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Finch Pryun Strike Talks Wind Up; No Deal in Sight

Two days of talks have ended in Lake George, as Finch Pruyn and the paper mill's unions work to negotiate a new contract. After nearly five months, the unions are still on the picket line. As Brian Mann reports, both sides are offering concessions, but a deal is unlikely any time soon.  Go to full article

Finch Pruyn Seeks Permanent Replacements for Strikers

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

Green Thumb Honors Potsdam Mayor Ruth Gaynor in Washington

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

Adirondack Medical Center Petitions for Hospital Workforce Support

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

No End in Sight for Three-Month-Long Finch Pruyn Strike

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

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

United Helpers Canton Nursing Home Employees to Vote on Unionization

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

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

Union Files Charges Against Gouverneur Hospital

Upstate union files numerous charges against Gouverneur Hospital. Jody Tosti reports.  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

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