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Gotta Watch This Video! One Minute for Workers’ Rights

Our Vision at the Tompkins County Workers’ Center is our driving force. Check this video out to feel it for yourself:

Whether are able to donate your time; your money; or your creative energies, please consider giving to the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, by clicking here. We are 87% of the way towards our 2013 Fundraising Goal: please help by supporting us with a $13, $130, $260, $390, $520, $650, $780, $910, $1,040, $1,170, or $1,300 donation! It will make all the difference in the world as we go forward into 2014! ($13 is pennies above our present Living Wage in Tompkins County)

This year alone, we have been able to:
**certify the City of Ithaca as being our 93rd Certified Living Wage Employer, along with nine other employers;
**worked with the national organization, Interfaith Worker Justice, to begin taking our Living Wage Employer Program to a national level;
**worked to get an opening salvo of $100,000 commitment from Tompkins County for a Living Wage Contingency Fund for County-contracted workers;
**through our Worker’s Rights Hotline, which is handling contacts with close to 400 people a year, were able to set the table for successful union organizing drives, at Tompkins Community Action and New Roots Charter School;
**trained over 120 local immigrant and vulnerable workers in their Occupational Health and Safety rights;
**began to work on pressuring local governments require economic development incentives require: 1) a Living Wage be paid to workers; 2) have a diversity hiring plan in place; 3) hire local labor in the construction process.

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