Campaign Archive: wny

Residents, labor advocates rally for NCIDA reform

By Rikki Cason Local residents, community groups and labor advocates will gather in front of Budget Host Inn, 6621 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls today to rally for a change in how the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency and …

Advocates say Niagara County IDA funding low-wage projects

By Omar Fetouh and Michael Mroziak Hotel projects don’t create living wage jobs. That is the message being sent to the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency by labor and community groups. A rally held in front of a Niagara Falls …

Protestors rally against county IDA tax breaks

By Rikki Cason More than 75 labor advocates, union representatives and residents gathered Wednesday in front of the Budget Host Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls to rally for a change in how the Niagara County Industrial Development …

Activists, unions rally in the Falls against IDAs

By Rikki Cason More than 75 labor advocates, union representatives and residents gathered on the side of Niagara Falls Boulevard, in front of the Budget Host Inn, Wednesday to rally for a change in how local economic development agencies give …

Unions criticize Niagara IDA over hotel aid

By Thomas J. Prohaska NIAGARA FALLS – A rally of local labor unions Wednesday protested the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency’s granting of tax breaks to numerous hotels in Niagara Falls, and demanded that the IDA create a living wage …

Sodexo gets tax breaks to consolidate local operations

By Jonathan D. Epstein The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday awarded $5.2 million in tax breaks for two projects that will see more than 150,000 square feet of office and warehouse space built in Tonawanda and Cheektowaga. Uniland …

Residents, Workers, and Community Leaders Rally at Hamburg Town Hall to Demand Accountability from the Hamburg IDA

HAMBURG, NY – Hamburg residents, labor and faith based leaders, and members of the WNY Area Labor Federation (ALF-CIO) and the Coalition for Economic Justice gathered today to call on the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency to adopt a recapture policy …

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: …

Community Leaders Launch Bus Tour Highlighting “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of WNY IDA Projects

Advocates demand all job creation subsidies be backed by living wage policies Buffalo, NY –Worker and community groups held a bus tour Monday morning featuring three businesses supported by Industrial Development Agencies in Erie County. The bus tour highlighted one …

CEJ’s Magic School Bus Field Trip

You know this story all too well: a wealthy corporation or developer gets tax breaks after promising to create jobs. One big problem with the jobs – they pay poverty wages. We want to change this story by ensuring that …