Photos from Perks Cafe Press Conference

Workers from Perks Cafe in Buffalo and union supporters came together in front of their Elmwood location in Buffalo today. They are demanding that Perks owner, Bob Newman, stop his union-busting practices and work with them. Recently, the NLRB found merit in the workers’ grievances.

Perks Cafe Workers Say Owner Refuses to Bargain With Union

News Story from BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) “We tried to cooperate with him and we have tried to create a space that was hospitable and that was respectful to cooperate with and to bargain with and he refused to respect that,” said Sid Roberts, a former Perks Cafe employee. “Many of the workers at Perks are […]

Workers United Upstate NY: Black Lives Matter

Workers United in Upstate New York stands with Black Lives Matter. We mourn for Rayshard Brooks, Michael Thomas, George Floyd, Dion Johnson, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all other Black people murdered by police. We commit to fighting white supremacy and fascism in all their forms. As Angela Davis said, “In a racist […]

Members of Local 1947 Strike

Union members of Local 1947 on strike and picketing in front of Babbitt Bearings today. Rochester Regional Joint Board Business Agent, Eduaro Jofre, says that this strike is the result of years of deception and unfair treatment by management. “The workers gave-in to concessions to help the company when they were asked. The company is […]