Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair and just treatment for all people. Here in the United States, priests, ministers, rabbis and clergy of other faiths took part in — […]
About NY Workers Rising
On July 24, 2012 the New York Workers Rising campaign kicked off when 6,000 New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to support workers at car washes, at Con Edison, at grocery stores, and others, with the goal of bringing low-wage workers together in the fight for better wages and respect in the workplace.
On November 29th, 2012 workers at Wendy’s, McDonalds, Burger King, Domino’s and Taco Bell joined the fray when 200 workers went on strike to demand better pay.
Since then the low-wage worker movement has grown winning paid sick days for thousands of New Yorkers, winning union contracts and back wages for workers and making income inequality a top priority in New York City.
New York Workers Rising continues to highlight the struggles of low wage workers across industries and bring workers together to build power for working families in New York City.