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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Tyler Pearce

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Buffalo, NY
1199 SEIU, High Road

Work Highlights

Conducted in-depth research on for profit nursing homes and their ownership structures.

Compiled data into a report describing such ownership structures and their impacts on labor relations in Western New York.

Gained experience with labor management interactions through the union.


Summer Takeaway

The High Road is a way to help a community with rich history and diversity in a variety of different forms with the idea that collectivism will make Buffalo stronger and even better.


Supervisor Quote

Tyler has shown he's got the most important asset to succeed in union work - heart. In the times we had conversations with workers, he displayed empathy and solidarity with workers in terrible situation. He was thrown into a chaotic time in the nursing home industry, let alone society. He worked through the challenges of being remote and an ever-changing project, lowered his head and plowed through. He's an incredibly self-driven individual. In a matter of weeks, he picked up on nuances in the regulations on nursing homes in NYS that take some people years. We were so happy to have Tyler aboard and hoping it's only his first stint in the labor movement (let alone 1199). Thanks for all your hard, and continuing, work!

- Marshall Bertram and Hannah Lorenc