From Business Today:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York locked out 400 workers today when the contract expired. Talks are continuing as the members of Local 212 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union are prevented from entering the insurers headquarters. The workers are customer service representatives, claims processors, document reproduction and other clerical and support workers. The company had ruled out a lockout last week.
New Home sales are rising nationally and staying steady in the Buffalo Niagara region. Local builders point out that the region never suffered the tremendous downfall that other parts of the country have seen.
Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?