March For The New Economy


Days after millions of workers in New York won historic pay increases to $15 hour in one of the single­ most progressive actions to help working families across the state, the momentum for $15 and union rights continues to build as low ­wage workers commit to the biggest ­ever day of strikes and protests worldwide on April 14. Low­ wage workers in Buffalo will also demand the right to unionize without retaliation, fair scheduling practices, and an end to discriminatory practices in the workplace.

In addition, CEJ Buffalo and PUSH Buffalo are on the forefront of creating a movement for a new economy in Buffalo, where renewable, community controlled energy, access to affordable housing, fair and equitable pay, and community reinvestment are commonplace, unlike our current economic system which exploits people and extracts valuable natural resources from our planet.

WHO: Fight for $15 leaders

Daniel Colon, Community Hiring Hall Worker, PUSH Buffalo

Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Deputy Director, PUSH Buffalo

Reverend Kirk Laubenstein, Executive Director, CEJ Buffalo

WHAT: March for a New Economy

WHEN: April 14, 2016, 3:15pm

WHERE: PUSH Buffalo’s NetZero House, 10 Winter Street, followed by a march with music, chants, and artistic expression to McDonald’s, 241 West Ferry Street.