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Past Personal Union Representation In Two Jobs Provides Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield President Michael Edbauer With A ‘Unique Perspective’ As WNY Health Care Provider Serves A Vast Number Of The Region’s Union-Represented Workforce

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – While it hasn’t been formally verified, one just might be hard-pressed to find a President of a major Health Care Provider across the entire United States that serves a vast number of Union-represented Workers who has such a unique perspective of actually being a Union Member in their life - and twice for that matter. But more»

New CWA Local 1133 President Carrie Dilbert: Growing Up In A Union Family Taught Her To ‘Stand Up For The Underdog,’ Now The RN Heads A Union Of 2,000 Caregivers Who Won A High-Profile Contract Battle At South Buffalo’s Mercy Hospital

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, new Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1133 President Carrie Dilbert strikes a pose outside her Union’s Elk Street Headquarters in Buffalo. Speaking with WNYLaborToday.com, Dilbert - who said she learned the lessons of the Labor Movement while growing up in a Union Family, credited her more»

The Kate Mullany National Historic Site In Troy Embarks On An “Exciting New Project” - A National Trade Union Women’s Memorial ‘To Begin To Properly Recognize’ Trade Union Women Pioneers For Their Historic Leadership In The Labor Movement

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TROY, NEW YORK) – Paul Cole, who serves as the Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center (ALSC) and is former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO, is always keeping himself busy - from championing the need for Labor History to be taught in our schools more»

‘In One Of The Largest Actions In Their Union’s WNY History,’ 1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers Employed At Nine Area Nursing Homes Hold One-Day Strikes This Week ‘To Bring Attention To High Staff Turnover & The Need For Fair Wages’

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above and throughout this Labor News Report, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East-represented Caregivers, who are employed at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, conduct a one-day Strike to call attention to the facility’s understaffing problems and low more»

It’s A ‘First In The Nation For The U.S. Postal Service & It Happened Right Here In Western New York’ - NALC Branch 3 Letter Carrier & Military Vet Secures OK From the USPS For An Emotional Support Dog On His Daily Delivery Route

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 Member Dwayne Jensen and his emotional support dog, Beau, deliver mail on one of his routes in the Cattaraugus County City of Olean. With the help of his Union, Jensen - a U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran who deals with PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress more»

“Starbucks Should Be Ashamed Of Its Conduct In Buffalo And All Over The Nation” - The NLRB Moves To Prosecute Starbucks For More Than 200 Alleged Violations Of Federal Labor Law

Published on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - On Monday (July 11th), the Federal Government will begin prosecuting Starbucks for more than 200 alleged violations of Federal Labor Law committed in Buffalo and Western New York as part of the company’s Anti-Union efforts since August 2021. After a six-month investigation, Region 3 of the NLRB issued a sweeping complaint more»

1199 SEIU Files Five Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against The For-Profit Nursing Home Operator McGuire Group As The Health Care Workers Union Readies To Conduct One-Day Strikes At 12 WNY Nursing Homes Next Week

Published on Friday, July 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has filed five Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), claiming the for-profit Nursing Home Operator McGuire Group violated Federal Labor Laws. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest Health Care Workers Union in America, more»

‘Buffalo Teachers Deserve A Fair Contract’ - Union Starts Campaign To Educate The General Public & The Parents Of School Children ‘To The Wide Disparities In Pay That Impact The Retention & Hiring Of’ Public School Teachers In The City

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – All you have to do is read the ad the Buffalo Teachers Federation is running to see how far behind Public School Teachers are when it comes to pay and how long it takes them to reach their maximum salary, as well as how far behind those Educators are when it comes to comparing salaries with Teachers employed in Suburban School more»

CWA/1199 SEIU Agree To A Second Contract Extension With Buffalo’s Kaleida Heath - However, Union Reps Say In Social Media Posting That The Agreed-To Extension ‘Does Not Limit Ability Their Mobilize For Job Actions’

Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East, two Unions that are negotiating a new contract covering a combined 8,000 Employees of the Kaleida Health System in Buffalo, have agreed to a second contract extension. However, Union Representatives said more»

1199 SEIU Issues 10-Day Notices For One-Day Strikes At 12 Long-Term Care Facilities Across WNY - Workers Cite Low Wages & More Than 50% Staff Turnover, Demand Operators Invest In Recruitment & Retention To Improve Staffing & Resident Care

Published on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - More than 1,200 Long-Term Caregivers at 12 for-profit nursing homes across Western New York whose Union contracts all expired will hold one-day strikes in demand for fair wages. This month, 98.6% of the Workers who are employed in the 12 facilities, who are represented by 1199 Service Employees International United (SEIU) Healthcare more»

CWA Local 1168 Works To Organize A ‘Unique Group’ Of Caregivers - 130 Veterinary Assistants, Technicians & Clerical Staff Get Ready To Vote For Union Representation

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured below, Mary Nowicki (on the left) and Maria VanCuren (on the right) will be voting in a Union Election to be held in mid-July that will impact a group of 130 Veterinary Technicians and Assistants and Clerical Workers employed at the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center, located just outside Buffalo. The more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At Buffalo’s BryLin Hospital Ratify A New Three-Year Agreement That Includes Wage Increases & An Increase In Shift Differential Pay

Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Workers employed at BryLin Hospital in Buffalo - an in-patient facility that provides treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues for adolescents and adults, have ratified a new three-year contract that includes wage increases more»

Next Up On UUP’s ‘The Voice’ Podcast: Discussing Systemic Racism In Buffalo In The Aftermath Of The May 14th Massacre In A Mostly Black Neighborhood That Took Place On The City’s East Side That Left 10 Dead & Three Wounded

Published on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Buffalo’s Michigan Street Baptist Church was a sanctuary for fugitive slaves as they made their way to Canada - and freedom - on the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman, herself enslaved, became known as the Conductor of the Underground Railroad for leading fugitives from the church - built by African Americans in 1845 - across a suspension bridge more»

Now In Its 38th Year, ‘One Constant Continues To Stand Out’ At The Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Annual Harry S. Jordan Scholarship Awards Ceremony…

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, the Executive Board of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council poses with the 2022 recipients of the Council’s annual Harry S. Jordan Scholarships. Three chosen graduating high school seniors, whose parents work in Union-represented jobs, received their awards earlier this month inside more»

NLRB Region 3-Buffalo Files in Federal Court Seeking Nationwide Cease & Desist Order Against Starbucks - Also Seeks Reinstatement for Seven Workers & A Bargaining Order

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 3-Buffalo Regional Director Linda M. Leslie has petitioned in United States District Court for injunctive relief for seven former Starbucks Employees in Buffalo who were unlawfully fired for exercising their right to form a Union. Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act more»

“Pressure Breaks Pipes” - ATU Local 1342 Reps Discuss Their Union’s “Historic & Life Changing” Contract With The NFTA, Local ‘Now Fielding Calls From Interested Unions Across The U.S. That Want To Know How They Did It’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured below, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 President Jeff Richardson (on the right), Financial Secretary/Treasurer Ron Giza (in the middle) and Vice President Kevin Kline (on the left) sat down with WNYLaborToday.com to discuss a recently-negotiated and ratified contract with the Niagara Frontier more»

CSEA Local 815 Erie Unit Members ‘Overwhelmingly Approve’ A New Five-Year Contract With The Erie County Medical Center

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Erie Unit of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815 - which represents nearly 1,400 Members who are employed in a variety of positions at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, have overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year contract that features 16% in raises over the life of the agreement, as well as more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Caregivers Hold Informational Pickets At Four Individual Buffalo Area Nursing Homes, Workers ‘Demand Fair’ Contracts - Including A $15 Per Hour Rate, ‘Standard’ Wage Scales Based On Experience & ‘Better’ Staffing Levels

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Caregivers held informational pickets today (Thursday, June 16th) at four individual Buffalo area nursing homes to bring attention to a lack of fair wages and poor staffing levels. “It’s not about me, it’s about the residents, it’s about the dignity more»

As A June 30th Contract Expiration Date Looms, Union-Represented Kaleida Health Workers ‘Raise Concerns’ About What They Describe As ‘Severe’ Understaffing That Is ‘Endangering Patient Care’

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East on Tuesday (June 14th) released a new joint survey of Nurses, Therapists, Technologists, Clerical Staff and other Professional and Service Workers employed at Buffalo’s Kaleida Health, which more»

CSEA Unit 6700 & Erie County Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 6700 has reached a tentative contract agreement with Erie County. CSEA Unit 67’s Membership will vote on the agreement later this month. “CSEA feels that we reached a mutually beneficial agreement that provides its Members with an improved work environment,” CSEA more»

Across More Than 12 States, Thousands Of Workers ‘Take Their Demands National In A Coordinated, Sustained Campaign For Industrywide Reform’ - Including A $15 Minimum Start Rates For Service Workers

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As 1199 Service Employee International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Nursing Home Workers across Western New York continue their fight for fair contracts at 12 area for-profit nursing homes, more than 1,200 local Caregivers joined a nationwide day of action that took place in more than a dozen states more»

‘While More Is Needed To Be Done,’ Unionized Educators’ Send A Message’ - “Unity Is More Powerful Than Racism & Hate” Following Buffalo & Uvalde, Texas Mass Shootings

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a multitude of scenes from last week’s Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-organized Unity Rally that was held outside the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Casino on Buffalo’s East Side after the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and in Valde, Texas. A number of speakers addressed the hundreds more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers ‘Take Their Stories To Local Elected Officials In Demand For Fair Contracts & Living Wages’ - Announce Joint Campaign ‘To Fight For $15 Per Hour & Standard Wage Scales’

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Nursing Home Workers who are employed at 12 Nursing Homes across Western New York told their personal stories to elected officials on Friday (June 3rd) in their fight for fair contracts and living wages. Afterward, the Unionized Nursing Home Workers announced a joint more»

PUSH Buffalo Employees ‘Go Union’ With CWA Local 1122 - Non-Profit Workers ‘Unite To Unionize Over Lack Of Stability & Transparency, Wanted A Voice On The Job’

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The nearly 30 Workers employed at PUSH Buffalo united to Unionize with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 because of a lack of stability and transparency within their non-profit workplace, as well as wanting “a voice on the job,” according to CWA Local 1122 Representatives. “The Workers at PUSH more»

Employees ‘Everywhere’ Are Organizing - ‘Here’s Why It’s Happening Now’

Published on Monday, May 30, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
After years of declining influence, Unions are having a resurgence. Employees from companies across the country are increasingly organizing as a means of asking for more benefits, pay and safety from their employers. Between October 2021 and March of this year, Union Representation Petitions filed at the NLRB increased 57% from the same period a year ago, more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Hold Picket At A ‘Second’ Elderwood Site In Western New York ‘Over Poor Staffing & Low Wages’ - Union Says Elderwood’s Operators ‘Withdrew Equity While Service Workers Earn Less Than’ $15 Per Hour

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LOCKPORT, NEW YORK) - Nursing Home Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East in Western New York are fighting for a fair contract following seven months of negotiations with Elderwood Nursing Facilities in Erie and Niagara Counties. On Wednesday (May 25th), more than 50 Nursing Home Workers employed more»

A Conversation With United Food & Commercial Workers Local One President Frank DeRiso On The May 14th Racist Shootings At A Tops Supermarket In Buffalo: “‘It Makes You Sick.’ ‘I Cannot Fathom That People Can Be So Hateful.’”

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One President Frank DeRiso being interviewed by a Syracuse, New York TV Station about the racist shootings that occurred at a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo earlier this month. (CNYCentral.com Screenshot) At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th - Frank more»

Highmark/BCBSWNY’S OPEIU Local 153-Represented Workforce ‘Overwhelmingly’ Ratifies New Three-Year Contract That Features An Overall 6% Wage Increase & A Remote Work-From-Home Option Preferred By Its Union Workforce

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153-represented Members who are employed at Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that features a 6% wage increase over the life of the deal and a Remote/Work-From-Home Option that was more»

Despite Being Separated By 23 Miles, IBEW Local 2104’s Niagara Falls Membership Holds Vigil To Honor Those Killed By A Racist Gunman At A Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side - Union To Start Weekly Food Drive To Aid Impacted East Side Community

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Representatives and Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2104 - who were joined by Representatives of IBEW Local 237, held a prayer vigil in Niagara Falls late last week to honor those killed and injured by a racist gunman at a Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East more»

UFCW Local One, Which Represents Employees Who Survived The Racist Massacre At The Tops Supermarket On Buffalo’s East Side, ‘Is Stepping Up To Help Support Them’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One, which represents Employees who survived the racist massacre at Tops Supermarket on Buffalo’s East Side, is stepping up to help support them. “We are deeply saddened and outraged by the ruthless killings at the Tops Store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. This more»

The Public Employees Federation Is “Devastated” To Learn The 18-Year-Old Shooter Who Murdered 10 & Injured Three Others In A Buffalo Supermarket Located In A Predominately Black Neighborhood Of The City Is The Son Of Two PEF Members

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Public Employees Federation (PEF) posted on its website today (Wednesday, May 18th) that it is “devastated” to learn that the 18-year-old shooter who is charged with murdering 10 people at an East Side Buffalo Supermarket over the weekend is the son of two PEF Members, including one who sits on the Statewide more»

More Unions ‘Speak Out Against’ Racist Shooting In Buffalo As President Biden Visits The Queen City Today To Offer His Sympathies To The Grieving Families & Pledge To “Do Everything In Our Power To End Hate-Fueled Domestic Terrorism”

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – More and more Unions are speaking out against the racist grocery store shooting spree in Buffalo over the weekend that left 10 dead and three injured in a predominately-Black neighborhood, as President Joe Biden travels to Buffalo today (Tuesday, May 17th) to offer his sympathies to the grieving families and pledge to “do more»

National AFL-CIO President Shuler Reaches Out To Buffalo Labor In The Wake Of Racist Shooting At East Side Supermarket, Tells WNYALF That It “Has The Full Weight Of The AFL-CIO” In Offering Its Support & Help

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has reached out to the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) in the wake of what authorities said was a racist shooting that occurred at an predominately Black East Side Supermarket on Saturday (May 14th), telling WNYALF President Peter DeJesus that Organized Labor in more»

“They Can’t Call Us ‘Heroes,’ They Have To Show It!’” - 1199 SEIU-Represented Nursing Home Workers Hold Informational Picket Outside Suburban Buffalo Elderwood Facility To Publicly Call For ‘Better Wages & Increased Staff’

Published on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a collage of photos showing 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Healthcare Workers East-represented Caregivers, who are employed at the Elderwood Nursing Home in the Buffalo Suburb of Williamsville, as they conducted an informational picket on Thursday (May 12th). The more than 70 more»

‘A Great Day Of Union Giving!’ - The National Association Of Letter Carriers-Led 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive ‘Is Back After A Two-Year Hiatus’ Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic, Takes Place This Saturday, May 14th

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK) – This Saturday (May 14th), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)-led Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - the Nation’s largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy families, is back for the 30th time. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - which returns this year after a two-year hiatus because more»

Niagara-Orleans Labor Council President ‘Calls Out’ Elected Officials At Workers’ Memorial Event, Wants Hearings On Workers’ Comp Reform - Tells Story Of Worker ‘Who Put A Gun In His Mouth Because He Couldn’t Take The Pain Anymore’

Published on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council held its 31st Annual Workers’ Memorial Observation over the weekend in Reservoir Park in Niagara Falls to honor those who’ve died on the job and to recognize and fight for those Workers who’ve been injured or are battling the more»

‘In Case You Did Not Know’ - Here’s How Unions Strengthen Communities & Democracy

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Unions aren’t just good for their Members and their paychecks - they’re also good for communities as a whole, and even for Democracy itself. “Unions promote economic equality and build Worker Power, helping Workers to win increases in pay, better more»

The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation On The Recently-Adopted New York State Budget: “It Provides Needed Dollars For An Entire List Of Social And Economic Programs That Directly Assist Working People”

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) - whose affiliated Member Unions combine to represent more than 140,000 Unionized Workers in the Public and Private Sectors, as well as in the Building Trades, says the recently-adopted New York State Budget “provides needed dollars for an entire list of social and more»

‘In Their Own Labor Words’ - UAW Region 9 International Representative Lonnie Everett: “Voting Is A Significant Part Of Our Lives Because We Know The Power Of The Vote!”

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Under the theme Reconnecting The Movement, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Peter DeJesus, Jr. made a conscious effort to diversify those who addressed the more than 100 Central Labor Council Presidents, Union Leaders and Representatives, and Friends of Labor who were in attendance at more»

“We’re ‘Here To Put Employers (Who Fail To Provide A Safe Workplace) On Notice, We’re Coming For You’” - Workers’ Memorial Day Observance In Western New York: WNYALF & Buffalo Labor Council Honor Deceased & Injured Workers

Published on Friday, April 29, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Denise Abbott addresses area Labor Representatives, Elected Officials and Friends of Labor at the 2022 Workers’ Memorial Event that was held on Thursday (April 28th) at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, just South of Buffalo. (WNYLaborToday.com more»

Four Adoption Star Workers In Suburban Buffalo Allege They Were Fired For Union Organizing Efforts, Request Public Support For Their Campaign To Achieve Workplace Protections

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AMHERST, NEW YORK) - Adoption STAR Employees are asking for the public’s support as they pursue a Union Election in order to gain a seat at the table and negotiate wages, conditions, and policies in their workplace, the Workers said. The Workers are seeking representation from Buffalo-headquartered Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local more»

“They’re Sitting On A ($280) Million To ($300) Million Surplus And We Helped Them Get ($30 Million To $40 Million) Of That” - BTF Members ‘Go Public Over Insulting & Degrading Contract Proposals They’ve Received From The Board Of Education’

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above (Photo Screenshot Courtesy of WIVB-TV), Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) President Phil Rumore addresses City Public School Teachers who gathered to protest last week before a Buffalo Board of Education meeting, where they publicly registered their anger over what Rumore describes as “insulting more»

Newly-Ratified ATU Local 1342/Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Contract Described As “Historic And Life-Changing” - Three-Year Deal Features Retro Pay & Raises, An Equity Adjustment & A Bonus, Among Other Improvements

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Described as “historic and life-changing” Members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 have ratified a new three-year contract with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) that features retro pay, raises in each year of the agreement, an equity adjustment and a $1,750 bonus. Local 1342 more»

New Bills Stadium Is ‘Only The Start Of An Anticipated Run Of Major Work Over The Next Several Years’ For The Buffalo & Niagara County Building Trades Council

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK) – It was indeed strange to scan through a press release from Governor Kathy Hochul on the agreement that had been reached between New York State, Erie County and the National Football League’s (NFL) Buffalo Bills for a new $1.4 billion stadium in Orchard Park - which was heralded as the largest construction project in more»

‘In Their Own Labor Words’ - BCTGM Local 36G President Anthony Barker: Economics In The Labor Movement: “With So Many Unions Striking, It’s Going To Change The Economic Package That’s Offered At The Negotiation Table”

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Under the theme Reconnecting The Movement, Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) President Peter DeJesus, Jr. made a conscious effort to diversify those who addressed the more than 100 Central Labor Council Presidents, Union Leaders and Representatives, and Friends of Labor who were in attendance at more»

‘Did You Miss The Feel-Good Union Story Of The Year?’ - An ‘Ordinary Working Stiff Gets Fired By Amazon, Decides To Create A Union With His Pal & After Two Years Of Heavy Opposition, They Win!’

Published on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Here’s a feel-good story for feel-bad times. Ordinary Working Stiff gets fired by Amazon in Staten Island, New York. He and his pal, his “co-star” on their “underdog journey” - journalists’ terms - set up “two chairs in a tent” and decide to create a Union there - which has failed everywhere else - except more»

‘Three More’ Organizing Wins For Starbucks Partners: Workers ‘Win First Unionized Starbucks Store in Rochester’ - ‘As Well As Yet Another Store In Buffalo,’ This One Coming In A ‘Landslide Vote’ of 18-To-1

Published on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has counted the ballots for Starbucks’ Brighton, Monroe and Clover and Mount Hope stores in Rochester and the Delaware Avenue-Chippewa store in Downtown Buffalo - with all three Going Union after the votes were tallied. In fact, the Delaware-Chippewa store won their Union in a more»

Injured CSEA-Represented Erie County Children’s Services Caseworker In Western New York ‘Touted For His Actions’ - Steps In To Help Protect One Of The Children In His Caseload

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK) - For David Corrao (photo submitted by Civil Service Employees Association Erie County Unit Member Cari Hurley, Corrao’s girlfriend), a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)-represented Caseworker at the Erie County Children’s Services, the job is about more than just protecting the children in his caseload. more»

Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council Educational Session - How To Assist Your Members Through The Worker’s Compensation System, ‘Enlightens & Motivates’ Union Reps On ‘What Must Be Done To Protect Injured Employees’

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Jim Briggs (on the left) presided over the Labor Council’s recently-held Education Session - How To Assist Your Members Through The Worker’s Compensation System. “‘We need honest, Worker-friendly people so you can get more»

Lewiston Nursing Home Workers ‘Unanimously Vote To Ratify’ New 20-Month Agreement With The Largest Catholic Health System In The U.S. - Includes ‘Higher Starting’ Wage Rates & ‘Significant Raises Crediting Their Years Of Experience’

Published on Monday, April 4, 2022 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LEWISTON, NEW YORK) - More than 150 Nursing Home Workers who are employed at Ascension Living at Our Lady of Peace in Lewiston are celebrating a huge victory over a subsidiary of the Nation’s largest Catholic Health System. The Niagara County Health Caregivers, who are represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United more»