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Sports Illustrated Union ‘Agrees On First Contract’ - Features ‘Major Improvements’ On Salaries, Layoff & Severance Policies & Increased Employment Opportunities For Candidates Coming From Under-Represented Groups

Published on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Two years after forming a Union with NewsGuild of New York, the Sports Illustrated Union has agreed on a first contract that, once ratified, will protect their workplace and their journalism. The new contract includes: A wage structure with fair minimum salaries for every position; A salary floor of $64,000; Guaranteed 3% yearly raises; more»

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East & The New York State Nurses Association Respond To Governor Hochul’s 2022 State Of The State Budget Address

Published on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) have issued responses to Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 State Of The State Budget Address. 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East President George Gresham, whose Health Care Union represents more»

‘10 Things To Know’ About NYS's $216B Proposed Budget: ‘Heavy Investments In Rebuilding’ The Education & Health Care Systems; ‘Bonuses For’ Health Care Workers; ‘Help For’ Working Parents; ‘And Doubling Down On’ Green Energy

Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul mapped out a $216.3 billion New York State Budget Plan Tuesday (January 18th) that proposed heavy investments in rebuilding the Education and Health Care Systems. The state had the luxury of a financial surplus this year, thanks to a combination of better-than-expected tax revenue and economic activity, and an more»

Cornell University’s Industrial Labor School Announces Research Project On Worker Organizing, Will Conduct A Multi-Industry Study Of Worker Organizing Efforts In The U.S. & Their Outcomes

Published on Monday, January 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) - Kate Bronfenbrenner, the Director of Labor Education Research at the Industrial Labor School, and Thomas A. Kochan, a Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, have been awarded $225,000 in grant funding to conduct a multi-industry study of Worker Organizing efforts in the U.S. and their outcomes. Their project: Achieving more»

Rochester, New York Veterinary Emergency Hospital Workers ‘Go Union’ - Vote to Join The IAM

Published on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - 130 Workers employed at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services (VSES) in Rochester have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vote count was announced live on a Zoom call with Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services more»

With Direct Care Staffing ‘In Crisis,’ CSEA ‘Works To Find Solutions’

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is continuing to work with Governor Kathy Hochul and elected New York State leaders to address long-standing staffing issues plaguing human services agencies like the State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH). more»

Syracuse Build Pathways To Apprenticeship Seeks Applicants For Training Program - City Of Syracuse, Onondaga County, CenterState CEO & The Central & Northern New York Building Trades Council Partner To Host Program

Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) – The Northern New York Building Trades Council, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, CenterState CEO and other community partners are seeking applications from city residents for the third cohort of Syracuse Build’s Pathways to Apprenticeship Program. Applications will be accepted from now more»

‘The Struggle Over Nursing Home Staffing Reform In New York State Continues’ - 1199 SEIU Is ‘Restating The Need For Staffing Standards’ & ‘Is Urging’ Governor Hochul ‘To Take Steps So They Are Achieved’

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The long-running complaint that some nursing homes are operating with too few employees persists, despite passage of legislation in New York State that was designed to address it. The nursing home reform measures signed into law in 2021 require nursing homes to provide 3.5 hours of direct care per resident per day. They also require more»

New York State’s Seven-Step Workforce Plan: From Overhauling The State’s Workforce Development Efforts & ‘Focus On Region-Specific Needs’ To ‘Expanding Access’ To Apprenticeships & Recruiting The “Next Generation Of Public Servants”

Published on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - As part of her 2022 State of the State Address, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a comprehensive plan to strengthen New York’s Workforce and help grow the economy, which includes expanding Part-Time Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and jobs for people with disabilities. Her seven-pronged initiative promises to more»

Organized Labor Responds to Governor Hochul’s State Of The State Address, ‘Praises Her Commitments To’ Front Line Health Care Workers & Public Education, As Well As To The Stated ‘Goals To Achieve Clean Water, Clean Air & Green Jobs’

Published on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Organized Labor responded to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address Wednesday (January 5th) by praising the Governor’s 2022 agenda, which makes commitments to Front Line Health Care Workers and Public Education, as well as Hochul’s goals to achieve clean water, clean air and Green Jobs. more»

COVID, Capitalism & Collapse: A Roundtable Discussion With NYC Nurses & Teachers

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in New York State Labor News
The United States has averaged a thousand people a day dying from COVID since August and the total number of lives lost is approaching a million and the number of children hospitalized with COVID has hit an all-time high nationally - during all of that, the rich have only gotten richer. On the same day we set a new national record for COVID cases, Wall more»

Garment Workers ‘Organize To End’ Wage Theft - A ‘Historic Victory Over The Fashion Industry In California Is Creating Ripples For Global Change’

Published on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Daisy Gonzalez’s mother came to California from Guatemala in the ’80s and landed a job as a Garment Worker. “My mother was a Trimmer and an Ironer. I learned how difficult this work was for her body from her experience,” Gonzalez says. Beyond the difficult conditions, the pay was equally abysmal. She recounts her mother once more»

1199 SEIU ‘Criticizes’ Nursing Home Lawsuit ‘That Would Block New’ State Safe Staffing Requirements Slated To Go Into Effect On January 1st

Published on Friday, December 31, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - More than 250 New York nursing homes and trade groups have filed a Federal lawsuit seeking to block a New York State Law that’s set to go into effect on January 1st requiring facilities to spend at least 70% of revenue on direct resident care, and at least 40% on Staff who care for residents, The Albany Times Union reports. The more»

The New York State Nurses Association ‘Condemns’ The CDC’s Announced Emergency Guidance As ‘Potentially Dangerous For Health Care Workers’

Published on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Executive Director and Registered Nurse (RN) Pat Kane, whose statewide Nurses Union represents more than 42,000 members, is condemning the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s recent emergency guidance as potentially dangerous for Health Care Workers and the communities they serve. In a released more»

The New York State Department Of Labor Is ‘Sued Over Its Failure To Release’ Unemployment Insurance Information

Published on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - An advocacy group for low-income communities is suing New York State for documents and data that could shed light on the struggle of non-English speakers to get unemployment insurance during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), a Legal Advocacy Organization, has filed a lawsuit in New York more»

Amazon Labor Union Calls On The NLRB To Grant A Union Election, ‘Trumpets Groundbreaking Labor Agreement With On-Line Giant’

Published on Monday, December 27, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Amazon Workers who are attempting to organize the JFK8 Fulfillment Center on Staten Island are calling on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to find “new remedies” to existing rules that have made Unionizing inside the company’s massive warehouses next to impossible. The Amazon Labor Union re-filed more»

Governor Hochul Announces Applications Are Open For The 'Nurses For Our Future' Scholarship, Tuition Covered For 1,000 New Or Current Health Care Workers – NYSNA Praises Effort & For “Broadening Opportunities For Workers”

Published on Sunday, December 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the opening of the application period for the Nurses For Our Future Scholarship, which will cover tuition for 1,000 new or current Health Care Workers to earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing (BSN) at a two-year or four-year New York State Public more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses At Mount Sinai Hospital In New York City & At Montefiore New Rochelle Both Ratify New Contracts - Nurses Made Several Gains At Mount Sinai & Registered 'Strong' Wage Increases At Montefiore

Published on Friday, December 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Nurses employed at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and at the Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital have ratified new contracts, the Statewide Nurses Union that represents more than 42,000 Members across New York announced on its Social Media platforms this week. In New York, NYSNA announced: The votes more»

Unions Helping Unions: The Public Employees Federation Helps New Colorado Employee Union Ratify First Contract

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - In an act of solidarity, the Public Employees Federation (PEF) sent its two top Organizers to Colorado to help the state’s new Employee Union win ratification of its first contract. PEF Director of Organizing Dan Carpenter and Jessica Carpenter (no relation), PEF’s Member Engagement Administrator, traveled to Denver in more»

New York State’s Minimum Wage Will Increase On December 31st

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The sixth Minimum Wage increase for Workers outside New York City that was enacted under the 2016-2017 New York State Budget will take effect on the last day of this year. The Minimum Wage for Workers in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County will rise to $15 per hour on December 31st (2021). For Workers in the rest of the more»

The New York State Department Of Labor & SUNY Announce ‘First Of Its Kind’ Craft Brewer/Distiller Registered Apprenticeship Program

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – After recently marking National Apprenticeship Week with a series of events across New York State to highlight the importance of Apprenticeships as a proven pathway to high-paying, in-demand careers and as a vital tool for businesses to bolster their workforce without impacting production, New York State Department of Labor more»

Unions, Worker Advocates ‘Call Out Backroom Deal To Sneak’ Amazon Into NJ Airport

Published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Local 863 Member George Boada, 45, grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and still lives “about seven traffic lights” away from Newark Liberty International Airport with his wife and their 14-year-old son. Boada’s worked at the same Jersey-based Supermarket Cooperative for more than 25 years - but now he fears more»

Governor Hochul Wants To ‘Increase The Pay’ Of Health Care Workers - Response Comes As Facilities ‘Continue To Struggle With Coronavirus Pandemic Staffing’

Published on Friday, December 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - New York State's Health Care Workers should be paid more, Governor Kathy Hochul said Thursday (December 16th) as she previewed her 2022 agenda. The Governor described the potential for "overflowing hospitals" this Winter amid the latest surge of Coronavirus cases, and against the backdrop of an industry that continues to face more»

‘Reaping The Rewards Of Union Representation’ - A ‘Strong’ Union Helps A CSEA Member ‘Get His Job Back’

Published on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(LONG BEACH, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) City of Long Beach Unit Member Norman Wilson is proof positive that if you exercise some patience and trust CSEA, you will reap the rewards of Union Representation. CSEA City of Long Beach Unit President John Mooney and Unit Activists worked together for two years to get more»

United University Professions ‘Urges’ State Leaders ‘To Revitalize SUNY Hospitals - Union Calls For Investment In Hospitals ‘After More Than A Decade Of Underfunding’

Published on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(SYRACUSE, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s Largest Higher Education Union, is urging New York State leaders to reinvest in State University of New York (SUNY) Hospitals, which have played an integral role in responding to and maintaining the health and safety of New Yorkers throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. During a news more»

New York Building Trades Leader ‘Praises’ Governor Hochul Announced Plan To Build A ‘World-Class’ $9.5 Billion International Terminal At JFK Airport

Published on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reached a revised agreement with The New Terminal One (NTO) - a consortium of financial sponsors - to build a new 2.4 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art international terminal that will anchor the south side of John F. Kennedy International Airport. more»

Daily Beast Reports Fox News Probed By New York State Labor Department Over Ex-Host’s Gender Discrimination & Retaliation Claims

Published on Monday, December 13, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York State Department of Labor is investigating Fox News over gender discrimination and retaliation complaints made by former host Melissa Francis, who exited the Conservative Cable Network last year amid a pay dispute, The Daily Beast has learned. “Ms. Francis filed a charge with the New York State Department of Labor more»

‘Reinvest In SUNY’ - United University Professions ‘Calls On State Leaders To Restore Opportunity To New York By Fully Funding’ SUNY Programs

Published on Friday, December 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, is urging State Leaders to fully fund the State University of New York (SUNY) Public Higher Education System and restoring opportunity and badly needed funds after years of chronic underfunding. During an event held at SUNY Buffalo State College more»

Start Elevator's Union-Busting’s Tactics ‘Exposed Live’ - On Facebook

Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(THE BRONX, NEW YORK) - Employees at Start Elevator in the Bronx are trying to organize with International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 1. Unsurprisingly, Start Elevator was quick to go after its own Employees by hiring Union-Buster Mike Penn, a partner at The Crossroad Group. Even though the company is holding captive audience meetings, more»

New York Nursing Home Strike Avoided With A Three-Year Labor Deal Reached Between 1199 SEIU & The Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association

Published on Monday, December 6, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – With the assistance of Governor Kathy Hochul, 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has reached a new contract agreement with the Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association that will stave off a Strike at nursing homes in New York State. The agreement will run for three years, but specifics of the deal were more»

New York's Attorney General ‘Is Trying To Force Amazon To Re-Hire A Worker It Fired After He Led A Protest Over’ COVID-19 Safety Conditions

Published on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion for an injunction - which, if passed, would order Amazon to re-hire a Worker it fired at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Chris Smalls worked at Amazon's JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island until March 2020, when he organized a protest of COVID-19 safety conditions more»

BuzzFeed News Staffers Who Walked Off Their Jobs In Protest Told By Management ‘They Could Lose One Day’s Pay’

Published on Friday, December 3, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - BuzzFeed told Employees of BuzzFeed News who staged a walkout this week to protest what their Union claims is the media company’s refusal to negotiate on key contract terms that their pay would be docked by one day, unless they retroactively applied for paid time off. “After learning our Union Members were walking off the job, more»

Labor Perspective From Retail, Wholesale And Department Store Union President Stuart Appelbaum: “There’s No Room For Harassment And Violence In Our Retail Stores”

Published on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in New York State Labor News
Retail sales in the U.S. are already surging as Holiday Shoppers are checking their lists and buying their gifts for the 2021 Holiday Season. It’s important that consumers are returning to stores this Holiday Season, but we are also concerned about an alarming uptick in harassment and abuse directed at Retail Workers, especially this year. Retail more»

‘In-House Work’ Performed By CSEA Madison County Blue Collar Unit Members ‘Saves The County And Taxpayers’ Money

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in New York State Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Becker, center, visits with County Highway Department Crew Members, represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), to thank them for their hard work during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. (EATON, NEW YORK) – Civil Service Employees Association more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses ‘Warn Of Danger To Their Patients’ At New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Because Of Understaffing

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(CORTLAND MANOR, NEW YORK) - Nurses at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital (NYP-HVH) held an informational picket in front of the hospital just before Thanksgiving to draw attention to conditions at the facility. The Nurses, represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), say their patients are at risk due to understaffing. Joined more»

The New York Hotel And Gaming Trades Council ‘Works With’ Governor Hochul To Secure $2,750 Checks For Unemployed Hotel Workers & Millions For New Tourism Initiatives

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Since March 2020, The New York Hotel and Gaming Trades Council (HTC) has single-mindedly fought to get as many of its Members as possible back to work and to get financial relief for those who nonetheless remain laid off. Now, the HTC has secured $2,750 in additional relief for its laid off Members and millions of dollars in new more»

Labor Perspective From American Labor Studies Center Executive Director Paul F. Cole: Union Organizing ‘Is A Human Right And A Moral Imperative’

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Paul F. Cole (Pictured Above/WMAC-TV Photo) is Executive Director of the American Labor Studies Center, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the New York State AFL-CIO and a former Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Recently, there has been a resurgence of Workers to form Unions and gain the more»

UUP Launches Second Year Of Statewide “NY Heals” Campaign To Drive Reinvestment In SUNY - Legislative Priorities Include Equitable Health Care Access & Substantial Investment In SUNY As Key Educational & Economic Driver For New York State

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, has introduced its NY HEALS 2022 legislative agenda at a hearing of the State Senate Committee on Higher Education. In his testimony before the committee, UUP President Frederick Kowal called on lawmakers to act on a forward-looking and long-overdue more»

How About This! - “It’s All-Hands-On-Deck,” Macy’s Offers ‘Corporate’ Workers A ‘Valuable Opportunity’: ‘In-Store’ Shifts

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Macy’s is asking Corporate Employees to volunteer for shifts in its department stores on Black Friday and other busy holiday shopping days, during a time when the retail sector is struggling to fill more than one million job openings. Internal e-mails and a corporate memo reviewed by The Washington Post show Macy’s is more»

Student Workers ‘Are Picking Labor Fights As A Path To Building Stronger’ Communities

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Campus Workers are on strike at Columbia University in New York City right now, their second this year, and the second largest current Strike in the country. Media outlets have paid renewed attention to Labor struggles in the past year, heralding a “Strike Wave,” a “Striketober” - and more recently: more»

NYS Attorney General & NYC Department Of Consumer And Worker Protection Recover $18.8 Million In Unpaid Wages For 12,000 Home Health Aides - Investigation Reveals Two Agencies ‘Violated’ Workers’ Rights & ‘Denied Fair’ Compensation

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), has announced an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver up to $18.8 million in unpaid wages to 12,000 Workers who had been denied fair pay for years. The agreement is the result more»

NYSNA Nurses ‘Celebrate’ Nurse Practitioner Week - Urge Policymakers ‘To Make The Nurse Modernization Act Permanent’

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - During Nurse Practitioner Week, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Health Care Workers are urging policymakers to make the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act (NPMA) permanent. The NPMA expanded the scope of Nurse Practitioners’ (NPs) independent practice and their collaboration with Medical Doctors (MDs). Nurse more»

11-Day Strike At Saputo Incorporated/Friendship Dairy In Allegany County ‘Is Over’ - More Than 200 Teamsters-Represented Workers Vote To Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(FRIENDSHIP, NEW YORK) – An 11-day Strike at Saputo Incorporated/Friendship Dairy in Allegany County has apparently come to an end as more than 200 Teamsters-Represented Workers have voted to ratify a new three-year agreement. With the Teamster Union yet to issue any formal statement or details of the new contract, Teamsters Local 264 Business Agent more»

Laborers Local 79 Members ‘Run Alt-Right Racists Out Of’ Times Square At New York City Immigration Rally

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Members of Laborers Local 79 had seen and had enough. Earlier this week, Immigrant Rights Advocates held a rally in Times Square, which was part of their 11-day protest for a Bill to pass through Congress to help Undocumented Immigrants. In addition to the Immigrant Rights Supporters, Alt-Right Provocateurs showed up intending to more»

“It Should Really Be Local Contractors That Are Doing This Job” - The Laborers Protest The Use Of An “Irresponsible” Out-Of-State Contractor For A $37 Million Contract At Stony Brook University On Long Island

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(STONY BROOK, NEW YORK) - Union Construction Workers from Long Island are protesting a New Jersey-based company winning a $37 million contract to renovate and modernize the main lecture hall at Stony Brook University. The picketers lined up with giant inflatable rats and open coffins outside the south entrance of the university with a sign that read: more»

In A ‘Near Unanimous Vote,” SEIU-Represented Strong Memorial & University Of Rochester Campus Service Workers Ratify ‘Historic” New Contract That Features ‘Significant’ Improvements To Staffing, Wages & Benefits

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 1,800 Service Workers represented by 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East at Strong Memorial Hospital and SEIU Local 200United at the University of Rochester Campus have, in a near unanimous vote, ratified a historic two-year agreement that includes significant improvements to more»

“(It’s) Exactly What Our Country Needs Right Now. It Will Create Millions Of Good- Paying Union Jobs, While Providing Much Needed Relief To Working Families.” - New York State AFL-CIO ‘Applauds’ President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO - whose 3,000 Union affiliates combine to represent 2.5 million Union-represented Workers, Retirees and their families across the state, is applauding President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Plan, which was passed by the House on Friday (November 5th). "The Build Back more»

IAM-Represented Garlock Sealing Technologies Workers In Palmyra End Short Strike After Approving A New, Four-Year Contract

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(PALMYRA, NEW YORK) - The Union Strike at Garlock Sealing Technologies has come to an end. The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 588 announced the striking Workers have ratified a new, four-year contract. The Strike, involving 280 IAM Local 588 (District 65) Members, lasted three days. According to the IAM, more»

Unvaccinated NYC Workers Can Take Unpaid Leave In November

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The largest Public Employees Union in town has reached an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration that allows Workers who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to take an unpaid leave of absence this month to think it over. “We’ve reached an agreement that gives our Member options,” American more»

“We’re Not Here To Get Rich. We’re Here To Survive.” - Teamsters-Represented Workers At The Friendship Dairy In The Southern Tier Go On Strike, ‘Demand Company Rescind Concessionary’ Demands

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in New York State Labor News
(FRIENDSHIP, NEW YORK) – Teamsters Local 264-represented Employees at the Friendship Dairy in Allegany County hit the picket line on Wednesday (November 3rd) after voting unanimously to go on Strike. The Union Members, who’ve been working throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, are protesting the company’s attempt to gut their health care more»