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Labor unions must fight
for the right to organize

On June 24, labor activists from around the country participated in a nationwide day of action to make the voices of working people heard. From San Francisco to Bangor, Maine, trade unionists held events focusing on why we want unions. ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Young Audiences of Rochester Inc.

The oldest and largest arts-in-education organization in Upstate New York, Young Audiences of Rochester Inc. (YAR) is a 35-year-old non-profit organization and a program service of the Monroe Board of Cooperative Educational Services No. 1. Headed locally by executive director ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Wayne County Action Program Inc.

Wayne County Action Program (Wayne CAP) is a private, not-for-profit 501c(3) Community Action Agency, incorporated on July 28, 1966. The mission of Wayne CAP is to identify and define the causes and extent of poverty in Wayne County, and to ...

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Leadership still boils down
to quality of people skills

In a series of articles on running health care businesses, the Wall Street Journal reported that doctors in droves are attending classes to learn how to run their practices more efficiently and profitably. Doctors, they say, are less able than ...

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Managers at Work:
Benefits,challenges key to retaining workers

What can I do to reduce turnover so I don’t have more problems? And how can I identify a good second-in-command–someone who will really mesh with my style? No question that it’s difficult to find the right help these days. ...

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Non-Profit Report: Strong Museum

The Strong Museum, one of the country’s leading museums of American cultural history, was chartered in 1968 and opened to the public in 1982. Through exhibitions, programs and assorted activities meant to engage, enlighten and entertain, the Museum fulfills its ...

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Don’t leave business decision
making to chance

(First person features local business-people relating–in their own words–experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development.) As a small-business owner, it isn’t enough to avoid making wrong decisions that can spell disaster for a business. I do not decide ...

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ESOP stock distribution
plan can ease tax burden

You have probably heard of an ESOP, but you might not know what one is. An ESOP, which stands for employee stock ownership plan, is an employee benefit plan set up for the express purpose of owning stock in the ...

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Bankers weigh borrowers’
Y2K risk

With the end of the millennium less than 18 months away, most corporations in the United States have, however belatedly, begun to focus considerable attention on the issue of Year 2000, or Y2K, preparedness. Internal task forces have been formed; ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Garth Fagan Dance

In its 27th season, Garth Fagan Dance is enjoying accolades and renown the world over. Critics have compared the troupe’s dancers favorably to the most venerable ballet dancers, and praised the ensemble for its virtuosity. The company was founded in ...

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Investment in time-off
banks pays dividends

“I’m manager of a small business and I have one employee who’s constantly calling in sick. I give what I think is a generous sick-leave package. But just because I offer 12 sick days a year does not mean that ...

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The Business Archive:
With deregulation, RG&E returning to its roots

To ratepayers who have grown up with Rochester Gas and Electric Corp., the utility’s new unregulated alter ego–Energet!x–might seem like a radical departure. In fact, RG&E’s transformation from regulated monopolist to unregulated competitor is neither the first nor the most ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Native American Cultural Center Inc.

Since 1976, the Native American Cultural Center Inc. has provided recreational, cultural and educational assistance for the area’s tribally-enrolled or banded Native American population. During its years of service, the Center has striven to protect and maintain the socio-economic needs, ...

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Contractors’ ad distorts
truth about labor unions

It seems that these days the “art” of advertising has been taken to a new level. TV and print ads are either with images of babies selling anything from tires to dog food, or pets hawking burgers and fries. Next ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Cancer Action Inc.

Cancer Action Inc. is dedicated to delivering highly responsive prevention, education, support and wellness programs to those affected by cancer, with an ultimate goal of producing a better-informed and healthier population. For 38 years Cancer Action has served the communities ...

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