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CWA National News: Ryan International Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract & Stand Up To Verizon

Published on Monday, August 27, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Ryan International Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract Ryan International Flight Attendants have voted to ratify their First Contract, ensuring Job Security and other Protections for nearly 200 AFA-CWA Members. "Ryan International Flight Attendants worked hard to achieve the Workplace Protections and Professional Standards provided by an AFA Contract," more»

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of Western New York & Kaleida Health Unveil Pilot Program To Improve Cardiac Outcomes

Published on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO) – The cornerstones of the National Affordable Care Act are efforts to contain the Rising Cost of Health Care and enhance the Quality of Care delivered to Americans. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Kaleida Health are addressing these elements through a Pilot Program for Individuals undergoing Coronary-Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) more»

New Survey Determines 40% Of America’s Workers Live Paycheck to Paycheck

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
America’s Workers are existing on the edge of Financial Disaster: 40% say they live Paycheck-to-Paycheck, according to a recent CareerBuilder Survey. Worse, 37% say they sometimes need to rely on the next payday to make ends meet. Although the percentage of those literally Living for Payday has decreased from 42% in 2011 and from 46% in 2008, the height more»

CSEA Hails Federal Court Injunction Upholding Contracts

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(CENTRAL ISLIP) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is hailing a Federal Court blocking an attempt by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano to unilaterally reopen Union Contacts. The lawsuit, filed by CSEA in June, protects the Rights and Benefits of 6,000 CSEA-Represented Nassau County Employees, but also has Broad National Implications more»

Union-Represented Con Ed Workers to Vote On Tentative Agreement

Published on Friday, August 10, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Nearly two weeks ago, four people locked themselves in a room to end the Con Edison Lock-Out of 8,500 Union Members of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA). According to Local 1-2 spokesman John Melia, UWUA’s President Michael Langford, Local 1-2’s President Harry Farrell and Con Ed’s CEO Kevin Burke - aided by more»

The Fight Is Not Over For Unionized Ace Tomato Workers In California – More Than Two Decade Battle With Employer For First Contract Continues

Published on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(SACAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Workers at Ace Tomato in California are tired of waiting. They’re also tired of dirty bathrooms, the lack of fresh water and decades of low pay. You might ask, why don't they vote for a Union? They did - back in 1989! But, more than two decades later they’re still waiting for a Contract. And the Agricultural Labor Relations more»

For The 19th Consecutive Year, The United Way Of Southern Chautauqua County Recognizes Organized Labor With Its Annual ‘Salute To Labor’ Dinner/Honors CSEA’s Rodney Kolstee With Its Annual Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: A number of Southern Tier Labor Leaders, Union Delegates and Memberswere part of an overall group of 80 individualswho attended the United Way’s 19th Annual Salute to Labor Dinner that was held Wednesday (August 1st) evening at the Jamestown Elks Lodge. Pictured Above (from Left to Right): United Way Of Southern more»

Union Firefighters Responded To Colorado Theater Shooting

Published on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(AURORA, COLORADO) - Members of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) were some of the First Responders at the recent Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater shooting. Aurora Local 1290 Firefighters not only assisted at the Movie Theater, but also at alleged shooter James Holmes’ apartment. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this more»

Nearly 100 Registered Nurses At Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Facility In Utica Overwhelmingly Vote For Union Representation With Communication Workers Of America Local 1126

Published on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(UTICA) - Nearly 100 Registered Nurses (RNs) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica have overwhelmingly voted for Union Representation with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1126, Representatives from CWA District 1 Healthcare Coordinating Council’s Office in Buffalo informed WNYLaborToday.com this afternoon (Thursday, July 26th). By an more»

Think The New York State United Teachers Union ‘Only’ Represents Teachers? Well, How About Lifeguards?

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Members of the Jones Beach (Long Island) Lifeguard Corps/New York State Lifeguard Corps see their affiliation with the New York State Teachers (NYSUT) Union as a pathway to improving Working Conditions and keeping the Public safer. Pictured Above (Photo Courtesy of Miller Photography via www.nysut.org): Three new and more»

United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard: November’s Presidential Election Is “The Most Important” In The Past 80 Years When It Comes To The Future Of Labor Unions In America

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(HOMESTEAD, PENNSYLVANIA) - Leo Gerard, who serves as President of the United Steelworkers Union, is calling November’s Presidential Election “the most important” in the past 80 years when it comes to the future of Labor Unions in America. Gerard, speaking in Homestead on Saturday, said ballooning Corporate Money in Politics threatens to overwhelm the more»

From International Association Of Firefighters President Harold Schaitberger: Five Myths About Public Employee Pensions

Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
National AFL-CIO News Now Editor’s Note: This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post by Harold Schaitberger, who serves as General President of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF): There's an oft-repeated myth being fed by many that claims the Defined Benefit Pension Plans available to most Public Employees are going bankrupt. While more»

National Call Grows For Olympic Uniforms To Be Made In The U.S.A.

Published on Monday, July 16, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The furor is growing since it was reported last week that the spiffy Red, White and Blue Outfits U.S. Olympians will wear in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in London were Made in China. U.S. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat-Nevada) blasted the Committee’s choice to off-shore the Olympians’ Uniforms: “I think the Olympic more»

Unions Reach Beyond Their Base For Election Help

Published on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Labor Unions intend to make Workers’ Rights a big issue in November and are reaching beyond their Traditional Membership Base to rally workers ahead of an Election that’s projected to be very close. “Are you with us? Are you with the American People?,” National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka asked at a press conference during the week as he more»

Wall Street Journal Compares Union Political Spending To Corporate Donations

Published on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The Top 1% is scared about People like The Nails Ladies having the Vote. The Wealthy know that Economic Inequality is rising and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision is enormously unpopular. Turning Unions into Bogeymen is inevitable. And so the Right Wing is excited about a Wall Street Journal article purporting Union Spending on Politics is far more»

What’s Going On In The State Of Pennsylvania? First Scranton Moves To Pay Its Public Workers – Including Fire & Police – The Minimum Wage/Now Nearby Wilkes University Hires Out-Of-Town Workers To Erect Steel On New, $35 Million Science Building

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA) - Six Members of Ironworkers Local 489 picketed earlier this week outside the $35 million Science Building being constructed at Wilkes University, upset that an Out-Of-Town Company - rather than Local Workers - was hired to erect the Building's Steel. The news comes just days after the City of Scranton moved to pay its Public more»

New Communications Workers Of America Study Shows Verizon Wireless Cable Deal Is A Job Killer

Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The proposed deal between Verizon Wireless and the Big Cable Companies will cost Workers and Communities 72,000 jobs, according to a new report made public by the Communications Workers of America. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Justice are reviewing a proposed deal that would allow Verizon more»

Con Edison Talks Fail To Reach New Contract/Utility Workers Union Says Lockout Is Unlawful - Files Charges With National Labor Relations Board

Published on Friday, July 6, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK) - Renewed talks between Consolidated Edison and its Labor Union yielded no results Thursday (July 5th), allowing a five-day lockout that has idled 8,500 Utility Workers to continue. The meeting at an undisclosed site in New York City, which included Mediators to help Con Edison and the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 hammer out a new more»

LABOR NEWS UPDATE: New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento To Con Edison: “You Picked the Wrong Fight”

Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK) – Responding to Consolidated Edison closing Walk-In Centers, suspending Meter Readings and limited work on Major Construction Projects in New York earlier this week after contract talks between the New York City Utility and its Unionized Workers broke down in the middle of a wave of extremely hot weather, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario more»

Affordable Care Act Means $1.1 Billion Insurance Rebate

Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The following appears via msnbc.msn.com and was authored by Herb Weisbaum, also known as The Consumer Man: The Nation’s Health Insurance Companies will refund approximately $1.1 billion to their Customers this Summer – just one of the new benefits of the Health Care Reform Law. The U.S. Health and Human Services more»

Check This One Out: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Calls For Job Creation

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Not often does a Billionaire Chief Executive of a Prominent American Brand assert that our system is effectively broken. Yet, this is what Howard Schultz, Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks, essentially told The Huffington Post this week when we sat down to discuss the open letter he was about to address to the Nation. A few weeks earlier, he’d been more»

New York State United Teachers Union President Richard Iannuzzi Named To Board Of Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice & Human Rights

Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union President Richard Iannuzzi has been named to the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, one of the World’s Foremost Human Rights Organizations. In announcing his appointment, RFK Center President Kerry Kennedy earlier this week cited Iannuzzi’s more»

A Coalition Of Labor Organizations, On Behalf Of Tens Of Thousands Of Ohio Voters, Ask Federal Court To Issue Injunction Requiring Rejection Of Thousands Of Provisional Election Ballots

Published on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - A Coalition of Labor Organizations, on behalf of the tens of thousands of Ohio Voters they represent, have asked a Federal Court in Columbus to issue an injunction holding that the Ohio Law that requires the rejection of thousands of Provisional Ballots every Election for reasons attributable to Poll Worker Error unconstitutionally denies more»

NYSUT President Iannuzzi Says Governor & Legislature “Did The Right Thing” As New Teacher Evaluation Privacy Bill Passes Both Houses/Upholds Privacy For Educators

Published on Friday, June 22, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Richard Iannuzzi says the Privacy Bill that has been passed by both Houses of the STATE LEGISLATURE accomplishes two important goals: It stops the shameless media exploitation and distortion of Evaluation Information, and it appropriately keeps Teacher Personnel Records confidential. In addition, more»

CWA National News Round-Up: June 22nd Is Day Of Action For Verizon And Verizon Wireless Workers & Verizon Workers Rally At FCC On Big Verizon Wireless-Cable Deal

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
June 22nd Is Day Of Action For Verizon & Verizon Wireless Workers Thousands of Union Members are expected to be joined by Community Partners in a National Day of Action for Verizon Workers on June 22nd. Activists again will protest the Telecommunications Giant’s insatiable greed. Verigreedy Verizon is a $100 billion Company that has made tens of more»

Public Employees Federation Calls On The New York State Office Of Children & Family Services To Account For Wasting $9.5 Million

Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) could have saved State Taxpayers $9.5 million last year if it had cut its dependence on costly Private Consultants by half and let its own Employees do the work instead. That’s the finding of a new report released by the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF), which more»

United Steelworker News: Building New Bridge With Domestic Steel Is A Victory For Both U.S. And Canadian Workers & The USW Praises World Trade Organization Ruling On China

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
USW Says Building New Bridge With Domestic Steel Is A Victory For Both U.S. & Canadian Workers (PITTSBURGH) - The United Steelworkers (USW) is praising the announcement made by the United States and Canada involving a deal to build a new bridge between the Canadian City of Windsor, Ontario and the American City of Detroit, Michigan – which serves as more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Calls For Major Overhaul Of Standardized Testing System

Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union is calling for a major overhaul of New York’s Standardized Testing System, saying the nearly 4,500 minutes, or 74 hours, the average Student spends on Standardized Testing over their school years profits giant Testing Companies, but cheats Students out of a rich and full education. While more»

CWA National News Round-Up: NMB Orders Union Vote For American Airlines Agents, CWA: We Can't Allow The 1% To Set Our Public And Economic Policy & New Jersey State Workers Ratify Contract

Published on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NMB Orders Union Vote For American Airlines Agents In a big victory for Democracy and the Right to Vote, the National Mediation Board (NMB) last week decided to move forward with the Union Representation Election for nearly 10,000 American Airlines Agents - despite the carrier's efforts to block the Vote. "It is the NMB's long-standing policy consistent more»

Public Employees Federation Report Shows Size of New York Department Of Transportation Workforce Goes Down As State Relies More On Costly Consultants

Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is one of the top four State Agencies that relies on Consultants to do work that State Employees can do for less, and, the State is continuing toward a costly pattern of hiring more consultants while allowing the number of DOT Employees to hit an all-time low, a report conducted by the Public more»

Hilton Hotel Workers In Boston Persist – Form Union With UNITEHERE/Housekeepers, Front Desk Attendants Part Of Hotel Workers’ Push To Unionize, Will Now Realize $2-An-Hour Pay Raise & Are Now Eligible For Health Insurance

Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
From The National AFL-CIO News Now Blog: Hilton Boston Workers Persist To Form Union With UNITEHERE! Congratulations to the newest Members of UNITEHERE! In the face of Management roadblocks, the persistence of 75 Housekeepers, Front Desk Attendants and others at the Hilton Boston Downtown has resulted in a successful effort to Unionize. The Workers waged more»

Studies Show Unions Improve The Lives Of Child Care Providers & Children

Published on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Despite caring for Society’s most precious members, In-Home Child Care Providers typically face very Low Pay and Poor Access to Benefits and Training Opportunities. Two new studies find that Unions offer an array of Job Improvements to Child Care Providers, which serve to improve the Quality of Care given to Children. In February, the Economic more»

New York State Public Employees Federation Report Reveals Savings Of $99 Million A Year If New York State Stopped Relying On The Use Of Costly Consultants To Do The Work State Employees Can Do For Less

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - The New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) has released its third in a series of reports on how much money New York State wastes by relying on costly consultants to do the work State Employees can do for less. The report - New York State’s Contracting Out IT Consultants: A Plan To Save $99 Million By Reducing IT Consultant Waste more»

Apply Now For The National Labor College’s Fall Term

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Are you or is someone you know trying to complete a College Degree? If so, now is the time to do something about it, and the National Labor College (NLC) can get you started toward completing your degree as soon as this Fall. NLC is the only Accredited Labor College dedicated to educating Union Members and their families and tuition is highly discounted more»

New York State United Teachers Activists Call For Privacy For Teachers Evaluations

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – Earlier this week inAlbany, hundreds of Grassroots Lobbyists from the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union vigorously pressed Lawmakers to enact State Legislation protecting the Privacy Rights of Teachers by shielding their evaluations from exploitation by the Public and News Media. “This is an opportunity for Legislators and the more»

Recently Released & New Rankings Highlight Success Of New York’s High Schools

Published on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – In the latest in a series of success stories involving New York State’s Public Education System, a National Magazine has ranked New York second in the Nation in the number of Gold Medal High Schools that are doing an exemplary job of preparing Students for College. However, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union says deep cuts in more»

The New York State United Teachers Union Estimates New York Voters Approved 96% Of School Budgets In Elections Held Across The State Earlier This Week

Published on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) - Despite deep cuts to programs triggered by the first year ofNew YorkState’s Property Tax Cap, Voters gave Students and their local Schools their strong backing by adopting 96% of School Budgets, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union reports. Voters acrossNew Yorkapproved 597 School Budgets, with 24 budgets going down in defeat on more»

New York State Nurses Association Charts Aggressive New Course/4,000 Nurses Set To Gather In New York City To Vote & Transform NYSNA Into A Union That Meets The Needs Of Working Nurses And The Thousands Of Patients They Serve

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK) - This Thursday, 4,000 Working Bedside Nurses, all Members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), will gather in New York City to set a new, aggressive course for their Union - including a major push to pass Statewide Legislation mandating Safe Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios. With more than 37,000 Members across the more»

California Young Workers’ Initiative Trains Tomorrow’s International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Leaders

Published on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This is an extremely important cross-post for both Union Leadership and Young Union Members from the Electrical Workers (IBEW) via the National AFL-CIO News Now Blog (http://www.aflcio.org/). The one-two punch of a crippling recession and widespread Anti-Worker Legislation has left many Working Families in the United more»

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of Western New York Holds Well-Attended Labor Health Care Roundtable/BC-BS Reps Working With Organized Labor To Help Keep Union Members Healthy In Order To Lower Patient Care And Lessen Hospital & Medical Costs

Published on Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: An estimated 75 Labor Leaders and Representatives of Labor Unions from across Erie and Niagara Counties recently attended Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York’s Labor Roundtable Event that was held at the Health Care Company’s Downtown Buffalo Headquarters. (WNYLaborToday.com Photo) (BUFFALO) – Working more»

CWA & IBEW-Represented Employees Barnstorm Verizon Shareholder Meeting In Alabama

Published on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Members of the 99% Power Coalition disrupted Verizon's Annual Shareholder Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, six separate times – and in each instance, a group of protesters interrupted the proceedings using “Mic Check” tactics, followed by chants such as “Shame On You!,” “Verigreedy!” and “People Over Profit!” After each occurrence, the more»

NYSUT Launches Statewide Radio & TV Ad Campaign Touting Student Performance Improvements In Public Schools And To Urge Voters To Avoid Deeper Cuts To School Programs By Approving Local School Budgets On May 15th

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY) – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union today (Monday, April 23rd) launched a three-week, Statewide Radio and Television Ad Campaign to tout the good work of Teachers in improving Student Performance in our Public Schools, and to urge Voters to avoid deeper cuts to School Programs by approving Local School Budgets on May 15th. The more»

Contributing Columnist Rick Ungar In Forbes Magazine: Republican Governor Scott Walker Has Lost The War & You Can’t Take On State Worker Unions Without Taking On Teachers

Published on Monday, April 23, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper found the following column written by Author Rick Ungar on Forbes Magazine’s website (which can be directly accessed at: www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/03/04/gov-scott-walker-has-lost-the-war/). From Ungar himself: I write on politics with a specialty in Health Care Policy. more»

White House Names IUE-CWA’s Clark ‘Champion of Change’

Published on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
IUE-CWA (International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers and the Communications Workers of America) President James Clark has been honored as a “Champion of Change for Corporate Environmental Responsibility” by the Obama Administration. Clark is cited for his Union’s work in helping to train Union Members to more»

State Lawmakers Back Off 'Right To Work' - But Not Yet Toward Reason

Published on Friday, April 13, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
While Anti-Worker Bills in State Capitols across the Country still threaten Middle-Class Families, Republican State Legislatures are beginning to second guess whether to continue pursuing their extreme agenda attacking Working Families. Earlier this week, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Senate tabled HB 1677, the so-called Right-To-Work Bill. This more»

Letter To The WNYLaborToday.com Editor: Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona Commended By Viewer/Reader For Refusing To Accept Eligible Health Insurance Coverage Made Available To County Legislators

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
I’d like to Thank WNYLaborToday.com for its continued diligence to Organized Labor. I know all too well that the decline in Union Support, Education and Collective Bargaining has placed this Country - and more importantly Western New York - in a dismal economic state. With the temperature in politics and the attitudes of Voters, it’s hard for the more»

What They Were Talking About At The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention: Labor Is The Key To Revitalizing American Manufacturing

Published on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(PITTSBURGH) – Question: How can American Manufacturers stay competitive in the age of globalization? Answer: By investing in America's Workers. That was the gist of the New Markets & Organizing Forum at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's Convention last week. Labor Unions are a boon for inventors looking for committed, educated Workers to manufacture new more»

Amid The National Controversy Involving President Obama’s Health Care Law, Organized Labor In The Southern Tier Gets Involved In The National Health Care Discussion

Published on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(OLEAN) – With the debate over President Obama’s 2010 National Health Care Law reaching a fever pitch now that the U.S. Supreme Court is in the midst of deciding whether or not to throw out some of its key components, Organized Labor is joining with the Health Care Access Coalition in Cattaraugus County for what Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central more»

What Do You Get In Return For Laying Off 20,000 Workers In Just Six Years? How About A $32 Million Severance Package! That’s What Gannett CEO Craig Dubow Received From The Nation’s Largest Newspaper

Published on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
When Craig Dubow resigned as CEO of the Nation’s Largest Newspaper Conglomerate amid health problems last year, he ended a six-year stint that “was, by most accounts, a disaster.” Gannett, the parent company of USA Today and 80 other American newspapers, had seen its revenue plummet $1.7 billion and its stock price fall 86%, from $72 a share to more»

PERB Rules In Favor Of Teacher Unionization At French-American Charter School

Published on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teachers and Staff at the New York French American Charter School in Harlem recently won a Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) decision that confirms their vote to join the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). A large majority of the Teaching Staff, along with other Staff Members at the school, signed Union Cards in November and more»