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Starbucks' CEO sends employees a make-nice letter as union voting winds down

With less than two days to go before Starbucks learns if three stores in Buffalo, N.Y., will become union shops, CEO Kevin Johnson sent all employees a letter asserting the company regards them as active partners in moving the brand forward during extraordinary times. The communication speaks to the stated...
BUFFALO, NY
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Starbucks Loses Bid to Stop Unionization Vote

Starbucks' (SBUX) - Get Starbucks Corporation Report bid to stop a union vote count scheduled for Wednesday in Buffalo, New York was rejected by the National Labor Relations Board, allowing eligible employees in the area to go ahead with the vote. About 100 workers are eligible to vote across three...
BUFFALO, NY
Niagara Gazette

Solar shining on Lockport Road

“Niagara” is long synonymous with the thundering waterfalls, and the hydropower they generate. Now, the Town of Niagara is among the first locally to move forward with new energy technology. After the town approved the project in May of 2020, construction has started on a solar farm at 4798 Lockport...
LOCKPORT, NY
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President Tripathi made more than $780,000, plus benefits, in 2020

UB President Satish Tripathi made $786,196 in 2020, making him the 40th highest-paid chief executive at a public institution, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education. That $786,196 salary comes from three funding sources: the state, the UB Foundation and the SUNY Research Foundation. Tripathi earns $430,422 from...
BUFFALO, NY
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Good Morning, Buffalo: Buffalo Billion projects skirted some contracting laws, but state kept it quiet

Buffalo Billion projects skirted some contracting laws, but state kept it quiet. State investigators last year uncovered efforts by contractors to circumvent minority- and woman-owned business requirements on the Buffalo Billion project, one of then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development initiatives. On paper, companies owned by minorities and women were...
BUFFALO, NY
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What is driving Bitcoin miners to New York’s fading blue-collar towns?

This month, a Bitcoin mining operation is launching northeast of Niagara Falls, on the site of decommissioned coal-fired Somerset Generating Station, The New York Times reported. Leveraging abundant sources of renewable energy and ‘plug and play’ infrastructure, New York State’s fading blue-collar towns became an increasingly popular destination for mining...
NIAGARA FALLS, NY
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Starbucks workers decide whether to form first U.S. union

Starbucks workers in upstate New York are deciding whether they want to join a union, a move that would be unprecedented at stores owned by the company in the United States. More than 80 baristas and shift supervisors from three stores around Buffalo have been voting by mail on whether to join Workers United, affiliated with the Service Employees International Union. The election ends Wednesday, and the result is expected Thursday afternoon.
BUFFALO, NY
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Starbucks loses bid to delay union vote count in 3 NY stores

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Starbucks Corp on Tuesday lost its bid with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to delay a union election at three of the coffee chain’s locations in Buffalo, New York. Workers received ballots in the mail in November and began sending them in. The NLRB will count...
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