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...

NYS Council of Churches seeks new Executive Director

A close ally of the Labor-Religion Coalition, the NYS Council of Churches, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and accomplishment. NYSCC joins together Christians of many denominations across...

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...

What is Your Congregation Doing this Labor Day?

It’s hard to believe, but Labor Day is just 8 weeks from today! Labor Day is a fantastic opportunity for congregations and faith communities to both honor the work of your members and to learn about and take action toward justice for all...

Moral Monday 6/15/15 – Senate ‘Indictment’

The following ‘indictment’ was read by 100 protesters outside the New York Senate Chambers on Monday, June 15, 2015, at a Moral Mondays rally. Earlier, faith, labor, and community leaders, workers, and people of conscience criticized...
Moral Mondays NY: Broken Promises, Broken System

Moral Mondays NY: Broken Promises, Broken System

Clergy Arrested as ‘Moral Mondays’ Protests Legislative Corruption and Inaction 16 arrested as faith & community groups say broken Albany system leaves majority of NYers behind ALBANY (June 15, 2015) –  Sixteen people were arrested...

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...

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...

The Fight is Not Over

While it could have been worse, this year’s state budget is far from the moral budget that we need to combat devastating poverty and inequality in our state. We will continue fighting and we need your help. Here’s a recap of what we...

5 Ways People of Faith Can Join the Fight for $15

In two days, the nationwide Fight for $15 will have its biggest day yet. On April 15, low-wage workers and thousands of supporters will rally in over 200 cities around the country, calling for $15 an hour and union rights. As people of faith...