Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Rochester, NY -- Let’s face some facts-- wealthy billion dollar corporations and the CEO's who run them dole out poverty wages so they can continue to exponentially line their own pockets. It's time to say, "Enough is Enough!"

We are asking all community members to join us tomorrow at our local Fight for 15 Rally-- and join tens of thousands of other concerned citizens around the country who care about eradicating poverty and reducing income inequality in our local communities. Please join us on Tax Day, April 15, 5:00 pm, at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York!

In recent years, a growing movement has taken the public's attention calling for higher wages for all people. This movement, initiated by fast food workers has been taken up by airport workers, home health aides, Walmart workers, car wash workers, and thousands more.  We know that we're worth more, and we know that these multi-billion dollar corporations can afford to pay a living wage.

On April 15th, people around the world will make history as we hold rallies and marches demanding higher wages and economic justice in our communities. Thousands of working people will be marching in cities across the globe. We're making history and we're winning!

In Rochester, we will march with low-wage workers, church groups, unions, students, and community groups. Without hundreds of people taking bold, public action, nothing will change. It's time to march, time to chant, time to make our voices heard.

Organizers are requesting attendees to use the parking logistics information at the bottom of this page. The rally is on the Eastman Quadrangle, the Rush Rhees Library is the east end of the Quad. The march will proceed west on Elmwood Avenue to College Town (Mt Hope Avenue – east of UR Medical Center).

Organizations Endorsing Fight For Fifteen, Rochester, New York 

Metro Justice of Rochester
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Rochester Area Local 215
Black Rose Anarchist Federation/Federación Anaquista Rosa Negra, Rochester
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Rochester Chapter
Calvary St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Parish
Citizen Action of New York
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000)
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Rochester Chapter
Downtown United Presbyterian Church Social Justice Committee
First Unitarian Church of Rochester Social Justice Council
First Universalist Church Social Justice Committee
Friends of St. Bridget’s
Greater Rochester Community of Churches/Faith in Action Network
Interfaith Impact of New York State
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 86
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 118
National Organization of Women (NOW) Rochester Chapter
New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) Region 3
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT/AFT/NEA)
Pauperis Advocates, Inc
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter
Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society (Roc/ACTS)
Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA)
Rochester Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Rochester Regional Joint Board - Workers United
Rochester and Vicinity Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union Local 200United
Sisters of Mercy - New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West - Justice Team
Sisters of Mercy - New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West - Leadership Team
Social Welfare Action Alliance Rochester Chapter
The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR)
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1097
United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local One
Worker Justice Center of New York
Working Families Party of New York

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