Category Archive: campaign

Hate Burns, Love Builds: Fundraiser to Rebuild the Churches

Please join the Coalition for Economic Justice, Buffalo Anti Racism Coalition, members of the faith community and allies as we host a fundraiser at Sweetness 7, located at 220 Grant St., on July 17th in an effort to fund the …

Letter: Wage board has the power to change workers’ lives

By Kyle Friend Wage board has the power to change workers’ lives The Fast Food Wage Board hearings, featuring testimony from fast food workers struggling to survive on $8.75, represent a historic moment in the pursuit of a more equitable …

Fast Food Workers, Activists Take ‘Fight for 15’ In Front of Wage Board

By Kevin Jolly BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than 100 people rallied Friday in front of City Hall in Buffalo to urge the state to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15 an hour. “I want to let everybody know …

Fast Food Wage Board holds first public hearing

By Katie Alexander Hundreds fast food workers, union representatives, and religious leaders from across Western New York joined together with state and local leaders at Buffalo’s city hall Friday morning to make their case for a minimum wage hike to …

Fight for $15 at the NYS Wage Board Hearing

Stand with fast food workers in the Fight for $15 this Friday.  Join CEJ for a rally and press conference on Friday, June 5 at 9:00 AM in Niagara Square to hold the Wage Board accountable and demand $15 an hour for fast food workers. …

Catholic Health Execs Accumulated “Cash Hoard” And Six Figure Bonuses at Expense of Employees and Our Community

“ Catholic Health is one of the most profitable health systems in Western New York State, stated Dr. Fred Hyde at a press conference today at the offices of Buffalo’s Coalition for Economic Justice. Dr. Fred Hyde, Clinical Professor at …

Advocates for fast-food workers rally for $15 minimum wage

By Chris Caya Fast-food workers rallied in several cities across New York, including Buffalo, Wednesday morning. The events coincided with state Wage Board hearings on increasing the minimum wage. SEIU 1199 Executive Vice President George Kennedy was among the dozens …

Exciting news in the Fight for $15

Exciting news in the Fight for $15: Governor Cuomo recently launched a new Wage Board with the power to raise wages for every fast food worker to $15 an hour. But that will only happen if we speak up and …

Public Education is a Right!

By Richard Lipsitz, President of the WNY Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO The education of ordinary people as a priority of this society has always played a part in economic development.  Historically public education moves an economy from one mode of …

Letter: Greedy corporations don’t merit tax breaks

By John Mudie I wish I could say I’m shocked, but again I’m not. I read the article in the business section of The News reporting that Gildan was closing its shirt factory and moving the operations to Honduras. The …