Rochester Regional Joint Board


Chatman served as Joint Board manager for 55 years. During that long tenure, he organized 

thousands of Rochester area workers including those at Hickey-Freeman and Xerox and

created the Sidney Hillman Health Center. 

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Working people from all walks of life join  unions to be heard at work. Union members can negotiate pay, benefits, working conditions and how their jobs get done.

Locally, nationally and internationally, RRJB and Workers United is a vocal advocate for the working person. We travel to every corner of New York State and North America to support our Members and Retirees.

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April 23, 2017 Workers United, Sidney Hillman and staff raise over $ 2700 for the American Heart Association at the annual Heart Walk.


Applications are now being taken for the Joint Board’s highly successful Abraham Chatman Scholarship program, manager Gary Bonadonna Sr. announced. 

He stressed that the scholarship program is open to members’ eligible children throughout the Board’s jurisdiction. 

The program can offer up to 10 scholarships worth $2,000 each to Joint Board member’s children. The actual number is based on how many applicants there are and decisions of the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF), which administers the program, Bonadonna Sr. noted.

For Information about the program and access to an application form click on this link.

The Chatman program is open to members’ children who: 

          • Are graduating from high school and continuing on to college OR                who are currently enrolled as a freshman, or sophomore in a 2- or

           4-year institution

           • Will be attending a 2- or 4- year institution during the 2016-2017                 school year, and seeking a degree there 

            • Have a 2.5 college grade point average, or a C+ or higher average              if still in high school 


            • Financial need will also be taken into consideration.

Rochester Labor, students and community members march on Local College Campuses in support of campus workers.