Organizing with Faith Communities

In 2014 we started a new organizing initiative—building campaigns for workers’ rights and social justice in collaboration with communities of faith. We recruited a new faith chair, Pastor Santiago Rodriguez from the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and began an intensive process of building new relationships with over 30 local clergy.

In June, we joined with local clergy and the participants of the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly to rally in support of fair wages for fast food and hotel workers. And now, we’re developing a new faith committee, building relationships between our communities by taking action with workers at RI Hospital calling for Good Jobs & Quality Care, immigrant workers organizing to win back stolen wages at Gourmet Heaven, and access to driver’s licenses for all, and fast food workers building momentum for $15 per hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.