In March, the New Era hat company plans to close its production facility in Derby, NY. If this closure moves forward, nearly 200 union jobs will move from Western New York to exploited, underpaid non-union workers in the deep south.

But, it's not too late. Together, we can send New Era CEO Chris Koch a message: There is a cost to choosing profits over people. 


The New Era Hats Off Challenge

#NewEraHatsOff is more than just a hashtag. Take off your New Era hat and throw it down! Post it to social media and send a message to New Era that their actions have consequences.

Do it now!

Pickets at New Era Headquarters

We will be picketing in front of the New Era factory store throughout February to inform the public about the company's plan to kill area jobs. Come stand with us!

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Past Event: Rally at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills

On Saturday, January 26th we braved the cold and rallied at New Era Field to support the Derby factory workers who are facing the loss of their union jobs in favor of cheaper, lower-quality labor.

Thank you all who attended! With your support, we have sent a clear message to New Era. 

West Seneca Teachers' Association President Joe Cantafio talks with Buffalo media in front of New Era Field during rally to save union jobs at the New Era Cap plant in Derby, NY. Cantifo calls on company to save “the hometown team.”

Unionists gather en masse Saturday in Buffalo, calling out New Era Cap for closing its Derby, NY plant and putting profits over people.

Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo joins labor activists Saturday at rally to save union jobs at New Era Cap’s Derby NY plant.

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, speaks out against the New Era Cap plant shutdown in Derby, NY. Demands company protects the jobs of union workers.

Shame on New Era Cap for closing its Derby, NY plant and killing union jobs.

The Buffalo Teachers Federation President dares New Era Cap bigwigs to “look in the face” of the unionists whose jobs they are killing. “I’m mad as hell!”

Unions stand together in solidarity: Buffalo AFL CIO CLCCSEA Region 6CSEAlocal815.

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Dozens of Western New York union members rallied Saturday at New Era Field in Orchard Park to show solidarity with the employees of New Era’s Derby production facility, which the company is slated to close in March.

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It’s the fourth quarter and time’s running out on the workers in Derby. There’s still time for Chris Koch to call an audible. If he doesn’t, he will be putting more than 200 people in his own hometown on the unemployment line.

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