Who is in the network?
The network is made up of coalitions, committees and community groups of interfaith worker advocates, congregational members and clergy.
What does the network do?
Groups have various names and structures but similar purpose and values – to organize the religious community in support of workers’ issues, especially low-wage workers. IWJ affiliate groups have been on the front lines opposing "right-to-work" legislation, getting tough anti-wage theft laws passed across the nation, starting and supporting workers' centers, sponsoring "Labor in the Pulpit/on the Bimah/in the Minbar" events, reaching out to the local and state media to raise awareness of worker justice issues, and more. There are 60+ affiliate interfaith groups in the IWJ network. More form each year.
Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, visits Occupy Wall Street.
Why should you join the network?
As a member of IWJ’s interfaith network, you receive training, support and resources to answer the call to support workers in your community, and to bring a moral voice to the movement for worker and economic justice.