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Hickey Freeman resolves issues with union, NLRB complaint withdrawn (access required)

The Rochester Regional Joint Board of Workers United has withdrawn a charge of unfair labor practices after reaching agreement on issues regarding wages and benefits with the company that oversees employee operations at Hickey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, ...

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Union accuses Hickey Freeman of ‘stealing worker wages,’ company denies allegation (access required)

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   (access required)

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. 

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Cooney honors workers’ rights activist Watts with Women of Distinction award (access required)

Bess Watts received the New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award from Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester)

"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.

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