blasts’ State Senator Jacobs’ “Attack On The School District And The Teachers’ Contract”

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore is blasting Republican New York State Senator Chris Jacobs’ attack on the Buffalo School District and the City Teachers contract, saying: “Senator Jacobs, an ‘anti-public school, anti-Teacher, pro-charter school advocate, has again shown his contempt’ for more»

Organized Labor Described As “Integral Part” Of Annual Variety Kids Telethon In Western New York By Fundraising Group’s Executive Director

Published on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – The Western New York Labor Movement “fits perfectly into” the theme of Sunday’s 2017 Variety Kids Telethon - Variety is Western New York, whom Richard Goldstein, the fundraising group’s executive director, tells WNYLaborToday.com “has been with us for ‘all fifty-five of our more»

AFT National President Randi Weingarten Is Honored For Her “Extraordinary Accomplishments” As Part of The City Of Buffalo’s Women’s 2017 History Month Celebration

Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Honoring trailblazing women in Labor & Business, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) National President Randi Weingarten earlier this week during the city’s celebration of Women’s History Month 2017. Mayor Brown - who proclaimed Monday, March more»

The 2017 WNY Area Labor Federation Annual Meeting: Further Progressing Labor’s Agenda To Benefit Working People By “Uniting A New Majority” & “Splitting The Enemy”

Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) - While the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) outlined what must be done in the months to come to combat the Anti-Worker agenda of the Trump Administration, noted keynote speaker and Labor Activist Bill Fletcher, Jr. outlined “four things Unions need to do” to bring about results that will ultimately more»

NYSUT-Represented Teachers Picket Outside State Senator Catharine Young’s Olean Office Over Proposed ‘DeVos State’ Charter School Provisions

Published on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN, NEW YORK) - Local New York State United- Teachers (NYSUT)-represented Teachers picketed late last week outside New York State Senator Catharine Young’s Olean Office, holding signs asking her to withdraw support of charter school expansion and not “DeVos-state” public schools. Raising concerns that New York State Lawmakers plan to more»

Fate Of The WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center Is In Passage Of NYS Budget - And If Approved As Is With New Bills Included, The WNYCPC Stays In West Seneca

Published on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – After years of fighting to stop New York State from merging the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) into the Adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center, its fate seems to be in the passage of the State Budget, which includes bills from both the Assembly and Senate that will keep the WNYCPC in West Seneca. For more»

Labor Turns Out In Niagara Falls To Support IBEW Local 237 In Protest Over Use Of Non-Union Workers At Washington Mills Abrasives Manufacturing Plant

Published on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – An early morning protest held today (Friday, March 24th) outside the main entrance to the Washington Mills Abrasives Manufacturing Plant in Niagara Falls by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 brought about immediate and positive results, as Union Representatives subsequently met with the more»

CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini Warns Of GOP Health Plan’s Impact, Says Millions Of People Will Lose Coverage, Thousands Of Workers Will Lose Their Jobs & Patients Will Suffer Too

Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In the on-rushing forced march towards the U.S. House vote on the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Washington D.C. denizens - Union Leaders included - are throwing around some big numbers. But Cori Gambini, a Registered Nurse (RN) who’s also president of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 more»

Labor Perspective From USW District 4 Sub-Director & Niagara Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs: Proposed NYS Buy American Legislation Sends Message New York Is Ready To Deliver

Published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
There’s a reason Buffalo, New York is called an “All-America City.” It’s because of our rich history in producing the materials that made America - from the auto industry to steel manufacturing to the green technologies of today. Now, we have an opportunity in New York State to expand the manufacturing base that Buffalo is well more»

After Working Under A Contract That Expired In 2009, Negotiations Begin On A Potential New Deal Between the United Steelworkers Union & The Niagara Falls Water Board

Published on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – Negotiations on a new contract between Employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) Union and the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) resumed today (Friday, March 17). The current agreement Workers continued to work under expired in 2009. It has continued to be set in place pursuant to the 1982 amendment of New more»

The BCTGM’s Labor Dispute With Minneapolis’s Franklin Street Bakery & Its Owner Wayne Kostroski Is Leaving A ‘Bad Taste’ At The Super Bowl’s ‘Taste Of The NFL’

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 36G Business Representative Tom Bingler, Vice President Robert Darby, President Scott Baer and Trustee Chairman Roger Sessamen (pictured above from left to right/Photo Courtesy of BCTGM Local 36G) stand outside Buffalo’s Seabar Restaurant on more»

Since Trump Was Elected, There’s Been Nearly 900 Reported Incidents Of Violence Hate Speech & Harassment, So Here’s A Strategy Against Workplace Violence & Harassment

Published on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Since Donald Trump won the election, nearly 900 incidents of violence, hate speech and harassment have been reported. In light of these attacks, it's important that you know what your rights are and what you can do if you or someone you know is the target of one of these attacks in the workplace: Disability: The Americans with more»

IUPAT & Other Labor Organizations Launch Innovative New Phone App to Battle Wage Theft - The Jornaler@ App Will Allow Users To Safely Combat Instances Of Wage Theft By Reporting Abusive Employers & Other Violations

Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(HANOVER, MARYLAND) - The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the New York-based Day Labor Worker Centers, other National Labor Unions, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) have formally announced the launch of an innovative new tool to combat Wage Theft and Labor exploitation among Immigrant Workers. Two more»

And Speaking Of Labor Organizing To Rebuild The Working Class: This Is How, After Five Years, Delta Subcontractors At MSP Finally Achieved Victory In Their Fight To Unionize

Published on Friday, November 25, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - After a five-year campaign, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 has won the right to represent hundreds of Airport Subcontractors at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The move affects about 700 Employees for Delta Air Lines subcontractor AirServ Corporation, the company that manages the more»

Report On The Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s ‘Salute To American Labor’ Dinner In Jamestown: IBEW Third District Vice President Don Siegel Tells Attendees About The “Importance Of Labor In Politics”

Published on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – Just days before Western New York Union Members head to the polls to not only cast their vote for president, but also for an array of Congressional, New York State and local candidates, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Third District Vice President Don Siegel cautioned all who attended the Chautauqua more»

Organized Labor Mobilizes For Congressional Candidate John Plumb

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK STATE) – Democratic Congressional Candidate John Plumb is receiving unprecedented support from Organized Labor in his campaign to unseat Republican Tom Reed, to the tune of several individual and major Labor Organizations and Unions heavily involving themselves by providing additional boots on the ground and intensified more»

Spotlight On Union Members ‘Giving Back’ To Their Communities: In Pittsburgh, UFCW Local 23 Member Will Reynolds Young Is ‘Making A Difference’ In His Community

Published on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - As a Member of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 23 in Pittsburgh, Will Reynolds Young is making a difference in his community. "I’m ‘someone who likes to speak my mind,’" he says. "That’s a ‘really important part of having a Union.’" This election season, Reynolds Young is more»

The Late Joe Sweeny - NYSUT Board Member, Former Dunkirk Teachers Association President & Long-Time Southern Tier Union Activist – Posthumously Presented With Jamestown AFL-CIO Council’s George Ritzer Labor Award

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – Labor Day Weekend 2016 was the 37th annual celebration that honors Chautauqua County’s Workers, but this year was made even more special with the posthumous presentation of the prestigious George Ritzer Labor Award to the late Joe Sweeny (Pictured above/Photo Courtesy of the New York State United Teachers Union). The more»

Via The Washington Post: National Basketball Association Union To Fund Health Care For Retired Players

Published on Monday, August 8, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) have recently made headlines for raking it in, as a new TV contract has led to massive, eyebrow-raising deals for even average performers. Now those players have made an unprecedented decision to share some of that fortune with their NBA predecessors by funding health care for many of them. The NBA more»

CSEA Southern Tier Labor Leader Rose Teachman ‘Makes Her Point’ - Cattaraugus County Lawmakers Send Back Committee Resolutions Seeking RFPs To Privatize County Nursing Homes In Machias & Olean

Published on Monday, August 1, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN, NEW YORK) – While she won’t admit it or take credit for it, make no mistake about it – it appears the return of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 805 President Rose Teachman and her way of eloquently making her case not to privatize two Cattaraugus County nursing homes played a big role in county lawmakers deciding more»

Southern Tier Labor Mobilizes To Fight Cattaraugus County’s Interest In Privatizing Two County Nursing Homes

Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LITTLE VALLEY, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor in the Southern Tier plans a second major turnout Wednesday (July 27th) in an attempt to halt Cattaraugus County’s interest in privatizing two county nursing homes - after voicing their disappointment in receiving no support from two Democratic lawmakers during last week’s two individual more»

The Amalgamated Transit Union Blasts GOP Platform Recommendation To Strip Transit From Highway Trust Fund – Union Says Plan Would Be A ‘Death Blow’ To Mass Transit, Jeopardizing Safety & Mobility For Millions

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND) - The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) says a Republican Party Platform proposal to cut mass transit funding from the Highway Trust Fund is an “out of touch, right wing, extremist stance that would jeopardize the safety and mobility of millions of riders who rely on public transit each day.” ATU International President more»

Formerly Tagged As ‘Temporary’ Employees, Detroit Chassis Workers In Ohio Decided ‘Enough Was Enough’ & ‘Go Union’ With The United Auto Workers

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AVON, OHIO) - The word “temporary” is one of those words Workers at Detroit Chassis in Avon, Ohio, came to know as meaning “permanent” - as in, if you’re an Employee here you will permanently be a temporary Employee. So the 60 Temporary Workers decided to try to change their standing at the plant on the shore of Lake Erie. more»

Via WePartyPatriots.com: NLRB Sides With Sheet Metal Workers Local, Ruling Threats of Closing Down Cleveland Company’s Operations Impacted Union Election

Published on Monday, July 11, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has invalidated a Union loss in a Representation Election at the Ace Heating & Air Conditioning Company in Cleveland by ruling the contractor unlawfully threatened Employees with business closure. The ruling reverses the finding of an administrative law judge and calls for a second more»

Via Alternet, A Labor Perspective From Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio: Verizon Strike Shows Corporate Giants Can Be Beat

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Nearly 40,000 Verizon Strikers returned to work on June 1st with their heads held high, after a 45-day Strike in which they beat back company demands for concessions on job security and flexibility, won 1,300 additional Union jobs and achieved a first contract at seven Verizon Wireless stores. “Walking into work the first day back chanting 'one day more»

Remembering The Late Joe Sweeny: NYSUT Board Member, Former Dunkirk Teachers Association President, Southern Tier Union Activist & 38-Year Social Studies Teachers ‘Always Kept His Members Foremost On His Mind’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DUNKIRK, NEW YORK) - From a gurney in the emergency room at Buffalo General Hospital on May 6th, Joe Sweeny (pictured below/Photo Courtesy of NYSUT) wanted to make sure his longtime companion Mary Ellen Decker did not forget … the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) tickets to a May 9th fundraiser for Southern Tier U.S. Congressional Candidate more»

First Transit Drivers In Allegany County ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 264 – Western New York School Bus Drivers Vote 30-To-5 For Union Representation

Published on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CUBA, NEW YORK) – First Transit Drivers in the Allegany County Town of Cuba in Western New York have decided to Go Union With Teamsters Local 264, voting 30-to-5 for Union Representation, Local 264 Business Agent Tony Vaccaro tells WNYLaborToday.com. And with the company recently winning additional work through a new contract, Vaccaro says that more»

Southern Tier Building Trades & Elected Reps Hold ‘Solidarity’ News Conference In Dunkirk To ‘Set Record Straight’ On A PLA For The $200 Million Athenex Plant That Will Be Built By 200 Construction Workers

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DUNKIRK, NEW YORK) – Councilman Don Williams, Jr. did not mince any words during what was described by Chautauqua County Building Trades Representatives as a Solidarity News Conference held earlier this week in regards to a Non-Union contractors’ group recently holding a public event to bad mouth Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) in expectation more»

Jamestown AFL-CIO President/IBEW Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson Named To Chautauqua County Regional Solutions Commission Board

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) - Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson has been named to the Chautauqua County Regional Solutions Commission Board. Wilkinson (pictured below/WNYLaborToday.com File Photo) will serve as Organized Labor’s only more»

A Reminder From oregonworking.org: Anti-Union 'Means' Anti-Worker

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
For the short term, the U.S. Supreme Court will not decide against Organized Labor in the controversial Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case. While it’s great to not have the threat of this case looming over our heads, the truth is that one bump in the timeline on one court case doesn’t change the reality for Working Families in more»

Via The Olean Times Herald: American Federation Of Government Employees Say Outbreak Of Hives & Rashes Persists At Southern Tier City’s Social Security Office

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN, NEW YORK) – Workers represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) who are employed at the Social Security Office in Downtown Olean continue to experience the same medical conditions as they did in late September while at work - strong outbreaks of hives and respiratory issues, a Union Representative says. more»