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by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 23, 2017

Something Outsiders Will Never Understand

I used to hate golf outings. I suck at golf and in a sociopathic way I dislike good golfers. In the past I felt that golf is an old, rich, white man's game and if you're good at golf then you...

by Brian Young | on Jun 23, 2017

Rochester's Diversity Hiring Goals

Across the country, many communities are struggling.  Jobs have left, homes are vacant and wages haven’t gone up. This plight is especially felt in many minority communities.  For...

by Brian Young | on Jun 21, 2017

Memorializing a Music Teachers Legacy

In 2012, the Amityville Teachers Association (ATA) lost a beloved member, Chris LaMarca.  Chris was a well-liked music teacher within the district and his death, right around Thanksgiving, shook...

by Guest Post | on Jun 20, 2017

The Harriet Cleveland from Alabama Story

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a group that is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry. They seek justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using methods like litigation, education,...

by Press and Media | on Jun 07, 2017

Grumpy Workers Make Good Workers

We have always been taught that as workers we should grin and bear it at work.  The ideal employee is a happy one, but new research shows that it may be ok to be grumpy at work, especially if...

by BIll Dobbins | on May 29, 2017

A Memorial Day Message

It's hard to believe that it is Memorial Day already. Some consider this to be the kick off to summer. There is no doubt that we are all looking forward to the warm weather, barbecues, going to...

by Brian Young | on May 26, 2017

Union Vols for America's Pastime

Part of what attracts some members to a union is the idea that there is a brother and sisterhood among the coworkers.  This bond encourages members to look out for their fellow employees and to...

by Press and Media | on May 18, 2017

New York to grow Apprenticeship Programs

Federal Funds being used to give the next generation the tools they need to succeed.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2017

Public Ed Literally on the Ballot

In the country’s second biggest school district voters are going to the polls to decide the future of public education. At stake is whether the school system will continue their commitment to...

by Press and Media | on May 12, 2017

Refusing Service Because of the Strike

Teamsters Local 812 have been on strike for the last few weeks and have been pressuring local businesses to boycott the beer distributors who Clare Rose supplies.  Below is video of one of those...