Campaign Archive: Fight for 15

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. …

Fight for 15 Rally at Niagara Square

On Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:00am, Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) will be holding a rally and press conference, as a way to send a message to the NYS Wage Board that fast food workers deserve a bump up in pay, to $15 …

Fast-Food Workers Kick-Off Statewide Campaign Urging Wage Board to Raise Industry Pay to $15

Historic Fight for $15 Kicks Off with Wage Board Meeting Events in NYC, Buffalo, Albany, & Rochester Massive Effort Includes Petitioning at More than 1,500 Restaurants, Paid & Earned Media, Regional Worker Committees & More Governor Cuomo’s Historic Wage Board …

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 …

Gov. Cuomo giving fast food workers a raise

By Jason Gruenauer BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Governor Andrew Cuomo took the first steps Thursday to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers across the state. A wage board will now be set up to study the issue and …

Fight 4/15: On Tax Day, Buffalo Workers Join Largest-Ever Mobilization of Underpaid

Fight for $15 Goes to College, With Students, #BlackLivesMatter Activists, Workers Joining Forces In Biggest Campus Protests Since Anti-Apartheid Movement As Fast-Food Workers Strike in 236 Cities, Adjunct Professors, Home Care, Child Care, Airport, Industrial Laundry and Walmart Workers Come …

March, rally in Buffalo push for hike in minimum wage to $15

By Matt Glynn Kahlil Chambers is a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant worker in Buffalo, making $8.75 per hour with no benefits. He thinks the minimum wage isn’t cutting it. “We need change,” said Chambers, 22. “I feel we don’t get paid …

Albany blocks workers’ path out of poverty

By Rod Watson While Albany’s finest break their arms patting themselves on the back for another “successful” budget – meaning that it almost was done by April 1 – Natasha Crawford doesn’t have time to stop and applaud. Instead, she …