The Tompkins County Workers Center is pleased to offer OSH (Occupational Health and Safety) training for low wage and vulnerable workers in March 2018. This interactive training will cover tools to better understand different things at work that can hurt us (hazards), how hazards affect our bodies, strategies to eliminate or manage hazards at work, […]
Michael Blodgett and his partner, with his daughter Ashley and her partner and child, live in Dryden, New York. In this 2-minute video they explain on just WHY they need a Living Wage.
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC), the first organization in the United States to pioneer a Certified Living Wage Employer program, is helping to launch a nationwide network of Living Wage Certifiers. The network, composed of Living Wage Certification programs from around the country that recognize employers who pay a Living Wage, significantly impacts the […]
(Ithaca) Gimme! Coffee baristas unanimously voted to ratify their first union contract with Gimme! Management, the culmination of seven months of negotiations. The union covers baristas at Gimme! Coffee locations in Ithaca on State and Cayuga streets, at Gates Hall on the Cornell Campus, and in Trumansburg. The Gimme! Coffee union campaign was led by an […]
If you or someone you know works for tips, please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) on Monday, March 12th, to urge New York to change how tipped workers are paid! One of the TCWCs central programs is our Workers Rights Hotline where workers from all over the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier contact […]