SEIU 7,200 Kaleida Health workers reach new contract agreement By Mike Desmond • Jul 11, 2019 CWA Local 1168 Over the next few days, 7,200 unionized workers at Kaleida Health will be briefed on provisions of a new contract between three unions and healthcare network. Why are people poor? Truth is, a lot of reasons By Mike Desmond • Jan 26, 2018 Mike Desmond / WBFO News Reaching back half a century to Martin Luther King Jr., economic activists have revived King's Poor People's Campaign with the Truth Commission on Poverty. Listen Listening... / 1:07 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Unionized Canisius College workers protest planned pension cuts By Mike Desmond • Dec 7, 2017 Mike Desmond / WBFO News Financially struggling Canisius College is now dealing with very public labor problems. Listen Listening... / 1:19 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Unions helping to push minimum wage hike By Karen DeWitt • Sep 23, 2015 WBFO News file photo The push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is getting some help from union financed advertising, but it still has its opponents. Listen Listening... / 3:08 Minimum wage boost remains on the table By Karen DeWitt • Jun 23, 2015 Photo from Karen Dewitt The fourth and final hearing was held by a board specially appointed Governor Cuomo to consider raising the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York. ConAgra closing plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia, leaving 425 jobless By AP • Mar 19, 2014 The union representing workers at two ConAgra Foods plants in western New York say the company plans to close the plants, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.