City of Syracuse Unions laud furlough plan

City of Syracuse Unions laud furlough plan

After months of conversations concerning pandemic related budget short falls, the City of Syracuse and its labor partners agreed on four days of furloughs for all Civilian employees over a 9-month period. The agreement will help ease a Covid-19 related strained budget...
BENTE 2419 says, “Essential Then, Essential Now!

BENTE 2419 says, “Essential Then, Essential Now!

After weeks of advocating for their essential jobs, hundreds of BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 members staged a press conference and rally urging the Rochester City School District (RCSD) Board of Education and Superintendent to vote “no” on proposed cuts that would result...
Albany Blue Collar workers back Commisso for Mayor

Albany Blue Collar workers back Commisso for Mayor

AFSCME Local 1961, Council 66 members voted to endorse Frank Commisso, Jr. for Mayor of Albany. Frank Coons, President of the Albany Blue Collar Workers Union, praised Commisso’s record of service: “Frank is an outstanding public servant and he has been a strong voice...
Council 66 hosts Mayor of Rochester Candidates Forum

Council 66 hosts Mayor of Rochester Candidates Forum

In the first citywide mayoral candidates forum since the conclusion of the Democratic Party’s designation process, the members of Council 66 affiliates BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 and AFSCME Local 1635 hosted the top three candidates for Mayor of Rochester to discuss...
25th Annual Convention Held in Niagara Falls

25th Annual Convention Held in Niagara Falls

Union members and leaders from Council 66 gathered in Niagara Falls in June to chart a new course for the Union. Over 100 delegates from across Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley attended the two-day convention held at Seneca Niagara. This event marked the 25th...