Press Releases: 2014

FAST-FOOD WORKERS STRIKE AS FIGHT FOR $15, UNION RIGHTS SPREADS TO BUFFALO

Across the County, Push for Higher Pay Spreads as Home Care Workers, Convenience Store Cashiers, Discount Store Clerks, Airport Cleaners and Ramp Workers, Walmart Associates, Federally-Contracted Service Workers Call for $15/Hr In Just Two Years, Fast Food Cooks and Cashiers …

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Community Leaders Launch Bus Tour Highlighting “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of WNY IDA Projects

Advocates demand all job creation subsidies be backed by living wage policies Buffalo, NY –Worker and community groups held a bus tour Monday morning featuring three businesses supported by Industrial Development Agencies in Erie County. The bus tour highlighted one …

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CLERGY TO HOLD PRAYER VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF FAST-FOOD WORKERS

A Wendy’s worker who went on strike to join religious and community leaders in calling on the company not to retaliate against employees for demanding dignity at work Buffalo, NY—Area clergy and community leaders will hold a prayer vigil on Friday, …

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Local Coalition Protests Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger

Community leaders demonstrate at an area Burger King to call on the company to pay its fair share in taxes and pay their workers fair wages Buffalo, NY—A coalition of worker and community groups demonstrated at a local Burger King …

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Local Coalition Joins Growing Statewide Effort to Raise New York’s Minimum Wage

Community leaders demonstrate at area McDonald’s to demand higher wages for low-wage workers Buffalo, NY—A coalition of worker and community groups demonstrated at a local McDonald’s fast food restaurant today to demand higher wages for low-wage workers. The advocates joined a …

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WORKER AND COMMUNITY GROUPS DEMAND PHH MORTGAGE CORP. KEEP LOCAL JOBS OR GIVE PUBLIC MONEY BACK

Heavily Subsidized Company to lay off 135 workers Buffalo, NY –Amherst residents and worker and community groups demonstrated outside PHH Mortgage Corp. in Amherst today to protest the company’s plans to lay off 135 workers. The advocates formed a picket …

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Ryan: Continued Failures at Amherst IDA Highlight the Need for Landmark IDA Reform

PHH Mortgage just the latest company to cut jobs in Amherst after receiving IDA tax subsidies – Loss of 135 jobs follows 150 jobs cut by Allstate Insurance, 1200 jobs cut by Bank of America Latest developments highlight difference between …

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Coalition for Economic Justice Responds to New Public Subsidy Deal for IBM

Buffalo, NY—This afternoon, members of the Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition responded to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement detailing  a new economic development agreement with IBM.    Statement by Jennifer Diagostino, Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Justice Since 1993, …

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