40K Striking Workers Need Our Support!

40K Striking Workers Need Our Support!

For two weeks now, 40,000 Verizon and Verizon Wireless workers have been on strike demanding a fair contract. Will you stand with them? Click here to sign the petition to support striking workers. Going on strike is not an easy decision. It means...
Minimum Wage Deal Falls Short

Minimum Wage Deal Falls Short

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2016 Minimum Wage Deal Falls Short Albany, NY – In response to the reported deal to raise New York’s minimum wage, the Rev. Emily McNeill, Lead Organizer of the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York...

Statement on Proposed Minimum Wage Deal

Responding to news reports that a minimum wage deal may include a slower phase-in ​than Governor Cuomo proposed ​and at a lower rate than $15 upstate, Rev. Emily McNeill of the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition said: “Whether in Brooklyn or...
Benediction from March 15 Mass Rally for $15

Benediction from March 15 Mass Rally for $15

Rev. Sandy Damhof, Protestant Chaplain at University at Albany and pastor of Journey United Church of Christ, delivered the following benediction at the March 15 Fight for 15 Rally in Albany. God of Justice We gather together as workers We gather...

[Release] March 2nd Interfaith Lobby Day

  Diverse Faith Groups Call for $15 Minimum Wage Protestant, Jewish and Catholic leaders cite moral necessity of living wages   Albany (March 2, 2016) – Leaders representing a diverse group of faith-based organizations voiced...

Moral Mondays Return to Albany

Monday, February 1, 2016 Moral Monday Rally – 12 pm at the Capitol, War Room Faith leaders, low-wage workers rally at Capitol ‘Moral Monday’ gathering calls on state to reject corruption and fight poverty Albany (Feb. 1, 2016) – Faith...

Moral Monday Returns Next Week!

Join us Monday at the New York State Capitol to demand that our state legislature prioritize the people and communities of New York – not wealthy donors and power brokers. For too long, the halls of power in Albany have been dominated by...
Sign the Petition to Raise the Wage

Sign the Petition to Raise the Wage

As long as work is the way that people meet their basic needs, how we value people’s labor is directly related to how we value people’s lives. Add your name to the petition to New York’s legislature calling for an increase to $15 as soon as...
Justice, Justice We Will Pursue

Justice, Justice We Will Pursue

Happy Chanukah! Hanukah! Hanukkah! However you want to spell it, this Chanukah (I like this spelling) has a very special and deep meaning for what is happening in the world right now. Although the story of Chanukah is not real, it still has a...
Standing With Workers Is Standing With God by Rev. Drew Paton

Standing With Workers Is Standing With God by Rev. Drew Paton

On November 10th, Rev. Drew Paton spent the day at rallies and store actions in Albany with fast food workers, and has shared his reflections on the day: The courageous workers with whom I was privileged to stand this week are risking everything...