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Charging The NFTA Is “Looking To Bust The Union” – ATU-Represented NFTA Workers Are ‘Fed Up’

June 25, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - Ask Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 President Vince Crehan why his Union’s 1,100 Members - who are employed by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) in Buffalo, have not had a contract for nearly seven years now, he pauses for a moment, then answers: “Because they want to bust the Union.

NLRB Voids Election Where Company Threatened to Close

June 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The National Labor Relations Board on June 15 voided the results of a 2014 election in which workers voted against joining a union, saying the company had illegally threatened to close if the union won.

BONJOUR- That’s French for Greed

June 24, 2016 
Op Ed By Bill Hohlfeld

New York, NY. In many ways, the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves as a metaphor for so much of what has happened all across America. An area where Mom and Pop shops once proliferated has been overrun with chain stores.

UPDATE II- Tentative & New Three-Year Master Contract Reached By Three Unions

June 24, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Buffalo, NY - After what was described as “three months of cordial, good-faith negotiations,” a tentative and new three-year Master Contract Agreement that was reached early Saturday (June 18th) between three Labor Unions that combine to represent 7,500 Kaleida Health Employees in Downtown Buffalo’s growing medical corridor is being described as an “historic” local health care Labor agreement, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 1 Area Director Deb Hayes told

Unionized Health Care Workers Turn Their Focus On

June 23, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

Buffalo, NY - For the past 10 years, Buffalo Nurse Sarah Buckley has dedicated her professional life attempting to bring about passage of a Safe Staffing Law for Health Care Workers across the State of New York. 

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Pays Over $1.5B and Announces Updated Rules

June 23, 2016 
Pitta Giblin & Baione LLP

So far, 2016 has been a very productive year for administrators and staff of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”), the federal program that provides financial compensation to first responders, area workers, residents, and other survivors suffering from illnesses caused by 9/11 toxins exposure.

Julie Kushner Leads UAW Region 9A to Organizing Victories

June 21, 2016 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Julie Kushner, Director of UAW Region 9A, has put her long history of organizing to good use. Region 9A encompasses eastern New York, including the New York City metropolitan area, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District area, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Puerto Rico.

Teamsters: Security Guards Need Bargaining Rights

June19, 2016 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

San Francisco, CA - Teamsters Union pushed hard for the strengthening of bargaining rights for security rights and now the NLRB agrees.
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling in the case of Loomis Armored US, Inc., will ensure a union voice for security guards throughout the country.


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