Get Ready for Labor Day

Get Ready for Labor Day

Labor Day is a fantastic opportunity for congregations to learn about and take action toward justice for all workers. Labor-Religion Coalition invites your community to celebrate Labor Day by taking part in Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In...
Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference, Sept. 25-27

Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference, Sept. 25-27

New Yorkers of all faiths are compelled by our traditions to seek justice. How do we do so faithfully and effectively in a time of increasing inequality, poverty and ideological division? September 25-27, join people of faith from across New York...
Demand Democracy in New York

Demand Democracy in New York

This spring we’ve been reminded yet again how badly New York’s political system needs reform. April’s primary highlighted New York’s low voter turnout and antiquated registration process. Then May brought the sentencing of...
Major Steps Forward for Farmworkers

Major Steps Forward for Farmworkers

Great news! On Tuesday May 10th, a coalition of farmworkers and advocates – including the Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York – filed a lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional denial to...
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...