Press Releases

Newly formed Crossroads Collective seeks green economy for Buffalo

Eight local agencies who advocate for community causes are launching a new partnership that will push for economic, social and racial equality through the development of a green economy in Buffalo. What is known as the Crossroads Collective was introduced …

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$4 Million Grant to Help Coalition Push Green Energy Initiatives

A coalition of eight local groups announced Thursday an effort to bring renewable energy and good-paying energy jobs to the Buffalo Niagara region. Crossroads Collective will pursue its goals with $500,000 a year over the next eight years, thanks to …

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Accepting Nominations for 2016 Honorees

What was the most innovative campaign you saw in 2015? Who took their work to the next level? Who had a major victory to advance the cause of economic justice? These are the questions we you to keep in mind …

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Need for racial, economic equality cited at MLK service

Release Date: January 19, 2016 OLEAN — Speakers honored the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in a ceremony at the Lincoln Park gazebo. Guest speaker, the Rev. Kim Rossi of St. Stephen’s Church, said, “In …

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Breaking Faith: An Appeal for Justice

As community leaders in the Greater Buffalo area served by Catholic Health, we wish to bring to your attention the recent report by the Workers’ Rights Board of Buffalo’s Coalition for Economic Justice. The report highlights multiple areas where Catholic …

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CEJ Buffalo Takes Fight to Verizon Wireless on Black Friday

  Buffalo, NY — On Black Friday, the Coalition for Economic Justice joined with CWA 1122 and the more than 39,000 CWA and IBEW members who build and maintain Verizon phone lines and internet service from Virginia to Massachusetts, who …

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Overdue wage equality ripples are spreading

What she knows, what matters most, is what it means to her family. It means she can stop getting food stamps. It means they can ditch their clunker for a real car. It means she’ll make enough to cover more …

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Lexington Co-op increases starting wages for employees

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Lexington Co-op announced a wage hike in advance of the opening of its second store. The starting hourly wage for staff at the Co-op has been raised to $11.24 per hour as of November 15, 2015. …

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Fight for $15 – April 14th Strike

We’re winning because we organize, because we protest, and because we STRIKE. On April 14, let’s get even louder. Join me and the rest of the #FightFor15 in Buffalo:10AM: McDonald’s, 2156 Niagara Street3PM: March from the NetZero House, 10 Winter Street, to …

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Low-wage workers rally for $15 minimum wage

At a rally outside a McDonalds restaurant at 453 William St. in Buffalo Tuesday morning, Coalition for Economic Justice Executive Director Kirk Laubenstein said full-time workers can’t afford to pay their rent making the minimum wage. Kurt Schneiderman, an adjunct …

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