Fight for 15

[Release] Workers, advocates hold 24-hour vigil as budget deadline nears

Low-wage workers, faith leaders and advocates began a 24-hour vigil at the Capitol Monday to call on the state legislature to include a $15 minimum wage, Paid Family Leave, and $51 million for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program in the state budget, which is due Friday. 

Support Walmart Workers Fasting For $15

Support Walmart Workers Fasting For $15

Last week was amazing. On Tuesday, New Yorkers all across the state came together to call for an end to poverty wages, racism, and the deportation of immigrants in the latest Fight for $15 day of action. To all of you who stood with workers in the streets or contacted your state representatives - THANK YOU!

Why people of faith support the Fight for $15

Why people of faith support the Fight for $15

On November 29, 2012, the Fight for 15 began in New York City when fast food workers walked off the job calling for a $15 wage and a union. Since then, the Fight for 15 movement has grown exponentially and has changed the public consciousness and political climate regarding the minimum wage and the treatment of low-wage workers in our economy. Here in New York State, the momentum for $15 has never been greater. Workers are now organizing in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany, in addition to New York City. Just a few weeks after the last day of strikes in April, Gov. Cuomo announced that he would convene a Wage Board to consider raising the wage for fast food workers.  After four groundbreaking public hearings, at which workers shared over 20 hours or testimony, the Wage Board decided to gradually raise wages to $15 in New York. Then in September, Governor Cuomo announced a push for $15 for all workers.

November 10 Fight for 15 Actions Across New York

November 10 Fight for 15 Actions Across New York

Take the pledge to stand with workers on Nov. 10, in person or online.  Here is a list of actions scheduled across New York! We'll continue to update it with additional cities, so check back for the latest information.

Will you stand with workers on November 10?

Will you stand with workers on November 10?

People of faith across New York are part of a growing movement to combat poverty and inequality by raising wages and protecting the rights of our lowest paid workers. A few months ago, fast food workers won a huge victory with the Wage Board decision to gradually raise wages to $15 in New York. But the struggle is not over. On November 10th, fast food workers will be joined by other low-wage workers all over the state to continue to call for living wages and a union. As people of faith, we are called to stand in solidarity with the poor, and make the moral case that all workers deserve wages that can provide a decent living. Will you stand with low-wage workers in your community on Nov. 10? Take the pledge below today, and we'll keep you updated on how to take action in person or online on the big day.