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The 7th Annual Safe Patient Handling Conference (October 28-29 Saratoga Springs) educates healthcare workers, patient advocates, union representatives and safety and all health professionals. The Safe Patient Handling Conference is geared to educated, inform and keep those in the healthcare industry up to date with the latest in information, equipment and legal applications. Safe Patient Handling Legislation...
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U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary for OSHA Jordan Barab speaks with Western New York COSH Executive Director Germain Harnden and 7-11 workers and safety advocates Misteke Fomby and Yasmin Colon. “In a new blog, Dan Neal of WYCOSH reports from last week’s annual gathering of health and safety advocates, union activists, and worker center representatives,...
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WNYCOSH was instrumental in creating a real occupational and environmental health clinic in Buffalo. Join us on June 5th to celebrate the grand opening! (Read More Here)
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Place of Origin: USA Occupation: Temporary Worker (Industrial, factory) Al Richardson has been a temporary worker for 2 years in a factory. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, he returned home looking for work, and found a temp job in an automotive plant outside Buffalo, NY. Al quickly realized that he and other...
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Place of Origin: USA Occupation: Temporary Worker (Industrial, Construction) My name is Henry. I have been a temporary worker for 2 years in Buffalo, NY. I have worked with a few Temp Agencies and been placed in jobs doing demolition, construction and industrial work. One Temp Agency took money out of my paychecks–hundreds of dollars...
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Place of Origin: Burma Occupation: Laundromat This is Zaw Win. Zaw is a refugee from Burma. He fled his country nearly a decade ago as a young man amid global conflict and was captured as a slave in Thailand. He made it to the United States and was resettled in Buffalo, NY in 2005. He...
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On Friday May 1st, our very own Liz Smith kicked off the Worker Day Rally with a speech commemorating the deaths of workers who dies on the job due to unsafe working conditions. Many people from the public sector, private sector and building trade union members gathered in Niagara Square in solidarity to rally for...
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The WNY Worker Center presented a film called ‘Permanently Temporary’ on May 6th, 2015 at the Porter Library right here in Buffalo. The film gave some light to the world of temp-work, exposing the dangerous work conditions some workers experience. Some workers are even pushed to be silent about these issues for fear of being...
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WESTERN NEW YORK COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH WESTERN NEW YORK WORKER CENTER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2014 The WNY Worker Center is happy to announce it has received funding to continue advocating for workers. The WNY Worker Center (Worker Center) is a project of the WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health...
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Audubon Machinery Corp. has been stealing wages earned by its employees. About 30 workers, community organizers, and labor organizations rallied on Friday to protest wage theft and poor treatment of workers and to urge Audubon to pay its workers unpaid wages. Richard Lipsitz, President of the WNY Area Labor Federation, stated at the Friday rally,...
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