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AFGE Terms Trump Climate Policy ‘More Toxins Spewed’

April 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The union representing Environmental Protection Agency workers called President Donald Trump’s environmental policies “a continued assault on the country’s top-line of defense for community health.”

More Than $52,000 Raised By Organized Labor From Across Western New York To Benefit The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon

April 8, 2017 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
 
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Buffalo, NY -  The 55th Annual Variety Kids Telethon raised more than $1.02 million over the weekend - with Organized Labor from across Western New York accounting for $52,000, the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) announced.

Health Panel Convenes at Labor Appreciation Day Event

April 7, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On Thursday, April 4th, LaborPress and AM970 The Answer partnered on a Labor Appreciation Day special event, presenting panels on vital labor topics ranging from worker safety to education to the politics of labor.

Firefighters 100-Year Anniversary 

April 7, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -   Firefighters Association (UFA) kicked off its 100-year anniversary by laying a wreath to honor all firefighters and fire officers who have died in the line of duty since the union’s inception.  Over the last 100 years, more than 1,100 firefighters and fire officers have lost their lives while serving the city.!-

Another death from 9-11-related cancers: Retired Firefighter Roy E. Smith 

April 6, 2017 
By UFA President James Slevin

New York, NY - “This week we mourn the death of one of New York City’s bravest firefighters. On Sunday, we lost one of our brothers due to the ravages of cancer caused by his service at the World Trade Center site following the 9-11 attacks.

Understaffed Nursing Home’s Workers OK One-Day Strike

April 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

Union City NJ - “¿Huelga, verdad?” 1199SEIU organizer Leilani Montes asked the crowd of about 20 women outside the ManhattanView Nursing Home April 4. “Un dia sin pago.”

Statement From Governor Andrew M, Cuomo Re Budget

April 5, 2017

New York, NY - “These are difficult and unusual times for our State and Country.  An ultraconservative Congress poses an unsettling attack on individuals’ rights and American values.  It is also clear that New York State is a target for hostile federal actions ranging from severe financial cutbacks to deprivation of legal and personal rights.

SEIU’s Henry: Power of  Communities Defeats Healthcare Repeal

April 3, 2017 
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Washington, DC - Extremists have tried time and again to take away our healthcare but working families and our communities have come out in record numbers to show our opposition to repeal. Today, working people and our communities prevailed.

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