The Rochester-based "Work Available Everywhere" technology seeks to revolutionize the workforce by providing employers and workers with ease and flexibility.Read More »
Hickey Freeman resolves issues with union, NLRB complaint withdrawn
The Rochester Regional Joint Board of Workers United has withdrawn a charge of unfair labor practices after reaching agreement on issues regarding wages and benefits with the company that oversees employee operations at Hickey Freeman. Montreal-based Luxury Men’s Apparel Group, ...Read More »
Monroe County offering up to $7,000 in employee retention bonuses
Monroe County will provide up to $7,000 in retention bonuses for employees that stay on the payroll through the end of 2024.Read More »
Registration open for J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Registration is open for the 31st J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at Innovative Field in downtown Rochester.Read More »
Union accuses Hickey Freeman of ‘stealing worker wages,’ company denies allegation
The union representing workers at Hickey Freeman is accusing the iconic Rochester-based men's clothier of stealing workers' wages and shirking benefit obligations. The Rochester Regional Joint Board (RRJB) of Workers United filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Tuesday against Hickey Freeman over the alleged diversion of funds.
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RochesterWorks kicks off free virtual workshops on workplace inclusivity
Topics covered include disability etiquette, writing more inclusive job descriptions, exploring examples of assistive technology, software and equipment to help individuals with disabilities perform on the job and employment supports available to increase employee retention.Read More »
The Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan to host virtual panel on the art of essentialism
Essentialism, a concept first established by author Greg McKeown in the 2014 New York Times bestseller “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” isn’t a time management strategy about getting more done in less time.Read More »
Federation of Social Workers to honor Sister Grace Miller
For all or parts of seven decades, Miller has been a fierce advocate for community members who have needed a voice, including the poor, the homeless and those facing housing and employment discrimination.
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Heritage, Hillside care workers see boost in pay but understaffing still an issue
Local nonprofit organizations are addressing the need for direct care employees by raising wages for what they call a vital but often undervalued profession.
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Lifetime Benefit Solutions introduces student loan repayment benefit
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 allows employers to pay up to $5,250 annually in employee student loan principal and interest on a non-taxable basis through the end of 2025.
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Employees at Eastview Mall Starbucks approve union vote
Workers at the Starbucks kiosk in Eastview Mall approved the formation of a union despite what labor leaders say was a concerted effort by the coffee company to dissuade employees from organizing.
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City, AFSCME Local 1635 agree on five-year contract
Rochester has finalized a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME Local 1635 that will provide wage increases of 2.5% to 3.25% every year.
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Employees changing jobs for ‘sense of purpose,’ not just pay and benefits
“Like many companies, we have struggled with employee turnover in the last couple of years. We appreciate the fact that people have been leaving to make more money and we have made efforts to raise salaries. But I was surprised ...Read More »
Hillside to increase minimum wage
Hillside employs nearly 1,800 people in a range of service areas including direct care, clinical and education.
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Cooney honors workers’ rights activist Watts with Women of Distinction award
"Bess is a tireless champion for equity among those who historically have faced discrimination, advocating for workers' rights and rights for LGBTQ+ community members with kindness and strength," Cooney said in a news release.
Tagged with: Bess Watts lgbtq New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award Rochester Pride at Work AFL-CIO ChapterRead More »