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Mar 25, 2005 — Mercy of Northern New York in Watertown took what they hope is their first step out of bankruptcy in court on Monday. If they don't succeed, potential buyers of the health care facility are surfacing, and workers are choosing sides. 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
Nov 27, 2003 — A state office worker union says it has an idea to help New York lawmakers plug a looming gap in the budget - buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
The view from inside: Union strikers picket Alice Hyde Medical Center
Nov 19, 2003 — 170 workers walked off the job yesterday at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. The union had planned a 5-day strike, designed to force better healthcare and pension benefits from hospital management. But Alice Hyde officials say striking employees will be locked out and replaced by temporary workers until the company's latest contract offer is accepted. As Brian Mann reports, both sides seem prepared for a long and bitter fight. Go to full article
John Combs won the column climb, ringing the bell at the top in only 7.2 seconds.
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
Jul 31, 2003 — Workers at one of the North Country's biggest hospitals have voted to change unions. Staff at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh voted yesterday to join SEIU Local 1199. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jan 08, 2003 — General Electric's factories in Fort Edward and Schenectady are facing their first national strike in more than thirty years. GE's largest unions - representing some twenty thousand workers - say they'll stage a two-day protest next week. As Brian Mann reports, local businesses worry that a longer dispute could follow. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2002 — Governor Pataki has signed into law a bill desired by New York's union leaders. The legislation would make it easier for unions to organize in the work place. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2002 — Employees of the Community Nursing Home of Potsdam signed a new contract this week. As Jody Tosti reports, the workers and their union are calling the labor agreement a success. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2002 — For commentator Betsy Kepes the game of dressup allows her to share a passion for Women's History Month and Leonora Barry, the North Country's Victorian union organizer. Go to full article