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Labor celebrates deals at Wendt, Kaleida, Spot Coffee

WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
WNY AFL-CIO Labor Council President Richard Lipsitz

As the Western New York community gathers to celebrate Labor Day, the head of the region's AFL-CIO council looks at progress on several fronts.

Since last Labor Day, there were new contracts Wendt, Kaleida Health, and a successful organizing drive at Spot Coffee, marking one of the coffee shops nationwide to have a unionized workforce.

Workers from the Wendt Corp. marched as marshals in the area's Labor Day parade, after two years without a contract, a strike and several demonstrations this past year.

WNY AFL-CIO Labor Council President Richard Lipsitz reviewed recent labor developments with WBFO's Dave Debo.

Dave Debo's journalism career runs the gamut from public radio to commercial radio, from digital projects to newspapers. With over 30 years of experience, he's produced national television news programs and has worked as both a daily and weekly print journalist and web editor.