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Southern Tier Labor Award Winner David Wilkinson ‘Snubbed’ By GOP Chautauqua County Executive Gregory Edwards At Jamestown Labor Day Event

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 106 Business Manager David Wilkinson and his Wife, Kim, pose for a Photo taken at Bergman Park in Jamestown on Sunday (September 1st) beside a List of the Past Recipients of the George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award. Wilkinson - who has Played Such a Prominent more»

Guest Labor Day Column From Rochester Labor Federation President James Bertolone: The Struggle Continues

Published on Monday, September 2, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: James Bertolone serves as President of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation, whose 300 Affiliated Union Locals Combine to Represent 100,000 Union Members in the Rochester & Finger Lakes Regions of New York State. He also serves as President of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 215 more»

Via The Huffington Post: Low-Wage, Fast Food Worker Strikes Hit 50 Cities Nationwide

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Low-Wage Workers are taking to the Streets Today (Thursday, August 29th) in 50 Cities across the United States, The Huffington Post is Reporting. The Protests, which Come Ahead of Labor Day, are an Outgrowth of the July Strikes that took place in a Number of Cities Across the Country, including New York, Chicago and Detroit. Only This Time, They're more»

Coalition Keeps Fighting To Fix The Broken Senate & Ensure Confirmation Of Democratic National Labor Relations Board Members

Published on Friday, July 19, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - Finally, there was Action in the U.S. Senate This Week on Nominations to Several Important Executive Branch Positions. First up was Richard Cordray, who - after a Two-Year Wait - was Confirmed as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by a 66-to-32 Vote. The Senate then Voted to Confirm Buffalo Native Tom Perez as Secretary of more»

Via The Union Advocate: Union Laborers On Strike In Minnesota To Protect Pension Benefits

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA) – Union-Represented Workers at a Concrete Products Manufacturing Facility in Shakopee, Minnesota have Gone Out on Strike, Pledging to Walk the Picket Line until Cretex Companies Abandons its Attempt to Strip Workers of their Pension Benefits. The Union-Represented Workers at Cretex’s Shakopee Facility Manufacture Manhole more»

CWA National News: CWA Activists Press Their Senators On NLRB & CWA's Ron Collins Gets Arrested For Mine Workers

Published on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
CWA Activists Press Their Senators On NLRB CWA Legislative and Political Team Activists continued to Press their Senators on the need to Confirm all Five Presidential Nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and to Change the Senate Rules, If Necessary, to Get It Done. Indiana CWAers met with Senator Joe Donnelly on June 7th, and so far, more»

New York State Nurses Association-Represented RNs To Hold Informational Picket On Wednesday In Front Of Olean General Hospital

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN) – Saying Safe-Staffing is Needed with Nurses Being Forced to Take On Too Many Patients at One Time, 220 New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Registered Nurses (RNs) will hold an Informational Picket outside Olean General Hospital on Wednesday (June 19), the Union announced. The RNs have also been in New Contract Negotiations more»

Japanese Union Leader Lends Support To International Longshore And Warehouse Union: Joins Picket Lines With Locked-Out Longshoremen At Portland & Vancouver Ports

Published on Monday, June 17, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Fusao Ohori, a Representative of the All-Japan Seamen’s Union - which Represents the Crews of Ships at Sea - flew from Tokyo to walk Picket Lines with Locked-Out Longshore Workers in Vancouver and Portland. Along with Ohori’s visit, the All-Japan Seamen’s Union contributed one million yen to the ILWU. That translates to an estimated more»

National Labor Relations Board Disarray Undermines Panera Workers' Fight For Union Representation

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(MICHIGAN) - This is How Hope Turns Into Despair: More than a year since they Voted to Form a Union, Panera workers in Michigan are Still Waiting. The Franchisee that owns the Panera Bread Stores in the Region Refused to Recognize the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Union as the Official Representative of the Bakers and Refused to more»

The National Association Of Letter Carriers’ Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Collects More Than 74.4 Million Pounds Of Food Across The United States

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Retired National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 President Robert McLennan, who now serves as Labor Liaison for State Senator Tim Kennedy of Buffalo, announced during the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Meeting that was held on Tuesday Evening (June 11th) that the Buffalo-Western New York Region more»

Estimated 20,000 Take Part In NYSUT-Led Albany Rally For Reduction Of State-Mandated Testing & Additional Funding For Education

Published on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: An Estimated 20,000 Teachers, Parents, Students, Union Members and Community Allies of Education (Pictured Above) took part in a Massive Rally that was held in Albany on Saturday (June 8th) for the Reduction of State-Mandated Testing and Additional Funding for Education. You can learn more about the One Voice United Rally at more»

Palermo's Pizza Workers March 18 Miles To Demand Meeting With Owners In Their On-Going Dispute Over Workers’ Rights

Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WISCONSIN) - Last week, 150 Members of the Palermo Workers Union and their Allies Marched 18 miles from the Palermo's Pizza Plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Mequon Home of Palermo’s Co-Owner Angelo Fallucca to Demand that He and his Brother and Co-Owner, Giacomo, meet with them in their On-Going Dispute over Workers’ Rights. A year ago, the more»

Via LaborNotes.org: The United Electrical Workers Demand General Electric Stop The Transfer Of Nearly One-Third Of The Jobs At Its Erie, Pennsylvania Locomotive Plant To A Lower-Wage Facility In Texas

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA) – Union-Represented Locomotive Builders are demanding that General Electric (GE) Stop the Transfer of Nearly a Third of the Plant’s Jobs to a Non-Union, Lower-Wage Factory in Texas and are Rallying to Draw Public Attention to the Decision. The Three Actions - One for Each Shift - follow the Profitable Factory’s April more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Anticipates Thousands Of New Yorkers To Attend Saturday, June 8th Rally In Albany For The Future Of Public Education

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - In a Vocal Pushback against Out-of-Control Standardized Testing, the Out-Sized Influence that Giant Testing Companies are having on Teaching and Learning, and New York’s Inequitable School Funding System, a Coalition of Parents, Educators, Community Members and Students will Rally in early June in Albany to Fight For The Future Of Public more»

28-Year Inspection Gap At Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant ‘Stunning Indictment’ Of OSHA’s Under-Funding

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST, TEXAS) - The West, Texas Fertilizer Plant, where a Fire and Explosion last week claimed at least 14 lives - including 11 Firefighters and EMTs - and injured more than 200, was last Inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1985. In 2011, the West Fertilizer Company filed an Emergency Response Plan with the U.S. more»

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Says “Unions Are The Problem”

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
“Unions are the problem.” These were the words that Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie used in response to a question posed by a Teacher at a recent Town Hall Meeting. The Governor has clearly taken a page out of the Union-Busting Playbook by trying to brand the Union as a Self-Interested Third Party, but the Teacher sensibly more»

Health Committee Chair And State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried & The New York State Nurses Association Join Together To Speak Out For Safe Staffing

Published on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – New York State Health Committee Chair and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried joined more than 1,300 Members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Nursing Students earlier this week during a Rally held in Albany to speak out against the Shortage of Nursing Staff in New York Hospitals. "Safe Staffing Levels reduce avoidable more»

Via wepartypatriots.com: 72% of 2012 New York City Construction Deaths Took Place On Non-Union Work Sites

Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A New Report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shows that construction Deaths more than tripled on New York City Work Sites in 2012, with 21 Workplace Fatalities versus six from the year before. The sudden surge coincides with an Uptick in Building Projects in the Region and represents the Most Construction more»

International Longshoremen's Association Members Overwhelming Ratify New Six-Year Master Contract/New York-New Jersey ILA Group Says ‘Yes’ To Local Agreement

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A New Six-Year Master Contract covering 14,500 Waterfront Workers who are represented by the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) has been overwhelming approved by ILA Members in a Ratification Vote conducted at Ports on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, it was announced today (Wednesday, April 10th). The ILA negotiated the Master Contract with more»

HEY!... Just A Reminder If You Haven’t Watched The March/April Edition Of Western New York Labor News… NOW!

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Just in case you haven’t taken the time to watch the March/April Edition of WNYLaborToday.com’s New Labor News TV Magazine… Western New York Labor News… NOW! as yet, here’s what you’re missing: More than 200 Union Leaders and Delegates were in attendance at the recently-held 2013 Western New York AFL-CIO Labor more»

What's Behind The Momentum For Paid Sick Days?

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: What's Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days? originally appeared on The Huffington Post by Ellen Bravo, director of Family Values @ Work. In just two weeks, the Movement for Paid Sick Days has seen three victories - in Portland, Oregon, in Philadelphia and, most recently, in New York City. Local Coalitions in each more»

New York State Nurses Association-Led Campaign To Protect NY Patient Care Is Successful, As Governor Cuomo & Lawmakers Reject For-Profit Hospital Experiment

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK) – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) welcomed the news this week that State Lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo have rejected a Proposal to bring For-Profit Healthcare to New York. NYSNA had raised Serious Concerns about Proposals in the initial State Budget to loosen Certificate of Need Requirements and to allow the creation of more»

Via businessinsider.com: The Economic Case For Paying Cashiers $40,000 A Year

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Average American Cashier makes $20,230 a year, which in a Single-Earner Household would leave a Family of Four living under the Poverty Line. But if he works the Cash Registers at QuikTrip, it’s an entirely different story. The Convenience Store and Gas Station Chain offers Entry-Level Employees an Annual Salary of around $40,000, plus more»

United Steelworkers Mark First Year Anniversary Of U.S.-Korea Free Trade Deal/Says USW President Leo Gerard: “If This Is Success, We’re In A Heap Of Trouble”’

Published on Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On the One-Year Anniversary of the Implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard says: “If this is success, we’re in a heap of trouble.” “The One-Year Anniversary of the start of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will spark a debate about more»

Costco CEO Supports Fair Minimum Wage Act

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has joined the Push to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour by saying he supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would not only Raise the Current Wage from $7.25, but would Index the Wage to Inflation and Raise Wages for Tipped Employees too. Costco already pays its Starting Employees a Wage of $11.50 Per Hour more»

Some Thought-Provoking Information Found On The Social Network Facebook

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: While perusing the Social Network Facebook, Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper ran across the following thought-provoking information that we would like to share with our many Viewers/Readers:

Working Families Rally In Washington, Oppose Cuts To Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON) - More than 1,500 People rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday (February 12th) in support of Working Families and to tell Congress not to make any Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They also told Congress to Close Tax Loopholes for Big Corporations and the Wealthiest 2% and to Prevent the Sequester from going into Effect and more»

Kansas City Star Editorial: Pointless Attacks On Unions In The Kansas & Missouri Legislatures

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In Packed Hearing Rooms where tempers run short and accusations fly, the Missouri and Kansas Legislatures are consumed with Debates on Bills intended to weaken Unions. This expenditure of energy at first seems puzzling. Most Private- and Public-Sector Unions are not particularly powerful in either State. Kansas already is a Right-To-Work (For Less) State, more»

NYSNA-Represented Brooklyn Nurses, Doctors, Clergy & Neighbors Tell Governor Cuomo: Keep Long Island College Hospital & Interfaith Medical Center Open!

Published on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BROOKLYN) – New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Nurses and Physicians from two Brooklyn Hospitals on the verge of closure - Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and the Interfaith Medical Center - joined with Clergy, Neighbors and Patients from the Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) Community in front of Governor Cuomo’s Office in more»

Labor Legal Action Seeks To Strike Down Michigan Right-To-Work ‘For Less’ Law

Published on Friday, February 1, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(STATE OF MICHIGAN) - A Coalition of Michigan Labor Unions - including the United Auto Workers (UAW) - and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have asked a Judge to Strike Down the recently-passed Right-To-Work For Less Law (RTWFL), because it was enacted while the Public was Locked-Out of the Capitol - which is a violation of the Open Meetings Act, more»

Seventy Tompkins Community Action Employees Vote To Unionize With Buffalo-Headquartered International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades/District Council 4

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ITHACA) – A group of 70 Workers employed by the Non-Profit Tompkins Community Action (TCA) Organization in Ithaca have voted for Union Representation with the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT/District Council 4, which represents nearly 1,800 Construction and Non-Construction Workers in a Region that encompasses 33 New York more»

New York State Nurses Association-Represented Nurses & Chemung County Skilled Nursing Facility Residents Blast Plans To Privatize Services Elmira Facility

Published on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ELMIRA) – Residents of the Chemung County Skilled Nursing Facility are joining Registered Nurses (RNs) represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) in a campaign to tell County Officials that Privatizing the Elmira Facility would be an Expensive Mistake. As such, NYSNA is embarking on a Public Awareness Campaign and over the next more»

New York State United Teachers President Iannuzzi Says Education Reform Commission's Report Can Lead To Start Of Productive Discussions

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union said today that the Education Reform Commission's Interim Report can serve as a Template for Productive Discussions about how to further improve New York's already-strong Public Education System. NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi said the Commission's Report recognizes that Excellence Abounds more»

Longshoremen Strike Delayed For 30 Days As Agreement Sought‏

Published on Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A Temporary Deal has been reached between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMA) that will delay for 30 days a strike that was scheduled to start today (Sunday, December 30th). The Strike would have shut down East Coast Ports from Boston to Miami, with 14,000 Workers taking part. A Strike will more»

Michigan Working Families Rally Against 'Right-To-Work' For Less Proposal

Published on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Hundreds of Michiganders flooded the State Capitol building in Lansing on Thursday (November 29th) to tell their Legislators to reject a Right-to Work for less Proposal currently before a Legislative Committee. Working Families oppose the Legislation that would make it easier for Corporations to take advantage of their Employees and more»

No Depression: Pharmaceutical-Labor Alliance Flourishes

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(EVERETT, WASHINGTON) - “I certainly admit going in with an attitude of ‘let’s-see-what-this-is-about,’” Johnson & Johnson Vice President Donald Bohn says about cooperating with Labor Unions. “It turns out we have a lot more in common than you might think.” And that’s why, about four years ago, Johnson more»

Labor Column From New York State United Teachers President Richard Iannuzzi: Moving Forward After The November Election & The Tragic Super-Storm Sandy

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Iannuzzi (pictured above), who has headed the Statewide Union since April 2005, is president of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) – which represents more than 600,000 Members who work in, or are retired from, New York's Schools, Colleges and Health Care Facilities, including Classroom Teachers, more»

Campaign For America's Future Launches 'Wage Class War' Website

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Campaign for America's Future (CAF) launched a new Website this week - Wage Class War - saying that the 2012 Election was, in large part, about Class Warfare and that the Democrats who sided with the Middle Class and Poor were the victors. Starting with the President, and working its way down to many U.S. Congressional Democrats, the argument was more»

Safe-Staffing Rally To Be Held In Southern Tier On Friday/NYSNA-Represented Nurses To Participate In Olean Event To Focus Public Spotlight On Need To Pass Legislation

Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN) – On Friday (November 16th), New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-Represented Nurses from Olean General Hospital and from across Western New York will hold a Rally to publicly ask the question: Will a Registered Nurse be there when you need one? The Registered Nurses (RNs) want to make sure this is a question their Patients will never more»

From The Huffington Post: Papa John's CEO John Schnatter Says His Company Will Reduce Workers' Hours In Response To Obamacare

Published on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
In the wake of President Obama's Re-Election, one CEO is doubling down on his criticisms of Obamacare. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plans on Passing the Costs of Health Care Reform to his Business onto his Workers. Schnatter said he will likely Reduce Workers’ Hours, as a result of President Obama's Re-Election, The Naples News more»

Nationwide Election Night Survey Finds Voters Rejected Romney Economics, Instead Favor Rebuilding Middle Class & Investing in America

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Tuesday, it was the Voters’ turn to speak and the message they clearly sent as they re-elected President Obama was unmistakable: It’s time to rebuild the Middle Class and Invest in America. According to a National Election Night Survey conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the National AFL-CIO, Voters more»

UAW Region 9/WNY Community Action Program-Veterans Committee Donates New Chevrolet Van To A Veterans Administration Hospital In The Southern Tier

Published on Sunday, October 21, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured Above, United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9 Officials present Representatives of theVeterans Administration (VA) Hospital in the Southern Tier City of Bath a new Chevrolet Van. It’s the third donation - totaling an overall cost of $50,000 - of a Van to VA Hospitals in Buffalo and Bath by the UAW over the more»

Labor Perspective From WNY Unionist Gene Grabiner: The Romney Doctrine

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Gene Grabiner, who teaches Sociology at Erie County Community College’s (ECC) City of Buffalo Campus, has been a New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Member for 36 years. Grabiner, who holds a PhD, is a State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor, who also serves as a Delegate to the Buffalo more»

Western New York Workers Rally In Olean For American Jobs

Published on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Part of the more than 100 Western New York Union Leaders, Union Members, Elected Officials and Candidates For Public Officials (Pictured Above/WNYLaborToday.com Photo) rallied in the Southern Tier City of Olean Saturday to focus a spotlight on a recent Plant Closing and the shipment of American Jobs to Mexico. (OLEAN) more»

Unionized E.J. Noble Hospital Nurses In Gouverneur Say Closure Could Be ‘A Matter Of Life Or Death’/Hospital Suspension Leaves Area Residents 40 Miles From Next ER

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GOUVERNEUR) – New York State Nurses United (NYSNA)-Represented Nurses in this Rural Upstate New York Village say the suspension of operations at E.J. Noble Hospital could be a “matter of life or death” for area Residents – and that they will work with Hospital Management and State Officials to keep it open. Residents will have to drive more than more»

Labor Letter To The Editor From WNY Unionist Gene Grabiner: You Know For Sure That Mitt Romney Cannot Abide By Lincoln

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Gene Grabiner, who teaches Sociology at Erie County Community College’s (ECC) City of Buffalo Campus, has been a member of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for 36 years. Grabiner - who is currently represented by the Faculty Federation of ECC, which has 466 full-time and 400 part-time Union Members - recently more»

The Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights & The New York State United Teachers Union Launch Second Annual Human Rights Student Video Contest

Published on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK) - The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute, are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Speak Truth To Power Student Video Contest – which kicks off on September 27th with a gathering of Teachers, Students, Human Rights Activists, more»

Fighting To Save American Jobs Here In Western New York: IBEW Local 1690 Focuses A Spotlight On Olean Advanced Products

Published on Monday, September 17, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 1690 President/Business Manager Mike Randolph (on the left) and Local 169 Vice President Jason Gunsolus stand outside Olean Advanced Products’ Manufacturing Plant in the Cattaraugus County City of Olean. Local 1690, which currently represents more»

New York State Nurses Association Says The New York Police Department Has Left Assaulted Brooklyn Nurse Waiting For Response

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BROOKLYN) - Four weeks after an assault sent her to the Emergency Room, Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Eurica Walters-Rodney is still waiting to hear back from the New York Police Department’s 79th Precinct – while her assailant remains a free man. On August 10th at Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center, a Psychiatric Patient jumped the counter, more»

Coal Miners In Ohio Say They Were Forced To Attend Romney Event & Donate

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A group of Coal Miners in the State of Ohio feel they would’ve been fired if they did not attend an August 14th event with presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney and contribute to his Campaign - and to make matters worse, they lost a day of pay for their trouble. In phone calls and e-mails to WWVA Radio Host David Blomquist, Employees at more»