Statement from NYS Labor-Religion Coalition on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The announcement by President Trump and Attorney General Sessions ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program represents a new low in the xenophobic and white supremacist assault on immigrants in our country. This is a transparent attempt to use a vulnerable population as a political bargaining chip: to further limit legal immigration, to further militarize the border, and to further cut taxes for the wealthiest in society.

Take Action for a Fair Contract at Siena College

Adjunct and visiting faculty at Siena College are still working without a first contract, two years after they voted overwhelmingly to join Faculty Forward/SEIU Local 200United.

Tell Siena College administration that it's time to negotiate in good faith for a fair contract.

Siena adjunct and visiting faculty are fighting for a living wage and improved job security. Many struggle to make ends meet, teaching multiple classes at various colleges with no job security. These conditions impact not only the faculty and their families, but also Siena students, 40 percent of whom are taught by contingent faculty.

As people of faith, we can show solidarity with Siena contingent faculty by expressing our support for a fair contract to Siena's administration and reminding them of the moral imperative to treat workers justly. Click here to take action now by sending an email to Siena's president, Brother Ed Coughlin, and Board Chair, Mr. Howard Foote.

Reflections on the Neighborhood Check-In: Southern Tier

Reflections on the Neighborhood Check-In: Southern Tier

One online dictionary defines the word “brave” as ´ready to face and endure danger or pain.”  At the Neighborhood Check-In: Southern Tier, New York State’s first contribution to the Truth Commission project of the New Poor Peoples’ Campaign, truly brave and heroic people endured great personal pain to raise their voices and share their stories of endurance, courage, and resilience.  None of these amazing people are now living in comfort or luxury.  They are still poor, they still struggle, and they still endure.

Workers at AT&T Set to Strike Friday

From our friends at CWA District 1:

40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven't won a fair union contract by then.

This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history.

Can you join striking workers at a picket line at a nearby retail store Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Please RSVP. We'll let you know if we reach an agreement and don't have to strike on Friday.