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Solidarity among workers, corporate bartering and UB awards

From Business Today:

 HealthNow Locked out HealthNow workers picketed the company's Genesee Street headquarters Wednesday, joined by at least 11 other area unions and pro-labor organizations. Meanwhile, 60-second ads criticizing the company's actions began airing on local radio stations. Talks between the company and its unionized workers broke down before their contract expired April 25. At that point, the company locked out all 390 members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 212 and brought in non-union workers to temporarily take their place. Talks are continuing.


Rich Products Corp. sold a former manufacturing facility on Niagara Street, along with three parkingRich  lots, to a company that will continue to lease it to a frozen drink maker that began leasing it a few months ago. Jersey Niagara Corp. bought the properties for a total of $1.507 million. But not in cash. In exchange for the property, Rich will receive that amount in corporate bartering credits. The credits can be used by Rich to buy advertising. Frozen drink maker Island Oasis will continue to rent the properties. Rich Products said the did not want to be landlords. 


SimulatedSurgicalSystems The University at Buffalo will host its annual Partners Day Friday. This year, it will honor M&T Bank, the founders of Simulated Surgical Systems and Jericho Road Ministries. M&T Bank will recieve the Vital Partner Award for its support of the University. Thenkurussi Kesavadas and Khurshid A. Guru will receive the UB Faculty Entrepreneur Award for their company which trains doctors to perform robot-assisted surgeries. Jericho Road Ministries and Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter will recieve the Community Partners Award for their work in boosting cancer screening. 


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