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Workers at Alcoa’s Massena East plant met with their union yesterday to find out about the deal it’s made with the aluminum company when it closes the plant. The results, the Watertown Daily Times and North Country Now report today, are...
Dun dun (that’s the Law and Order between-scenes sound.) In an interesting and (to me) somewhat surprising move, the public defenders of St. Lawrence County have formed a union. That’s according to the Watertown Daily Times. Why...
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...
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...
News stories tagged with "labor"
by Brian Mann
Oct 22, 2001 — Officials with Finch Pruyn say they'll fire up the fourth paper machine today at their mill in Glens Falls. The move will return the plant to full capacity, despite a strike that has left six hundred workers off the job. The company now says it will begin hiring permanent replacement workers. As Brian Mann reports, union members are worried but still defiant. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2001 — A conversation with Potsdam mayor Ruth Garner. The 85-year-old is being honored this week in Washington DC. Garner has been named this year's Outstanding Old Worker by Green Thumb, Inc. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Adirondack Medical Center is sending one of its volunteers out into the public to collect signatures to send to Congress in support of several bills addressing the nationwide hospital workforce shortage. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 06, 2001 — The strike at the Finch Pruyn mill in Glens Falls is approaching the three month mark. With no talks scheduled, workers are organizing winter coat and food drives for union families. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2001 — 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
Jun 25, 2001 — The SEIU, which represents hospital and nursing home workers in northern New York is calling on legislators to adopt regulations guaranteeing adequate staffing at nursing homes. Employees at the United Helpers Canton Nursing Home could be a part of that effort, if they vote in favor of unionization next month. Go to full article
May 10, 2001 — 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
Sep 04, 2000 — Commentator Paul Willcott talks about how the workplace is changing, from the days of the industrial economy, to the new economy--service jobs and the age of information. What does that means for Labor Day? It just isn't what it used to be. Go to full article