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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!

November 10th Fight for $15 Media Round-up

November 10th Fight for $15 Media Round-up

November 10th was a powerful day of action, with striking workers leading the way to demand living wages and dignity at work. Strikes occurred in 270, with solidarity rallies in 500 cities globally. Here's a sampling of yesterday's media coverage from across New York, and photos from actions in Albany:

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.

Wage Board Recommends $15 - but Your Voice is Still Needed

Wage Board Recommends $15 - but Your Voice is Still Needed

Yesterday afternoon, the Wage Board appointed by Gov. Cuomo to consider raising wages for fast food workers finalized their recommendations. Our voices were heard! The board unanimously agreed that current fast food wages are insufficient and that wages throughout the state should be raised to $15.

Moral Mondays: Broken Promises, Broken System

Moral Mondays: Broken Promises, Broken System

Albany's business as usual system of on- and off-the-books corruption hurts our families, communities, schools and job opportunities. That's why faith leaders and allies from across New York are gathering at the Capitol to bear sacred witness the last Monday of the session.

Moral Mondays Return to Albany May 18th

Moral Mondays Return to Albany May 18th

With 6 weeks left in this year's legislative session and scandals continuing to rock Albany, we're determined to keep attention on the scandal of New York's first-in-the-nation inequality. That's why we're returning to the State Capitol for four more Moral Mondays vigils, continuing to call on our leaders to pass urgently needed legislation to benefit the most vulnerable in our state.