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Fight for $15
Fast food workers in Buffalo are fighting back!

Fast food workers in Buffalo are joining thousands of workers in over 100 cities...

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FF15 DEC 4 Buffalo March
Buffalo fast-food workers go on strike, join national Fight for $15 movement

Thank you everyone who joined in solidarity with fast-food workers who went on strike here in Buffalo for the first time on December...

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Black Friday Walmart Protest in Buffalo
This Black Friday, come join CEJ and others as we STAND UP for Walmart workers and their demands for $15/hour and full-time work! This... Read more

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VWR Corporate Tax Dodgers Hall of Shame

Getting Our Money's Worth

New York government has a responsibility to build a better future for all New Yorkers by making smart investments that revitalize the economy and meet the needs of communities … Read more
Make Local Business the Anchor Tenant Rally

Civic Engagement and Government Accountability

As an extension of its campaign work, CEJ engages in public education efforts and also registers new voters, encourages occasional voters to become more active participants in … Read more

WNY Subsidy Reform

We all want to live in just, sustainable and prosperous communities. Our local and state governments have a responsibility to build a better future for all – that means maki … Read more
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Canal Side

In January 2010, the Coalition for Economic Justice helped form the Canal Side Community Alliance to ensure the proposed development of Buffalo’s waterfront would result in … Read more
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Living Wages for a Liveable City

CEJ joined the living wage movement early on, becoming the 35th city in the country to adopt a Living Wage Ordinance. Our campaign for passage of a city law b … Read more
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Living Wage Schools

Over 1,000 Buffalo School District workers don’t earn enough to support their families, yet they are the caretakers and support staff that the community’s children rely on … Read more
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Solidarity

As a coalition of more than sixty labor, faith, community, academic, and student organizations, we engage in solidarity actions to advance the cause of workers’ rights and s … Read more
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New GOMW Logo Regional Review: A Closer Look at New York's $7 Billion Subsidy System

New York spends approximately $7 billion each year on subsidies to businesses across New York. Fifteen economic development programs, some with hundreds of local entities, issue subsidies such as t…Learn more

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JwJ Somebody, somewhere, always has our back: Reflections on the JwJ Future of Work Seminar