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CEJ Buffalo The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) wins dynamic campaigns by uniting labor, faith, and community organizations and activists that promote strong, sustainable communities and economic justice for all.

The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) is an ongoing coalition of labor, faith, community, academic and student activists and organizations. We engage in collective action to promote strong, sustainable communities and economic justice for all. Together, we build and win dynamic campaigns for living wages, rights at work, accountable economic development and health care for all, through education, public advocacy and mobilization of our members, communities, and allies.

The Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ) is an ongoing coalition of labor, faith, community, academic and student activists and organizations. We engage in collective action to promote strong, sustainable communities and economic justice for all. Together, we build and win dynamic campaigns for living wages, rights at work, accountable economic development and health care for all, through education, public advocacy and mobilization of our members, communities, and allies.

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Join CEJ at the Mercy Hospital picket line today at 5pm! Let's stand together with the CWA workers for a fair contract a...
10/11/2021
Join CEJ On The CWA Picket Line

Join CEJ at the Mercy Hospital picket line today at 5pm! Let's stand together with the CWA workers for a fair contract and safe staffing!

565 Abbott Road,

See you there!

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/join-cej-on-the-cwa-picket-line?source=direct_link&

CWA workers at Mercy Hospital went on strike Friday, October 1st. Workers are struggling to provide the best care that they can and are desperate for Catholic Health to listen to them and invest in patient care. Their demands are simple: safe staffing, adequate equipment, and a safe environment for....

10/09/2021
What a powerful evening at the CWA Vigil with the striking workers at Mercy Hosptial! We continue to be both impressed b...
10/08/2021

What a powerful evening at the CWA Vigil with the striking workers at Mercy Hosptial! We continue to be both impressed by and proud of the community that has been stepping up and standing alongside the hospital workers. And we'll keep coming out until Mark Sullivan and Catholic Health do what's right!

What do we want?
Contract!
When do we want it?
Now!

#CHSWorkersUnited #CWAStrike #PeopleOverProfits

"...workers want to be back to work and the staffing situation made nurses feel like they went from "hero to zero" this ...
10/07/2021
From 'hero to zero': 17-year Mercy Hospital nurse shares why workers continue to strike

"...workers want to be back to work and the staffing situation made nurses feel like they went from "hero to zero" this past year." They are heros and not zeros! Striking for safe staffing so they can provide the Healthcare their patients deserve makes them heros!
See you all tonight at 6pm for the vigil.

A strike at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo continues for a sixth day, after the hospital and union completed 11 hours of bargaining Tuesday.

"...Catholic Health got us into this crisis and they have the power to get us out of it, and we will be on strike until ...
10/07/2021
Catholic Health CEO remains optimistic for a deal, but says union needs to end strike and focus on talks

"...Catholic Health got us into this crisis and they have the power to get us out of it, and we will be on strike until we have a fair contract that addresses the deteriorating staffing conditions and ensures we don’t get to this point again."

Join us at 6pm this evening for a vigil. We stand by the Healthcare workers that are striking for safe staffing for their patients healthcare. They believe their patients deserve quality Healthcare, and so do we!!

The president and CEO of Catholic Health says he remains optimistic that the hospital system and the union representing its striking nurses will reach terms soon on a fair contract. Mark Sullivan provided an update on behalf of the hospital system during day six of the CWA 1133 strike outside Mercy....

📣We're fired up! Won't take it no more!📣#PeopleOverProfits #Solidarity
10/05/2021

📣We're fired up! Won't take it no more!📣

#PeopleOverProfits #Solidarity

📣We're fired up! Won't take it no more!📣

#PeopleOverProfits #Solidarity

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) workers vote to strike “The members have spoken loud and cl...
10/05/2021
By a Nearly Unanimous Margin, IATSE Members in TV and Film Production Vote to Authorize a Nationwide Strike - IATSE

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) workers vote to strike

“The members have spoken loud and clear,” said Loeb. “This vote is about the quality of life as well as the health and safety of those who work in the film and television industry. Our people have basic human needs like time for meal breaks, adequate sleep, and a weekend. For those at the bottom of the pay scale, they deserve nothing less than a living wage.”
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"Results show 90 percent of eligible union voters cast ballots, with more than 98 percent of them in support of strike authorization.

Members of 36 local unions, representing 60,000 workers from across the country, grant approval for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) International President Matthew Loeb to call the union’s first nationwide strike over quality-of-life issues."
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Throughout the bargaining process, the AMPTP has failed to work with us on addressing the most grievous problems in their workplaces, including:

Excessively unsafe and harmful working hours.

Unlivable wages for the lowest paid crafts.

Consistent failure to provide reasonable rest during meal breaks, between workdays, and on weekends.

Workers on certain “new media” streaming projects get paid less, even on productions with budgets that rival or exceed those of traditionally released blockbusters.""

https://iatse.net/by-a-nearly-unanimous-margin-iatse-members-in-tv-and-film-production-vote-to-authorize-a-nationwide-strike/

Results show 90 percent of eligible union voters cast ballots, with more than 98 percent of them in support of strike authorization. Members of 36 local unions, representing 60,000 workers from across the country, grant approval for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Intern...

Instacart start slated to start Oct 16th and workers asking customers to boycott instacart! Below are their demands "The...
10/04/2021
Instacart Shoppers Will Stage Nationwide Strike

Instacart start slated to start Oct 16th and workers asking customers to boycott instacart! Below are their demands

"The customer boycott and the worker-led strike center around the same set of five demands:

base pay for each order instead of the current system, which pays workers as low as $7 for batches of up to three orders

a return to a commission-based pay model. Instacart previously paid shoppers 40 cents per item shopped

reinstatement of the 10 percent default tip (it's currently 5 percent)

occupational death benefits for workers who die on the job

a rating system that doesn't punish workers for low customer ratings that are beyond their control, such as inventory issues at the grocery store

The group is asking gig workers who cannot afford to log off the app to decline $7 batches in protest of the low pay. (Batches can include up to three separate grocery delivery orders for as low as $7 in compensation.)"

#PeopleOverProfits #WeStandWithWorkers

https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7e9gb/instacart-shoppers-will-stage-nationwide-strike

On October 16, a group of Instacart's gig workers will log off the grocery delivery app until the company agrees to a series of demands that would result in higher pay.

In two days, community members and allies pulled together a little over 2 thousand dollars to get food out to the striki...
10/02/2021

In two days, community members and allies pulled together a little over 2 thousand dollars to get food out to the striking CWA Mercy Hospital Workers! You all really showed up. (Any money not used towards food will go directly to the striek fund) This was not an official CEJ event but we were happy to help out. I can't tell you how many thank yous and kind words we heard this morning. It was truly appreciated. And we are making sure to pass all of those thanks and that kindness onto you all. We will be here supporting the workers as short or long as this striek lasts. CEJ will keep you updated as best we can. They are walking the like from 5am to 1am, join if and when you can. We win when we fight together! Solidarity!

📣 What's it about?! 📣 Patient care!! "“We are on Strike because we can’t go on like this.  The situation at our hospital...
10/02/2021
ON STRIKE: Nearly 2,000 Workers At Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital In South Buffalo Walked Out This Morning Over Staffing Crisis, Deteriorating Patient Care & Safety - WNY Labor Today: Your On-Line Labor Newspaper, Bringing You Labor News From...

📣 What's it about?!
📣 Patient care!!

"“We are on Strike because we can’t go on like this. The situation at our hospital gets worse every day, and if Catholic Health isn’t willing to take a stand for the adequate staffing levels and care our community deserves, we will,” Immediate Treatment Assistant Cheryl Darling said. “Going on Strike was a last resort, but when you witness patients waiting hours for food and medicine, suffering sitting in soiled clothes and falling desperately trying to get to the bathroom on their own, there was no other option.”

Workers are eager to return to work - quickly, but have made it clear that the only way the Strike would end is a “contract that puts patient care first.”"

https://www.wnylabortoday.com/news/2021/10/01/buffalo-and-western-new-york-labor-news/on-strike-nearly-2-000-workers-at-catholic-health-s-mercy-hospital-in-south-buffalo-walked-out-this-morning-over-staffing-crisis-deteriorating-patient-care-safety/

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10/01/2021
Come down to Mercy Hospital (565 Abbott Road) today 4-6pm to let Mark Sullivan know CWA workers and the patients they ca...
10/01/2021

Come down to Mercy Hospital (565 Abbott Road) today 4-6pm to let Mark Sullivan know CWA workers and the patients they care about deserve better, NOW!

Tomorrow morning at 6am we will be joining community members distributing breakfast. Come out and help, walk the line, and please donate to the gofundme (link in bio). Whatever is leftover once food is purchased will go directly to the strike fund

#PeopleOverProfits #WeStandWithCWA #HeroesNotZeros

https://www.gofundme.com/f/solidarity-funds-for-mercy-workers?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet+spider1v&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&fbclid=IwAR2DBgBn0-imQUD6QXi5pGAxIYlSss46m_ODP5TPUlYCGuBtCXAxIkl3Tv0

10/01/2021
CWA Mercy Hospital Strike 10/1/21

What do we want!
Contract!
When do we want it!
Now!

Come down to Mercy Hospital (565 Abbott Road) today to let Mark Sullivan know CWA workers and the patients they care about deserve better, NOW!

!!Call for Support!! CWA Mercy workers are going on strike Friday Oct 1 to demand better patient care for the community....
09/29/2021
Solidarity Funds For Mercy Workers, organized by Brian Nowak

!!Call for Support!!

CWA Mercy workers are going on strike Friday Oct 1 to demand better patient care for the community. Let’s help them feel the support from the community by providing coffee and breakfast on Saturday. You can also support by joining us on the picket line starting at 5am and going all day long, or by signing their community petition to Catholic Health management at safestaffingbuffalo.org. You can also follow their community page for updates at CHS Workers United

https://gofund.me/239706b0

Mercy workers are going on strike Friday Oct 1 to demand better patient care for the c… Brian Nowak needs your support for Solidarity Funds For Mercy Workers

#Unionize #PeopleOverProfits "This is a pretty hilarious example of a common union busting tactic: having upper mgmt she...
09/18/2021

#Unionize #PeopleOverProfits

"This is a pretty hilarious example of a common union busting tactic: having upper mgmt shed crocodile tears about how they are really on the side of workers, how we are all really one team, and how “the union” is personally hurting them and undermining the “great team culture.”" Chris Brooks on Twitter

https://twitter.com/chactivist/status/1438532835313397760?s=19

#Unionize #PeopleOverProfits

"This is a pretty hilarious example of a common union busting tactic: having upper mgmt shed crocodile tears about how they are really on the side of workers, how we are all really one team, and how “the union” is personally hurting them and undermining the “great team culture.”" Chris Brooks on Twitter

https://twitter.com/chactivist/status/1438532835313397760?s=19

Want to learn how we are going to make universal healthcare a reality in New York? On Mon Sept 20th, come learn about th...
09/17/2021

Want to learn how we are going to make universal healthcare a reality in New York? On Mon Sept 20th, come learn about the NY Health Act and the statewide movement to win healthcare for all. RSVP here: ​​https://www.nyhcampaign.org/092021nyha101

Want to learn how we are going to make universal healthcare a reality in New York? On Mon Sept 20th, come learn about the NY Health Act and the statewide movement to win healthcare for all. RSVP here: ​​https://www.nyhcampaign.org/092021nyha101

COVID exposed the failure of for-profit healthcare to protect us. NYS lawmakers could #PassNYHealth a bill to put people...
09/15/2021
The New York Health Act and You: How we’re gonna win healthcare for all

COVID exposed the failure of for-profit healthcare to protect us. NYS lawmakers could #PassNYHealth a bill to put people first and establish universal health. Learn more on Sept 20 6PM. RSVP here for the Virtual Training:
​​https://www.nyhcampaign.org/092021nyha101

The COVID pandemic exposes the failures of our healthcare system to meet our needs and keep us healthy. Black, brown, and low-income New Yorkers carry the greatest burden of exposure, with disproportionately more serving as essential workers and fewer having access to quality healthcare. Meanwhile,....

UPDATE!! - This is an updated flyer for FREE Rapid Covid & PCR Testing! The phone number is updated and there is now a s...
09/13/2021

UPDATE!! - This is an updated flyer for FREE Rapid Covid & PCR Testing! The phone number is updated and there is now a second testing location in Buffalo.
Please post on your pages and groups, and tell your friends!
#COVID19
#freerapidcovidtesting
#freepcrtesting
#Updatedflyer

UPDATE!! - This is an updated flyer for FREE Rapid Covid & PCR Testing! The phone number is updated and there is now a second testing location in Buffalo.
Please post on your pages and groups, and tell your friends!
#COVID19
#freerapidcovidtesting
#freepcrtesting
#Updatedflyer

Scavenger Hunt Daily Bonus For Thursday 9/9/21 you will gain 15 bonus points if you share a picture of yourself on a bus...
09/08/2021

Scavenger Hunt Daily Bonus

For Thursday 9/9/21 you will gain 15 bonus points if you share a picture of yourself on a bus with our hashtag #CEJSH2021

Second bonus opportunity, 20 points to visit the Isochronic Mountain on the observation deck of city hall and share a picture of yourself using the hashtag
*(must wear a mask and follow safety protocols while in any building for the CEJ Scavenger Hunt. The city hall observation deck is listed as open from 8:30am to 4pm on the city of buffalo's website)

A couple years ago Buffalo Transit Riders United - BTRU was approached by someone who was making a Isochronic Mountain that physically demonstrate walking distance across our city in a mountain. Each step on the mountain is two minutes of time walking or on transit.
Here is a link to the website: http://radical-craft.com/filter/projects/Isochronic-Mountain-Buffalo

Scavenger Hunt Daily Bonus

For Thursday 9/9/21 you will gain 15 bonus points if you share a picture of yourself on a bus with our hashtag #CEJSH2021

Second bonus opportunity, 20 points to visit the Isochronic Mountain on the observation deck of city hall and share a picture of yourself using the hashtag
*(must wear a mask and follow safety protocols while in any building for the CEJ Scavenger Hunt. The city hall observation deck is listed as open from 8:30am to 4pm on the city of buffalo's website)

A couple years ago Buffalo Transit Riders United - BTRU was approached by someone who was making a Isochronic Mountain that physically demonstrate walking distance across our city in a mountain. Each step on the mountain is two minutes of time walking or on transit.
Here is a link to the website: http://radical-craft.com/filter/projects/Isochronic-Mountain-Buffalo

Scavenger Hunt Daily Bonus For 15 points on Wednesday 9/8 share a picture of yourself on an NFTA bus with hashtag #CEJSH...
09/07/2021
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Scavenger Hunt Daily Bonus

For 15 points on Wednesday 9/8 share a picture of yourself on an NFTA bus with hashtag #CEJSH2021

Don't forget to share your pictures with the hashtag to earn your points! It's also not to late to join the fun! Well share the map again in the comments

09/07/2021

As of today, these six bus routes return to 15-minute frequencies. On March 7, NFTA cut their frequencies to 20 minutes apart, bringing our overall service levels down to 80 percent of pre-pandemic. (On top of other cuts)

We are relieved these trip frequencies got restored in time for the start of Buffalo Public School season. The buses were overcrowded too much without high school students.

#CEJSH2021 Daily Bonus! For 10 bonus points on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, share a selfie of yourself at the Labor...
09/05/2021

#CEJSH2021 Daily Bonus!

For 10 bonus points on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, share a selfie of yourself at the Labor Day Parade with hashtag #CEJSH2021

#CEJSH2021 Daily Bonus!

For 10 bonus points on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, share a selfie of yourself at the Labor Day Parade with hashtag #CEJSH2021

Great read! "“I wouldn’t have done this for so many years of my life if I didn’t love the company,” said Rizzo, who has ...
09/05/2021
Workers in Buffalo May Become the First to Unionize a Starbucks Store

Great read!

"“I wouldn’t have done this for so many years of my life if I didn’t love the company,” said Rizzo, who has worked at Starbucks for six years. For her, having a union means “being able to contribute in a more meaningful way” to the company. “I want to form a better place to work and a better place to visit,” she said."

Right now Starbucks workers are asking for folks who want to support to ask corporate to sign the fair election principles

If the union succeeds in Buffalo Starbucks stores, it may only be a matter of time until the example spreads elsewhere.

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