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Teamster Provides Lifesaving Program for Veterans

May 7, 2017
By Lori Goldberg

20 Veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. This is unforgivable. Cliff Nolan of Teamsters Joint Council 73 and a good friend, Judy Isaacson Schaffer were angry and decided to do something about it. They founded Heroes to Heroes, an organization that provides a spiritual healing and peer support program for Combat Veterans of all conflicts that have attempted suicide or are on a path to doing so.

NYC Enhances Street Homeless Outreach Efforts

May 6, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Marking the one-year anniversary of HOME-STAT (Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams), the City’s comprehensive street homeless outreach program, the Department of Homeless Services have announced a series of enhancements to improve street homeless outreach efforts.

2017 Workers’ Memorial Day: Buffalo Area Labor Gathers At AFL-CIO Monument In Orchard Park…

May 6, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Orchard Park, NY -  Representatives of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) and the Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council gathered under gloomy skies over the weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day and to honor seven local Union Members who died in 2016.

NYC Workers Rise Up; Jab Back at Trump

May 5, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

Members of Unite Here fill Foley Square.

New York, NY - If this week’s May Day rallies around town were about anything, they were about opposing Donald Trump’s virulently anti-immigrant agenda, and letting endangered workers know that organized labor has their backs. 

Erie County Local 815 President Denise Szymura Is The 2017 Recipient…

May 5, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Cheektowaga, NY - Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 815 President Denise Szymura, who oversees Erie County’s Union of 5,000 Public Employees, is the 2017 recipient of the Statewide Union’s prestigious Irene Carr Leadership Award.

Lou Gordon: The Quiet Lion

May 5, 2017
By Jeffrey Lewis

Everyone knows or has met a hero.  That person who has done something extraordinary things to change the lives of many or just one.  They are selfless, caring people with huge hearts and generally go unrecognized except to a few. 

Civil Service Merit Council Holds Annual Awards Dinner

May 4, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The Civil Service Merit Council held its annual awards dinner in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday, April 27th, where five awards were presented.

May Day and the Labor Movement

May 4, 2017 
By Terry O’Sullivan,  LIUNA President

Washington, D.C. - As we marked the May Day Holiday on May 1st, it is time to reflect on the struggles that gave birth to the Labor movement and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the battle for dignity and justice while also re-dedicating ourselves to win justice and basic rights for all workers.


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