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Wed, 06/27/2018 - 2:30pm

ALBANY — The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that unions cannot collect fees from non-members could have wide implications across New York, which has the nation’s most heavily unionized public sector.Unions in New York derided the groundbreaking decision by the closely dived Supreme Court as it may weaken their membership."The Janus v. AFSCME case has always been a thinly veiled attack on the rights of all working people to join together and speak with one voice," AFL-CIO president Mario Cilento said.

 

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:30am

Rochester, N.Y. – City union leaders are firing back after they say the city’s labor relations manager was wrongly terminated.

Union leaders say the city isn’t playing ball when it comes to labor decisions and fear more cuts are on the way.

This comes ahead of a crucial Supreme Court decision which could give union workers access to bargaining deals without paying dues.

Union heads say the recent removal of the labor relations manager is a trend the city will continue to attack its union employees.

 

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:30am

June 5, 2018 — Most sane economists without an agenda will tell you living in a world where all the wealth exists with just a hand full of families is a civilization rife with societal problems including unemployment, poverty, lowered life expectancy, crime, despair and hopelessness.

 

 

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:00pm

Officers on edge across Florida, nation after recent string of violent attacks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two Gilchrist County sheriff’s deputies gunned down as they ate lunch last week will be laid to rest Tuesday.

Two other deputies in separate counties were shot at over the weekend, keeping law enforcement on edge.

 

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:30pm

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Ithaca Police's 'Officer Colin' has passed away after battling brain tumor

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:00am

A very young police officer in Ithaca has fallen in the line of duty.

 

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:00pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Members of the Rochester Police Department showed their support for teens and young adults battling cancer Thursday

 

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:00am

Our theme is "Labor Moving Forward - We Can Do It".

The parade will kick off at 11:00 a.m. on the corner of East Avenue and Union Street.

 

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:15pm

Rochester, N.Y. – Monday night, four candidates running for Rochester mayor took part in a forum at Rochester’s police union headquarters, focused on public safety.

http://13wham.com/news/local/mayoral-candidates-square-off-in-forum-focused-on-public-safety

 

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:30am

 

The Rochester police officer shot in the face Saturday night has been up and out of bed and joking around with his comrades as he recovers.

Jeremy Nash is in Rochester General Hospital. Some friends from the Locust Club Police Union talked with him on Monday.

 

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:30am

 ROCHESTER — A majority of Rochester police officers are now wearing body cameras. The mayor and police chief say the devices will increase accountability and transparency within the community but the police union says the roll-out has been rocky.

 

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 8:00am

The Rochester Police Locust Club is proud to announce their 5th annual college scholarship application process with scholarships to be awarded to four applicants in the amount of $1,500 each. Each award will be used for tuition and/or college-related expenses ($750 per semester) for an incoming freshman attending a two-year community college and/or a four-year college or university. The Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Committee will pay the award for each semester directly to the scholarship winner for his/her tuition or college-related expenses.

 

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:15pm

The Locust Club partnered with Alyssa's Angels to donate $1000 to the Willow Center for Domestic Violence victims.

 

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:00pm

RPLC Vice-President Ralph Gagliano was first in line to donate blood at our drive in memory of Officer Daryl Pierson.

 

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:00am

Locust Club leaders present a check to the SOTA basketball team to help parents attend a game in Buffalo.

 

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 1:30pm

Rochester Police Locust Club members, family, and friends gathered for a memorial service for fallen officers.

 

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 5:00pm

Time Warner Cable News - ROCHESTER, N.Y. (4/2/16) -- In just 48 hours, Rochester saw three homicides and several shootings, including an officer-involved shooting.

Angry and frustrated, Rochester Police Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo said he wants more to be done to fight back against the violence and crime in the city.

 

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:30pm

The members of the Rochester Police Locust Club fully understand that there are many factors that contribute to the alarming level of violence and crime in our city. We are particularly concerned about the senseless murders that were committed over the past six months. Poverty, drugs, illegal gang activity and mental health issues are obviously some of the major problems involved. We support any and all efforts the community makes to deal with these complicated and difficult issues.

 

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:45am

All members of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) are extremely grateful for the outpouring of compassion and support we have received following the tragic murder of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. Officer Pierson leaves behind a wife, a 4-year-old son, and a 3-month-old daughter. We have received inquiries from many persons on how to send cards, letters, and expressions of sympathy and support. In order to ease the burden on Officer Pierson’s family during this trying time, we are requesting that cards and letters be sent to the following address: