Saranac Lake, NY, Aug 10, 2011 — The Associated Press reports state police are investigating damage to Verizon equipment that disrupted 911 emergency calls in parts of Herkimer and Onieda counties yesterday. An Oneida County dispatcher says service is up and running this morning.
Damage to a Verizon optic circuit box also knocked out landline and cell service to northern Oneida County. Lewis County Sheriff Mike Talbot told the AP some calls to his office were disrupted, but the 911 system was OK.
Verizon Communications workers were still on the picket lines across the North Country Tuesday. Local members of Communications Workers of America Local 1118 in Saranac Lake, Potsdam, Malone, Ogdesnsburg and Plattsburgh joined 45,000 other Verizon workers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic who've been on strike since contract talks stalled on Sunday.
Chris Knight talked with a small group of Verizon field technicians who were picketing outside the company's Church Street office in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2009 — With no buses since December 10, when 2300 transit workers went on strike, it's been a winter of commuting misery and economic losses for businesses across the city of Ottawa. But, as Lucy Martin reports, quite suddenly, it may be over. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2005 — A potential strike by workers at Carthage Area Hospital was averted Friday. Workers at Carthage Area Hospital were planning a strike vote. Instead, negotiators signed off on a contract. Gregory Warner reports. 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
Feb 05, 2002 — The legal wrangling continues in the wake of the failed Finch, Pruyn strike in Glens Falls. This week, the National Labor Relations Board rejected complaints filed by the union at the timber company. As Brian Mann reports, Finch, Pruyn still faces legal action over the way workers are being rehired. Go to full article
Nov 23, 2001 — On Wednesday, hundreds of union members voted to end a six-month strike and accept a new contract that includes deep cuts in pay and insurance coverage. Even with a new contract, many union workers are wondering when and if they'll be rehired. Brian Mann profiles Glens Falls, a town that many say has been damaged economically, and divided socially. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2001 — The 450-member PACE union, the largest of the seven unions on strike at the Finch Pruyn and Company paper mill, has rejected the company's latest contract offer. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2001 — Talks between the Finch, Pruyn paper mill and unions representing 600 striking workers turned ugly yesterday. The unions agreed to meet many of the company's demands, only to hear that Finch-Pryun has hired hundreds of replacement workers. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article