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A ‘Different Kind’ Of Labor Day: WNY Unions Celebrate 2020 In A 100-Plus Car Caravan That Travels Throughout Buffalo ‘To Focus A Spotlight On Essential’ Workers, The Pandemic Fight & ‘The Need To Remove’ President Trump From Office

Published on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – It was a different kind of Labor Day that was observed this year in Buffalo as the familiar sounds of thousands of Unions and Members who annually participate in a massive show of Labor Solidarity in South Buffalo was transformed into a 100-plus car caravan that traveled throughout the City of Buffalo to focus a positive more»

Labor Day Message From Civil Service Employees Association Western Region Six President Steve Healy: ‘We Are Essential’

Published on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Steve Healy (pictured above), serves as President of Civil Service Employees Association’s (CSEA) Western Region Six, which covers 14 Western New York Counties, supporting Workers in more than 80 Locals and 220 Units in New York State Government, Local Government, School Districts, Library Systems, Public Authorities and the more»

1199 SEIU-Represented Workers Employed At The Our Lady Of Peace Nursing Home In Niagara County Ratify A New 16-Month Contract That Includes A 4% Wage Increase

Published on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Workers employed at the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home in Lewiston have ratified a new 16-month agreement that includes a 4% wage increase, Union Officials announced. The new contract runs until the end of 2021. The Unionized Nursing Home Workers won a 4% more»

The Buffalo Teachers Federation Calls For New York School Districts To ‘Sue’ New York State ‘To Prevent The Loss Of Funding’

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling for School Districts across New York State to join together to take legal action to prevent the loss of desperately-needed educational funding. On Wednesday (September 2nd), BTF President Phil Rumore released the following statement: "We cannot and will not stand by and allow more»

Buffalo Teachers ‘Overwhelmingly Reject’ Public Schools’ Reopening Plans, Union Calls Them “Unsafe,” Will Pursue Legal Action, As Well As The Requirement Teachers Report To Schools/Sites ‘During 100% Virtual Instruction’

Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)-represented Educators have overwhelmingly rejected the Public School District’s Reopening Plans, calling them “unsafe” and directing their Union to pursue legal action against the plans - as well as a requirement that Teachers report to schools/sites during 100% offered virtual more»

Unionized Health Care Workers Hold Three Simultaneous Rallies In Buffalo In Support Of Safe Staffing & Raising State Revenue - As New York ‘Braces’ For A Second COVID-19 Wave, Unions ‘Urge’ NYS ‘To Protect Those Front Line Workers & Their Patients’

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Health Care Workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) - along with local and state elected officials and community leaders, held simultaneous rallies at three Buffalo area hospitals on Thursday (August 27th) in support of raising revenue and more»

USW-Represented Gowanda REM-tronics Workers ‘Feel Used’ For Helping Dunkirk Company Get Federal Stimulus Money Now That Manufacturer Of Products For The Aerospace & Military Industries Announces Its Closing Up Shop

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Staff Representative Brigitte Womer (in the middle) meets with REM-tronics Employees Mona Ballard (on the left) and Erica Fred (on the right) at USW District 4’s Offices in Suburban Buffalo. The two women are part of a 70-Member USW-represented Workforce more»

In The Age Of COVID, A Socially-Distanced Workers Memorial Event Held To ‘Fight Like Hell For The Living’ - Niagara-Orleans Labor Council ‘Calls For More Help’ For Essential Workers ‘Who Are Risking Their Lives For The Rest Of Us’

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, in the age of COVID, a socially-distanced Workers Memorial Event was held over the weekend by the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council to honor the dead and fight like hell for the living, as Mother Jones once said. A number of Labor Leaders and Workplace Safety Advocates addressed those who more»

“We Must Play A Role In This Fight” - The November Election: The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Issues A ‘Call To Action’ To Unionists To Participate In The Labor 2020 Campaign

Published on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
Dear Sisters, Brothers, Labor Allies and Friends, The Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation calls on all its Activists, Allies and Friends to participate in the Labor 2020 Campaign. On November 3rd, 2020, we will be electing a new President, Vice President, and Congress. We will also be electing a new Legislature in New York State, where all more»

CWA Local 1168 & Catholic Health Agree To One-Year Contract Extensions For RNs & CWA-Represented Associates At Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo And Catholic Health’s St. Joseph Campus

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Financial difficulties experienced at Buffalo’s Catholic Health System (CHS), which are said to have been brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, was at the center of a mutual decision by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and Hospital Management to mutually agree to one-year contract extensions for more»

Want To Personally ‘Do Something To Save’ The U.S. Postal Service? NALC Branch 3 President Says ‘Buy A Sheet Or Roll Of Stamps’ - Says ‘If Half Of Adult U.S. Population Did So, It Would Immediately Pump $1.5 Billion Into The USPS’

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 3 President David Grosskopf, Jr. says every day Americans can do their part in helping save the United States Postal Service by “buying some stamps.” Grosskopf tells Your On-Line Labor Newspaper that if one-half of the country’s more»

‘Moving On Up:’ Niagara Falls’ IBEW Local 237 Acquires Former Grade School Building That Will Serve As The ‘New Home’ Of The Affiliated Niagara County Building Trades Union’s Apprenticeship Training Program

Published on Monday, August 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 237 Business Manager John Scherrer (on the left) and Local 237 Organizing Director Nick Coyle show off the new home of the Niagara County Building Trades Local’s Apprenticeship Program, which will be housed inside a former grade school more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation To Buffalo Public School Leadership: “There ‘Must Only Be’ Remote/Distance Learning When The School Year Begins"

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) today (Friday, August 14th) made public a resolution passed by its Executive Committee and Council of Delegates, (representatives from all schools/sites) for “remote teaching and learning to be continued and in-person instruction to commence only when Medical Professionals have agreed that it more»

WNYLaborToday.com Announces New App - ‘Now It’s Easier Than Ever’ For Unions, Leadership & Their Members ‘To Keep Tabs On A Variety Of Labor News From Across The Nation, From Washington, D.C., Across NYS & Right Here In WNY’

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – WNYLaborToday.com - a Buffalo, New York-headquartered on-line Labor Media Outlet that’s read across the United States, has made it easier for Unions, their Leadership and Members to access an array of Labor News not found in any one place across the entire Internet by unveiling a new App. Your On-Line Labor more»

Buffalo Teachers Federation-Represented Educators ‘Overwhelmingly’ Reject City School District Reopening Plan - Survey Shows 86.56% ‘Do Not Think’ The Plan ‘Provides For A Safe Reopening For Students, Parents & Staff’

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) has released the results of a survey of Buffalo Teachers’ opinions of the Buffalo Public Schools District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, which they have overwhelmingly rejected. BTF President Phil Rumore said “the results of the survey of Buffalo Teachers ‘is cause for great more»

Two New Books On ‘Why The Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests’ - ‘The System’ By Robert Reich & ‘Break ‘Em Up, Recovering Our Freedom From Big Ag, Big Tech and Big Money’ By Zephyr Teachout

Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
One of the mysteries in politics for decades now has been why White Working-Class Americans began to vote Republican in large numbers in the 1960s and 1970s. After all, it was Democrats who supported Labor Unions, higher minimum wages, expanded unemployment insurance, Medicare and generous Social Security, helping to lift Workers into the Middle Class. Of more»

‘Drinking The Kool-Aid’ - Donald Trump, Masks, Hydroxychloroquine & COVID-19: A Labor Perspective From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President Richard Lipsitz

Published on Thursday, August 6, 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 COVID-19 Pandemic has been raging for over five more»

“Hero Pay - Not Zero Pay” & “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask - NO SERVICE!” - UFCW-Represented Tops Friendly Market Grocery Store Workers Take Their COVID Concerns To The General Public, Asks Management ‘To Do The Right Thing By Them’

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Grocery Store Workers employed at Tops Friendly Markets and represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) District Union Local One rallied late last week outside a Tops Supermarket in North Buffalo in order to call public attention for a safer workplace, a ban on customers who do not wear a more»

“If Not Done Correctly, (It) Will Result In The Loss Of Lives And Permanent Physical Harm” - The Buffalo Teachers Federation ‘Calls For A Delay’ In The Buffalo Public School District’s Reopening Plans

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is calling for school districts to have more time in which to submit reopening plans by applying for an extension for submission. In addition, the BTF is also calling for the ‘removal’ of District Administrators who are in charge the reopening committee, as well as the more»

“Are You Ready To Fight?” - Essential ATU Local 1342 Workers Rally In Downtown Buffalo Before Kicking Off Formal Negotiations With The NFTA On A New Contract That They Say 'Must Recognize Their Worth & Sacrifice'

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, a Member of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 holds a sign high above her head that reads: “They Keep Calling Us Heroes, Well They Need to Back Up Those Words Up With Action!,” during a rally held before her Union kicked off formal negotiations with the Niagara Frontier more»

‘Bing, Bang, Zoom:’ The Reviews Are In On The Way To Communicate During COVID - Some ‘Like It, Others Don’t,’ But The Web-Based Video Conferencing Tool Is ‘Here To Stay’ As Labor Looks To ‘Remain Connected’

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above (WNYLaborToday.com) is a snapshot of a recently-held Zoom meeting of the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, which Your On-Line Labor Newspaper also participated in. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the need to socially distance, the web-based video conferencing tool allows users to meet more»

“COVID Made The Decision For Us” - Buffalo’s Labor Day Parade Cancelled As Union Leaders Look To ‘Reshape’ Event To Unite Unionists In Both Erie & Niagara Counties In A Massive Car Caravan To Focus Attention On Workers & The ‘Dignity Of Work’

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – The Annual Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), has announced the Annual Labor Day Parade slated for Monday, September 7th has been cancelled. However, Leadership of the Buffalo Council, the WNYALF and the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor more»

“We Are The American Worker - We Are Dunlop Motorcycle Tires” – New Video ‘Praises Work’ Of Those Employed At 120-Year-Old WNY Manufacturer, Featuring Doug Maggione, A United Steelworker Who’s Worked There 27 Years

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(TONAWANDA, NEW YORK) – A new promotional video on Dunlop and its brand of motorcycle tires made here in Western New York is making the rounds on Social Media and bringing a smile to the face of Doug Maggione and his Union - United Steelworkers (USW) Local 135L, whose Members work at the Tonawanda Plant and are helping bring about “another more»

LIUNA Launches Public Campaign Targeting Amazon’s New Distribution Center In WNY - Union Say Amazon’s ‘Refusing To Negotiate’ A PLA For Proposed Grand Island Project, Which Would Ensure Local Construction Workers Are Hired

Published on Friday, July 17, 2020 in Buffalo and Western New York Labor News
(GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK) – LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) has launched a public campaign targeting E-Commerce Giant Amazon’s proposed Distribution Center Project on Grand Island after the Union said Amazon is refusing to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), which would ensure local Construction Workers are more»

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»