July 27, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Little Valley, NY – Organized Labor in the Southern Tier plans a second major turnout Wednesday (July 27th) in an attempt to halt Cattaraugus County’s interest in privatizing two county nursing homes – after voicing their disappointment in receiving no support from two Democratic lawmakers during last week’s two individual committee votes that pushed a fact-finding process forward.
A Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Local 805 representative told WNYLaborToday.com the Union anticipates more than the combined 60 or so Union-represented Nursing Home Workers, other Labor Representatives, county residents with loved ones who reside at either The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers in Olean and Machias, and concerned citizens to attend Wednesday’s (July 27th) full Legislature meeting that will further address the issue.
“I’m sure we will have ‘even more’ Workers who are employed at The Pines in attendance (on Wednesday),” CSEA Spokeswoman Sheri Ambuske told Your On-Line Labor Newspaper. “We’ll look to ‘jam’ it.”
Those attending last week’s rally wore bright yellow t-shirts and held signs that read: Save Our Home and Save Their Home (Photos Courtesy of Cattaraugus-Allegany AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Anna Geronimo). To read more click on the following link