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WNY Labor Today

Tune in to view WNYCOSH’s Executive Director, Germain Harnden give her input to the Western New York Labor News about the official opening of the Labor-Driven Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine at the Erie County Medical Center. Watch it for Free Off WNYLaborToday.com’s Front Page.

The 7th Annual Safe Patient Handling Conference

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 […]

Al Richardson

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 […]

Henry J.

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 […]

Zaw W.

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 […]

May Day Labor Rally 2015

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 […]

A film called Permanently Temporary

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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