Feb. 24– Video excerpts from the Working People’s Day of Action rally on the steps of the Federal Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY. Several community leaders active in the labor and civil rights movement mobilized for a rally to demand an end to a rigged economy and a corrupt political system. More than 200 people attended the 90 minute event. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered out in front of the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Buffalo for the “Working People’s Day of Action” mobilization effort to bring attention to the plight of the American worker. The day of action effort took place two days before the US Supreme Court readies to hear Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case that would rig the system even more against working people by taking away their freedom to have strong unions and their right to have a voice on the job.

Video by Ove Overmyer, CSEA ©2018.

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Ove Overmyer

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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