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New York Council of Churches Continues Fight for 15

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fight for $15

The Council continues to be actively engaged in the state-wide faith coalition working to raise New York's minimum wage to $15 per hour. While we celebrate success in securing the new minimum wage of $15 per hour for fast-food workers, we continue to advocate for a living wage for all workers, in accordance with our Social Creed.

There are several upcoming opportunities for individuals and groups to join our campaign.

On February 3, as the state legislature holds a hearing on "Workforce Development," join us in calling for a minimum wage that meets families' basic needs.

State Budget Hearing Rally

11:45 AM - West Capitol Park Albany, NY

1:00 PM - Legislative Office Bldg, Hearing Rm

Here is the link to an article written by Emily McNeill of the Labor Religion Coalition of New York State: Why $15 matters

On February 11, hear from economic policy expert Ron Deutsch, minimum wage workers, faith leaders and organizers. Get the information and tools needed to take action and build a movement for justice in our communities.

Community Teach-in on Raising the Wage

6:00 - 8:00 PM SEIU Local 1199 Office Building, 155 Washington Avenue, Albany NY

On March 2, an Interfaith led legislative day

On March 15, a large-scale rally is being planned in Albany. For more information on this event, or to learn where upcoming regional events will be held, visit, or be in touch with our Director of Social Witness, The Rev. Brooke Newell at or 315-274-0224.

Website link - Fight for 15

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