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 standing alongside workers in the restaurant and retail sectors, getting tough anti-wage theft laws passed across the nation, starting and supporting worker centers, sponsoring Labor Day for Worker Justice programs, reaching out to the local and state media to raise awareness of worker justice issues, and more. There are more than 30 affiliate interfaith groups in the IWJ network. More form each year.
Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director of the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
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.