Workers United Upstate NY Statement: We Welcome Immigrants to WNY & Upstate

Workers United Upstate NY & VT: We Welcome Immigrants to Western & Upstate NY As the union representing hotel workers in Western and Upstate NY, we believe in hospitality. We stand firmly against the actions of the county legislatures and sheriffs declaring and enforcing states of emergencies regarding the possible arrival of immigrants and asylum […]

Starbucks Workers at Elmwood and Genesee St. become first unionized Starbucks stores in U.S.

On December 9th, 2021, Starbucks workers at the Elmwood & Genesee st. locations became the first unionized corporately owned Starbucks stores in the United States. After months of Starbucks’ aggressive union-busting campaign, workers were victorious in their union campaign and became the newest members of the Rochester Regional Joint Board. Since this first victory, over […]

Frank Fava Long time Union Member Running for Sodus Town Board

At the Sodus Farmers Market. Pictured right is Frank Fava Long time union member who is running for Sodus town board. On the left is Workers United Upstate NY WRO President Ed Laughlin. Frank Fava is a union activist and retiree from Xerox Local 14A.