Municipal Government

An ‘Emotional’ Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Labor Council President Jim Briggs…

May 9, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Niagara Falls, NY - After years of making somewhat the same speech at the Niagara-Orleans AFL-CIO Central Labor Council’s annual Workers’ Memorial that was held Saturday (May 6th) at Reservoir Park in Niagara Falls, Council President Jim Briggs delivered an emotional and angry challenge to Elected Officials and the media to “keep the focus on Worker deaths in the public’s eye in order to help eradicate the problem” in the years to come.

New NLRB Rules Accelerate Union Elections

May 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The amount of time workers have to wait to vote on union representation has dropped by 38% since the National Labor Relations Board adopted new rules intended to speed up the process, according to a study by the management law firm Fisher Phillips.

James Mahoney to Receive LaborPress Leadership Award in June

May 8, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – James Mahoney, General Vice-President of the Iron Workers International, has a long history of union service as well as a family history of the same, and will be honored by LaborPress on June 1st at its annual LaborPress Leadership Awards.

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.


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