Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union to Release Paper Thursday: “Equal Pay for Equal Work,” Consider Strike Vote

Press Conference: Thursday 12 noon @ Ithaca College, Public Invited!  Ithaca, NY – After negotiating with the Ithaca College administration for 15 months, IC contingent faculty members say the college administration has still not engaged in any substantive discussion on the value of “equal pay for equal work” at Ithaca College. They also have concerns […]

Tompkins County Community Matchup – A Way to Give for the Holidays: Support Local Organizations That Ensure Basic Needs and Civil Rights for All and Protect our Environment!

Please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and a host of other organizations on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at The Space @ GreenStar (700 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY) for a matchup event to connect community members and organizations (nonprofits and agencies). Many of us are seeing the writing on the […]

Building a Working Class Movement in This Unsettled Era: Tuesday, 11/29 (5:30-7)

Building a Working Class Movement in This Unsettled Era (Facebook Page) Tuesday, November 29th: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (306 N. Aurora Street) A Community Conversation with free pizza and drink and as led by:   Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York, […]

Wage Theft National Day of Action: Friday, November 18th

Friday, November 18th is National Wage Theft Day of Action as declared by one of our national partners, Interfaith Worker Justice. The Tompkins County Workers’ Center began its Workers Rights Hotline in the spring of 2003. A full 20% of the people that we’ve encountered through the Hotline have come to us as a result […]

Thursday, 7 pm @ Cornell: Pray for the Dead: A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny

This Thursday (November 17) at 7pm in Ives Hall 105 at Cornell University, students will be putting on a presentation of the play Pray for the Dead A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny. The play is a musical comedy about political and corporate corruption told through a story of a morgue workers’ union […]

NLRB Rules in Favor of Registered Nurses at Cayuga Medical Center; TCWC Calls on Cayuga Medical Center to Abide by Free and Fair Union Election Principles

(Ithaca) The Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) has engaged in numerous illegal attempts to thwart its employees from coming together as workers and engaging in efforts to democratically represent their interests. This conclusion was just confirmed by a Federal Administrative Law Judge whose 83-page decision, following hearings held in May in Ithaca, who ruled against CMC […]

Rally to Support Contingent Faculty at Ithaca College – October 19th at 6

Within the past year, both Part-Time and Full-Time Contingent Faculty at Ithaca College (IC) unionized with SEIU200 United as their union. (‘Contingent faculty’ are non-tenure track college teachers. At IC, they earn poverty wages, receive no health benefits, and must re-apply for their job every year.) Negotiations have begun in recent months and both PTers […]

Winners of Living Wage Visioning Contest Announced: ALL Actual Entries Published

The Tompkins County Workers’ Center held its Celebration of all eighteen (18) entries that people submitted who entered our first-ever Living Wage Visioning Contest on Friday, October 7th. Contestants who live and/or work in Tompkins County, NY,  were asked to produce an original creative work that gave artistic voice to their vision of how their life […]

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Certified as a Living Wage Employer Bringing Total Up to 96

(ITHACA) Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes has a history of providing accessible quality health care, honest education, and fearless advocacy to communities of Tompkins, Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties since 1968. The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is pleased to announce that this important community institution has earned certification as a Living Wage Employer. […]

Where Labor and Civil Rights Meet: Over 500 People At 33rd Annual Labor Day Picnic in Ithaca: List of Awards

Over 500 people attended the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Midstate Central Labor Council’s 33rd Annual Labor Day Picnic @ Ithaca’s Stewart Park on Monday, September 5th. The Picnic organizers focused on the theme: Labor Rights are Civil Rights highlighting the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement locally. The Guest Speaker was Professor Russell Rickford of Cornell […]

keep looking »
  • You can visit our blog on Tumblr, or check out our feed below!
  • Support Our Work

  • Join Our Mailing List

    Email Address:
  • We are a…

  • Affiliations

  • Guidestar