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May 24, 2019

Appellate court: New York farmworkers have right to unionize

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Farmworkers have the same constitutional right to unionize as all other workers in New York state, a mid-level state appellate court ruled Thursday in a case challenging a provision in state labor law excluding farmworkers from basic labor protections. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Albany ruled Thursday in […]

Apr 8, 2015

Former union worker pleads in fraud case

Paul Harnas, Jr., 30, of, Pine City, Chemung County, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci to conspiring to steal from a health care benefit program. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Harnas, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. […]

Jun 3, 2013

Bricklayers union seeks apprentices

The Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers, Local Union 3 – JATC (Rochester Chapter), will conduct a recruitment from June 6 through May 1, 2014, for 16 bricklayer and mason apprentices; four tile setter apprentices; and three tile, marble & terrazzo finisher apprentices. Applications can be obtained at the union training center, 3750 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, […]

Feb 19, 2013

City reaches pact with union

The city of Rochester has reached a precedent-setting five-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME Local 1635. The contract was ratified by union members Thursday. It will provide for a 2 percent wage increase during the first two years. There is a retroactive provision in the first year to July 1, 2012, when the previous contract […]

Nov 19, 2012

Judge asks Hostess to mediate with union

Twinkies won’t die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won’t go out of business just yet. The news came Monday after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling […]

Apr 25, 2012

MVP Health Care adopts labor policy

MVP Health Care announces a corporate policy to promote the purchasing of goods and services from vendors that employ or buy products made with union labor. The policy also affirms buying American-made goods and services. “Our experience shows that buying through contractors that employ unionized labor means higher quality products and services delivered on time […]

Apr 24, 2012

Probation officers win suit over free speech rights

Four Monroe County probation officers have won relief in their protracted federal legal battle against two government unions for violating their First Amendment rights. The four officers, led by David Scheffer, filed the suit with free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation attorneys. The probation officers sued the Civil Service Employees Association and […]

Feb 13, 2012

Fourth Department — Union: Mercone v. Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs’ Assoc. Inc.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Union Fair Representation — Statute of Limitations Mercone v. Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs’ Assoc. Inc. CA 11-01179 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The plaintiff, a former deputy sheriff, was discharged by letter dated Dec. 15, 2004. Pursuant to the union’s collective bargaining agreement, the sheriff and the defendant union [&hel[...]

Aug 25, 2011

New rule requires union rights posters at work

The National Labor Relations Board has approved a new rule that requires private employers to display posters that tell workers about their right to form a union.

Jul 25, 2011

Players vote to OK deal to end NFL lockout

WASHINGTON — Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football! NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4½-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history.

Oct 28, 2010

Buffalo teachers’ cosmetic surgery tab: $9M

BUFFALO — The state-appointed authority overseeing Buffalo public school finances says taxpayer-covered comestic surgery rung up by the city’s teachers totaled nearly $9 million in 2009.

Aug 27, 2010

NY leaders push to get Mott’s owners to settle

New York’s two U.S. senators and several U.S. House representatives are urging Dr Pepper Snapple Group, owners of the Wayne County Mott’s plant, to resume negotiations with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union ...

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