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Austin Morgan, Field Coordinator
18 Aug, 2023
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Union Bulletin - August 17, 2023

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WNY Labor Giveback 2023: Hit the Ground Running! Labor Day is a time for us to reflect on our movement’s legacy of fighting for the rights of workers and the power of strong communities. Each year we honor that work by hosting a community giveback event designed to deepen our roots in service to those families that need it the most. This year we are thrilled to launch Hit the Ground Running, a back-to-school event for K-8 students. This event will provide students in need with a free pair of sneakers so that they can kick off the school year the right way.

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Principal Officers: Pledge your support TODAY! 

Labor Day Events: The Buffalo Labor Day Parade & Cookout is coming up on September 4th! The Buffalo Central Labor Council is proud to recognize this year's parade marshal, Jeff Richardson, President of ATU Local 1342. Applications for participation have been mailed, but you can sign up your union/organization NOW by filling out the form below.

Register YOUR Union for the Parade! 

🎭New Contract Alert! We are thrilled to congratulate our siblings at IATSE Local 10 on the unanimous passage of their newest contract! From wage increases, employer-paid pensions, improved workplace safety, and NO concessions, there's much to celebrate for those working behind-the-scenes at Shea's. View Local 10's full statement, or read the full story on WNY Labor Today.
The WNY Area Labor Federation in the spotlight: 🔊 The newest episode of the NYS AFL-CIO Union Strong Podcast features our very own WNYALF President, Peter De Jesús Jr.! Listen online or wherever you get your podcasts.
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Save the Date! 📅✊🏼🍽️


Assemblyman Bill Conrad will hold his 2nd Annual Solidarity Dinner on September 26th. WNYALF President Peter De Jesús Jr. will be giving the keynote address. Information for RSVP and ticket purchasing will be available soon!

Celebrating Community Action: The Labor Movement is strongest when we root ourselves in commitment to our community. We're proud to recognize IUPAT District Council 4 for their recent efforts in Hamburg to paint and restore the tank outside VFW Post 1419! 


Shout-out to IUPAT member Bill Mayer for sharing this great photo, and this video about this day of community action!

From the National AFL-CIO's Executive Paywatch: CEO-to-Worker pay ratio was 272-to-1 in 2022. This is not only unacceptable, but it's getting worse as bad employers embrace Artificial Intelligence that puts profits over people. The best tool we have to stop this is the power of unions, collective action, and strong contracts.


Read the full report and learn more about how we can stand up and fight back against the greed of corporate CEOs.


Back to School Time is just around the corner...Did you know you can help your child start the year #UnionStrong by purchasing American and union-made paper, pencils, binders, scissors, locks, and more? 


Click here to see the full list of American and union-made school supplies!

📨📫 Looking for a union job? Do you look good in blue? The United States Postal Service, whose workers are represented by NALC and APWU, is hiring locally! Buffalo residents can attend a hiring workshop at the William Street Post Office, or you can find more info online at
New Contract Alert: We're proud to recognize the hard work of our Workers United members at the Lexington Co-op in Buffalo for reaching an agreement on their first contract! Congratulations on this win for workers and our community. 🍎👏🏽✊🏿 

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