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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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Sales, profit up for Xerox in Q4  (access required)

"Our employees and partners worked hard to deliver the highest level of revenue since the start of the pandemic and I am proud of the focus and dedication which led to these results,” said Steve Bandrowczak, Xerox CEO, in a statement. “As macroeconomic uncertainty extends through this year, we will continue working alongside our clients to develop and deploy essential workplace solutions and services, positioning Xerox for long-term growth in profitability." 

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Minimum wage, innovation and housing among Hochul’s 2023 priorities (access required)

New York will make targeted investments to spur economic opportunity and innovation, tie minimum wage increases to inflation and create 800,000 new homes over the next decade under proposals introduced by Gov. Kathy Hochul during her State of the State address on Tuesday afternoon.

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Lakeville’s ingredients PLUS expands to meet demands for new products (access required)

The new leader of a Livingston County-based food and beverage ingredients manufacturer is focused on expanding the company with new offerings, new facilities and a larger geographic reach. Doug Wagner was named the president and CEO of ingredients PLUS in ...

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RTMA announces record setting year for advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program   (access required)

The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association announced that 2022 has been a record setting year for its regional sponsorship of the New York State Registered Apprenticeship Program for Advanced Manufacturing through the Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program.  

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