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With Plans Announced To Reopen Schools In September, The Buffalo Teachers Federation Reaches Out To The AFT, The NEA & NYSUT ‘To Help Advance Legislation Protecting Teachers With Pre-Existing Conditions’

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – As New York State issues guidelines to be met when it comes to reopening schools in the Fall, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has reached out to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA) and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union to request legislation be advanced that would more»

“We ‘Cannot Continue To Jeopardize The Callous Disregard For The Health And Safety Of Our Black And Brown Brothers And Sisters’” - Unions ‘Speak Out’ At Rochester Black Lives Matter Rally

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Unionists, allies, friends and family joined together over the weekend to stand up and speak out on racial and economic injustice at a Black Lives Matter rally sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). Union Leaders and Members rallied at Union Place, outside of New York State United more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Health Care Workers At Community Health Center Of Buffalo ‘Unanimously Ratify’ Three-Year Agreement - Highlights Include Yearly Raises, Creation Of Labor-Management & Health And Safety Committees

Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Employees at Community Health Center of Buffalo have unanimously ratified a new three-year contract that features, among other things, yearly raises and the creation of a Labor-Management and Health and Safety Committees. Workers had more»

New Era ‘Does It Again’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. In the Winter of 2018-2019, the New Era Cap Company more»

The Country's Largest Food Drive Re-Emerges In Novel Fashion In The Age Of The Coronavirus, The National Association Of Letter Carriers Continues To Help Feed Millions Of Needy Families In All 50 States

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As we look for ways to beat the Summer heat, local food banks and church shelves around the country would normally be well-stocked this time of year, having benefitted from the 70 million-plus pounds of food received from the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that is always held in May. more»

How Prevailing Wage ‘Boosts’ Homeownership

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The benefits of a Prevailing Wage extend beyond just pay and benefits, according to a study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) - Prevailing Wage Laws also make it easier to get a piece of the American Dream. “This ‘just goes to show that paying a fair wage is the right thing to do,’” International Brotherhood of more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On ‘Essential’ Workers: CSEA Local 815’s Bill Wilkinson, A Licensed Practical Nurse At Buffalo’s Erie County Medical Center

Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This is another in a continuing series of WNYLaborToday.com Labor News Reports on Essential Union-represented Workers across Western New York, who deserve our thanks for continuing to do the jobs that not only allow us to stay safe and healthy, but produce the goods and services needed to ensure our economy continues more»

NLRB ‘Finds Merit’ In Federal Labor Law Violation Charges Filed By Workers United Against Perks Café In Buffalo - Company Agrees To Series Of Directives To Settle Charges That Stem From A Recent Employee Unionization Effort

Published on Monday, June 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - In order to avoid civil prosecution for alleged Federal Labor Law violations, Perks Café (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Trip Advisor) is settling charges filed by Workers United Upstate New York with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Buffalo office. Perks’ Employees have been attempting to Unionize more»

41 Clinical Engineering Workers Employed At Kaleida Health In Buffalo ‘Go Union’ With Communication Workers Of America Local 1168

Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Forty-one Clinical Engineering Workers employed at Kaleida Health in Buffalo have Gone Union, voting to be represented by Communication Workers Of America (CWA) Local 1168, it was announced. CWA already represents more than 4,000 Workers employed across the Kaleida Health System. It took the Clinical Engineers several months to more»

On Reopening The Economy: ‘No To Austerity Measures’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. New York State is well on its way to reaching stage more»

New York State AFL-CIO Endorsements For Numerous State Legislative & Congressional Primaries, As Well As For Western New York’s Special Congressional Election

Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - The 2.5 million-Member New York State AFL‐CIO has announced its endorsements in Primary Races for Congress, the New York State Senate and Assembly - and for the Congressional Special Election in Western New York in Tuesday’s (June 23rd) Statewide Elections. The endorsements are the result of careful consideration and more»

OPEIU Reacts To Highmark Incorporated & BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York Affiliation Agreement: “We Firmly Support This Planned Strategic Affiliation And Look Forward To Continued, Positive Labor Relations”

Published on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Highmark Incorporated and HealthNow New York Incorporated have announced an affiliation agreement, marking a key milestone in plans to bring together the two not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Plans to better serve the communities of Western and Northeastern New York, as well as Highmark’s Pennsylvania, more»

“Remember, We’re Heroes, So Don’t Give Us Zeros” – Buffalo Area Unions Participate In Nationwide Workers First Caravan, Labor Leaders Urge Union Members To Call Their Federal Officials & Put Pressure On Them To Pass The HEROES Act

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – About 100 vehicles driven by Members belonging to an array of Buffalo area Unions took part in a National AFL-CIO-sanctioned and countrywide Workers First Caravan on Wednesday (June 18th) in order to focus public attention on the need to pass the HEROES Act, as well as supporting Front Line Essential Workers with appropriate pay more»

Unions ‘Giving Back’ To Their Local Communities: IUOE Local 17 ‘Answers The Call,’ Donates Manpower To Dredge The Sturgeon Point Marina In The Town Of Evans For Area Boating Enthusiasts & Fishermen During COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Photos that appear with this Labor News Story are courtesy of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17 via the Building Trades Union’s Facebook Page. (THE TOWN OF EVANS) – As the Union has for “more than forty years,” International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local more»

Democratic Presidential Candidate & Former Vice President Joe Biden: “AFSCME Workers Are Holding This Country Together Right Now”

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden joined American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders during a Tele-Town Hall that was held on Friday (June 12th) to emphasize the importance of protecting essential public services during the more»

Labor Unions Representing Workers Employed At BOCES (Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services) To Hold Food Drive Saturday To Benefit FeedMore WNY - A Collaboration Of The Western New York Food Bank & Meals On Wheels

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) – As a way to “give back to the community,” five Labor Unions representing Workers employed at BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) are set to hold a drive-by food drive on Saturday (June 13th) to benefit FeedMore WNY - a collaboration of the Western New York Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. “Our more»

UPDATE: IUPAT DC 4 Official & Father Of Four Wes Schlossin Wins Seat On Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board, Looking To ‘Make A Difference’ For Children Attending Public Schools In This Buffalo Suburb

Published on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor's Note: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 4 Business Development Specialist Wesley Schlossin has won a seat on the Suburban Buffalo Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board. On his Facebook Page, Schlossin posted the following statement: "I am so humbled to announce I received a call from the more»

The Visiting Nursing Association Reaches A One-Year Contract Extension With Its 640 Workers Who Are Represented By CWA Local 1122

Published on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK) - The Visiting Nursing Association (VNA) of Western New York has reached an agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1122 on a one-year contract extension, which covers 640 Unionized Employees. The Union and VNA Management were in the process of negotiating a new contract earlier this Spring when the more»

Labor Perspective From Rochester-Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Dan Maloney: “This Is ‘Not A Time To Fall Apart, Rather This Is A Moment To Come Together, Fix What Is Broken And Move Forward - Together.’”

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Rochester-Genesee Valley AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation’s (RGVALF) affiliated Private and Public Sector Member Unions combine to represent 100,000 Workers across the Counties of Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. The RGVALF also oversees its more»

Severance Package Negotiations ‘Come To A Halt’ For 16 IUOE Local 17-Represented Hyatt Hotel Employees After Newly-Filed Lawsuit Stops - ‘For Now’ - The Announced Closing Of The Long-Time Downtown Buffalo Hotel

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Negotiations on a severance package for 16 International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 17-represented Hyatt Hotel Workers have come to a halt for the time being after a newly-filed lawsuit stopped the announced closing the long-time Downtown Buffalo Hotel. “We’re ‘in a holding pattern more»

On The Death Of George Floyd - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. The death of George Floyd - an unarmed, non-resisting more»

SMART Local 71 Business Manager Paul Crist Honored With National Safety Award

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 71 Business Manager Paul Crist has received a Safety Matters Award from the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT), the safety arm of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. Crist (pictured above) was recognized for his SMART more»

Phase One Of Re-Opening Our Economy - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. Since early March, we’ve engaged in a serious more»

Labor Perspective From New York Metro Area Postal Union Legislative & Political Director Chuck Zlatkin: The U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale!

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
On April 24th, Republican President Donald Trump called the Postal Service a “joke,” but what Trump has planned for the millions of Americans who depend on a public Postal Service is no laughing matter. Trump threatened to veto the Stimulus Package if there was direct financial relief for the Postage Service. He would not tolerate anything more»

Helping Students Through COVID-19’s ‘Challenging Times,’ While Providing Buffalo’s High School Grads With ‘Something To Remember,’ The Buffalo Teachers Federation Sponsors A Televised ‘Virtual Graduation’

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Helping Students through COVID-19’s challenging times, while providing Buffalo’s High School Graduates with “something to remember,” the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has agreed to become a major sponsor of a ‘virtual graduation’ that will be televised during the months of June and July. more»

Labor Rights & Voting Rights Are ‘Deeply Interconnected’

Published on Monday, May 18, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders and other Labor Leaders joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Democrat-Minnesota) to discuss the challenges to protecting voting rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic and solutions to ensure elections withstand national emergencies. Joining Saunders and the former more»

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Car Caravan Protests ‘Lack Of Hazard Pay’ For Front Line Workers Employed At Two Buffalo Nursing & Rehab Facilities

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, an 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East car caravan took place in Buffalo on Thursday (May 14th) as part of the Union’s Essential Nursing Home Worker Campaign, which continues the fight for its Members to receive Hazard Pay, proper Personal Protection more»

In Memoriam: A Tribute To X-Ray Technologist John Poleon - Communications Workers Of America Local 1168 Member ‘Believed To Be First Front-Line Medical Worker At A Buffalo Hospital Who Has Been Lost To COVID-19’

Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
John Poleon was a 63-year-old X-Ray Technician and Communications Workers of America (CWA) Member who was employed at Buffalo General Hospital. Poleon recently passed after contracting the Coronavirus and is believed to be the first Front-Line Medical Worker employed at a Buffalo Hospital who has been lost to COVID-19. He is being described as a more»

On Employment & Work ‘After The Pause’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. It is safe to say that the more»

WNY Labor Movement ‘Call To Action:’ NALC Branch 3 Asks Union Members To Contact Their Congressional Reps & The White House ‘To Request Immediate Relief’ For The USPS In The Next Stimulus Bill

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WESTERN NEW YORK) – The President of the National Association of Letters Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 is asking the Western New York Labor Movement, Union Members and their families to contact their Congressional Representative and the White House to request immediate relief for the United States Postal Services in the next Stimulus Bill. This vote will more»

A Tattoo Shop ‘Connection Provides A Pipeline’ For Four Area United Steelworker Locals To Pool Their Resources & Purchase $4,000 Worth Of Rubber Gloves For CWA-Represented Health Care Workers Battling Coronavirus Here In WNY

Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers (USW) Representatives deliver 50 boxes of donated rubber gloves to Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 here in Western New York, which are being distributed to local Health Care Workers on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Pictured above, holding up a bag more»

‘What Path Forward?’ - A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Richard Lipsitz is President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), whose Regional Labor Federation’s 140 affiliated Local Unions combine to represent 145,000 Union Workers in the Public and Private Sectors and the Building Trades. We are now approaching seven weeks of the shutdown of more»

‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If You Belong To NYSUT Or CSEA - ‘Union Means Family:’ West Seneca Teachers & SRPs ‘Team Up’ For Food Drive

Published on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(WEST SENECA, NEW YORK) - The West Seneca Teachers Association (WSTA) teamed up with Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 868, representing the district’s School-Related Professionals (SRPs), for a fundraiser to benefit Feed More Western New York, a combination Meals on Wheels program and food bank based in Buffalo. Running low on more»

Workers Memorial Day 2020: Western New York Labor Honors Fallen Workers While Focusing On Worker Protections In This Time Of The COVID-19 Crisis

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council and the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) joined forces Tuesday (April 28th) to commemorate Workers Memorial Day 2020 by honoring the current sacrifices Essential Workers are making in the fight more»

After A ‘Call For Help’ On Social Media Came Out Of Connecticut, The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail And Transportation Workers Joined With Their Union Contractors ‘To Fill The Need,’ Including Right Here In Western New York

Published on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The call for help first came out of Connecticut and it mobilized Locals and Members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) across the United States, who joined together with a host of Union Contractors to make and donate millions of metal nose strips that are being used for more»

CSEA-Represented Niagara Parks Employees ‘Working In Overdrive’

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – As the COVID-19 Pandemic stretches into late Spring, the general public is trying to find ways to cope with stress and the unknown. Many New Yorkers have decided to explore the great outdoors, thinking a visit to our state parks might help alleviate stress and tensions of the day. This influx of traffic at our state and more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On ‘Essential’ Workers: USW Local 135’s Jeff Linton ‘Doesn’t Consider Himself An Essential’ Worker – Like Nurses, Firefighters, Police & Food Service Workers, ‘But He Is, Because Vehicles Need Tires’

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This is a series of WNYLaborToday.com Labor News Reports on a number of deemed Essential Union-represented Workers across Western New York, who deserve our thanks for continuing to do the jobs that not only allow us to stay safe and healthy, but produce the goods and services needed to ensure our economy continues more»

WNYLaborToday.com Announces Decision To Continue To Operate Without A Subscription Pay Wall ‘For An Indefinite Period Of Time’

Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
A message from WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell: For a little more than three months now, WNYLaborToday.com’s Subscription Pay Wall has been inactive, a decision made following a series of positive discussions with supportive Western New York Labor Leaders, who agreed to use this break to encourage their Members to visit Your On-Line more»

BlueCross BlueShield Of Western New York Hosts Labor Webinar On Wednesday (April 22nd) To Address A Number Of Topics Related To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBSWNY) will host a Labor Webinar on Wednesday, April 22nd - from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – that will cover a number of topics related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Labor Leaders are invited to virtually attend the webinar to learn more about the Health Plan’s response to the pandemic, as more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Tonawanda Nursing Home Workers Protest Lack of Appropriate PPE - Safire of the Northtowns’ ‘Failure to Provide Adequate’ PPEs & Training Has Caregivers ‘Concerned’ For Residents’ Safety

Published on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – Union-represented Nursing Home Workers employed by Safire of the Northtowns in Tonawanda held a silent protest today (Friday, April 17th) over a lack of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which has Caregivers concerned for the safety of the residents of the nursing home. For weeks, Licensed Practical Nurses more»

Unions Hold Drive-By Car Rallies Outside 12 Buffalo Medical Facilities To Say ‘Thank You’ To Those Front Line Health Care Workers Battling COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Dozens of Union Members and Activists got into their vehicles and took part in drive-by rallies conducted outside 12 city and suburban at hospitals, medical centers, labs and home healthcare centers on Tuesday (April 14th) in order to say Thank You to those Health Care Workers who are on the front lives of the COVID-19 crisis. more»

WNYLaborToday.com Spotlight On ‘Essential’ Workers: CWA Local 1122’s Lynne O’Brien, A 30-Year VNA Nursing Professional Taking Swabs Of First Responders & Health Care Workers Who Are Battling The Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of WNYLaborToday.com Labor News Reports on Essential Union-represented Workers across Western New York, who deserve our thanks for continuing to do the jobs that not only allow us to stay safe and healthy, but produce the goods and services needed to ensure our economy continues humming. more»

Some Verizon Customers May Not Get Their Internet Installed Or Repaired Until Later This Year As The Company ‘Quietly Cancels In-Person’ Service Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic – Hundreds Of CWA-Represented Techs In WNY Can’t Fully Do Their Jobs

Published on Friday, April 10, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - Verizon, one of the largest Internet Service Providers in the United States, has quietly canceled installations and repairs for customers as a precaution "to keep our Employees and customers safe" due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, according to a Business Insider report. Several people have written on Twitter that their in-person visits more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls On The Buffalo Community To Lower Its Flags In Memory Of Those Whose Lives Have Been Lost As A Result Of COVID-19

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling on everyone in the Buffalo Community to lower their flags in the memory of those whose lives have been lost as a result of COVID-19. “We ask the public and governments to join with us by lowering their flags to half-staff in memory of those whose lives have been lost as a more»

A Message From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz: “A ‘New’ Normal ‘Will Inevitably Replace’ The ‘Old’ Normal”

Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
The pandemic caused by the Coronavirus is yet to run its course. In fact, we are only at the beginning of this rampaging disease. It is likely that several million people will die worldwide - and more than 100,000 in the US. The numbers in our region – Western New York - are yet to be determined - but, they too, will be horrendous. Working People more»

A Community’s ‘Greatest Asset’ During A Pandemic? ‘Try Union Solidarity.’

Published on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
As communities across America grapple with the growing threat of the Novel Coronavirus, this much is clear - not only are Public Service Workers going above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, they’re also looking out for one another in selfless and inspiring ways. For example, take American Federation of State, County & more»

“We’re Doing Our Jobs, Do Yours - Get Us The Protection We Need!” - Sending A ‘Urgent Message’ To The Trump Administration, CWA Health Care Workers Drive Their Vehicles Around Buffalo’s Niagara Square, Demand Action For More PPEs

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – In order to send an urgent message to the Trump Administration, Communications Workers of America (CWA) area Hospital and Medical Facility Health Care Workers circled Buffalo’s Niagara Square in their vehicles Thursday (April 2nd) to call for more Professional Protection Equipment (PPE) for those Front-Line Workers battling more»

Western New York NYSUT Member Launches Community Food Pantry - Faculty Federation Of Erie Community College Jill O’Malley Starts ‘Ken-Ton Cares’ To Help Those In Need During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
NYSUT Editor’s Note: Pictured above - Ken-Ton Cares Founder Jill O’Malley is a Member of Faculty Federation of Erie Community College (ECC). (Photo Provided) (BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - In the wake of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, more and more families are finding themselves in need. Within four days of the COVID-19 related closures, College more»

The Western New York Council On Occupational Safety And Health Releases COVID-19 Worker Benefits Guidebook

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) has released a COVID-19 Worker Benefits Guidebook. The booklet outlines some of the Worker-focused programs implemented on the state and federal level to ensure Workers have the resources they need to provide for themselves and their families. It also more»

New York’s Correctional Officers ‘Ordered Not To Wear Masks, Even If They Have Them’ - New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association ‘Says New York Is Not Doing Enough To Protect Its Members’

Published on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State Correctional Officers are not allowed to bring or wear their own face masks to work with them in detention facilities because it violates the uniform, according to aired news reports on both Buffalo and Elmira TV Stations. “Correction Officers can and do wear a mask when appropriate to the medical situation. There more»