CEJ In the News: 2013

Taxpayers pay for fast-food wages

Call her Exhibit A.

Keoshia Parson is not part of any test group or science project. She is a young woman trying to carve out a life working at a fast-food place. Like hundreds of thousands of others like her, she knows the grease-coated truth: No matter how many burgers she flips with one hand, she still needs to reach for a helping hand.

Protesters greet Walmart shoppers

By CHRIS CAYA Walmart shoppers were greeted by protesters outside the company’s store on Sheridan Drive Friday morning. Members of the Coalition for Economic Justice and organized labor called on Walmart to provide its workers with full-time employment and better wages …

Protestors want Walmart to raise wages

By Ed Drantch AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Union workers were chanting for change outside the Walmart store, on Sheridan Drive, Friday morning. Richard Lipsitz is the president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation. He says employees of the big …

Inside the Deal: Delaware North Tax Breaks

BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Monday approved a sale tax waiver that will save Delaware North some $807,000. It’s also applied to the state for job creation tax credits that could be worth up to $4 …

Uniland defends tax-break request

Plans by Uniland Development Co. to obtain $3.2 million tax breaks for its proposed downtown Buffalo mixed-use building continues to hinge on whether the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approves a set of incentives that are considered critical for the project to advance.

Residents speak out against Uniland Development’s tax break

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Uniland Development previously revised its application with the Erie County Industrial Development Agency after getting some opposition from taxpayers.

Speakers decry Uniland tax break request

Several people urged the Erie County Industrial Development Agency Monday morning to reject a more than $3 million tax break for Uniland Development.

Community activists criticize Uniland’s request for tax breaks for Delaware North project

Uniland Development Co. on Monday defended its bid for tax breaks for its proposed 12-story office and hotel tower downtown, but a half-dozen community activists denounced it at a public hearing as an inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars without public benefit.

Community activists criticize Uniland’s request for tax breaks for Delaware North project

Uniland Development Co. on Monday defended its bid for tax breaks for its proposed 12-story office and hotel tower downtown, but a half-dozen community activists denounced it at a public hearing as an inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars without public benefit.

Heat is mild on tax breaks for Uniland, Delaware North as ECIDA weighs project

Uniland Development Co. and Delaware North Cos. took only mild heat Tuesday at a pair of public hearings on their proposed $80 million office and hotel tower project, as a lone dissenter criticized the concept of giving tax breaks to two wealthy companies.