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Buffalo trade unions lagging in diversity

  Construction in Buffalo is booming. SolarCity. Children’s Hospital. The University at Buffalo Medical School. Taxpayer-funded projects like these are employing thousands of union construction workers. But the boom has resurrected concerns that the unions have made little progress over the past decade in diversifying their membership. While minorities make up 17 percent of Erie […]


Lousy job projections for Buffalo – Niagara Falls

Forbes reports that a national jobs survey has found only one metropolitan region in the country is projecting negative job growth in the coming year. Yeah, you guessed where. Click the title of this post for the full survey.


Woeful wages for women – especially in the Buffalo area

The first study of its kind has found that women get shortchanged in their paychecks worse in Western New York than all but a handful of the nation’s 50 largest markets. Nationally, women working full time get paid an average of 77 cents for every $1 made by a man. Women in the Buffalo market […]


Economist story on Buffalo, Rochester

Esteemed magazine strikes a positive tone about economic fortunes of upstate’s two largest cities.