Labor

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DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor...
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January 26, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of Western New York union members rallied Saturday outside New Era Field in Orchard Park to show solidarity with the employees of New Era’s Derby production facility, which the company is slated to close in March. Members of the Western New York Area Labor...
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Tom Puckett
February 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Wellsville, NY (WBEN) The village of Wellsville has been hit with devastating economic news that Dresser-Rand's plant will close in 2020, putting 250 people out of work. "It's not the end of the world," says mayor Randy Shaler. "The first thing on my mind is that 250 people will be looking for a...
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(WBEN) - Amazon has released a list of 20 finalists for their highly coveted second headquarters. Buffalo and Rochester had submitted a joint bid for what was being dubbed 'HQ2' but it did not make the list of 20 finalists. Toronto, Pittsburgh, Columbus, and New York City are among the cities still...
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September 04, 2017 - 8:18 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The figures, first reported by The Associated Press...
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Tom Puckett
July 26, 2017 - 12:16 pm
Lancaster, NY (WBEN) For anyone who has ever been curious about what working at Amazon is like and how the retailer fulfills customer orders at superfast speed, the company is opening up 10 of its fulfillment centers on August 2 from 8 a.m. to noon for its first Jobs Day with tours and information...
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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Lyft holds a job fair at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center at 77 Goodell Street. The fair runs from 4pm to 7pm. "Lyft's goal is to have 1,000 drivers by the June 29th launch date, and more will be hired based on demand in the greater Buffalo community," says Mayor Brown...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A major announcement comes Wednesday as Strategic Financial Services will open a contact center in Amherst. 1,500 jobs will be created. "We really fell for Amherst and the Buffalo area, we really love the people and the pride they have in their city and jobs and their work force...
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Dave Debo
June 01, 2017 - 6:46 am
(WBEN) Chances are you have been to Canalside already this year . The first big concert of the season was last week at Darien Lake, and another one was last night. But for all the kids that look for summertime jobs in the next few weeks after the end of the school year, it is not too late. "...
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Tom Puckett
May 16, 2017 - 1:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Mayor Byron Brown announced Tuesday the city is moving forward in pre-construction efforts for a new statewide training center at the Northland Corridor. A huge section of the Houdaille/Vibratech plant will be demolished over the next two weeks. "The redevelopment of this 35 acre...
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