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Yet Another Reason Not To Shop At Walmart: Fired Worker Sues Retail Giant, Claims She Was Told By Walmart Management To 'Choose Between Her Career And Her Kids'

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SHIPPENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA) - A former Walmart Employee - who claims she was fired after complaining that her boss told her she had to "choose between her career and her kids" - is suing the retail giant in Federal Court. Rebecca Wolfinger of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania claims in her U.S. Middle District Court suit that she was the victim of sex more»

66 Nurse Anesthetists To Walk Off Job At St. John Providence Hospitals In Detroit Tonight Instead Of Being Outsourced

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DETROIT) - Sixty-six Nurse Anesthetists will be walking out of two St. John Providence Hospitals in Detroit tonight (Thursday, December 31st) at midnight. Known on Twitter as the #Michigan68 – the Nurse Anesthetists are taking a very strong stand that’s being watched around metro Detroit and the Nation. They are the Highly-Skilled Nurse more»

Yale Student Protesters Link Up With Unions – ‘Pushing Together’ For A More Diverse Campus That Treats Students & Workers ‘Better’

Published on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT) - Yale’s three-week-old Student Protest Movement joined forces with the University’s Labor Unions, promising to push together for a more diverse campus that treats students and workers better and improves its Mental Health Care. Organizers with Next Yale, the organizing group behind recent Student Protests over the more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: Republican Majority Chautauqua County Legislature Approves New Contract With Its CSEA-Represented Public Workforce By A 16-To-2 Vote

Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – Surprisingly, Majority Republicans on the Chautauqua County Legislature overwhelmingly voted Wednesday evening (November 18th) to approve a new contract that covers 950 Public Workers, bringing to an end a four-year run of Civil Service Employee Association (CSEA)-represented County Employees working without a new deal. In more»

CSEA-Represented Public Employees In Chautauqua County Ratify New Agreement, Bringing To An End Four Years Of Working Under An Expired Contract

Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – After working under an expired contract for the past four years, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented Public Workers in Chautauqua County have ratified a new agreement, which now goes to the Republican Majority County Legislature for its approval on November 18th, Union President Steve Skidmore tells more»

It's National Apprenticeship Week & ‘Nobody Does It Better’ Than The Unionized Building Trades

Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News Editor’s Note: Sean McGarvey serves as President of the National AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department. He authored the following story that appeared in The Huffington Post. Here in Western New York, the Affiliated Member Unions of the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council and the Niagara County more»

Via Inside Corporate America's Campaign To ‘Ditch’ Workers' Compensation

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(DALLAS, TEXAS) - Standing before a giant map in his Dallas office, Bill Minick doesn't seem like anyone's idea of a bomb thrower. But backed by some of the biggest names in Corporate America, this mild-mannered son of an evangelist is plotting a revolution in how companies take care of injured Workers. His idea: Let them opt out of State Workers' more»

Via From Contributor Erik Kain: Why I Support Teachers Unions

Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In Wisconsin - in February of 2011, tens of thousands of protesters descended on the capital, Madison, to protest an extreme Union-Busting Bill aimed at reducing the power of that State’s Teacher Unions. Ultimately those protests failed, but they were a remarkable display of Worker Solidarity and Middle Class Organizing. Largely, this was because more»

Fed Up With ‘Walmart Wages,’ Workers At Alabama Auto Parts Plant Vote Overwhelmingly To Join The United Auto Workers

Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PIEDMONT, ALABAMA) - Facing pay as low as $9.70/hour, unaffordable Health Care and abusive use of Temp Positions, Workers at a Parts Plant operated by the Global Auto Supplier Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) announced this week that they have voted – overwhelmingly - to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The 89-to-45, vote marks a rejection of the more»

CSEA Unit 6300-Represented Public Employees In Chautauqua County Stand Ready To Picket & Rally In Mayville To Call Public Attention To Not Having A New Contract

Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) - In what’s become almost a weekly story here in Western New York, Members of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 807/Unit 6300 will conduct an informational picket and rally late tomorrow (Wednesday, September 23rd) outside the Chautauqua County Office Building in Mayville to protest the lack of a new contract. more»

More And More Union Leaders & Members Are Running For Public Office, Yet Another Case In Point: IBEW Local 106 Business Manager & Jamestown AFL-CIO Labor Council President David Wilkinson

Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) - Look around and you’ll see more and more Union Leaders and Members across Western New York, New York State and the Nation who are making the decision to run for Public Office. Case in point: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager and Jamestown AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President more»

Jamestown Teachers Association Member Christopher Maggio Receives Prestigious United Way Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award

Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK) – Christopher Maggio - a Member of Jamestown Teachers Association, Was Presented With the Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award Wednesday Evening (August 5th) During the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County’s Annual Salute to Labor Dinner – Which Celebrates the Longstanding Partnership Between Organized Labor more»

Unions Sense Budget Betrayal By House Dems In Massachusetts - Begin Discussing Possibility Of Running More Pro-Union Candidates & Picketing Fundraisers

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BOSTON) - Labor Unions, Stung by Legislative Maneuvering to Ease Privatization at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), are Targeting Top House Democrats, Meeting Privately To Strategize and Discussing the Possibility of Running More Pro-Union Candidates Against Incumbents. In Fact, One Union Official Even Proposed Picketing a more»

WRFA Reports: After Waiting Three-And-A-Half Years With No Results, CSEA Unit 6300 Members Rally For New Contract Outside Chautauqua County Legislature Meeting

Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MAYVILLE, NEW YORK) – After Waiting Three-and-a-Half Years With No Results, the Leaders of the Union Representing 950 Government Workers in Chautauqua County say Enough is Enough and it’s Time They Receive a New Contract. Dozens of Members and Supporters of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 6300 Rallied in Mayville Wednesday more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Cortland Health Care Workers Plan Picket To Protest Labor Standards – Say Management Is Failing To Increase Nursing Home Standards

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CORTLAND, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEI)-Represented Workers at the Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cortland are Planning an Informational Picket to Protest What They Say is a Failure by Management to Increase Standards in the Nursing Home and Share the Burden of Rising Insurance Costs. More Than 100 more»

VOICE/CSEA Providers, Parents & Community Members Meet In Monroe County To Discuss Subsidy Program Issues

Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - VOICE/Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Child Care Providers From Monroe County, Parents and Community Members Recently Met to Discuss How Late and Short Payments Have Adversely Affected Child Care Programs. While County Officials, Including Department of Human Services Commissioner Kelly Reid, Were Scheduled to Attend The more»

How About This? - Philadelphia Supermarket Chain Owner Jeffrey Brown Chooses To Be Union, Says Union Allows Him To Hire More People Who Are ‘Serious’ About The Business

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - Anyone Reading the Newspaper Would Assume Unions and Management Can't Possibly Get Along and That the Worst Thing That Could Happen to Any Business Would be for it to Have a Unionized Workforce. Yet, When Jeffrey Brown Founded His 11-Store Chain of Shoprite Supermarkets, he "Chose to be Union." Here's Why: "Well, I Was Coming From My more»

Monument To Famous Labor Activist Mother Jones Rededicated In Illinois

Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MOUNT OLIVE, ILLINOIS) - Bill Fyalka Grew Up in Mount Olive Hearing Stories From Family Members About Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, the Famous Union Activist Known as "the Grandmother of All Agitators," Who’s Buried in This Illinois Town's Union Miners Cemetery. Fyalka, 60, Followed Some of Those Family Members Into the Coal Mines, Working at Freeman more»

Via The Boston Globe: Study Shows Wage Theft Rampant In Construction Industry

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BOSTON) - For More Than Three Years, Workers Doing Asbestos Removal and Demolition Jobs for Several Woburn Companies in Massachusetts Were Paid in Cash, Resulting in More Than $700,000 in Unreported Wages, Federal Prosecutors Have Charged in an Indictment. Meanwhile, Construction Workers Around the State - Particularly Immigrants Hired by Subcontractors - more»

United Steelworkers BP Strike Seen As ‘Victory For Future Generations’ - Strikes Aren't Anything Like They Used To Be In A More ‘Rough-And-Tumble’ Era

Published on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WHITING, INDIANA) - Striking United Steelworkers (USW)-Represented Workers Who Picketed Outside the BP Whiting Refinery in Indiana for the Last Few Months Didn't Swear or March Up and Down the Picket Line or Throw Nails Outside the Gate, Bust Windows or Park Junk Cars on the Railroad Tracks Where Oil Tank Cars Exit Before Hurling the Keys Into Nearby Lake more»

Via The Chicago Tribune: Tentative Agreement Reached Between Striking United Steelworkers & BP In Indiana – 1,100 Workers Who’ve Been Out On The Picket Line For Nearly Three Months Could Be Returning To Work Soon

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WHITING, INDIANA) - BP and Union Representatives said Wednesday (April 29th) They've Reached a Tentative Agreement on a New Contract, Which Means Nearly 1,100 Workers Who've Been Out on Strike for Nearly Three Months Could be Returning to Work Soon. BP Spokesman Scott Dean said the Company and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7-1 Representatives are in the more»

How About This: Nurse Wins $2 Million Union Organizing Case Against Ohio Hospital, Which Fired Her & Attempted To Ruin Her Reputation For Helping Unionize Nurses

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MASSILLON, OHIO) – Registered Nurse (RN) Ann Wayt Recently Won a $2 Million Award Against the Affinity Medical Center After the Massillon, Ohio Hospital Fired Her and Attempted to Ruin Her Reputation for Helping Unionize Nurses. Many May Think the Size of the Jury Award are the Most Important Words in That Sentence, But for Wayt – an RN for 38 more»

Via The Charleston City Paper: ‘Union’ Of Snakes - The Media, Elected Officials Unite With Big Business To Oppose Unions

Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) - After Months of Working to Organize Workers at Boeing's North Charleston Sites, The International Association Of Machinists (IAM) Recently and Abruptly Decided to Postpone the Vote. But While Some May Herald This as a Defeat for Unions in South Carolina, it Really Isn't. This is Because a Union Already Exists at Boeing and more»

Look Who’s Striking: Non-Union Workers Take To The Picket Line At Philadelphia International Airport & Gain Better Wages

Published on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PHILADELPHIA) - A Pay Raise is On the Way for Some Subcontract Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport Who Took to the Picket Line Late Last Week in Order to Protest Low Wages. Now, Prospect Airport Services Incorporated says an Increase in the Base Minimum Wage for its Philadelphia Workers "in the Near Future is Anticipated." Non-Unionized more»

Anti-Union Associated Builders & Contractors Group Releases ‘Dubious Study’ Supporting Repeal Of Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(THE STATE OF WISCONSIN) - With Right-To-Work (For Less) in Their Rear View, Wisconsin Republicans are Winding Up to Repeal Prevailing Wage - the Law That Ensures Fair Pay for Construction Workers - and a Newly-Released Report From the Anti-Union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Group and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA) Could Factor Mightily more»

Cross-Border Cooperation: The U.S. & Canadian Unions Come Together To Fight Passage Of Three Proposed Trade Deals, Including The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress Have Come Together in Cross-Border Cooperation to Fight Fast-Track Passage of the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal, as Well as Other Trade Deals The Two Labor Organizations Released the Following Statement Tuesday (March 31st): The American Federation of more»

A Preview Of Saturday’s Annual WNYALF Meeting: A Celebration Of Accomplishments In 2014 & A Progressive Plan Of Action For Organized Labor In 2015

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz is Looking Forward to Recognizing, Detailing and Celebrating a Host of Accomplishments Realized by Organized Labor Across Western New York in 2014 During Saturday’s Annual WNYALF Meeting at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union Hall in the more»

Mexican Union Leader: Stop TPP, Demand Real Labor Reforms

Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ATLANTA) - “As Long as Mexican Workers ‘Don’t Have Rights,’ Workers in America are ‘Under Threat.’” - With These Words Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President of the Mexican Mine And Metalworkers’ Union Los Mineros, Recently Addressed the National AFL-CIO Executive Council at its Winter Meetings That more»

A Side of Labor Unions You May Not Know About: 1199 SEIU Has A ‘Free’ Tax Program That Yields Life-Changing Results For Some Of Its Members

Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - You Know When They’re On a Picket Line Fighting for Fair Wages and Benefits. You Hear Their Prominent Voices at Rallies Supporting the Most Critical Social Justice Issues of Our Times. And You Know When They’re Putting Their Full Force and Effort Into Electing a Labor-Friendly Candidate. But What Most People more»

Thought You Were ‘Safe?’ - Michigan Right-To-Work (For Less) Law Would Extend To Police, Firefighters Under Midland Lawmaker's Proposal

Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - A Newly-Elected State Representative From Midland Has Drafted Legislation to Extend the Reach Of Michigan's Right-To-Work Law (For Less) to Public Safety Personnel - the Only Union Members Exempt Under the 2012 Law. Republican State Representative Gary Glenn is Currently Courting Co-Sponsors for the Legislation, saying he Hopes to more»

Riverhead News-Review Editorial: Governor Latest Education Reform Plan Has ‘More To Do’ With Fight With Teachers’ Union That Any ‘Real Concern’ About The Well-Being Of Children

Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Rushed Rollout of the Common Core State Standards Under Governor Andrew Cuomo During the 2012-13 School Year Set Off Alarm Bells in School Hallways and Living Rooms Across the State. All of a Sudden, Teachers and Parents in New York Were Being Told Well Over Half of the Student Population Had Failed to Make The Grade Based On the New Common more»

Labor Op-Ed From Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier: The State Of Connecticut Bucks National Trend by Adding 24,000 New Union Members In 2014

Published on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Now That the Economy is Starting to Rebound From the Great Recession, the Question is Not Simply How Many Jobs are We Creating, But are We Creating Jobs That Raise Wages for All? To Ensure a Strong Recovery, We Need Family-Sustaining Wages. And the Answer is Clear: The Best Solution to Low, Stagnant Wages is to Join a Union. Connecticut Workers are Doing more»

Working People Fighting Back #1: State Of Illinois Comptroller & Attorney General Say Republican Governor Rauner’s Order Striking ‘Fair-Share’ Fees In Union Contracts Isn’t Legal

Published on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(THE STATE OF ILLINOIS) - Republican State of Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger and Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan Both Agree That GOP Governor Bruce Rauner’s Executive Order Intended to Invalidate Fair-Share Provisions in State Law and Union Contracts is Illegal - That According to the Influential Capitol Fax Newsletter, Which Broke the more»

What Effect Do Unions Have On Wages?

Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHICAGO) - Earlier This Week, Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Officially Launched His War Against Government Unions With an Executive Order to Block Fair Share Union Fees and Also Began to Pursue Legal Action to Prevent Public-Sector Unions From Tapping Those Fees. Rauner State Employees Who Choose Not to Participate in Unions Still Must Pay more»

RHI Monofrax Strike In Jamestown Comes To An ‘Official End’ As Second Involved Union Overwhelmingly Ratifies New Five-Year Contract

Published on Friday, February 6, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN) – A Four-Month-Long Strike by Union-Represented Workers at RHI Monofrax in Falconer, Located Just Outside the Western New York City of Jamestown in the State’s Southern Tier, is Now Officially Over. Membership of the Second of Two Unions That Had Struck - National Conference of Firemen and Oilers Local 266-F, an Affiliate of the more»

RHI Monofrax Strike Update: Management Offers Firemen/Oilers Union Five-Year Contract/Union Members Slated To Meet Wednesday To Consider Revised Offer

Published on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(JAMESTOWN) – A Revised Contract Offer Made by RHI Monofrax to its Striking Employees Represented by the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers Local 266-F - an Affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Will be Considered by the Membership On Wednesday (February 4th). While No Official Word Has Yet to Come From the Union more»

Update On The RHI Monofrax Strike: IAM Announces Ratification Of New Five-Year Agreement – However, Firemen & Oilers Union Deal Is Still ‘Up In The Air’

Published on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(FALCONER, NEW YORK) - It Would Seem as Though a Four-Month Strike at RHI Monofrax’s Plant in the Southern Tier – Which Impacted a Combined Total of 150 Union-Represented Workers – is Finally Over. However, While One of the Two Involved Unions Has Issued a Formal Announcement That its Members Have Ratified a New Five-Year Contract, the more»

NYSUT Southwestern New York Regional Director Anna Geronimo Elected New President Of The Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Southwestern New York Regional Director Anna Geronimo Has Been Elected as the New President of the Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Richard Lipsitz Tells “She is an Extraordinary and more»

AFSCME Defies The ‘Odds’ – Union Organizes More Than 130,000 New Members In 2014

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders Issued the Following Statement Regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s Release of its 2014 Union Membership Statistics: At a Time When ‘Too Many’ Americans are Struggling Just to Make Ends Meet, the Labor more»

Organized Labor Extremely Unhappy With Governor’s Proposed 2015 State Budget, NYSUT Says Cuomo Misrepresented ‘Reality’ Of Public Education In His State Address

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – Organized Labor is Extremely Unhappy With Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Proposed 2015 Budget State That He Outlined On Wednesday (January 21st), Including Issuing Tough Rebukes From the New York State AFL-CIO and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union – Which says Cuomo Misrepresented the Reality of Public Education. The more»

CSEA-Represented Nursing Home Workers OK New Contracts In Dunkirk & Albion/Agreements Will Protect Quality Care For Residents, Middle Class Jobs

Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-Represented Workers Employed at Two Western New York Nursing Homes – Which Were Formerly Owned by Counties - Have Voted to Approve Contracts With Their New Employers, Union Representatives Announced Monday (January 12th). On January 5th, CSEA Members Overwhelmingly Approved a more»

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Sees ‘Buy American’ Bills Through State Legislature, Labor-Backed Bills Now Head To Governor Christie

Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW JERSEY) – Under the Watchful Eye of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, Two Labor Legislators Have Shepherded a Package of Buy American Bills Through the State Legislature, Which Were Approved by the State Assembly During the Final Voting Session of 2014. The State Senate Passed the Jobs-Creation Package Back in June, Which Would Help Strengthen more»

UPDATE: NFCO Files ULP Charges Against RHI Monofrax, Alleging Company’s Encouraging Its Union-Represented Workers To Abandon Strike & Return To Work

Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(FALCONER) - The National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NFCO) Local 266-F - an Affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Has Filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges Against RHI Monofrax, Alleging the Company is Actively Encouraging its Union-Represented Workers to Abandon Their Strike and Return to Work. In Addition, Dean DeVita more»

More Than 400 Sysco Workers In Atlanta Win Teamster Representation

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ATLANTA) – In a Major Victory, Sysco Workers Have Voted to Join Teamsters Local 528 in Atlanta. With 423 Workers in the Bargaining Unit, the Vote for Teamster Representation is the Biggest at Sysco in Years. This Week’s Vote Count of 220-to-141 Comes as the Federal Trade Commission Continues (FTC) its Review of the Proposed Merger Between more»

Let-Go UFCW-Represented Parkview Supermarket Workers In Salamanca Fight For Their Jobs

Published on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SALAMANCA) - Let-Go United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One-Represented Parkview Supermarket Workers in Salamanca are Fighting for Their Jobs. The Workers Will Conduct Leafleting Outside the Southern Tier Grocery Store Today (Wednesday, December 17th) After Failing to be Rehired by the Store’s New Owners - Jake and Mark Sander, Who more»

A Letter To RHI Monofrax From Union Wife Tyfeny Briggs: You’re Telling The World You Could ‘Care Less’ About Your Striking Employees & That They’re ‘Nothing More Than The Dirt You Bang Off Your Shoes’

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News Editor’s Note: A Total of 150 Striking, Union-Represented Workers are in Week 10 of Their Walkout at RHI Monofrax Just Outside Jamestown, Which is Placing a Strain On the Families of the Company’s Employees and Cast a Pall Over the Upcoming Holiday Season. According to Union Representatives, RHI Monofrax Wants its Striking more»

If You Voted GOP, Read This: After Republican Wins In Mid-Term Election, Right-To-Work (For Less) Bills Are Now On The Agenda

Published on Friday, December 5, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON) – Just a Month After Voters Handed Republicans Control of an Unprecedented Number of State Legislative Chambers Across the Country, Party Leaders in Key States are Preparing a Raft of Proposals That Would Severely Weaken the Political Power of Labor Unions. The Most Immediate Threat Comes From So-Called Right-to-Work (For Less) more»

Calling Corporate Greed A “Contagious And Deadly Disease,” WNY Labor Unites Outside Jamestown For A ‘Solidarity Rally’ In Support Of Striking RHI Monofrax Workers

Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(FALCONER) – Union Representatives From Across Western New York Joined With Their Southern Tier Counterparts Late Today (Wednesday, December 3rd) to Take Part in a Major Solidarity Rally That Was Held Outside RHI Monofrax’s Plant in Falconer in an Effort to Focus Public Attention On a Strike That is Now in its Ninth Week. A Total of 150 more»

Via The American Labor Studies Center: How To Support Teaching About Labor

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TROY, NEW YORK) - Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey Once said: "The History of the American Labor Movement Needs to be Taught in Every School in This Land. America is a ‘Living Testimonial’ to What Free Men and Women Organized Into Free Democratic Trade Unions Can Do to Make a ‘Better Life.’ We Ought to be Proud of it." more»

Via Roofers Union Protests Use Of Non-Union Workers At Anheuser-Busch Brewery In Syracuse Area

Published on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LYSANDER, NEW YORK) - The United Union of Roofers is Protesting Anheuser-Busch's Use of a Non-Union Binghamton Contractor to Repair the Roof at its Brewery Near Baldwinsville, Just Outside Syracuse. Two Members Of Roofers Local 195 Stood at the Entrance to the Brewery On Route 31 in Lysander for Three and a Half Hours Earlier This Week (Tuesday, November more»