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Union Voted in at United Helpers

United Helpers Canton Nursing home workers voted in favor of unionization on Friday, during an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. About 140 Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Assistants and other support staff will now be part of the Service Employees International Union. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Nurses Push for Safe Staffing Law

Nurses are pushing for a law that would require hospitals to hire enough staff to safely serve patients.  Go to full article

Zinc Corp. of America Lays off 141 in St. Lawrence County

The Zinc Corporation of America in St. Lawrence County laid off 141 workers Monday, citing high costs and low prices for zinc. David Sommerstein reports employees and area residents alike hope the two month work stoppage is only temporary.  Go to full article

North Country Nurses Petition for Better Working Conditions

This is Nurses Week, a time when health care workers are recognized for their professional skills and dedication. But a national shortage of nurses and other professionals has put the week of recognition on the back-burner and galvanized some New York nurses to organize a petition-signing campaign. They want better working conditions at hospitals throughout the state. A group of vans with members from the New York State Nurses Association is touring the state this week seeking support for a change in health care laws. Three North Country health care facilities were on the list of stops. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Shortage of Health Care Workers

A television and radio ad campaign has been launched to draw attention to the shortage of healthcare workers in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

High-schoolers Hone Job Skills at Clarkson Fair

Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable.  Go to full article

Correctional Hiring Freeze Means Fewer Prison Jobs in North

State officials say a smaller inmate population will mean fewer prison guards in the North Country. A hiring freeze has been extended to 36 correctional facilities. As Brian Mann reports, more than 600 prison jobs will be eliminated statewide.  Go to full article

Alcoa Shutdown

The Big Three automakers are ailing, and some of their biggest suppliers are starting to feel the trickle-down effects. Alcoa announced over the weekend that it will shut down a part of its Massena plant for a week to help save money. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Corning Expansion

With the U.S. economy slowing, Governor Pataki's projections of an economic rebound for Upstate New York may be hasty. But there was good news for the North Country yesterday when southern-tier based Corning Incorporated announced it will expand its plant in Canton. The investment is expected to bring 125 new jobs to St. Lawrence County over the next three years. As David Sommerstein reports, Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue was on hand to spread the message that the state is doing all it can to make growth and investment in Upstate New York easy for business.  Go to full article

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