Anna G. and Thousands Like Her Need a Living Wage: Sign the Petition!

Sign the Petition: I Support Raising the Minimum Wage to a Living Wage in Tompkins County! “For the past two years, I have worked 40 hours a week as a Direct Support Professional with developmentally disabled adults in Tompkins County. I make $11.06/hour. The biggest problem I face is being constantly in debt. I have […]

Job Posting: Tompkins County Workers’ Center Office Manager/Development Associate

‘Together, creating a dignified and just workplace and society’                                                                                                          THE OPPORTUNITY The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) seeks an Office Manager/Development Associate to join our team. Our Office Manager/Development Associate will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day office administrative operations of a growing nonprofit organization, as well as serve as a partner in implementing a comprehensive […]

The Living Wage WORKS for Tompkins County Small Businesses: Sweet Land Farm CSA

Evangeline Sarat brings a powerful passion to operating her CSA, Sweet Land Farm in Trumansburg, NY. Being a Living Wage Employer is all part of her commitment to a truly healthy, sustainable community. “I had no choice but to be a Living Wage Employer. I have a passion for farming, a vision of what life […]

A Great Success! Fight for $15 Living Wage Vigil – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016

(ITHACA) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) mounted simultaneous Fight for $15 Living Wage Vigils at fifteen (15) fast food restaurants throughout Tompkins County on MLK Day. About 75 living wage supporters and activists braved extremely cold weather to conduct the one hour vigils (3:30-4:30 at each location). Four of the vigils were organized in […]

Fast Food and Tipped Workers in NY Get Big Raises

(ITHACA) Fast food workers in New York State will reap the first benefits of their Fight for $15 activism on January 1st as the minimum wage in the industry rises to $9.75/hour ($10.50 in NY City). This is a $1 or 11 percent increase over 2015. Over 180,000 working families will see this increase in […]

The Living Wage WORKS for Tompkins County Small Businesses: Autumn Leaves Used Books

Joe Wetmore, Owner of Autumn Leaves Used Books in Ithaca, on being a Certified Living Wage Employer Building a better business – “Having a community standard to operate by – which the Alternatives Federal Credit Union provides in its living wage calculation – helped me establish a wage base for my store. It’s contributed to […]

What Would MLK Say About a Living Wage Poster Contest: Winners

(ITHACA) The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center announced the winners of its second annual “What Would MLK Say Today?” Poster Contest, at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center’s annual MLK Day Breakfast. The contest was designed to provide opportunities for Tompkins County artists to imagine and express how […]

ACTION ALERT: Ithaca City Council to Consider Countywide Living Wage, Wednesday

WHAT: Ithaca City Council is considering throwing its support behind our movement to make the Living Wage a minimum wage in Tompkins County. They will decide this at the next Council meeting. Come help us make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage! WHEN: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 2, RALLY next to City Hall, 108 E. […]

The Living Wage WORKS for Tompkins County Small Businesses: The Frame Shop

Emily Russell, Owner of The Frame Shop in Ithaca on becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer For business: “Being a Certified Living Wage Employer has meant lower turnover, increased business, a large applicant pool when we have had to hire, good press, and lots of community support. For the community: “We’re able to support the […]

ACTION ALERT: Cayuga Medical Center Nurses Need Your Help!!

About six months ago, a number of Registered Nurses (RNs) from Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), came to visit with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center about their desire to form a union of RNs at the main hospital in Tompkins County. After going through a number of options, including the possibility of forming an independent union, […]

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