Evans Supervisor Mary Hosler says she would like to talk to New Era CEO Chris Koch to see what might be done to help workers who will lose their jobs in the closing the Derby cap manufacturing plant. The closing comes as the company only this year used up its tax benefits and tax breaks to be liable for full property taxes on the facility.
Buffalo area unions filled a tractor trailer with bottled water this weekend for shipment to Flint, Michigan. The donated water was due to arrive Sunday morning. Meanwhile, union officials are blaming the Flint water crisis on government negligence.