CEJ In the News: 2014

Slow-track life on fast-food pay

By Donn Esmonde | Buffalo News Senior Metro Columnist He is the definitive argument, the irrefutable proof. One man, one life. Yet the details of Franklin Stewart Jr.’s day-to-day existence are, to varying degree, the story of hundreds of thousands of others. …

Local Protesters Gather at Walmart

by Buck Quigley A crowd of people braved the cold wind on Black Friday morning at the Sheridan Drive Walmart location—not to fight the crowd of bargain-hunters inside, but to show support for Walmart workers nationwide—many of whom require public …

For The ‘First Time Ever’ In Buffalo, Fast Food Workers Strike – Demand To Be Paid $15 An Hour & For The Right To Join A Union ‘Without’ Retaliation

Taking Part In The CEJ-Organized Buffalo Rally, 40-Year-Old Fast Food Worker Franklin Stewart Says: “Fifteen Dollars An Hour Means The Difference Between Having Money To Support My Family And Having To Ask The Government For Help.” CEJ Press Release & …

Fight for Minimum Wage Hike Comes to Buffalo

WBEN Buffalo, NY (WBEN) For the first time, fast food workers in Buffalo will go on strike Thursday, calling for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “$8 an hour is a poverty wage,” says Rev. Kirk …

Rally ignites debate over $15 per hour minimum wage

100 workers rally to protest low service-sector paychecks By Mark Sommer, Buffalo News Staff Reporter, Matt Glynn, News Business Reporter Workers in Buffalo on Thursday called for raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, joining advocates in about 150 U.S. cities …

Fast-food workers rally for higher wages during Main Street walk

By Mark Sommer, Buffalo News Staff Reporter About 100 workers today walked a half a mile along Main Street past McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s in Buffalo, chanting “Low pay is not OK!” and “Corporate greed has got to go!” and …

Fast Food Workers Continue Push for $15 an Hour

By Kevin Jolly, TWC News Fast Food workers across the country rally for higher wages. Time Warner Cable News reporter Kevin Jolly caught up with protesters in Buffalo as they prepared to took their message to the street. BUFFALO, N.Y. …

Fast food workers push for wage increase

By Emily Guggenmos, WIVB BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New Yorkers are joining in the fight for higher wages and union rights. It has been two years since fast food cooks and cashiers went on strike in New York City, …

Buffalo fast food employees join the “Fight for $15″

By Cheryl Hagen, WBFO Fast food workers rallied along with support from various community groups today in what they call the “Fight for $15.” Fast Food employees, some of their relatives and community supporters from groups like Push Buffalo and …

Local fast-food workers to march for higher wages Thursday

Some Buffalo fast-food workers will join a national movement Thursday when they go on strike and march down Main Street in demand of $15 an hour and union rights. The march of workers and community advocates will begin at 10:30 …