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[Release] Moral Monday 3.21.16 - $15 Wage is a Moral Imperative

[Release] Moral Monday 3.21.16 - $15 Wage is a Moral Imperative

Dozens of clergy gathered at the Capitol for a ‘Moral Monday’ press conference and vigil, calling on the state legislature to pass an increase in the minimum wage to $15 statewide as part of the New York State budget, which is due April 1. They also delivered a petition to legislative leaders signed by 125 faith leaders from across New York.

Moral Mondays Return to Albany

Moral Mondays Return to Albany

Faith and community leaders joined low-wage workers at the Capitol today to call on state government to end on- and off-the-books corruption and do more to fight poverty and inequality.

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:

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.

Wage Board Decision Expected Next Week

Wage Board Decision Expected Next Week

We've been eagerly awaiting the decision from the New York State Wage Board on raising fast food wages -- and the wait is almost over! The Board will meet again next Wednesday, July 22 at 2:30 pm in New York City, and we expect they will recommend a historic wage increase for our state's 180,000 fast food workers. 

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.