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Hi! Since this is one of my first days back from the vacation you may or may not have noticed I took in the last few weeks, I’d like to say that I heartily regret that I wasn’t during this year’s Lake George Elvis Festival, which...
Need work? Got skills? Willing to try life in Canada? Well, Canada’s federal government has opened a skilled labor program for “…to 24 eligible occupations, in addition to applicants with a qualifying job offer or those applying...
Last week we reported that parents in some of the North Country’s local schools are pushing back against the increasing reliance on standardized testing in New York State. In fact, they’re boycotting the third and eighth grade testing still...
The Watertown Daily Times reports today (as do others, including the Associated Press) that 150 civilian jobs will be leaving Fort Drum. Virginia-based DynCorp International will move some of its operations from our region to North Carolina and...
Good morning! While some of us may feel that all outside-of-bed activities should cease until the temperature breaks 10 above, there’s been quite a lot going on this week. This morning, Joanna Richards reported that Fort Drum servicemembers...
News stories tagged with "labor"
Jun 24, 2004 — The 47 locks and 18 dams of the Rideau Canal are a giant draw for boaters and tourists in the summer months. The system connects Montreal with Kingston, Ontario via Ottawa. The British built the canal after the War of 1812 to allow boats to travel inland rather than risking a potentially dangerous transit along the border waters of the St. Lawrence River. The project was the largest of its kind in the British Empire at the time, and mostly Irish immigrants worked on it. Hundreds died. On Sunday in Ottawa, Canadian officials will unveil a Celtic Cross memorial in honor of the fallen canal workers. David Sommerstein spoke with Ken Clavette, a member of the Rideau Canal Celtic Cross Committee. He says it's hard to pin down how many people died building the canal system. Go to full article
May 21, 2004 — A labor dispute is expected to mean serious traffic delays this weekend at border crossings. Customs workers on the Canadian side are staging work slowdowns as the summer travel season get underway. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
May 05, 2004 — Nurses who belong to three of the state's most powerful unions rallied at the State Capitol to end mandatory overtime requirements that they say are stressing nurses and making hospitals dangerous. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 05, 2003 — Staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg continue to work without a contract after six months of negotiations. Employees and management have been at odds over health insurance benefits. As Jody Tosti reports, after a bargaining session on Tuesday, both sides were still unable to come to an agreement. Go to full article
Dec 01, 2003 — 170 union workers are declaring victory after a ten-day strike at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. As Brian Mann reports, Local 1l99 hopes to win new benefits from other hospitals around the north country. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2003 — Negotiators representing management and union workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone say they've reached a tentative settlement to end a week-long strike. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement Friday. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Nov 17, 2003 — Health care workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone will begin striking Tuesday. After months of negotiations, hospital officials and employees were unable to agree about health insurance and a pension package. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Oct 02, 2003 — For generations, Mohawks and other Native Americans have built the world's most famous buildings and bridges, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. They work the "high steel," a dangerous profession practiced hundreds of feet above the ground. The skill and craft of ironworking took center stage last month near Syracuse in a sort of ironworker olympics. Ironworkers competed in events like knot-tying, wrench throwing, and the 30-foot column climb. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article