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Understaffed and Overworked at the Catholic Health System

A supplement to our earlier report, “Breaking Faith,”  This new report “Understaffed and Overworked” includes first hand reports by whistle blowers, RNs, CNAs and housekeepers, documenting the looming crisis for patients and employees and Catholic Health. Follow this link to read …

Breaking Faith: How Catholic Health Officials Abandon Catholic Social Teachings

The people working within the Catholic Health (CH) of the Diocese of Buffalo for decades sought the justice lifted up by the world’s Bishops in 1971. Beginning with initial organizing efforts in the 1980’s, employees have faced a veritable wall of unethical, sometimes illegal, …

Catholic Health Execs Accumulated “Cash Hoard” And Six Figure Bonuses at Expense of Employees and Our Community

“ Catholic Health is one of the most profitable health systems in Western New York State, stated Dr. Fred Hyde at a press conference today at the offices of Buffalo’s Coalition for Economic Justice. Dr. Fred Hyde, Clinical Professor at …

Presenting a $15/hour Living Wage for All Erie County IDA Public Subsidy Agreements

The Coalition for Economic Justice and members of our Subsidy Action Committee gave a presentation on economic development and quality job standards before the Policy Committee of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency earlier this morning. Our message was simple: …

Regional Review: A Closer Look at New York’s $7 Billion Subsidy System

New York spends approximately $7 billion each year on subsidies to businesses across New York. Fifteen economic development programs, some with hundreds of local entities, issue subsidies such as tax exemptions, tax credits, grants, tax-exempt bonds, and discounted land to corporations, ostensibly in the name of job creation, economic growth and an improved quality of life for all New Yorkers. This report takes a closer look at the subsidy programs that report regional data, their job creation performance, and the most expensive projects funded in each program.

The $7 Billion Wager: New York State’s Costly Gamble in Economic Development

New York spends approximately $7 billion annually on economic development. Dozens of different economic development programs issue subsidies such as tax exemptions, tax credits, grants, tax-exempt bonds, and discounted land to corporations, ostensibly in the name of job creation, economic growth and an improved quality of life for all New Yorkers. At such a high price tag, New Yorkers deserve to know: how is this money being spent, and what return are taxpayers getting from this investment? Are these programs actually creating good jobs and community benefits?

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